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, August 27, 2007

Gonzales resigns!

You don't suppose W plans to make a recess appointment on the last day of recess, do you? Wouldn't that be just like him too.

Wow - weird timing. First Rove, then Gonzo. I think they're trying to escape. One day Bush and Cheney will just fail to show up for work....

Doesn't it feel like we should all be holding hands and singing 'Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!' or some other appropriate ditty...? After all, this is the author of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the bedside torturer of John Ashcroft and chief domestic spy. I'm sure as hell not going to miss his constitution-shredding, sociopathic little self.

Course now that almost the entire government is outsourced, perhaps he is simply moving on to head up the corporate wing.

I can't believe no one won the True Majority Ben and Jerry's ice cream contest. I think everyone gave up months ago. What a waste of good ice cream!

New York Times: WACO, Tex., Aug. 27 — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.

Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch near here.

Mr. Bush has not yet chosen a replacement but will not leave the position open long, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the resignation had not yet been made public.

Um, seems pretty 'public' to me if its in the New York Times. Must we wait for Geraldo?

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