Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own, and his children's liberty.

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and Let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.


- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
  Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My reading list

This is my current reading list. Some of these I have already read and am considering as topics to discuss via a blog posting. Others are on my waiting list, 'circling O'Hare,' waiting for clearance to land. If I can ever catch up, I will probably write about them too.

Either way - many interesting topics to track these days:
  1. Newly Empowered Democrats Draw Wrath of Voters
  2. Judiciary Committee subpoenas warrantless wiretapping documents
  3. The CIA's torture teachers
  4. Ashcroft: Officials fought over snooping
  5. It’s Not Ethical?
  6. The Bushites Have Outsourced Our Government to Their Pals
  7. Justice Dept. opts out of whistle-blower suits: Cases allege fraud in Iraq contracts
  8. Learning from Lincon's wisdom
  9. House Committee: Presidential Records Act Broken
  10. New Report Shows Bush's Presidential Signing Statements Have Been Used to Nullify Laws
  11. Rove Aide Details Broad Political Abuses
  12. Lawmakers to Investigate Bush on Laws and Intent
  13. Army Considers Longer Combat Tours Again
  14. Jimmy Carter Calls Bush Policy on Palestine "Criminal"
  15. Will Republicans Destroy Themselves Before They Destroy America?
  16. Blair feared US would 'nuke' Afghanistan
  17. 'Signing Statements' Study Finds Administration Has Ignored Laws
  18. Bush suffers court setbacks in war on terrorism
  19. Bloomberg: U.S. 'Is in Trouble'
  20. Judge Rules Against Wiretaps
  21. U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Administration's Claimed Ability to Declare Civilian an "Enemy Combatant" for Indefinite Military Detention
  22. Sens. Kennedy, Whitehouse Demand Justice Dept. Investigation Into ‘Caging’Blogger: What would Lincoln do? - Create Post
  23. NBC courts Jon Stewart
  24. White House may have committed 'extensive' violations of Records Act, says Oversight Committee
  25. Despite promises, few in House make earmark requests public
  26. Rudy Missing in Action for Iraq Panel
  27. When Dollars Trump Compassion
  28. The Most Dangerous Dance
  29. No Shortage Of Republican Senators Questioning Bush's Domestic Spying Program
  30. Carmakers funnel more funds to Democrats
  31. Traditional TV news is laughable compared to Jon Stewart's journalism, says Rick Rojas
  32. FRONTLINE: Spying on the Home Front
  33. Feingold-Reid Bill to End War Coming Back to Senate
  34. The White House Hides Emails From Congress
  35. Will Katrina Be Our Defining Moment (YES: blogging this one for certain)
  36. New Orleans Turns to International Aid
  37. Kyl blocks domestic surveillance subpoenas
  38. Former Senate Intel Chairman Graham: The Case For Impeachment ‘Is Even More Truthful Today’
  39. Bloomberg and Schwarzenegger: The New Action Heroes
  40. Kucinich working on 'renewed efforts' for Cheney impeachment
  41. A price to pay for alternative fuels
  42. The Horrors of Nuking Iran
  43. Investigation Uncovers ‘Extensive Destruction’ Of RNC Emails, Violations Of Records Act
  44. EPA: What, Us Regulate Pollution?
  45. Politics vs. Performance: The Conflict Is Spreading
  46. School, Military Skirmish Over Data on Students
  47. War and Censorship at Wilton High
  48. Americans Unready to Revolt, Despite Revolting Conditions
  49. Dems' Timidity May Cost Them Dearly in 2008
  50. Clinton camp silent on possible Bloomberg run
  51. Blackberry ban for French elite (for fear we're spying on them)
  52. 9/11 widows demand release of CIA's Inspector General report
  53. Judge gives go-ahead to lawsuit against Bush's bank transfer spying program
  54. An Electronic Peeping Tom: A big tower with cameras raises privacy concerns in Arizona
  55. FRONTLINE: Endgame

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