The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I have gained new respect for Sandra Day O’Connor. She gave a speech last week in which she said, in effect, that the United States is getting close to being a dictatorship, especially in view of recent attacks on the judiciary. The judiciary is, and needs to be, an independent, co-equal branch of the government. Attempts to unduly influence it, or silence it altogether, undermine the very fabric of our republic. Those who attack the judiciary just because they don’t like the decisions handed down are doing a huge disservice to our country. Unfortunately I think that the people who genuinely care about this country are greatly outnumbered by the people who don’t. Sandra Day O’Connor seems to really care about our country. Hers is a voice of reason in this often irrational world. It is too bad that she no longer sits on the Supreme Court. I hope that those who still sit there have heard what she has said and will heed her wise words. Also, when our citizens go to the polls this November, I hope they remember Justice O’Connor’s concerns, and I hope they will make their choices accordingly. Just remember, it is not the Democrats who are pushing us toward dictatorship.

Again Patriotism
Several towns in Vermont have approved resolutions to impeach the president. Some people are bent all out of shape about that. In a lot of ways it is like The Emperor’s New Clothes. Some people admired the emperor’s new clothes while others said, “Hey, he’s naked.” The people today who are admiring our president’s policies are seriously deluding themselves. The people who are speaking up and telling it like it is have a right, even a duty, to do so. George is not King.

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  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger liberaltreehugger said…

    too bad she left when she did. We are under attack by zealots who use ideology to thwart facts and logic. Scary stuff. I saw you made a trip to the right place. Those people are sick. I tried to reason with them but they are stuck in the nether regions of blind patriotism and refuse to see anything but what they want. Come visit my blog if you get a chance. I'm tired of the right wingnuts commenting and could use some enlightened perspective.

  • At 4:27 PM, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    i think the original idea was if you wanted changes bad enough, do it through amendments. but that requires a good majority. the liliputions on both sides want to control things being just a minority. we should bring back the electric chair. either that or wake up.

  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Matt O. said…

    Hold on Stevens!

    Recently, MTV did an expose on the new film "V for Vendetta" and how "some people" (their words) wonder if it is a critique of the current Bush administration.

    The film is about a totalitarian dictatorship with diminishing civil liberties.

    If it is or is not a critique is not the point. The mere fact that it would make people question if it is or not says volumes about the conduct of this president. If it is or isn't is irrelevant in the whole scheme of things.


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