Plan for Feb 29 PLEASE READ
Feb 22, 1996 07:43 PM
by Don DeGracia
>Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 12:44:59 +0000
>> > >Subject: The Plan - Do This on February 29 *IMPORTANT*
>> > >Priority: urgent
>> > To whomever 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
>> > following message which includes a copy of the Bill of rights. By sending
>> > the letter on the above date, 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 !!!!!
>> > Dear Mr. President,
>> > Do you remember this:
>> > THE BILL OF RIGHTS
>> > Amendment I
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment II
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment III
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment IV
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment V
>> > No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise
>> > infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury,
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment VI
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment VII
>> > 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.
>> > Amendment VIII
>> > Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor
>> > cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
>> > Amendment IX
>> > The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be
>> > construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
>> > Amendment X
>> > 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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