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  •  think. MadRuth nailed it: blackmail. (5+ / 0-)

    "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 07:29:41 PM PDT

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    •  I wish I could believe that, but (0+ / 0-)

      ... are all the other Dems who plan to vote for this "compromise" also getting blackmailed?

      The only logical explanation for Democrats to sabotage their own earlier efforts is that they truly want more spying power for the government. And immunity for anyone who did (and will) go along with it.

      Everything else, I think, is just fishing in the dark for some way to make this treason comprehensible to us since our "representatives" don't have the courtesy to let us know what's going on.

      •  in the absence of facts all I have is my mind... (0+ / 0-)

        ...and my brilliant 20/200 mind's eye at that. While they think to purport to have a cushy career, all the perks, privileges and immunities from accountability, and the relative security of holding such high offices with impunity from the scrutinity of the rule of law, they have forgotten one unseemly check on their power: the power of the people. For as Jefferson once said, all of their JUST powers derive from the people. They are neither our rulers, nor are we their subjects. They work for us, and earn their daily substinence from our treasury-not theirs. However, therein lies the rub. There's a sinister element in the equation prominently at work here. Actually, four things. The monied interests or greed, the lust of power and the motive, means and opportunity to protect it and they themselves from the rule of law, the fear of an imperial president who has resurrected the dead bones of monarchy our Founding Fathers sought to bury forever, and the arrogance of power which gives them all an air of invincibility. I wrote in a post a long time ago that it may be time for a new Declaration of Independence. It may be too late for even that approach. Shall I be forced in the twilight of my years to witness the death of the dream our Founding Fathers had, and to go to my grave knowing that even though I did all in my meager, humble power to act as their sentinel and guardian, that I have failed miserably? It almost makes me wish that I hadn't been blessed with a gifted brain with the understanding to know the simple difference between the truth and a lie when the evidence is as clear as the nose on my bloody face!

        "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

        by ImpeachKingBushII on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:59:15 AM PDT

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