A Re-Declaration of Independence - Fifth Installment | Beaufort County Now | This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino

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Diane's "Magnus Opus" is rather long, so it has been broken into excerpts, and we will bring those excerpts in a concise manner here. If you are one who considers knowledge is the key to all worthy endeavors to, in exact wisdom, take back our Republic, Diane Rufino's "Magnus Opus" is a must read.

The previous fifth installment for "A Re-Declaration of Independence" can be found here.

    Thomas Eddlem wrote an article, "A Legacy of Violations of the U.S. Bill of Rights, Hyperlinked," in February 2014 and also listed various violations of the Bill of Rights, with resources provided:

    Violations of Amendment I

    (a) "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

    1838: Missouri Mormon Extermination Order

    1844: Philadelphia Bible Riots

    2006: Massachusetts Catholics Charities and Adoption

    2011: Spying on Muslims

    2013: ObamaCare birth control mandate

    (b) "or abridging the freedom of speech,"

    1863: Clement Vallandigham
    1918: Eugene Debs

    2013: Yakima, Washington

    (c) "or of the press;"

    1861-65: Lincoln censorship

    1798: Sedition Act

    1798: Cooper/Callender/Lyon prosecutions

    1918: Sedition Act

    (page is currently undergoing a make-over, but instructions are given at this link)

    1919: Charles Schenck

    2013: Surveillance of journalists

    (d) "or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,"

    1866: Civil Rights marchers New Orleans

    1950s-60s: CoIntelpro


    1965: Civil rights marchers Selma

    2004: Free speech zones

    2011: Disbursement of Occupy Protesters

    (e) "and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    1836-44: Slavery gag rule

    1907: Tilman Act

    2002: McCain-Feingold law

    Violations of Amendment II

    1934: National Firearms Act

    1968: Gun Control Act

    1993: Brady Act

    2005: Gun confiscation Hurricane Katrina -- the video resourced is no longer available

    2014: Background checks

    2014: Federal gun laws

    2014: California laws -- there was no resource provided

    2014: Connecticut laws

    Violations of Amendment III

    1812-14: War of 1812

    1861-65: Civil War

    1941-45: Aleutian Islands during WWII

    1979: Engblom v. Carey

    2013: Henderson, Nevada - article cited is no longer available

    Violations of Amendment IV

    1861-65: Lincoln wiretapping

    1950s-60s: CoIntelpro

    1950s-60s: MK-Ultra -- article cited is no longer available

    1970s: NSA

    2004-Present: FBI National Security Letters

    2014: NSA -- https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/the-nsa-files

    Violations of Amendment V

    (a) "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger;"

    2002-05: Jose Padilla

    2004: Yaser el-Hamdi


    (b) "nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;"

    2000-present: Stalking cases

    (c) "nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,"

    1982: Stanley Wrice

    2004: Al-Nashiri

    2008: Mohammed Jawad

    2009: Fouad Al-Rabiah

    2011: Binyam Mohamed

    (d) "nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;"

    1814: Andrew Jackson suspends Habeas Corpus

    1861-65: Lincoln suspends Habeas Corpus


    1863: Ex Parte Vallandigham

    1945-47: Habeas Corpus suspended in Eisentranger case
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