(eng) Censorship is fun

counter@dialup.francenet.fr
Fri, 1 Mar 1996 01:53:30 +0100


>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. 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:
>
> Dear Mr. President,
>
> Do you remember this:
>
>(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
>
>
> 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,
>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.
>
> 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.