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

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Congress: No August recess for you!!

Open letter to both Houses of Congress:

Don't come home. I'm serious. STAY WHERE YOU ARE. We as a nation cannot afford to have you taking an entire month off at a time like this. Proceed with the full vote in the House and declare Miers and Bolton in contempt. Demand a special counsel to investigate Gonzo - and stay there and follow through. Get it done!

All you have to do, if you won't listen to us directly, is to look at your poll numbers and you will see that we are displeased. We want justice. We demand a return to the rule of law. We're not asking you, we're demanding this: we sent you to Washington to represent us.

Don't come home. We don't want you here. We want you THERE. I shudder to imagine what Bush and Cheney will be doing while you are away for an entire month. Don't let them. We want you on that wall.

Don't come home. We don't want you here.

Our troops aren't getting any 'August recess' from the 100+ degree heat of Baghdad. They are there every day, fighting in the blazing sun and risking death and injury. You have an obligation to remain and work, because your work is only just beginning and you have nothing to show for your work until there are RESULTS.

Stay and work. The rest of us don't have the luxury of an August vacation.

Your work is the most important work of all: it falls to you to defend our Constitution and our very democracy. No -- no August vacation in a 'time of war.' This war has two fronts... the one overseas, and the one in Washington D.C.

Stay right there and fight it. We don't want you here.

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