Thursday, October 19, 2006

End the imperial presidency

Gary Younge, in The Nation:

"Kings were put to death long before 21 January 1793," wrote Albert Camus, referring to Louis XVI's execution. "But regicides of earlier times and their followers were interested in attacking the person, not the principle, of the king. They wanted another king, and that was all. It never occurred to them that the throne could remain empty forever."

Remove the throne installed in the Oval Office. The end of the monkey king's reign of error starts on November 7th.

Tags: Bush is a moron | Impeach Bush | George W Bush | Bush | Worst President Ever


At 10/19/2006 12:06:00 PM, Anonymous Lenny Zimmermann said...

Recently there has been a good bit of debate at Daily Kos and the Cato blog about "libertarian Democrats". One of the pieces I thought pushed the idea a bit more about how the Democratic party can gain better ground over these kleptocratic neocons by appealing more to those folks who may have felt they've been disenfranchised by the GoP can be found at:

It may be a better explanation of why folks like myself have actuall gone away from the Democratic Party and have decided to strictly vote Libertarian. In a sense it mgith be a way to convince folks like myslef to at least think about voting Dem and certainly to try to get some of the folks who've been burned so badly by supporting the current regime.

Either way, though, this presidency is definitely bad all the way around and I would certainly agree that at the very least Louisianan's would be far better served by, at the very least, voting against the incumbents.

At 10/19/2006 07:45:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.


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