In an attempt to celebrate the July 4th holiday in a way that goes beyond burgers and beer, the folks over at The Peacetrain
decided to host a "Blogswarm for Peace
" and reflect upon some of the pressing issues facing us as a nation at this crucial moment in history.
One of the big questions they ask is "What do we need to do individually and collectively to restore our democracy and American values?"
The best place to start would be at the top, since to continue down the self-destructive path we've been going down would be lunacy. Just in case we needed a reminder of how contemptuous this administration is of facts, laws, and anything that doesn't benefit their corrupt ends, Dubya finally removes all pretense of fairness or objectivity and suspends Scooters' jail time. This indefensible act shouldn't be a surprise, since these weasels continually say one thing and do another. To claim he "respected the jury's verdict" yet demonstrating that he didn't is just one more in a long string of leadership via misdirection combined with lies.
Is it too much to hope for that this is the issue that finally makes people pay attention and gets their dander up? Might this be sufficient to finally put impeachment back on the table? Bush is counting on the current outrage to blow over and be just another annoying speed bump as he continues to steamroll over our freedom. But this abuse of power and trust needs to end, and we need to make him accountable for his conduct. Call your representatives in Congress, and Nancy Pelosi (at 202-225-0100) to let them know that we need to stop this administration and their criminal acts, and restore democracy to this great land.