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 05, 2007

More media outrage over Scooter Skate

This from RAW STORY:

MSNBC's Dan Abrams expressed outrage at the Scooter Libby commutation on Monday, saying, "The public should appreciate the famous or powerful will be treated just as harshly as anyone else. ... This sends the message that if you know the president or the vice president well enough, even a jury and judge cannot ensure justice. ... As they say, the president had the right to do it, but it wasn't the right thing to do."

Finally the media is 'noticing' that laws and justice don't apply to this administration. Bush - er, make that Cheney - may finally have overplayed his hand. Of course he wouldn't think so. The squawkings of the unwashed masses are clearly none of his concern.

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