Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vampires expected to be out in force over the Fourth

How ironic that Harris County is gearing up for another "No Refusal" weekend between the hours of 10pm and 6am on both Friday and Saturday nights. How ironic that on the weekend that we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence - one of the most revolutionary of documents - 233 years ago.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
On the very weekend we commemorate a document that indicted the King of England for his trampling of individual rights and liberties, the Harris County District Attorney's Office and our local criminal (in)justice system are ready to ride roughshod over the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments.

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