Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Declaration

Tamifah, at dKos, peruses the Declaration of Independence and makes a lot of salient points about the current state of government.

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

It is clear that our current Form of Government has met the criteria listed here. Our current government from the elected officials in the House and the Senate, to elected officals and appointees in the executive branch, to a number of judges and wannabe judges, are no longer interested in securing and protecting our rights.

They are pissing our rights away and they are squandering them.

it is time to abolish our current government. I do not mean we should get rid of it and start with a clean slate, but it's time to throw the bums out.

It's time to vote other people in, other people we think will give us a chance to turn this train wreck around.

November 7th is our last best hope to do this. It may be our only hope to do this.

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The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

OK...so President dumbass is not the King of Great Britian. But he definitely shares some things in common with the King of Great Britian.

His constant arrogance...his constant usurpation of our power...his constant abuse of the trust we've put in him...they have all served toward one end, and that's the subjugation of the American destiny toward the perverse ends of himself and his cronies.

I could talk about the Facts, but you guys all know them already.

I could talk about the individual offenses that George W Bush and his administration have made, but you all know about them already.

And nothing is going to stop the avalanche of truth that's starting to pour out now.

So here's the question.

What are we gonna do about it?

In my mind, it's crystal clear to me that we can beat our chests and holler for resignation after resignation, we can gnash our teeth and rail about scandal after scandal and lie after lie...and that's right and we should do it, but the real line in the sand is drawn on November 7th. Not just in how we vote, but whether we persuade others to do so as well.

Get people involved. Go get someone registered to vote. You gotta know one person who's not registered. Offer to take people to vote. Offer them a ride. Get one person or two people or five people you know are not gonna vote to go on Nov. 7th.

Make plans to all go vote together and then go out for dinner or something.

Encourage each other. Go out and canvass and just remind people to vote. Take voter registration cards with you. Leave them with people. Let them know where their local polling place is.

I hate to sound alarmist but this really is our last chance.

On November 8th, if we haven't siezed our own destiny, it's not in our reach any more.

I wrote yesterday in a comment that I keep thinking about how George W Bush stood on the rubble after Sept 11 and said "Pretty soon, the people that knocked these buildings down are gonna hear us all".

I keep thinking and hoping that on November 7th, the people who have knocked our greatness down are gonna hear us all.




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