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

Friday, July 06, 2007

New Poll: 54% favor impeachment of Cheney



And believe me, it's climbing. And this with only the Washington Post telling it like it really is.

Hats off to WaPo for doing the job other American journalists don't want to do: inform the citizens! Our nation's founders would be proud of you.

The rest of you corporate media pundits and your lame, insignificant news coverage (Paris Hilton, 24/7) are a blot on our democracy. What you don't cover, refuse to cover, makes you complicit.

Meanwhile, CNN has picked up the poll, but (typical MSM) ONLY the parts of the poll that dealt with the Scooter commutation. Can you believe that a poll exists showing a solid majority of American voters want the VP impeached, and the major news sources are going out of their way to ignore it? That, friends, is truly sad....

If you mainstream media talking heads wonder why so many of us have turned to the internet, the BBC and independent media news coverage, it is because you stopped providing it. If I want to be entertained by the news, I'll watch Jon Stewart (and actually learn something.)

Once upon a time we had Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Roger Mudd. They would have covered this. Once upon a time television news had integrity and credibility. Once 'news' actually meant real news, not propaganda or sensationalist drivel. Television media has been eaten up by Wallstreet and destroyed: you are now nothing better than a dramatized version of those gossip rags at the grocery store checkout counter.

You are a disgrace to journalism. An absolute disgrace.

POLL: ARG Pardon/Impeachment

A new American Research Group national survey of 1,100 adults (conducted 7/3 through 7/5) finds:

* 31% of approve of "President George W. Bush commuting the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby while leaving intact Mr. Libby's conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak case;" 64% disapprove.

* 11% favor a complete presidential pardon for Libby; 84% oppose.

* 45% favor "the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush;" 46% oppose.

* 54% favor "US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney;" 40% oppose.


Original, from the American Research Group:

Question:
Do you favor or oppose the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush?

7/5/07 Favor Oppose Undecided

All Adults 45% 46% 9%
Voters 46% 44% 10%

Democrats (38%) 69% 22% 9%
Republicans (29%) 13% 86% 1%
Independents (33%) 50% 30% 20%

3/15/06 42% 49% 9%

Based on 1,100 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of adults nationwide July 3-5, 2007. The theoretical margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points, 95% of the time. Of the total sample, 933 interviews were completed among registered voters.


Question:
Do you favor or oppose the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney?

7/5/07 Favor Oppose Undecided

All Adults 54% 40% 6%
Voters 50% 44% 6%

Democrats (38%) 76% 24% -
Republicans (29%) 17% 83% -
Independents (33%) 51% 29% 20%

Based on 1,100 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of adults nationwide July 3-5, 2007. The theoretical margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points, 95% of the time. Of the total sample, 933 interviews were completed among registered voters.

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