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

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bushie aide blocked health report

Gosh, another wet-behind-the-ears, clean cut, know-nothing Bushie aide (Liberty college?) blocked a medical report drafted by then Surgeon General Richard Carmona because... aw shucks... it just wasn't political enough for him.

It seems there was a Bushie with longstanding connections to both Bush and Cheney standing between the American people and information about their health and safety, not to mention the spread of diseases around the globe.

I'm shocked - SHOCKED to hear this has been happening! Whatever will we hear next? That Bush has been breaking laws?

From the Washington Post:

Carmona told lawmakers that, as he fought to release the document, he was "called in and again admonished . . . via a senior official who said, 'You don't get it.' " He said a senior official told him that "this will be a political document, or it will not be released."

If there is really something called 'corruption fatigue' then I'm suffering from it. Are you?

And aren't you sick of these sweet, WHITE, young and oh-so-innocent looking political robots the Bush administration has planted throughout the entire administration? What -- couldn't Bush find anyone with a brain and a conscience to do his lockstep without squealing? And of course we can't forget -- he can't hire anyone smarter than he is. So that leaves most of the country out of the equation.

The report - which when you hear about it, seems to have been doomed from the offset - highlighted the link between poverty and poor health, urged the U.S. government to fight diseases as an aim of it's foreign policy plan (what plan?) and called on corporations (yeah, right!) to 'help improve health conditions in the countries where they operate.'

I'm so sure!

Nice try Carmona... but this is so totally anti-Bushie! What were you thinking...? Fighting diseases? What does that have to do with bombing people? Where is the money in this?

Did you honestly believe that Bushies are capable of caring about the health or the wellbeing of anyone but their rich, White corporate cronies? Helping poor people? Get out - didn't you see what happened in New Orleans?

Here is a copy of the actual report, posted with this story by The Washington Post.

Three people directly involved in its preparation said its publication was blocked by William R. Steiger, a specialist in education and a scholar of Latin American history whose family has long ties to President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Since 2001, Steiger has run the Office of Global Health Affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services.

The rest of the Washington Post story can be found here. Read it and weep.

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