Mr Clements, a man who bears grudges,
Has determined our system has kludges
And suggests we respond
When it's clear we've been conned
By seizing the homes of the judges!
What a great idea! Souter should put his house where is mouth is.
A Bad decision, indeed.
Amendment V - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings. Ratified 12/15/1791.
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.
There is so much corruption in our court system
that it is frightening. I have experienced it firsthand
and don't even tell people because no one would believe me.
If Iraq needs a Constitution, we should definitely let them have ours, we sure aren't using it !