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

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Final Week: Day 1

Things I will not miss, day 1:

Saving ANWR from the oil companies three or more times every year.

I'm tired of signing the same petition every three months in a desperate attempt to save ANWR from another sneak oil drilling attack, simply because we have had two oil men in the White House and the Oil Lobby won't go away. What part of 'NO' don't you guys understand?

I'm tired of signing petitions, my representatives are tired of seeing them, and we're all tired of the Oil Lobby. We want alternative, clean energy and we want it now. And we want what is left of our precious unspoiled wilderness left in peace. Surely we've seen enough wreckage in the last eight years to last a lifetime...

This is my thought for DAY 1 of the Final Week of Bush: Please... let the petitions end. I'm tired. Let there be a break from the ANWR attacks.


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