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|06-30-2008, 09:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 'way up north
A July 4th celebration for "We, the People"
If you had any doubt as to whether we had reached the tipping point; whether
there was anything left of a constitutionally based democratic society in this
country, the article below, from WSWS, will dispel that. There is nothing of
significance left of the Democrat Party. It is all compliance and toadying to
the Republican War Machine, with hope of sharing in the spoils. A bit of
mollification is thrown to the people now and then to preserve the illusion of
representative government, just to keep the pot from boiling over into the
streets. I don't think that there is a single member of either party, who is in
a position of power, who isn't equally complicit to this developing horror, or
subservient to Big Money, Big Oil, Big AIPAC or their cronies.
Before the phrase "We, the People" becomes a forgotten memory, I would like to
suggest another form of July 4th Independence Day celebration. I would suggest
that we, as a nation, re-read our founding documents: The Declaration of
Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, in whole or in part. I
would like the see the elected officials in every state, city and village find,
or create, a forum for this. I would like to hear them read in the public parks,
the village square, the town hall, the steps of the state capitols, the Lincoln
Memorial, and the Capitol Building itself.
I would like to see CNN, MSNBC and all the networks take a bit of time off for
this activity also. Rather than pillaging each other, I would like to hear these
documents read by Barack Obama, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and,
perhaps, even George W. Bush (if he doesn't stumble over the big words) and Dick
Cheney, if such a sacrilege doesn't cause him to erupt in a gout of flame.
Then I would like those reading these documents to point out to the listeners
(those self-same "We, the People") how many of these principles and rights have
been trashed in the last eight years, and how little time we have left to get
the nation back on track.
You want some July 4th fireworks? You will get more of them this way than by
firing off everything made in China!
Now, the Administration will probably consider this to be a devious plot by the commies or
Al Qaeda to to foment unrest, while the Dems would table the motion or send it
to some committee, just as they did Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment, lest
they offer offense to their ruling masters. But the rest of us do not need
permission to do this. If we can't get our elected officials to read these
documents in the public square, we can do it ourselves - in our homes, at our
July 4th picnics, or on a soapbox in whatever our local version of Hyde Park
happens to be.
I am sending this message out to friends, to local and state officials, and to
you as well, dear friends. I hope we will all be around in the future to
celebrate Independence Day the same way, again and again.
As war clouds gather: Democrats back covert US attacks on Iran
And don't forget, friends - it belongs to you.
Ho Ho Tai
"The greatest wisdom: Love and Laughter, Inter-twined."
|06-30-2008, 02:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: the Twilight Zone
No, it doesn't belong to me, although I once thought it did (I was six). It belongs to the people who bought it. I just live here.
Now all you women,
Don't you come around
Unless you weigh
'Bout fo' hundred pound...
-- Dr. Feelgood & the Interns