Saturday, July 23, 2005


Liberating The Iraqis?

Not quite, at least not if their proposed new Bill of Rights is any indication. Freedom of speech? Only as long as "public security and morals are not harmed". Weapons may be purchased or possessed only by permit. Militias are illegal.Iraqis have the right to free health care. Seems a wee bit socialist, eh? Eminent domain is written right in. Virtually every clause that pretends to ensure the rights of the people ends in "except as by law", meaning that they can be revoked by a stroke of the legislature's pen.

If the US was formed under a similar Constitution, we'd be a far worse nation today.

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