Blood in Stone:
The Biblically-unforgiveable, mortally radical events, activities and attitudes described in Mandala (and elsewhere, voluminously and exhaustively) transpired by "force of arms" against my express will AND against known and widely-accepted laws of man and God and have caused, without recompense or restitution, predictably, horrifyingly discommodious disability and permanent disfigurement to a previously graceful and healthy body. It is the responsibility of their sentient adult initiators, perpetuators and participants to accept maturely and answer amenably for extensively adverse consequences rippling outward to all, alive and not (including themselves). There is no living salvation, national or individual, in self-deception and delusional denial. For complex violations so unremittingly vast and unapolegetically heinous God may devise and enact punishments inaccessibly inconceivable to mortals and human law codes. Selah.
-- jH, June 2012,
The Bill of Rights Amendments I-X of the Constitution of the United States
The Conventions of a number of the States having, at the time of adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added, and as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution; Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two-thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States; all or any of which articles, when ratified by three-fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said Constitution, namely: Amendment I --
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II --
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment III --
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV --
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V --
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; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. Amendment VI --
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. Amendment VII --
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. Amendment VIII --
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Amendment IX --
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Amendment X --
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Amendment XIV, 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.
Video below is an annotated version of "God Bless America" sung by the extraordinarily wonderful and gifted Celine Dion
Six “You shall not murder. Seven “You shall not commit adultery. Eight “You shall not steal. Nine “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Ten “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”
"Spoilers: Killing The American Dream" article published and sent with coherently polite two-page handwritten and individualized cover letters (unanswered except by individuals within Tennessee's Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and Washington County, Jonesborough) to relevant government and private officials/organizations throughout 2001 and 2002
Original material c. A Country Rag, Inc. and/or Jeannette Harris, Jonesborough Tennessee, April 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. All rights reserved.