Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It's the Constitution, Stupid...

Front Paged at Booman Tribune. Recommended at My Left Wing

Remember this quote from Bush last month?
As President, I took an oath to protect this country, and I will continue using every element of national power to pursue our enemies and to prevent attacks on the United States of America.

Wrong, Chimpy - you actually took an oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States". And while it is nice that you think you are looking after us Americans, in trying to "protect" us (however twisted and sick the way your actions are showing it), that is most certainly NOT the oath you took.

And that goes for all of the rest of you "out of the mainstream" wingnuts, congresscritters, republicans, flag waving, pin wearing yahoos who clearly forgot about that "goddamn piece of paper" that is the backbone of this country.

Yes, that pesky Bill of Rights still supersedes any other laws that are passed. So, Senator Roberts, when you have to qualify your support the first and fourth amendments by saying the following, well it just means that you really don't support the US Consitution:

"'I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties. But you have no civil liberties if you are dead,' Roberts said."

Because you too, as well as all of your Senate colleagues have to take the same oath which specifically states that you will:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Yup, once again, support and defend the Constitution. Interestingly, you (and your Hose colleagues too) also have sworn to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Well, something tells me that all these laws, whether it be those which make torture legal, spying on Americans within the United States without a warrant legal, suspension of habeas corpus legal, or whatever else you may feel are the "tools that are necessary" to keep `Murka safer are weakening and threatening the Constitution that you all swore to protect. And since you are all the ones that are committing this assault on the Constitution, well, does that make you not only in violation of your oath, but also one of those "enemies, foreign or domestic" which you swore to defend the Constitution against?


Let us look no further than someone who knew a few things about the US Constitution, Thomas Jefferson. Or another who knows a bit about what a country's ideals should be, Benjamin Franklin:

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

And as for the fearmongering wingnuts, chickenhawks and 101'st fighting keyboardists, well you can just stop now with your nonsense about "not understanding the enemy" or that "the United States has never faced a threat like this", need I remind you of the Soviet Union, the cold war, the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear fallout shelters or air raid drills?

Funny, we didn't need to shred the Constitution or pass laws that took away all of our freedoms back then. Even with McCarthy's witch hunts.

Let me repeat - it is the Constitution. Not the American flag, which you hypocrites wear on your chest so proudly as you support the destruction of this nation (shameless plug - if you hate those flag pin wearing jackasses, then please click here or here to get a real cool "constitution scroll" pin and to support John Laesch for Congress).

Remember what's at stake here. Remember what is being shredded and wiped out - and we all know that we are most certainly not "safer", and it is NOT because we are "fighting them over there".

And to those who are "doing whatever it takes to protect America" or "face a threat that nobody has ever seen before" or whatever other stupid justifications and garbage that you have to tell yourself in order to sleep at night - just stop already.

Our country has faced threats like the ones we are seeing now. Our Constitution has not.

And that document is what this country is all about.

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