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

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

1%

“My opponent predicted I would win Pennsylvania, he’d win North Carolina, and Indiana would be the tie-breaker,” she said.

“Well, tonight, we’ve come from behind, we’ve broken the tie and, thanks to you, it’s full speed on to the White House!” - Hillary, speaking in Indianapolis last night

I hate to pick at that bone Mrs. Clinton... but you were expected to win Indiana. After all, you had the endorsement of Indiana Senator Evan Bayh.

The candidate that 'came from behind' to very nearly snatch Indiana away from you -- that was Barack Obama. A 1% margin of victory? That is a tie. That is just another case of "we'll never really know, will we?"

Because of the strange 'voter purges,' and the particular counties in which they occurred; the reports of ballot shortages, and Rush Limbaugh's 'chaos vote' (which may or may not have come into play in this Republican state,) I'm always going to wonder who really won this primary.

Just add it to growing pile of the questionable election results since the dawning of the 21st century.

Full speed to the White House?

Hillary... you're delusional. What -- on the strength of Rush Limbaugh's 'chaos vote?' By very nearly losing a state you were supposed to dominate?

The Democratic Party would be crazy to pick a candidate that Republicans are so desperate to have for an opponent in the general election. If they were actually willing to cross over and vote for you in the Democratic primary -- to beat a candidate that actually frightens them -- why on earth would the Democratic Party give the Republican Party such an obvious gift?

Think about this Hillary... Obama has a real and steadily growing majority now among Democratic voters. The Republicans are desperate to see you as the Democratic nominee because they believe McCain can whip you; that you will actually empower the Republican base. You're just a temporary Republican darling, Mrs. Clinton. Do you really think they - not to mention Murdoch and Fox News - aren't going to turn on you with a vengeance once the primaries are over?

If the super delegates choose you now, they will be committing political suicide.

Monroe County Representative and super delegate Baron Hill knew who to pick -- and to come out publicly in favor of Obama -- before the primary even took place. He was up for re-election in the same primary. I'm sure he could see the writing on the wall in his home district when Hillary's rally in Assembly hall at IU was about half full. Obama's rally in the same hall was stuffed to the rafters.



Sure Hillary. I'm seeing it. "Full speed to the White House. " If I were you, I'd book yourself onto a White House tour... its time for the Democratic party to pull together and start preparing for the general election.

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