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

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bush sides with OPEC over oil prices

Washington (Reuters) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.

Don't you wish Bush and Co. would just move to Dubai already and leave us in peace? I'm sure he and his cronies can still afford to gas up their Hummers, but the rest of us can barely afford to drive to the grocery store. And I'm guessing that might - might - have a little to do with our struggling economy.

I wonder if Americans have finally figured out that electing two oil men to the White House may not have been the best idea they ever had. Perhaps Bush is 'the kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with;' but that doesn't put gas in the tank or food on the table. And its not like any of us have exactly been having beers with him in the neighborhood bar, have we? Like he'd slum around with the likes of us...


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