"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech ... or the right of the people ... to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." AMENDMENT I, US CONSTITUTION (1791)
"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 ... liberty, or property, without due process of law ..." AMENDMENT XIV (1868)
Even setting aside for a moment, for purposes of discussion, the utterly outrageous situation people face today, of which CAFOS in southeastern Michigan are a stinking example, that is, victimization by unaccountable government power at the service of giant corporations, and in virtually total disregard for the rights and welfare of individuals and communities, Mr. Vermeulen's statement about "if you really prefer to avoid Mr. Henning's situation" is quite beside the point, isn't it? Nevertheless, I will refrain from using colorful, profane, and accurate swear words in this message, for fear of bruising anyone's tender sensibilities. But does any injustice ever get remedied, unless and until people get angry about it?
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Detroit, Michigan 48226 USA
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