in the great, heaving granite slabs
in the sandstone, compressed, hardened
in the stars made rocks made dust
grow your own spine
who quits and dies to save life?
who marches in the decades?
who casts out light
and cries about the darkness?
grow your own spine Read below the fold...
I took this one in February 1978.
"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; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE LAWFUL ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAWFUL ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD" Read below the fold...
Where do the Americans stand now?
Are there any real United States Citizens left, who understand the meaning of the oath, "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic"? Read below the fold...
From Denny Hastert's favorite pedophile, Mark Foley (R-NAMBLA), as he instant messages:
strip down and get relaxed
Because it won't hurt a bit.
The torture, that is.
The destruction of the Constitution.
The detention of citizens without trial or habeas corpus.
The constant surveillance.
The camps.... Read below the fold...
Lotta good stuff in the Magna Carta. This clause caught my eye:
40. To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay, right or justice.
Gosh, even Kings didn't have powers of indefinite detention without right of appeal. Well, leaving out that ugly little lettre de cachet episode before 1789.
We haven't just been unable to "keep" a Republic; we've thrown away the 800 years of the common law. Read below the fold...
Breaking on CNN so no links yet. He's the one who got caught with his winkie in the "send" button on an email exchange with a 16 year old (MALE--not that there's anything wrong with that) Congressional page. Read below the fold...
Hey, kids: If you found this page while looking for a children's book, you came to the wrong place. It has profanity in it, in response to an obscene law that was just approved by the U.S. Senate.
Oh, thanks in advance for paying off the $9 trillion deficit. And if someone wrongly calls you an "enemy combatant," I hear the southern border is easy to get through. You might also consider Canada, but maybe not. Especially if you were born in Syria.