Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Surrender Monkeys Go to Washington
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.
We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage -- and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge -- and more."
Those words were spoken by John F. Kennedy, Friday, January 20, 1961, at his inauguration as US President.
Today those words were changed Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in the US Senate:
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been extinguished by a new generation of Americans -- born in the last half of the last century, pampered by wealth and permissiveness, ignorant of our ancient heritage -- and all too willing to witness and participate in the slow undoing to those imperialist tendencies and atrocities which this Nation has always committed against the weak and poor at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price (but, not too much), bear any burden (but, not too heavy), meet any hardship (but, not too uncomfortable), support any friend (but, not if it costs too much, is too heavy, or too uncomfortable), oppose any foe (but, not if they're really scary), in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty (unless, of course, it requires doing anything hard, causes discomfort, or it's scary.)
Pledging is unconstitutional -- and there ain't no more. Besides, what has liberty done for us anyway?
The US Senate today demanded in a non-binding resolution that President Bush set time limits on US troop deployments to Iraq. The Republican leadership, Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, John Warner of Virginia, have surrendered. Speaking in perfect French, Senate Republicans have declared the "Cut and Run" strategy for the new millennium.
This resolution can be withdrawn if men and women of good will and faith contact the three people who can do something to stop this stupidity:
Senate Majority Leader Frist, (202) 224-3344, e-mail
Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, (202) 224-2541, e-mail
Armed Services Chairman John Warner, (202) 224-2023, e-mail
Congressional switchboard: 202-225-3121.
Or you can go to Slycraft and purchase you very own Surrender Flag, ONLY $4.99! (while supplies last).
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.