Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge

2013HaikuCelebrating our fundamental freedoms

with bite-size poetry

 
 
 
Bill of Rights Day is December 11.
Unedited, uncensored, Reader discretion advised.
 
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1st Amendment: Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause, freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition

Hail to USA
I can call you an asshole
And not lose freedom
– Latka
 
Boo, Rupert Murdoch!
Uniformity of news
Makes the public dumb
– Bon Journo

2nd Amendment: Sovereign state, the right to keep and bear arms

3rd Amendment: Protection from quartering of troops 

4th Amendment: Protection from unreasonable search and seizure

Weapons of the State?
that dolt with a sledgehammer
is an idiot 
– Occupie33
 
Paws off my backpack
Spongebob is my copilot
Probable cause, yo
– K

5th Amendment: Due process, double jeopardy, self incrimination, eminent domain.

This system is rigged
Guilt or innocence donʻt count
RICOʻs got to go
– #DEATookMyCar

6th Amendment: Trial by jury & rights of the accused; Confrontation Clause, speedy trial, public trial, right to counsel

the rocketʻs red glare
USA autopilot
drones are nasty biz
– Sam Django

7th Amendment: Civil trial by jury

8th Amendment: Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel & unusual punishment

9th Amendment: Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution

10th Amendment: Powers of States and people

13th Amendment: Abolishing slavery

14th Amendment: Due process, equal protection, birthright citizenship

Hawaii 15!
Illinois 16 – yay!
Who gets equal next?
– Queerty

15th Amendment: The equal right to vote regardless of race 

19th Amendment: No sex discrimination in the voting booth

24th Amendment: Prohibition of poll taxes

General Bill of Rights Topic/Tributes & Non-Haiku poems:

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