Cusp This!

Friday, May 12, 2006


Well, the person sleeping on my couch voted for Bush in the last election. When asked his reasons he said that Kerry wasn't a good option and that "you don't change leaders in a time of war" that he didn't like Edwards and he liked Bush's cabinent. I would like for him to suffer immeasurably. When asked if he liked Cheney he responded that he liked Condi.

I only wish I had had this part of John Kerry's speech on the Nuclear option memorized:

"Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their party’s base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.

Congress, Washington, and our democracy itself are being tested. We each have to ask ourselves, will we let this continue? To those in this chamber who have reservations about the choices their leadership has made, and who worry about the possible repercussions on our Constitution and democracy, look at history and find the courage to do what’s right. History has always remembered those who are courageous, and will remember the courageous few who lived up to their responsibility and spoke truth to power when the Senate was tested – so that power did not go unchecked.

The Senate and the country need Senators of courage who are prepared to make their mark on history by standing with past profiles in courage, and defending not party, not partisanship, but defending principle and democracy itself. "

I hope you are all registered to vote in the upcoming elections.


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