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

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bush considers the draft: Are you really surprised?

Vietnam redux, all over again. But seriously folks... is anyone really surprised? Was there any other alternative for our poor, beleaguered president?

Bush won't end the war. The Democrats won't end the war. Our troops are being decimated; sent back for 3, 4 and 5 tours in this 'war without end.' In spite of the fact that the Iraqi parliament has stated that it does not want us there, we intend to remain. Until when? Well... until either hell freezes over or when Exxon, Chevron and BP get their hands on that oil.

So really... what choice do our poor leaders have but to start drafting the rest of our kids?

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