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Happy Valentine's Day, America (WARNING-POLITICAL)

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America, where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster...

"Monster" by Steppenwolf

So I've been watching what's been going on with our government, both federal and others...
I've just got a few questions.
What happened to the 6th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution? Is it still the law or merely a suggestion now?
We have drones killing American citizens because the government assures us they're terrorists.
We have LA cops burning people alive because they assured us they've killed people.

But last time I checked, the 6th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States read:

"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."

The 14th:

"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this. We have this so that the government CAN'T run around and arbitrarily decide who needs to be killed and who doesn't without first airing all the grievances and facts of the case.

Now, I've gotten called some pretty heinous things because of my stance on this issue. "You support terrorists", "Terrorist whore (and or slut)" that was one of my favorites. "You're just crushing on these deviants, I hear Charlie Manson is still single, bet you want to fuck him, too."

Seriously? I don't care if someone was eating small children on Main Street at high noon in front of thousands of witnesses, that person has a right to a trial by jury. When we take away the right to a trial for some people, all people lose that right. So call me a terrorist whore if it fulfills your need. But understand, I would fight just as hard for your right to be heard and to face your accusers as I would for anyone else.

You got this far? I'll be damned...
You people have a good one.
Happy Valentine's Day, America...

February 14, 2013
World Events/Social Commentary
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Feb 14, 2013 9:54:27 pm
This too true what you say my friend. I also love the image it is really exact to the point and absolutely beautiful. Lest we be silent.

by tomasz23 Homepage »

Feb 14, 2013 10:37:24 pm
I agree with you. It's scary.

by parrotdolphin Homepage »

Feb 14, 2013 10:59:31 pm
Perfectly said Laura! As much as people don't want to hear that you have this right. If we make an exception for one we have to make an exception for all and then the next thing you know they will make exceptions for killing US citizens with drones flying over US airspace. I applaud your guts and strength to stand up and say these things. This is a truly epic image and very symbolic. I am sure that they will find some reason to remove it because it offends someones delicate sensibilities. If I could hug you right now for this message I would. I love my country with all my heart and would lay my life down for it in a second but I think my Government is out of control and is destroying what I hold dear.

by shadowhawk2zero Homepage »

Feb 14, 2013 11:28:20 pm
Laura, You are not the only person that feels this way. I absolutely agree with you 100% Amazing picture too

by operaghost1881 Homepage »

Feb 14, 2013 11:30:30 pm
Strong words and image! Well said and rendered!

by Cimaira Homepage »

Feb 14, 2013 11:30:35 pm
I agree. Due Process is (was) the foundation of our entire system of liberty. All but gone is it now. I really no longer recognize the land I grew up in.

by Xfitz Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 12:06:00 am
fantastic dramatic scene with excellent lightnign and postwork

by Krid Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 2:55:51 am
Great scene and words!

by Teufelseinhorn Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 3:07:42 am
Amazing image and very strong text. Well said!

by fly028 Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 3:47:37 am
Good call Laura. And shadowhawk is right to point out that if present trends continue soon they will be killing US citizens on American soil with drones.

by brewgirlca Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 3:54:09 am
No better than the evil regimes we fought in WW2.
No trial = no freedom.

by A_Sunbeam Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 3:59:00 am
Its not just the 6th and 14th amendments. The whole Bill of Rights is under assault, from the P.C. bullies smothering the 1st to the constant attacks on the 10th and state's rights through the courts.
The Constitution is like an arch, take out one piece and the whole thing collapses.

by 62guy Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 4:03:44 am
Strong words and render! Don't back down!!

by vitachick Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 4:22:36 am
Stunning scene & render!

by fallen21 Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 4:24:47 am
very sad... what is happening around the world. Not just our Goverment, but too many...

...and to think that Dorner was trying to protect the rights of a challenged human being. If you are prejudiced against any ethnic race/sexual preference/or religious belief or lack of one, then no one is safe because you can find a reason to hate them too. If you have prejudice and hate for one, then it is really easy to substitute another.

Brava Laura, for your convictions and the courage to voice them.


"War is bad for children and other living things"

by FutureFantasyDesign Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 5:59:45 am
Strong words and great job!!!

by nefertiabet Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 6:06:00 am

by 3dpoetry Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 6:47:16 am
Stunning Render!

by donnena Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 8:58:19 am
Not living in United States, I shall not allow to make a comment on your text, on the other hand the image is magnificent and the very strong symbolism. Bravo!!

by ROGERGONDRAN Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 9:55:39 am
Excellet image,but thats all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by miwi Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 10:44:00 am
Excellent image and statement!

by Puntomaus Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 11:14:04 am

by saphira1998 Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 12:13:14 pm
Shadowhawk2zero wrote: "If we make an exception for one we have to make an exception for all and then the next thing you know they will make exceptions for killing US citizens with drones flying over US airspace."

So much this.

Thanks for posting this, Laura!

by lwperkins Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 12:23:30 pm
very good questions. Wonderful render too :-) hugs

by mapps Homepage »

Feb 15, 2013 12:36:50 pm
Excellent render and powerful message.

by GrandmaT Homepage »


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