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

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Rolling Stone: The Great Iraq Swindle

Power to the Rolling Stone for a little hard rock journalism - the work most American journalists aren't willing to do.

This searing expose pretty well lays it all out. Time to peel those patriotic bumper stickers off our cars and figure out how we plan to return to the good old days of 'Government of the People.'

We do have candidates that 'get it;' Kucinich, Edwards, Paul and probably Gravel... maybe even Huckabee, although he is keeping a low profile. McCain definitely gets it, as he pretty well described it for us in detail during his interviews for the movie 'Why We Fight.'

Now we just have to get one of them elected, rather than their corporate, media favorites. Somehow we have to get the news around to all Americans: this isn't some sort of war between 'us and them,' or even 'liberals and conservatives.' This is now a question of law vs. corruption and whether your kids will grow up in a Democracy... or something hideous.

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