Goodbye, Number Five

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June 21, 2011
by Eric Peters  
Posted in Commentary

"Next time you get pulled over by a cop -- or stopped for absolutely no specific reason at one of those random 'sobriety checkpoint[s]' – you might want to remember the following laugh line: It’s called the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which reads, in part, that 'No person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.' It’s a laugh line, because, like, so many of the other amendments to the Bill of Rights, that 'godamn piece of paper,' as George W. Bush referred to it, pleading the Fifth -- that is, declining to assist the authorities in your own prosecution -- has become a sick joke." (06/21/11)  


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