Thursday, February 23, 2006

A Pre-1776 World View

I had to grab these two pargraphs becuase they are very rich. Consider at a teaser to check out the whole post here:
I proudly have a post-1776 worldview, which by definition is pre-9/11 though I’d argue that Rove and I are talking past each other. In my post-1776 worldview I value the American constitution and the decision of our founders to separate the government into three branches that serve to check each others power. In fact, I think this system of government was a fan-freaking-tastic idea. Something isn’t made legal by the fact the president did it and when the president acts illegally, like say by spying on American citizens, I think it’s the right and duty of the Congress and judiciary to hold him accountable for his illegal acts.

Holding a post-1776 worldview insulates me from being paralyzed by fear of a few cave dwellers with shoe bombs and box cutters. I believe the structure of my government — whose principles are laid out in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights — is capable of protecting me physically from threats abroad while at the same time guaranteeing my civil liberties and privacy. I know, it’s a radical notion to think that something written by men far wiser that George Bush, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney over two hundred years ago might still be true today. Nevertheless, I proudly embrace my post-1776 worldview today in a post-9/11 world.

3 comments:

Neil Shakespeare said...

Bush & Co have a stone-age worldview.

Left of Center said...

Well put.. Todays leaders in America learn anything that is related to advancing their own doctrine and personal wealth. Poet warriors of the ages past are a rare breed. Unfortunatly when one does run, his own party sabotages him.

michael the tubthumper said...

yes.

thats all i have to say to that

sorry