Upholding and defending
This from some one who marched with the Armies of the Night on the Pentagon, and several times holding candles around the White House against the war on Vietnam.
Thanks, you who demonstrated in D.C. It is a very encouraging support for the humanity of the country, that enough people did turn out that care what we are doing. What we're doing to the world is important, it's not just a political gesture. The accumulation of wealth is not the ideal in a world of human beings like ourselves, people we are enslaving economically and killing in wars of cynical profits and dominance.
Sincerely, I hope that another group of creeps like the Nixon criminals aren't going to make the political hay of negotiating on the sly to keep a war alive in order to bring in a group of criminals to the executive branch - a group that continues to this day to try using the high powers of our country to support themselves in power.
I am too nice, and I don't think I ever said "traitor" about Nixon-Chenault's behind the scenes negotiations with the South Vietnamese government not to settle the war until Nixon got in, on the basis that he would give them better terms. I heard it from a Lyndon Johnson biographer, Randall Woods, giving a view of the destruction of that sad presidency, this evening. It's very true. The use of war to gain political ends is traitorous.
Working against the best interests of the public has become endemic with this administration. That our brightest people are resisting on blogs has become more than a symbolic resistance with these public demonstrations. It is sad that it has become necessary, but taking to the streets has become the best expression of resistance to treachery.
Taking an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution has been an empty gesture for the cretin in chief.
Upholding and defending the Constitution has devolved on us, the public it is supposed to protect.
Good on you all.
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