Monday, September 18, 2006

While we slept

"So long as people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of god, religious and otherwise to put shackles upon sleeping men." -Voltairine de Clyde

"We the People" just love anniversaries. This goes back to the founding of our great nation. Recently, we got caught up in the one-year anniversary of Katrina, and the five-year anniversary of 9/11. Both are nightmares for our country. Barely a blip on the radar screen of our collective consciousness was the anniversary of the Constitution.

Life was first breathed into this document on September 17th. Maybe "We the People" have accepted the notion that while we slept, this administration stole our democracy. While they proport to spread democracy in a region that clearly has not requested our version of reality, "We the people" gave away our rights willingly because they did not want to "embolden the enemy." Well, the enemy is us.

Freedom of speech was the first to go. Anyone who questions this administration is called unpatriotic and gutless. The Congress that is supposed to provide a major check and balance is acting like the kid in the high school cafeteria afraid of being called a pussy by the popular jock on the team. (The only way to get rid of that label is to not act like one.)

Thank God for the progressive bloggers and Keith O, trying to keep the principles of the constitution alive. They can't do it alone.

As citizens, we have to WAKE UP and get involved. Voting and making sure your vote is counted is a start. To say this upcoming election is important is not shrill rhetoric.

My God, if the Dems manage to regain this branch of government, they should read the Constitution, grow a set and reclaim our country.

"We the People" need to spend a little time with this document. Only then will we discover what was taken "while we slept."

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