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Sunday, October 31, 2004

It's Gonna Be a Bumpy Landing

If the election is indeed close and America did not come to its senses and give Kerry a blowout, it's going to be a fun time to see where democracy in America is going. As my bloghero Attaturk has done, I am stealing from DailyKos:

Ashcroft Sues to Limit Suits Over Vote Fraud, Bush:America like a "10 Year Old"by Troutfishing
Sat Oct 30th, 2004 at 19:53:55 EET

White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, September 1, 2004 ''It struck me as I was speaking to people in Bangor, Maine, that this president sees America as we think about a 10-year-old child," Card said. ''I know as a parent I would sacrifice all for my children." "...The comment underscored an argument put forth some by political pundits, such as MSNBC talk-show host Chris Matthews, that the Republican Party has cast itself as the ''daddy party." : "There there, little voters, Papa Ashcroft and Daddy Bush will sort out those nasty little vote fraud disputes." - Bush Adm. sues to give Ashcroft authority over voting disputes under the HAVA Act. "...would reverse decades of precedent..... Since the civil rights era of the 1960s, individuals have gone to federal court to enforce their right to vote.....in legal briefs filed in connection with cases in Ohio, Michigan and Florida, the administration's lawyers argue that the new law gives Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft the exclusive power to bring lawsuits to enforce its provisions."

And, as reader digital drano points out:


VOTING rights belong to THE PEOPLE!

Our government has 3 branches:
The Executive
The Congress
The Judicial

Voting rights belong to none of these branches. Voting belongs to WE THE PEOPLE!

If the Executive branch overrides the rights of the people during an election, then the Constitution is dead. This is a PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. For the incumbent to even consider that he should have the exclusive authority to oversee his own election is ridiculous in a democracy. It is a total violation of power. Overseeing election outcome is not the perogative of the executive. It is the perogative of a DICTATOR!

Let us remember the powerful words of Declaration of Independence:

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of 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 shewn, 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.

This proposal is concommitant to DESPOTISM. How dare the Bush administration even broach this idea. How would they be any different than Saddam Hussein, feigning democractic process while controlling the outcome

If the courts give the executive branch the voting rights of the people, they have colluded to HIGH TREASON. Both executive and judicial branches should be impeached of this is allowed to happen!

To repeat:Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government

"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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