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

Monday, March 09, 2009

GOP's Cantor: Stem Cell research a 'waste of time'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A top congressional Republican on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama's expected decision to reverse the Bush administration's limits on embryonic stem-cell research, calling it a distraction from the country's economic slump.

"Why are we going and distracting ourselves from the economy? This is job No. 1. Let's focus on what needs to be done," Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican whip in the House of Representatives, told CNN's "State of the Union."

Lifesaving embryonic stem cell research is just a 'distraction' to the GOP. Nice to know that the research that - had it been done eight years ago, might have saved my dad's life - is so unimportant to them. Just one more reason to keep them out of power, forever.

A distraction. Saving lives (lives of people who have actually been born and who suffer from terrible diseases) is a distraction.

You know its funny. Before the election, I really was all for this bipartisan business. I actually thought we could all work together. But its impossible to work with soulless political climbers.

I've changed my mind. Now I just want them to sit down and SHUT UP. We've suffered under their greed and excess nightmare long enough. We voted them out for a reason. They presided over the destruction of our economy, our environment, our health care, our food, our jobs... they presided over the destruction of our country. In 2000 we were happily celebrating the Millennium, unaware that our nation and everything we knew was about to be bulldozed by the GOP in eight short years.

I really don't care what they have to say -- and I'm sick to death of hearing it in the media every day. We're doing it, you lost, we won, shut up.

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