Plaxico BurressPlaxico Burress and Francis Lewis, two prominent residents of the state of New York, lived three centuries apart. Burress is a New York Giants football player, and he was the star of football's Superbowl XLII, catching the winning touchdown for the Giants against the New England Patriots last year. Lewis was one of our Founding Fathers, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and a congressional representative. In many ways the two men are very different in terms of character, heritage, circumstances, profession, and temperament. Yet both surprisingly share several common threads beyond somewhat unusual names.

ConstitutionMore than six years after they were thrown into a U.S. prison, the New York Times has reported that six Algerian detainees may finally get their day in court.

Constitution with Flag and QuillUnderstanding how the Constitution was based on the Declaration of Independence provides the knowledge needed to defend our God-given rights.

Soldier PhoneABC's Nightline has broadcast a shocking interview with two former NSA clerks who were charged with recording and transcribing even intimate telephone conversations between U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and their wives back at home.

Bush BrigadeThe president now has an active-duty Army unit here in the United States to use at his beck and call. The unit will serve as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks. But some people warn that this action establishes a standing army that could be used for executive abuse of power — and even to enforce martial law.

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