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 04, 2007

Declaration of Independence... from all parties

I was just out on Daily Kos reading comments, and I must say I have never before seen such unleashed anger against the Democratic party. Lifelong Democrats are declaring that they have quit the party over this final betrayal - and I don't blame them.

If I hadn't already quit, I'd be quitting too.

The Democratic party no longer represents the people. The Democratic party has lost its way. Actually, the Republican party no longer represents anyone but big business either -- but at least they are up front about it. The betrayal of the Democratic party comes from their promises, followed closely by spineless capitulation, cowering then caving.

I imagine the ranks of Independents in this country have swelled to a staggering number. Time for a new poll. Time for a new party.

No more Republicans. No more Democrats. No more corpocracy, fear-mongering and capitulation. Any elected official who will not protect and defend the Constitution should be removed from office. This is not negotiable.

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