Saturday, November 22, 2003

Our Shredded Constitution- We Need to be Worried

Our Shredded Constitution- We Need to be Worried

Here is the saddest question I think I've ever had to pose.
The question is: Which do we need to fear more? A rogue WMD attack or OUR OWN GOVERNMENT?


"..The defenders of the status quo therefore tend to begin by treating the revolutionary power as if its protestations were merely tactical; as if it really accepted the existing legitimacy but overstated its case for bargining purposes; as if were motivated by specific grievences to be assauged by limited consessions. Those who warn against the danger in time are considered alarmists; those who consel adaption to circumstances are considered balanced and sane.... but it is the essence of a revolutionary power that it possesses the courage of its convictions, that it is willing, indeed eager, to push its principles to their ultimate conclusion."

Henry Kissinger


From the Village Voice:

Yesterday, the big right-wing website, published an interview with Tommy Franks, the former chief of the Central Command who led the war against Iraq, under the headline, "Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack." In an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine, the general, now living in Tampa, argues that in the event of a WMD hit on the U.S., our form of government would go out the window. "The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy."

The general drove his point home: "It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world—it may be in the United States of America—that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important."


It would be easy for a radical administration to use fear to obtain the power necessary to destroy the United States

They've already begun.

Moral Clarity without Moral Authority

Moral Clarity With No Moral Authority

What happens when you think you have moral clarity, but you have no moral authority?

In a recent column about Iraq titled "You Gotta Have Friends", Thomas Friedman says he thinks a Bush administration policy lobotomy would be in order.

I'm thinking perhaps a total Bush administration lobotomy might have to happen first.
I just don't think we're going to be able to change the hearts and minds of the Neoconservatives in this
all-too-proud and twisted administration.

In the article, a question is asked:
"How good is a beautifully carved table..with one leg?"

I say that, when the one existing leg is ugly, the craftsmen are not inspired to complete the other three for fear they
will turn out just as badly.

Virtually without a friend in any foreign nation's public (and missing crucial friends in at least half of their own citzenry),
the Bush-led U.S. will have to bear the consequences of their government's humility-challenged actions alone.

We are not safe and we are not secure.

Tom Delay is a Beast

Tom DeLay is a Beast

Tom DeLay would just as soon cut out Special Education for our special-needs children
than he would allow for overtime pay to remain an option for many white-collar middle classers
here in this country. Millions of dollars will leave the pockets of these middle-classers if DeLay gets his evil way.

A shut-down of government is hanging over the heads of our Congress.

Read this article for proof.

Tom DeLay prides himself on being Christian and wanting U.S. government to be as close to Biblical as it can get.
Don't be fooled..he has a heart of steel.
He'd rather rob from the middle class to give to the poor than to DARE ask the bloody-rich
top 1% of Americans to pay their fair share...a share they would barely miss.

Tom DeLay is a bloody-eyed demon-beast from the bowels of Hades, as are his political ilk.

From the article:

"[Sen. Arlen] Specter said GOP leaders were talking about amending the spending bill by removing its entire section that deals with labor, health and education - including the language that would block the overtime rules.
That portion of the bill would be replaced with language to finance labor, health and education programs at last year's levels. Specter said that change would mean $4.7 billion less for special education, global AIDS prevention and other programs supported by many members of both parties.
"That's pretty serious stuff, isn't it," said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, asked about the threat. "It might build a little bit of pressure" to finish the spending bill..."

League of Liberals Sat 22 Nov

League of Liberals Sat. 22 Nov

Best line of the day from the League of Liberals
blog co-op:

"..It's almost as if having a two-party system, in which Democratic candidates vie for a position in the general election, is an attack in itself."

So sayeth Happy Furry Puppy
* Re the new GOP campaign assertion:
"Some are now attacking the president for attacking the terrorists."


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