Friday, August 26, 2005

Love Your Country? Demand Impeachment.

This post was up a while back, but it's the first time I have read it.
It pretty much crystalized exactly how I feel right now.

It's a brilliant piece of writing, clear, well thought out and important.
I am posting part of it here, with this link back to the original at Politics of Dissent


Ken Sanders
Tuscon, AZ USA

It was Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth President of the United States and a Republican, who famously said in 1918, "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."

Put differently, and in modern context, blind, unquestioning faith in President Bush is not only foolish and obsequious, but it is also contrary to the fundamental principles of this country, as set forth in the Constitution. Indeed, those who would merely sit by, without protest or question, while our President sends our armed forces off to kill and die in a nation which did not and could not do us any harm, are more than simply slavish sycophants. Those who refuse to acknowledge, much less criticize, the wrongs committed by this President in the name of the United States, while simultaneously denigrating those who do dare protest, betray this country and the promise it stands for.

In short, they are positively un-American. They are traitors.

2 comments:

Tom Harper said...

I do (love my country) and I hereby demand it (impeachment of this pisspoor excuse for a president).

SheaNC said...

An impeachment is so overdue that it would be practically a symbolic gesture at this point (so much damage has been done), but I wholeheartedly support it nonetheless!