"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Time To Worry

November 7th, 2006 may be the day future historians point to when marking the death of the American Republic. Sound improbable? Then perhaps you haven't been paying attention. The mid-term elections will be held on that fateful day and I hope you'll take them seriously.

The Bush administration will either get a mandate to radically alter the DNA of our republic, or a clear message from the American people that his "unitary executive " theory, which destroys the separation of powers that defends our liberty, and a foreign policy that threatens World War III, cannot be reconciled with their values or interests.

Read this carefully and worry.

4 comments:

leftisthebest said...

Keep up the good work, Coldie, and don't let those neo-cons (I hate the word though) at secondcitycop get ya down. I have combatted, or tried to, the right wingers in the department for years. I no longer care those who disagree with my politics (it's been in the open for years) and will continue to lash out at this administration when need be, and you should also.

Coldtype said...

I certainly will Lefty. While I realize that SCC consists of intellectual lightweights, its fun to poke holes in some of the gibberish they produce.

One of my goals for this blog is to provide a space for alternative
points of view that get no exposure at Second Ciy Cop.

I'm convinced that the Bush ultra-nationalist pose perhaps the greatest threat to this Republic since the Civil War. What I find incredibly frustrating is that most of our co-workers--to say nothing of the general public--are oblivious to what lays before them in plain sight. Bush has all but declared that the Constitutional restrictions on the power of the Excecutive do not apply to him; that he may unilaterally determine what legislation passed by congress--and thus the law of the land--that he will submit to. Our republic and an emperor cannot co-exist.

I promise to keep plugging away. Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

I just recently discovered your blogsite. How long has your site been in operation? IT'S LIKE AN OASIS IN THE DESERT! I get so tired of those right wing mental midgets on SCC and Rue St.Michael. It's nice to know that not everyone has their collective heads up their conservative a**$#$. I consider myself more a centrist than a liberal but reading your blogsite is like a breath of fresh air.

Coldtype said...

I've had it going for just a few weeks and I plan to stick around awhile.