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 18, 2008

We're the American People...

... and we approve this message!



Love this new ad campaign by we (We Can Solve It.)

They are buying advertising slots on cable television and hopefully soon on network TV to counter the billions of dollars spent by Big Oil to continue their greedy trail of devastation: through our climate, our environment, our economy and forever endangering world peace.

Big Oil just scored another coup when they once again bought our 'Democratic' congress, which yesterday passed their 'drill baby drill' bill. Big Oil continued to pound home their chant that we need to risk our coastlines and public lands to lower gas prices as the pump.

Wrong!

They deliberately failed to mention that this small amount of oil won't be available for 30 years - that, and its only a drop in the bucket compared with what we would need to keep powering America on fossil fuels alone.

Hey, but who's counting? Now Big Oil can drill baby drill their way into even more inflated profits, while leaving oil slicks on our beaches and destroying our public lands -- and what can we do when the price of gas stays right where it is? They got what they wanted, and we're the suckers once again. Aren't we always?

Meanwhile, most of us want to be free of them. We want clean energy and we want it now. Most of us cannot believe that with all of this available technology, we all don't have solar panels on our roofs, or wind mills in our yards. The state of Arizona alone could power most of the country with solar energy - they have sunshine 360 days of the year.

But of course... Big Oil has a death grip on America, and through us, the world.

I love the we coalition because it is the first organized and serious attempt to take our energy future back from the greedy self-interests of Big Oil. We don't really have much choice, and we're running out of time. If you haven't already, get on board. Maybe someday we'll catch up with the rest of the world and have an energy grid that is sustainable, affordable, and green.

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