Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Sedition?



Main Entry: se·di·tion
Pronunciation: si-'di-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin sedition-, seditio, literally, separation, from se- apart + ition-, itio act of going, from ire to go -- more at SECEDE, ISSUE
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority


Damn, you're right, dude! I never realized that when Kerry was testifying to Congress, he was giving out all kinds of code-words to the American insurgency. How dare he? At last, did he have no shame?


"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." — well-known seditionist Theodore Roosevelt


Hmm. Sounds like a genuine questioning of government is not something to be scared of, derisive of, or condemning of. It sounds like informing government and the American people of atrocities committed in their name is not a right, but a duty. Sounds like John Kerry put his ass on the line in the early 70s, potentially ending any career he might have in the future.

What the hell was Bush doing around this time? No one knows. Disregarding the new memos (memoes?) "discovered", real or not, Bush did everything he could to avoid ending up in Vietnam (as did Clinton and Cheney, although Republicans love to crucify Clinton for his avoidance).

As Jon Stewart said tonight (a shout-out to the Comcast guy who swapped the box and returned late-night television unto me following Frances), "Do we really want a President who couldn't avoid going to Vietnam?"

I want a safer, more prosperous, better respected America. That's why I'm voting for John Kerry. That's why I badger my family and friends until they tell me they'll vote for Kerry so I'll leave them alone.

Good talking to you tonight, Brian. I forgot to ask you about the assault weapson ban — planning any big purchases?

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