Let freedom ring

From Amendments to the New Iraqi Constitution, by J.M. Houk:

Fourth Amendment — Protection from Unreasonable Search and Seizure

The right of all Iraqis (except women, Sunnis, and Kurds) to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects shall not be violated, except in where determined to be an enemy combatant or supporter, and a warrant shall be issued in all cases with or without probable cause, if there is time and printer toner permitting.

Fifth Amendment — Due Process, Double Jeopardy, and Self-Incrimination


(On a barely related and entirely humorless note, wouldn’t it be great if members of the Louisiana National Guard, and their counterparts in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, could, you know, do the job they signed up for — i.e., serve during state and local disasters — and not sit halfway across the world, watching their houses be overtaken by half of Lake Ponchartrain and waiting to have their limbs blown off or die? And maybe somebody could return the dozens of LA National Guard “high water vehicles, humvees, refuelers and generators [that] are now abroad” and consequently unavailable to Katrina rescue workers. See also The accidental soldier.)


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