Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Would that it were funny

Bush Abrogates Third Amendment, Just to Complete the Set
American citizens will now be compelled to allow British soldiers to live in their homes, thanks to a new signing statement from President Bush.

By negating the Third Amendment, the new order completes the abrogation of the entire United States Bill of Rights. High-level White House sources have indicated that this was Bush’s sole purpose in issuing the statement.
The new signing statement was written into the margin of an unrelated bill blocking any recount of votes in the massive GOP sweep of the 2006 elections, giving Republicans a resounding majority in 53 states. Some Democrats mildly protested the vote count in December, citing mathematical studies which they claimed demonstrated that only 50 states had existed prior to the election. Republicans denounced this as “math,” and the question remained unresolved for weeks.

In this case the satirist is, like a liberal, right but too soon.


Blogger Tom said...

My sources have disappeared, but in fact the US is forcing Iraqis to house American soldiers.

Also, it is only fair to point out that the administration has not attacked the Second Amendment, perhaps the article in the Bill of Rights most useful to terrorists.

For myself, I buy the argument that the Bill of Rights is a package, and the Second Amendment, which stands for the right of rebellion much as the Supreme Court determined that nude dancing is freedom of speech.

That said, if the administration were the least bit serious, they'd be going after the Second Amendment too.

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