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, October 09, 2008

Hundreds still missing after Ike: National media silent

Why is our national media completely silent about the hundreds still missing in the wake of Hurricane Ike? In fact -- why is the media for the most part completely ignoring the catastrophic damage, destroyed oil rigs, massive oil leaks, chemical cesspools and environmental destruction that Ike left behind after it crashed ashore in late September? Do they think our memories are that short?

What -- election got your keyboard? Or is it the stock market? Can't you multi-task?

Did your (6) wealthy owners decide that talk of hurricane damage (especially hurricane damage that involved destroyed oil platforms) on top of a crashing economy was just too much for the GOP to bear?

Do a Google search on 'hurricane ike missing' and you'll see this CNN link. Click on it, and - voile - empty page. Is this what you were trying to say, CNN?

Thankfully Dallas thought to inform fellow Texans -- and those of us with internet browsers.

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