The Rights of These United States: the Sixth Amendment

Even London jumped in on the calls (warranted or not) to close the Gitmo detention facility [Stock AP photo]Let us now examine the sixth of our constitutional amendments. One could surmise this amendment to be the basis of most of our criminal justice. It reads “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”


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Moor Tea, Less Koolaid: Agents Provocateurs for Liberty!

PAunrestGrowing up in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, PA, I mostly only knew other Black people. Poor, under-employed Black people. It was mostly the women that I saw who had jobs. The older men would work hard jobs, while the ones closer to my age frequented the corners until they were ultimately arrested. There were no bankers in my neighborhood, no doctors, no lawyers, not even a store owner. We had a few successes come from our ranks, but beautiful suburbs and newly renovated condos downtown were too tempting to stay and live in the decaying row houses that we called home. My friends and I knew that there was more to have in life, but

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The Rights of These United States: the Fifth Amendment

Former Clinton staffer tasked w/the bulk of responsibility over her servers, Bryan Pagliano, invoked the fifth amendment in his testimony to Congress well over 100 times...
Former Clinton staffer tasked w/the bulk of responsibility over her servers, Bryan Pagliano, invoked the fifth amendment in his testimony to Congress well over 100 times…

The fifth amendment reads “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” For those

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SPECIAL: Two-Party System a Perversion of The Founder’s Intent

13USColonialflagPolitical beliefs are generally gained from different social experiences in a person’s life, beginning in childhood when one’s parents teach us about their political affiliation and then later shaped by our peers and life experiences. However, imagine a world without a Republican or Democratic party. This was, in fact, the original intent. With recent primaries fresh in mind I sit in front of my computer disgusted. I am uncomfortably aware that the popular belief concerning the fair and proper running of the United States has been perverted. Hatred slung from both sides and those who commit the despicable acts do it in

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Moor Tea, Less Koolaid: False Narrative or Collusive Commentary?

Just in case you were wondering, all the Black folks voting for Trump, spoke at the RNC last week. Yes, that was all of them! And you can expect their next appearance at a Duke for Senate rally in Louisiana.

Life is pretty complicated for a Black Libertarian right now. This surge of mass hysteria has just brought the worst out of America, and it’s hard to find a friend these days. Most Blacks have an image in their minds of Republicans as Redneck, hood-wearing racists that want to get rid of anyone who isn’t White in America. Let alone that most of us haven’t even heard the term Libertarian, the language of the right leaning

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The Rights of These United States: The Fourth Amendment

What protection does the fourth amendment give us?  It’s the one that protects us from unlawful search and seizure, reading as “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”4thamendment

The fourth amendment is a direct response to the English Writ of Assistance. In a very small nut shell the fourth amendment right protects our homes from law enforcement agencies

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Fabriquè en Babylon: Bullets and “Brexit”

Powerful non-violent demonstration at BRPD [Baton Rouge, Louisiana] ends with this young lady being arrested.
Last night, tonight or any night, as I watch the remainder tick down on what remains of “this” twenty-four hours I am watching the unfolding of a generational struggle I always strove to comprehend. I speak of trying to understand because, being born in nineteen eighty-four, in a generational sense I “grew up in” the 90’s, attending K-3 at Woodley Elementary School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Yeah, yeah, King, O.J., David Koresh and Timothy McVeigh were among the few, major low marks of that era, but as a six-year-old the resonant cultural blight was Mickey Mouse-wannabe “artists” who thought peddling dyslexic haberdashery was a good idea.


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