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, September 10, 2008

Palin: Candidate of Environmental Destruction

I haven't weighed in on Palin, but I know all about her.

She is much more than a 'maverick soccer mom.' She is the queen of aerial wolf hunting, and ranks on par with the ousted Richard Pombo R-CA on the Environmental Destruction chart.

This is the woman who - as governor of one of the most beautiful and environmentally sensitive states in our country - wants to rip the tops off of pristine mountain ranges to mine coal, and destroy the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge with oil wells that won't deliver oil for years (but will make the oil companies happy and much wealthier, as they are currently selling Alaskan oil to China!)

Perhaps her odd 'Christian' belief system comes into play here, along with that basic GOP greed. Maybe, like many of these apocalypse-craving fundamentalists, she finds this beautiful planet inherently evil, rather than a precious and unique gift to mankind and our fellow creatures. I still haven't figured out how these people avoid 'God created the earth, and He saw that it was good.' Apparently, it isn't good enough for their tastes.

Perhaps this is why she sees no evil in blatantly ransacking pristine and irreplaceable Alaskan wilderness for money.

She seems intent in wiping out the entire Alaskan wolf population from the air - as some sort of cowardly, twisted sport - and wants to remove endangered species protection for polar bears as they fight for survival in a world with rapidly shrinking ice fields.

In a nationwide and perhaps worldwide effort, Americans managed to oust environmental nightmare Richard Pombo, R-CA in 2006. Are we now to have his female counterpart sitting one heartbeat away from overseeing environmental destruction nationwide?

I don't think so.

If the media would actually do their job for a change, and investigate this woman - instead of gushing over bulldogs and lipstick like giggling 5th graders - perhaps the nation would learn the truth. But of course, they are paid to do otherwise.

This is why I blog.

The media has betrayed us. Our elected Congress has betrayed our interests. We have no representation now except for ourselves. If no one ever reads a word that I write here, at least I am adding my voice to the collective scream for truth and justice.

I serve the earth; the trees, the oceans, and wildlife everywhere. This is my purpose in life, over and above everything else (but followed closely to my allegiance to our Constitution and democracy - also under attack from the very same people.)

This women would destroy everything that I - and many all across the planet - hold sacred. I don't walk into Palin's church and empty my garbage can on her alter. Nature is my church, and she would willingly desecrate it for money.

It is time to vet this woman, once and for all.

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