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, May 04, 2008

Wright-wing media

The New York Times columnist Bob Herbert writes:

"The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is no doubt (and regrettably) a big issue in the presidential campaign. But what we've seen over the past week is major media overkill - Jeremiah Wright all day and all night. It's like watching the clips of a car wreck again and again."

Oh please. This surprises you? Where have you been the last 10 years?

Surely you've been reading your 'talking point memos.' If not, check your office mail slot. All Wright, all the time. It's time for you - you do work for the media establishment, correct? - to assassinate Obama's character for your corporate bosses.

They want Hillary (notice Murdoch is one of her backers.) They believe she will fire up the Republican base for McCain. Obama keeps drawing crowds and talking about issues. He's out of control. And frankly, they're getting a little desperate. Just ask Rush Limbaugh.

Or Jon Stewart... as he presents: "The Festival of Wrights"

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