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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-14-06 04:55 AM
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17. I DO want to hear this... because it's SO WRONG
It's just defeatism. Pure and simple.

Nobody cares what "scholars" think. Nor should they.

This is just the "legalistic" form of knee-jerk defeatism. There will also be "backlash" defeatism to deal with, and "civility" defeatism, and "later is always better - ducks in a row - strategic" defeatism, and "never gonna happen - gosh, we're so helpless" futilism, and on and on...

We're liberals. It's an ingrained behavior.

We need to stop being obsesseed with our abusers (like Specter*). It's a mental illness, really.

We need to stop finely honing our knife to prepare for what is always a gunfight.

We must start shooting. If we miss with spying, we fire again with torture, miss? fire with terrorizing the nation into war, miss? - stealing elections, miss? unlawful secrecy, and on and on. All these things will need to be brought to bear in the court of public opinion anyway to get rid of these crooks. It's the simple reality of "prosecution," from Eliot Ness doing Capone for tax evasion to Fitzgerald doing Scooter for perjury.

We don't need a censure/impeach movement. We just need to move - using the tools/methods available. It's not even about "succeeding" anymore, it's a matter of self respect. We need to finally take the humor out of the neofascists' favorite joke:

Gosh, for a minute there I thought they might actually DO something.

And there's nothing "constitutional" about any of this. That quaint contract was put into breach on January 6th, 2001. Since then EVERYTHING has been a purely political matter.

And a purely political matter is what Censure and/or Impeachment are in their totality. For those purposes something is illegal/legal, impeachable, censurable because you believe it to be - full stop.

You either choose to speak and/or act on those beliefs or you choose to be complicit with those who profess to believe otherwise.

That's right, you either oppose the never-legitimate, unlawful bushkid regime or you are complicit with it.


* For those who've seen the movie Rustlers' Rhapsody: "{He's} a lawyer, you idiot!"

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