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

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I read the news today - oh boy (Saturday edition)

Breaking News Alert!

The New York Times
Saturday, September 20, 2008 -- 10:40 AM ET

Rescue Plan Seeks $700 Billion to Buy Bad Mortgages

The Bush administration is asking Congress to let the government buy $700 billion in troubled mortgages, according to a draft of the plan. The proposal would raise the statutory limit on the national debt to $11.3 trillion from $10.6 trillion.

What a relief -- our national debt is only going up a trillion dollars. (Didn't we start the 'Bush dynasty' with a national surplus and a balanced budget? I thought Republicans were against this kind of thing. Silly me.)

So just a question and a warning to all of those who will soon be making mortgage payments to the government instead of your 'troubled mortgage company;' do you really want W as a landlord?

Those of us who recall our Irish ancestors remember what happened during the potato famine. Next national disaster - and it could be anything at all - do you imagine W will think twice about tossing you out of your house and selling it to a Bushie with cash?

I find it hard to believe this won't simply be turned into another Shock Doctrine episode.

On the outside chance that you still aren't familiar with the Shock Doctrine (although you have been seeing it in action literally everywhere,) here is a short video explanation.

I'd recommend the book, but it will only give you nightmares. I read it... and stopped blogging for months. I had thought I understood the limits of human greed, but it turned out that I had completely underestimated these monsters.

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