GOP attacks Constitution!
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 13:25:22 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: GOP attacks Constitution!
[Here's "If English was good enough for Jesus..." in a slightly more up-to-date
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Heh, I just heard about this. Yesterday the House was debating
a bill that basically guts the exclusionary rule. A Democrat,
Mel Watts, introduced substitute language which was, word-for-word,
the 4th Amendment. Bill McCollum went on a tear on the House
floor, denouncing this terrible bleeding-heart liberal language
as directly contrary to the bill's intent. A vote was taken. The
4th Amendment was voted down by the House.
This morning they figured out what had happened. And they're,
well, they're _peeved_.
For those who don't have a reference library at hand, here's
the 4th Amendment: "The right of the people to be secure in their
person, 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."
© 1995 Peter Langston