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

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Jesse Ventura asks a question

Jesse Venture speaks at Ron Paul's "Rally for the Republic." If you have any trouble with this video - sound or otherwise - please click here.

The angry middle is very, very large... and includes people formerly of both parties; all interested in a return to democracy and the American Republic. And every one of us has questions... oh do we have questions. Questions that no one will answer.

We need a third party. Ron Paul is the only Independent still standing. He's also the only candidate talking about REALLY ending war - all war - and returning this nation to a Republic.

Remember the Pledge of Allegiance? "... and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands..." There is also a line about 'with liberty and justice for all.' I'm not seeing that here anymore.

Many of our ancestors went through hell to get here, so that their descendants could live free. We owe them better than to cower every time George Bush tells us to be afraid of our own shadows. We used to call ourselves the land of the free and the home of the brave. Currently we are neither. We have become a nation of cowards. Our ancestors are spinning in their graves.

I applaud Ron Paul. The longer I watch the Democrats seemingly hell bent on losing; and after listening to Obama's 'tough talk' about foreign policy, I am reserving my vote for the last minute.

I'll probably vote for Obama; because he isn't a Neocon fascist, and he has the best chance to win. But if he doesn't put up a real fight - for our Constitution, for justice, for peace, and for a return to real freedom and democracy - I'm glad to have Ron Paul as an option.

Democracy and Constitution before anything else.

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