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  •  The values enshrined in the Constitution (none)
    ...or more precisely, the values the founders hoped to enshrine by means of the Constitution. [An aside: The idea that any judge alive today could possibly render a judgment on an issue of importance related to the Constitution in a manner completely consistent with the unique, monolithic interpretation of the same Constitution, circa 1775 (if such a unique interpretation could be discovered and agreed upon as to exist), is as silly as believing that the same judge is subject to mind control from Mars and will always rule in favour of Martian interests.]

    That's what every proud American, or proud international citizen (I am Canadian), has a duty to defend. I do my part here--it is small, perhaps, and inconsequential, but it is important to me to be heard. My problem is that I have no genuine civic interest (since I enjoy neither citizenship nor residency), and that I believe many people dislike overt meddling in the affairs of others by "strangers".

    But you and your representatives have roles to play--and any Democrat who believes in the values pointed to by the Consitution has an obligation to defend them against tyranny. And we must acknowledge the obvious: the Bush Administration is tyranny incarnate.

    -8.38, -4.97 "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii.

    by thingamabob on Sun Jan 08, 2006 at 08:04:51 PM PST

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