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, September 15, 2008

Democrats Launch a New 'Lie Counter' Site

I wonder if they will be posting a special 'lie of the day' section -- perhaps like a 'quote of the day,' that we can post on our blogs and websites. Or maybe they can run polls where we can vote on the strangest, most outlandish, nastiest and stupidest lies... I can see some real possibilities here.

Personally I'd like to see a contest, where everyday Americans can challenge each other and try to out-lie the great Karl Rove. I'd like to match wits with our American Goebbels some time. He's starting to slip a bit; some of these lies are just too easily debunked by anyone with Google.

From the Washington Post:
The site, "Count the Lies," will go live Monday, targeting what the Democratic National Committee says are falsehoods coming from Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party.

The total so far, according to the Democrats: 51 since McCain wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination in February.

McCain has been criticized by independent groups and the media over a recent and significant uptick in the number of unsubstantiated claims in his ads.

Seizing on those reports, the new Democratic Web site sports a "Lie Counter," which the DNC says will increase every time McCain or his surrogates offer what it regards as an untruth.
Jon Stewart will have fun with this one.

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