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  •  Congressman, My Two Cents (5+ / 0-)

    The abrogation of the Constitution is recognized by people of all political awarenesses and stripes.    My uncle, for example, a lifelong Republican and very successful public and private attorney, has basically come around to the belief that it is completely obvious that we literally have a dictatorship here, and if we do not respect and honor what our Forefathers would be absolutely horrified to see being undermined--the very foundation of our success--then we are doomed.

    That is not hyperbole.

    Thank you so much for honoring the trust of the Founders that the Constitution may yet allow us to survive.

    Millions upon millions upon millions of Americans are behind you.  We are reeling in the melancholy of having lost our government while knowing the better angel of the nature of its ideals and the tools the Founders gave us.  We must help ourselves, we know that.  But this is a republic.  So we need your help, too.

    Any educated citizen who seeks to subvert the law to suppress freedom, or to subject other human beings to acts that are less than human degrades his inheritance, ignores his learning, and betrays his obligations. Certain other societies may respect the rule of force. We respect the rule of law.

    John F. Kennedy

    People look at these United States and can no longer believe that it represents the triumph of the rule of law, and liberty.

    What a sad, sad state of affairs for our beloved country.  The one we didn't remember we loved until we lost it.

    •  Kossacks, we have much work to do. (3+ / 0-)
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      potownman, MarketTrustee, flumptytail

      Thank you, Mr. Conyers, for your courageous leadership.

      It's time to put paid to the GOP slant that they're invincible and beyond the reach of laws and consequences for their despicable behavior. In 1992 the Democrats coined the slogan about Bush I: "It's time for them to go." Sounds good to me.

      Frustration, sorrow, disappointment and the like have their place, but I feel these are luxuries we cannot afford at the present time. Far better to channel our outrage and our sense of betrayal into considered, strategic and effective opposition to BushCorp's malfeasance.

      It's important to make the time to volunteer and participate, give our money, even if we don't have much to spare, to make some personal sacrifices on behalf of our country, our democracy, our Constitution, our children and families.

      "How did we steal 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006? We controlled the voting machines, and they didn't pay attention until too late." --Rove

      by Enough Talk Lets Get Busy on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 10:48:26 AM PDT

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      •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

        If only, too, just try to talk to as many people as you can.  Say something on Kos.  Write letters to the editor.

        That was a really good little piece of nostalgia, by the way.  Very effective, too.

        And I've given to a foreign district Congressional race and, of course, to the Lamont campaign!

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