Saturday, September 30, 2006
If [Sen. Burns] and a very few others are defeated, the Democrats will, of course, control the Senate... This will put great power in the hands of people who will, judging from past performance, use their positions to do all they can to destroy what remains of our constitutional republic.With tongue firmly in cheek I say, "It's America-haters like him who think we're no longer a 'great and wonderful nation.'"
Could this be our last chance to save our freedoms? The guns, for example, will come under heavy assault; and if the guns go, so will our remaining freedoms.
We had better re-elect Conrad Burns and, at least, help delay the disaster that would be inevitable otherwise. We could, at least, hope in the meantime for a God-given miracle, giving us a reprieve from the downfall of our once great and wonderful nation.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Burns: [Tester] wants to weaken the Patriot Act.Tester has received some attention for this statement:
Tester: I don't want to weaken the Patriot Act; I want to repeal it... It takes away your freedom... and when you take away our freedoms, the terrorists have won.
- Praise from Daily Kos, one of liberal blogs with the largest audience.
- Condemnation from former Homeland Security chief, Tom Ridge.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Nararator: In an alterate universe, the events of 1774 happen instead in 2004...On the other hand, waiting to post this has serendipitously allowed the news to demonstrate that Franklin was correct; despite Americans allowing their government to take away their liberties, the threat of terrorism has increased.
Ted Koppel: The British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts today. The acts streamline government and give the king's troops the tools they need to root out terrorists. Benjamin Franklin said that those who surrender their liberties to gain a little safety deserve neither. Tories in Parliament responded by asking why "Liberals like Franklin hate the Americas."
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I used to be skeptical of global warming, but now I'm absolutely convinced that the world is spiraling out of control. CO2 is like a bushfire that gets bigger and bigger every year.Sir Richard Branson recently pledged $3,000,000,000 to fighting global warming.