Friday, November 24, 2006

Our Survival

Our country is made up of people from all over the world. Name a country on the planet and someone who was born there lives here. Name a religion and it is practiced here. Name a political idea and someone here advocates it.

So what do we have in common besides traffic jams, wide open spaces, sky scrappers and one room shacks?

Up until George W. Bush hit D.C. we had the United States Constitution. What will become of our society without it? Will we become a land of warring tribes and ethnic cleansings? Will our apparent ability to shrug off Habeas Corpus, wink at torture and accept what the media tells us is true lead to witches being burned at the stake? Or will we graduate to rounding up “others” and putting them in death camps?

There seems to be a concerted effort to make Muslims the enemy in this country. The poor are already the enemy and poorly educated have always been seen as less than important. Gays are objected to on religious grounds and “cooty” grounds.

We need our Constitution back if we are to go forward. A motley crew like us can not be relied on to do the right thing without guidance. Before the investigations begin (and they should) I want our new Congress to at least attempt to rescind the Military Commissions Act and the Patriot Act. They need to end warrantless wiretapping.

Only with a fully intact Constitution will this nation ever survive.

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