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December 20, 2005
Waking Up to a Bill of Rights Culture
In the _New American_, William Grigg discusses the killing of 44-year old Rigoberto Alpizar by air marshals (http://tinyurl.com/9wd2l). Says Grigg, "As if being terrorized at gunpoint weren't enough, the passengers were marched off the plane with their hands on their head and then repeatedly prompted by federal authorities to say that Alpizar claimed to have a bomb in his backpack." This conservative writer for a conservative magazine makes no apologies or excuses for the air marshals' actions. Indeed, he castigates them!
Meanwhile, author and sometime-JPFO writer Claire Wolfe has published a letter she received from a law-abiding, tax-paying mainstream gentleman. He writes:
"I decided some time ago that I am a free man and not a trained seal who will perform for some government thug on command....I mention this because I wonder if it will get me killed one day....I will not purchase my life with my freedom and dignity." (http://tinyurl.com/83z4s)
What these two stories have in common is hope. The common man -- the ordinary American -- is beginning to wake up and realize what is happening around him. He is beginning to notice the society we live in is not the society our Founding Fathers intended. It's a small sign, but that it exists at all is cause for (cautious) optimism.
Similar small victories and awakenings are evidenced by the responses we've received regarding Bill of Rights Day celebrations, proclamations, and published letters in newspapers. Some examples:
- Sandy, Utah proclaimed December 15 Bill of Rights Day, thanks to the efforts of Rodney C.
- Powell Gammill had a column published on Bill of Rights Day in _Freedom's Phoenix_ (http://tinyurl.com/cxzt2)
- Jan Risher had a column published in the _Lafayette Daily Advertiser_ on Bill of Rights Day
- Dan T. had a letter published in the _L.A. Daily News_ regarding Bill of Rights Day.
- Bill C in Missouri had a letter about Bill of Rights Day published in the _Kirkwood/Webster Times_
It may not seem like much right now, but this is only the beginning. Thank you to everyone who has continued to spread the ideals of the Bill of Rights. Together we can bring back a Bill of Rights Culture in America!
Bill of Rights Day 2006 is 360 days away -- how are YOU planning to celebrate?
- The Liberty Crew
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