Can we shave these collaborators heads? George Bush thanks you for helping cover his ass when it comes to ignoring the Geneva Conventions and letting the US slide one step closer to a Fascist state.
Thomas Carper (D-DE)
Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Joe Lieberman (D-CT) now here's a real surprise...Not!
Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Mark Pryor (D-AR)
Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
Ken Salazar (D-CO)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Once again, so many members of the supposed opposition party have justified my decision to formally un-register as a Democrat and register as an independent. I take a hit on voting in the primary elections but does that really matter? The choices usually stink anyway. Wow, one politically connected insider or another! Who should I vote for?
I see no use for any of the current Democratic Party. Many think we should work with what we have but I see that as just beating a dead horse (or jackass in this case). If there was a mass voter exodus from the party, I bet they would suddenly become much more responsive to progressive ideas. At this point there should not be one Democrat supporting anything the Criminal In Chief wants. They should not be voting with ANY Republican on any issue. Hey Democratic Party--you disgust me! You are no more the party of Jefferson than the Republicans are the party of Lincoln. Whatever dream the writers of the Constitution had is gone. The murder began with the rise of the industrial age and the robber barons and has steadily been strangled--the life is draining away. This republic is in serious need of a political overhaul. We need one of those revolutions Thomas Jefferson said was needed every couple of years to keep government in check.
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere." --Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1787.
"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [i.e., securing inherent and inalienable rights, with powers derived from the consent of the governed], it is the right of the people to alter or 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." --Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:315
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience [has] shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." --Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:429
"Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, trial by jury, habeas corpus, and a representative legislature... I consider as the essentials constituting free government, and... the organization of the executive is interesting as it may insure wisdom and integrity in the first place, but next as it may favor or endanger the preservation of these fundamentals." --Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, 1815. ME 14:255
"Looking forward with anxiety to [the] future destinies [of my fellow citizens], I trust that, in their steady character unshaken by difficulties, in their love of liberty, obedience to law, and support of the public authorities, I see a sure guaranty of the permanence of our republic." --Thomas Jefferson: 8th Annual Message, 1808. ME 3:485
I wonder what Jefferson would think of these United States Of America today? Would he be as appalled as I believe he would? From my point of view, this population does not deserve the freedoms fought for by the revolutionary colonialists. Fat and lazy, both intellectually and physically, "Americans" have failed Jefferson's trust. The citizens truly do get the government they deserve. I am shamed and embarrassed that Bush operates in my name. I am furious that Bush and his rubber stamp Republicans have magnified everything that is bad about the USA by serving their corporate masters around the world. Bush, stop proclaiming that the USA is fighting for freedom when you know you mean freedom to exploit and appropriate resouces.