Sunday, May 27, 2007

Steal ThisThese Talking Point(s)

I am getting sick and tired of the left caving in to the most facile and specious arguments. These are frustrating times for sure, with the recent capitulation by the DINO party over war funding, and the breaking of news story after news story that just doesn't get reported on any of the Corporate Owned Media outlets.

So, here are a couple of talking points, or slogans if you will, just in case you get in an argument with one of the 28%-ers that are still sufficiently misguided or delusional enough to still support Bu$hCo™, the criminal enterprise that is posing as legitimate government in America.

First up, concerning the Prosecutors' Purge scandal. Anyone with a functioning brain should be able to refute the weak and un-American talking points that the Republicans are relying on in this case. I'm sure you've heard them. The ever popular, "Clinton did it too." Well, he didn't really. He replaced all the prosecutors when he first got into office, but that is normal. What is not normal is replacing prosecutors in the middle of their terms, as the Bush administration has done. And what is certainly not normal is the interference in the performance of their duties while in office, as Sen. Pete Domenici (R. -epulsive) and Rep. Wilson (R. -eprehensible) of New Mexico did. That is criminal obstruction of justice, and they should be charged with those felonies. So the statements that this is 'business as usual', or that these vital law enforcement figures 'serve at the pleasure of the pResident' can neither stand on their own, nor can they be propped up by any number of talking heads on FOX and CNN. The Constitution very deliberately created the judiciary as a separate, independent, and co-equal branch of government. Tampering with that formula is a big deal. Huge.

Here's your talking point, that I have been spreading around the comment threads here and elsewhere. It's yours to repeat as necessary until the other side finally listens. Better yet, it will demonstrate that you are a better American than your opponent. This is a slight modification of something you may have seen in comments here or elsewhere. I thought it time to flesh it out a little.
It's not just the Democrats, but the people themselves, who have become complacent to the point of complicity. Among the grave offenses listed against King George in the Declaration of Independence are these,
  • He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
  • He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
  • He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
Doesn't that italicized bit sound a lot like the Prosecutors' Purge to you?
That and other Declaration offenses - of which the current King George is equally guilty - precipitated the American Revolution. But the Patriots who created this country had a courage seemingly lacking in this generation. Listen to the national anthem, especially the last line. How can it continue to be the Land of the Free unless it is also the Home of the Brave?
Looking again at the Declaration, I see that George Bush has committed other listed offenses. His whole administration seems to be focused on nothing so much as the repudiation of the Constitution of the United States of America. I could have expanded my talking point considerably. In particular,
  1. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.
  2. For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.
  3. For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury.
  4. For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.
  5. For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.
  6. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
Now how is it that these offenses, worthy of a Revolutionary War in 1776 are not now worthy at least of impeachment? Is it not time NOW to resort to that most profound statement in the Declaration? "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.."

The Right of the People. Not the Democratic Party. THE PEOPLE - who are the Constitution's, and the country's last line of defense. The historical parallels to eighteenth century America demand that the people act, and act soon. Perhaps even more, the parallels to Germany in the 1930s demand it.

Feel free to spread these points around. It's not really stealing after all. Last I looked, the Declaration of Independence was still in the public domain.

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