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I started Blogging on February of 2006, I started out as a independent Blogger, a bit of a "Left of Center" type; I began because I broke off a relationship with a Church.  This was due to a pastor royally stabbing me in the back.  Around that same time, CNN did a special on just how mismanaged the Iraq had been; not long after this, it was revealed that there were absolutely no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, at all.  This is when I knew that it was time to go back to something I did well at, as a young boy; writing.

When Bush won in 2000, I did not think much of it, I, like most of the country, was very tired of hearing about ongoing Clinton scandal.  I felt that Bill Clinton had disgraced the White House, I had voted for him, twice and now I was hearing that he had disgraced that White House by giving oral sex to an intern.  I was quite miffed about it.  However, I figured America would get past it.  When Al Gore lost, I did not go to pieces; I really did not follow politics as I do now. To me, they were all the same, elect the best person, and hope he does the job.  That was at the time, my philosophy, if you want to call it that.  Besides, I was very busy working a job that kept me working almost fifty hours a week, if not more.  In short, I was about as far away from politics as one can be and I did not care that much for it.

However, in 2006, after the event described above happened, I began to read online and see in the news reports the Bush was wrong about Iraq. That began to tip my suspicions about him.  Thus began my venture into the world of Blogging.  I did not and still do not consider myself a Democrat, I could never run with those who believe that the Government is the solution to world’s problems. Furthermore, I could never align myself with a group of people that believe that making a profit is evil.  However, something that Bush was doing just did not seem right.  At the time, I thought calling my Blog, "The Populist" was a perfect solution. I always felt that the Government should be, "of, for, and by we the people." The problem with that is, that I was quite unaware that the Populist Party that existed between the period of 1884 and 1908, is quite different from the Democratic Party of today. I know this to be the case now.

I never was a far left Democrat, While I am all for the supporting of the middle class, and I feel unions have their place too. I feel abortion is just morally wrong, at the same time, however, I feel that it should never be a legislative issue, at all. Further, I believe, as a Christian that the homosexual lifestyle is morally wrong. Nevertheless, I believe that if someone wants to carry out that lifestyle behind closed doors that is that person’s business. However, I do not believe that our Nation’s constitution should be modified to change the definition of marriage. I guess you would call me a "Reagan Democrat."

I crossed to the "right of center" political stance because of what took place in this election. I watched a party that I voted for, since I was eligible to vote at age 18, basically take the principles it was founded upon and toss them in to the wind, all to elected a man, that was, I felt, not even remotely qualified to President of the United States.

Having said all of this, I find myself back here at the writing tablet, angry again. This time because of a serious revelation that the now Former President of the United States of America was actually using his powers as President of the United States to spy upon the people of this nation. That is correct, this is not a joke, revelations are now coming out that Former President Bush was using the NSA to spy on the American people, more specifically Journalists, who Bush knew were not on his side.

Let me say this, before I get into the video that I am about to present. This is not about Conservatism, this is not about Liberalism, this about that sacred document that is at the National Archives, called the Constitution of the United States of America. This is about the proper rule of law; we are not Nazi Germany, nor are we the Soviet Union, We are America and American Presidents do not do things like this, at all!

The Video Sir:

(cannot get the video to embed, you can watch at my site on the front page of the this Blog)

Having seen this video and allowed it to sink in and digest what information was laid at my feet; I felt the need to write, mainly to channel my anger, and to send the new President of United States of America an open and clear message.

Mr. President, You must investigate this and investigate this now!

This sort of blatant disregard for the rule of law in America cannot be tolerated at all. As the presenter of this video told in a special comment, just a day before, if we do not punish those who attempt to Govern outside of the rule law to get away with their crimes, it will only continue to fester into more crimes in the future.

Mister President Obama, I did not vote for you, however, you are the President of all of us, even those of us who did not vote for you. I ask you, as a humble citizen of the United States of America, as someone who believe that the Constitution of the United States of America still matters; please, order an investigation of this lawlessness; now.

Because what will we tell our children? That we allowed a paranoid President to rule as a tyrant, because he felt like that it was right thing to do at the time? Insanity, Mister President cannot be the order of the law in a Free and Constitutional Republic. Nor can it be the rule of law in a free and democratic society.

I simply ask you sir, please, for the future of our nation, do the right thing.

(cross posted at my Blog, Political Byline, which is a libertarian paleo-conservative Blog, but don't hold it against me, please.)  

Originally posted to The Buchananite on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 09:25 PM PST.

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  •  And, you're here at DKos because.... (6+ / 0-)

    ?

    I crossed to the "right of center" political stance because of what took place in this election. I watched a party that I voted for, since I was eligible to vote at age 18, basically take the principles it was founded upon and toss them in to the wind, all to elected a man, that was, I felt, not even remotely qualified to President of the United States.

    "The object of life is not be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." Marcus Aurelius

    by CanyonWren on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 09:30:28 PM PST

  •  Is the Homosexual Lifestyle" Wanting to... (9+ / 0-)

    ...have the same recognition for your committed, loving and monogamous relationship?

    The right to adopt children?

    The right to visit your loved one in a hospital?

    Just what is this nefarious "homosexual lifestyle" you're evidently so worried about, and why do you feel so threatened by it?

    "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

    by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 09:35:20 PM PST

  •  With all due respect.. (9+ / 0-)

    you still have a lot to learn.  And to unlearn.  But thanks for making something of an effort.  I hope that the next four years will be good for you.

  •  Once again, religion is used to justify bigotry (3+ / 0-)
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    and discrimination.  

    Guess what?  I don't care what you think of homosexuality.  Mind your own fucking business and stop dragging the Constitution through your warped sense of reality.

  •  Um, you might give this another try: (6+ / 0-)

    I did not and still do not consider myself a Democrat, I could never run with those who believe that the Government is the solution to world’s problems. Furthermore, I could never align myself with a group of people that believe that making a profit is evil.

    I am a proud Democrat my entire life and I have never believed those things. Take your blinders off and do more research before taking pen in hand and making such broad and loaded stereotypical statements that are easily proven false.

    Through all your faults and all my complaints, I still love you.

    by jayden on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 09:44:12 PM PST

  •  "I could never run with those who (6+ / 0-)

    think Government is the solution to the world's problems".

    You sweep all Democrats along with this phrase and demonstrate how thoroughly brainwashed you have been by your own party.  Honestly, what a sweeping generalization, and how illogical; how facetious.

    You certainly have gotten sucked into the micro-targeted, lobby-funded propaganda and stereotyping of the past decades.  

    As a Democrat, I don't identify at all with what you've said, and I'm tired of being stereotyped and pigeonholed by folks who can't think critically about their own party's clap trap.

    Here's how it feels on my end of things:

    For the last eight years, I've been told that my faith "doesn't count" because I'm not "born again" despite attendance and involvement in a faith during all the years a lot of you were out boozing and carousing and raising general hell on college campuses.

    I'm an "elitist egghead" because I enjoy reading and care to read about issues affecting my country.

    I've done community organizing so I'm NOT a responsible adult who has accomplished things of importance.

    I work in human services, so I'm a "bleeding heart" rather than a trained professional who deals with tragedy and sensitive issues, and even very dangerous persons on a hourly, daily basis.

    I also teach, so therefore I am a worthless person.

    I am so very tired of listening to folks like you make sweeping generalizations about what I believe.

    It sure sounds like you don't know what YOU believe, since you don't seem very happy with your own party, but you're still flooded with all the cliched thinking you've been stuffed with all these years.

    I WAS a REpublican . . . until the Bush junta, Rush limbaugh, and the complete mindless dismantling of our nation began . . . WAKE UP!

  •  You seemed to be reasonably moderate, until... (1+ / 0-)
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    It might help things if the following were clarified or elaborated upon:

    I crossed to the "right of center" political stance because of what took place in this election. I watched a party that I voted for, since I was eligible to vote at age 18, basically take the principles it was founded upon and toss them in to the wind, all to elected a man, that was, I felt, not even remotely qualified to President of the United States.

    I do agree with the title of your diary.

    This sort of blatant disregard for the rule of law in America cannot be tolerated at all. As the presenter of this video told in a special comment, just a day before, if we do not punish those who attempt to Govern outside of the rule law to get away with their crimes, it will only continue to fester into more crimes in the future.

    How would you propose that Obama go about "investigating" this activity? And what ought to be the penalty for illegally spying on Americans, do you think?

    Are you aware that Obama and the majority of the House and Senate approved a law last spring which retroactivly removed civil liability from telecom providers who illegally spy on Americans?

    I simply ask you sir, please, for the future of our nation, do the right thing.

    I suspect when all is said and done we are all going to have to be a bit more specific as to what is "the right thing" to do in this type of situation.

  •  Why do you use the phrase (3+ / 0-)
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    jayden, Otteray Scribe, kktlaw

    "homosexual lifestyle"? Do you also use the phrase "straight lifestyle"?

    Whose morals are you using to judge homosexuality as "morally wrong"? And where did you get the right to pass that judgment?

    Just asking........

    Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America..President Barack Obama

    by Ekaterin on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 09:55:11 PM PST

  •  Enough's been said by (0+ / 0-)

    the posters above me. Fuck off, dude. And maybe research our positions a little.

  •  I knew we were in for a bad turn (3+ / 0-)
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    in 2000 when the election was settled by the Supreme court stopping the counting of votes. The first thing I remember happening in the Bush admin was the Faith Based Initiative. At that point I felt the mixing of church and state was going to be dangerous. I argued vociferously with co-workers and friends during  the lead up to Iraq that the invasion was not justified. Here I sit 8 years after it began in a polarized country with one great blessing. We finally have an intelligent and honest president again. You can be guaranteed that this will be investigated.

    "Everybody does better, when everybody does better" - Paul Wellstone 1997

    by yuriwho on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 10:11:31 PM PST

  •  Here's what people need to understand.... (1+ / 0-)
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    We need to keep ANY investigation into the Bush Administration as politically neutral as possible.  Obama must NOT order any investigation into the Bush Administration.  That is up to Eric Holder, the AG Nominee.  Politicizing the justice department, no matter how well intentioned is what we need to avoid.  

  •  Even though I think... (1+ / 0-)
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    everyone on this blog site would vehemently disagree with your politics...I applaud you for calling for investigations of constitutional violations of the citizens of the United States of America...

    Tipped and Rec'd...even though your political POV could use some major adjustments...peace...

    Obama/Biden'08 Delivering Change he Promised

    by dvogel001 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 04:07:39 AM PST

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