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  •  perhaps I am misunderstood (8+ / 0-)

    I don't want to change the rules now. Wait until we can fumigate the White House, and we can have a head of the Executive Branch that can get airtime whenever they want it.

    I understand that the next president will inherit the rules that Bush has laid down. Many of those rules are horrible, deplorable, dishonorable legislation. We need to get rid of them. We need to abolish signing statements. We need to repeal some of the environmental laws that have been set down. We need to do a LOT of things to restore our democracy. Re-instate Habeus Corpus for ALL people that we have anything to do with. It is a basic, fundamental principle of modern law. We need to shut-down Gitmo. We need to look at the GWOT as not being 'winnable' militarily. We need to re-establish our military. We need to sign on to Kyoto. We need to lead again. And in our current situation, the only way we can lead again is to do it by example. Speaking very softly, listening to others very intently, and not making a big to-do about whatever we decide to do as a people and a country. We have fences to mend, and examples to set.

    Some of the ways we can do that is to behave more like a global neighbor and less like a tyrannical terror around the planet.

    Many of the things that Shrubya and his band of theives have done, can be un-done. It will take concerted effort, and good salesmanship. That said, our next leader will find a receptive audience on our soil, and around the world, because frankly a Dan Quayle looks smart in comparison to what has been going on. I want my country back. I want the goodwill of the rest of the globe back. I want to sleep at night, knowing that my government is not needlessly killing hundreds and thousands of innocents for some aggressive action against an abstract noun.

    I want to sleep at night knowing that my government represents the will of all Americans, not just the selected few. I want a protection for the minority against the tyranny of the majority. But I also want sanity restored. Sanity, humility, honesty, oversight, and all those things I took for granted when I was a school boy in Civics and Government classes.

    (sorry, this is getting long.)

    To summarize, I don't want to change the rules now. I want to repeal the bullshit spread all over this great nation by Shrubya and his crooked cronies. I want a great, sweeping reform package that we can entitle:

    The Restoration of America Act.

    Peace,

    • SS

    On forced conformity - "Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard." - Justice Robert Jackson (1943)

    by Skeptical Spectacle on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 08:51:10 AM PDT

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    •  I did misunderstand. (3+ / 0-)

      My impression from your comment and the one you replied to was that we should change the rules to make it easier to get rid of the civil servants.  That was what I was urging caution about.

      I agree with your response that we need to reestablish ourselves as world leaders in a moral sense though I don't know why we shouldn't be voting on these issues now.  I'd like to see votes start mounting up so we have candidates in 08 with a long track record of supporting or opposing basic human rights.  I don't care what party they identify with.  If Republicans want to start getting on the moral side of the issues, good on them. It'll only show how bipartisan we are being and create a group of Republicans that are low hanging fruit in 08.

      A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

      by Webster on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:27:06 AM PDT

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