Thursday, June 01, 2006

Robert F Kennedy's MUST read.

Rolling Stone has the report by Robert F. Kennedy on the stolen election of 2004.

The political drive by the right to win at any cost is resulting in the loss of our basic democratic form of government. The fundamental lesson of 2000, and now 2004, is that they can get away with it, and they don't care one wit for the freedoms and values that have made this nation the greatest ever. Period.

If the right can get away with disenfranchising millions of voters, and blatantly steal elections, what makes you think they care about your rights when it comes to anything else. You do not have the right to vote if you don't agree with them. And this basic concept is not just a threat to lefties... we're just the ones who are affected when we try to vote. This affects everyone, right, left, centrist, it doesn't matter. If you don't vote like they like, they will try to get your vote tossed or suppressed somehow. Well guess what kiddies. If they don't have to protect that right, they don't have to worry about more complex issues either. Like who gets to write laws, who must follow those laws, who has access to your personal records, who habeas corpus applies to, if we are bound by international treaties long ago ratified, and the list goes on and on.

It seems clear to me that there was a basic lesson learned by this President during the 2000 and 2004 elections. If he wants something he can cheat to get it, and he can get away with it. We see these lessons applied daily and it is leading this nation to a constitutional crisis which will make Nixon look like a choir boy by comparison.

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