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

Gonzo; up to his neck but still paddling

After the head of the FBI, Robert S. Mueller III offered testimony that sharply 'conflicted' with Gonzo's sworn statements about a 2004 confrontation (the Ashcroft bedside party,) in which top Justice Department officials threatened to resign over a secret intelligence operation (turns out that was data mining, by the way; which explains why everyone was ready to quit their jobs. Illegal!)

While Justice Department lawyers continue to express their despair, describing departmental moral even lower than during Nixon's Watergate era, and as the New York Times is calling for either a special prosecutor or Gonzo's impeachment...

Jon Stewart continues to entertain.

Or is that Gonzo doing the entertaining? Lately it's hard to tell. But you have to imagine that Gonzo is every comedian's dream come true...

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