Freedom of Speech Protest letter

Steve Laner (GWM@ionet.net)
Sat, 24 Feb 1996 02:28:41 -0600


>From: dwebster@cctr.umkc.edu
>X-Sender: dwebster@cctr.umkc.edu
>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 20:09:44 -0500
>To: gwm@ionet.net
>Subject: Freedom of Speech Protest letter
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>>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 18:28:21 CST
>>From: NICOLE ENGLISH <nenglish@CCTR.UMKC.EDU>
>>To: SLIPPERS@CCTR.UMKC.EDU
>>Subject: Freedom of Speech Protest letter
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>>To whoever may read this,
>>This is not a typical chain letter, in that by passing it on to as
>>many people as you can, you are taking part in what may yet become
>>the world's biggest practical joke. The U.S. Government has recently
>>passed an act which enforces censorship on the internet. A group of
>>internet users has now come together to kick back at this oppression,
>>and have a bit of fun at the same time.
>>The aim of this exercise is to re-establish the United States as "The
>>land of the Free", not a fascist state where freedom of speech and
>>thought are curtailed. Communist Russia fell as a result of such
>>limits being placed upon the minds of the general populus.
>>On receiving this letter, please pass it on to as many friends or
>>E-mail lists as you can. We predict that if everybody copies the
>>letter to 5 other addresses, by February 29th 1996, this letter
>>should have reached in excess of 2 million people. That's when the
>>fun begins........
>>On February 29th, please send the message:
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>>Dear Mr. President,
>>Do you remember this:
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>>And afterwards enclose the pre-typed copy of the Bill of rights. By
>>sending the letter on the date above, you will contribute to either
>>one huge petition for freedom, or else lead to a crash of the
>>whitehouse server.Send all letters to:
>>President@Whitehouse.gov
>>
>>Remember that solidarity is the key to success
>> THE BILL OF RIGHTS
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>> Amendment I
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>> Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
>> prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
>> speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
>> assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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>> Amendment II
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>> A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free
>> state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be
>> infringed.
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>> Amendment III
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>> No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without
>> the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be
>> prescribed by law.
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>> Amendment IV
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>> 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.
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>> Amendment V
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>> 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.
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>> Amendment VI
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>> 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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>> Amendment VII
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>> In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed
>> twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no
>> fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of
>> the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
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>> Amendment VIII
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>> Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor
>> cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
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>> Amendment IX
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>> The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be
>> construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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>> Amendment X
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>> The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
>> prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states
>> respectively, or to the people.
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