Funeral for the Bill of Rights

Committee: 

Press

When: 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:30pm

Location: 

Meet at Jackson and Lasalle

Facilitator: 

Funeral Working Group

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Occupy Chicago and the general public are welcomed to gather and mourn the loss of our dear friend, Bill of Rights at LaSalle and Jackson Plaza on January 17, a National Day of Action. 

Bill of Rights was brutally beaten to death by a gang of thugs, eventually succumbing to wounds of massive hemorrhaging and blunt force trauma. Those claiming responsibility are National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Protect the IP Act (PIPA), and 'Mayor 1%' Emanuel for his permanent limitations of free speech and assembly beginning at the NATO/G8 summits on May 15-22.

Please attend, dressed in your funeral best to hear our accusations against its murderers, share our dearest Bill of Rights memories, and finally, lay to rest our beloved friend. 

Schedule of Events:
430-5 pm: Visitation
5-530 pm: Ceremony
530-630: Funeral Procession around Loop
630-7: Internment and Final Goodbye at Jackson and LaSalle

In sympathy, 
Occupy Chicago

Rights, Bill of

The Bill of Rights, age 220, at rest Jan 1st, 2012. Child of The United States Constitution; loving parent of modern Freedom, Democracy
and Civil Liberties; devoted friend and defender to all who loved liberty. Included in this untimely passing are First Amendment: The Freedom of Speech, Press and Right to Peaceably Assemble, Second Amendment: Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Third Amendment: Protection from Quartering of Troops, Fourth Amendment: Protection from Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Fifth Amendment: Due Process, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, and Eminent Domain, Sixth Amendment: Trial by Jury and Rights of the Accused with Speedy and Public Trial given Right to Counsel, Seventh Amendment: Civil Trial by Jury, Eighth Amendment: Prohibition of Excessive Bail, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Ninth Amendment: Protection of Rights not specifically stated in Constitution, Tenth Amendment: Powers of People and States. The Bill of Rights devoted its life to all Americans who chose to fight for a better future without worry of government reprisal. It worked tirelessly to help those who hope for a future where all people can truly be considered equal. The Bill of Rights loved all unconditionally and inspired generations of legislation to protect the liberty of all Americans. A public visitation and memorial services will be held at Jackson and Lasalle Street on January 17th at 4 pm. Service information: www.occupychi.org

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