The 2011 Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge concluded on 12/16/2011. Mahalo to all who contributed!
For the 2012 Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge, click here.
Submissions were made via email, facebook, etc - they are grouped by Amendment, where specified or obvious. In the spirit of the 1st Amendment, haiku are published verbatim, and may not reflect the views of the ACLU of Hawaii, and may not be suitable for all readers. Inspired? (we are!) Is your favorite Amendment still not haikued? Add your voice! Submit YOUR haiku to email@example.com!
1st Amendment: Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause, freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
- Jeff Miller Never surrender Basic rights out of fear Of an opinion - Rene Canham Free speech rights: secure? Only if we're vigilant. Otherwise, - Bill Dingfelder The need for money To win elective office Kills democracy - James Palmer The rights of conscience A wall of separation Sov'reign reverence - Skepticles Freedom to Assemble, Speak out or to write, We died for and live for, penned here black and white. - Maurice Friedman/Bard Of Earth One person standing, Dissenting, opposed but safe: The right to be heard. - Carolyn Jackson (this haiku also inspired by 5th and 14th Amendments) I do not like you you can say or opine I may say the same - Priya Varaprath Speak now for all time be silent for no one Our first amendment - Carol Bain Freedom of conscience
Government may not offend
Fight for civil rights - Holly Huber No paper tiger or parchment barrier protects if silent - Carol Bain State and church don't mix First Amendment is the fix Keep church out of state - Mitch Kahle You annex my land I occupy the Thom. Square I'm the one wrong - Derek JW I speak my truth, a voice cries for justice, Justice is truth for both. - Barbara Franklin Pulled over by cop Told him he was full of shit Punched me in the eye - Anonymous To free human souls True rights of We the People This we live and breathe - Will Espero Use it or lose it Choose to not remain silent Unless arrested - Elmer Gantry
2nd Amendment: Sovereign state, the right to keep and bear arms
4th Amendment: Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
5th Amendment: Due process, double jeopardy, self incrimination, eminent domain.
7th Amendment: Civil trial by jury
19th Amendment: No sex discrimination in the voting booth