Declaration of Independence under review
Washington DC: Key provisions of the U.S. Declaration of Independence are currently under review by the Bush administration, according to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
“We are studying the document with an open mind and absolute respect for the authors’ intent.” he announced today in a morning press conference. “Let me assure you that this President considers the Declaration of Independence to be the very bedrock of American democracy. However, given the seriousness of the threats facing our nation today, it would be a forfeiture of our duty not to reconsider some of its more outmoded provisions.”
Originally written and signed into law on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence has long been considered an untouchable “third rail” of American politics. According to Gonzales though, “9/11 changed all that…”
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