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

Monday, July 30, 2007

I actually hate this

I hate politics. I don't want to watch this anymore. The only reason I am watching and screaming is because I can't bear that I said nothing before Katrina - and then watched New Orleans drown while no one came. But I hate it. I hate watching Gonzo lying under oath. I hate watching the media spinning everything. I hate seeing our Constitution being thrown under the bus.

When they come for Net Neutrality at last, I will log off and that will be that. I will not be out here with a gag. I am using my free speech while I still have it, but when the net is gone, I hope the people will have gotten the word and at least know what they have lost. I'm tired. My health is not good, and I speak out because my sense of ethics will not allow me to see and say nothing. A conscience is a painful, annoying thing. I'd rather be blissfully ignorant and upstairs reading a book right now. Or heaven forbid, actually sleeping. Sans the nightmares.

America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

As Stephen King would say: bool, the end.

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