Friday, September 22, 2006

United States Coup d'etat

In the cover of daylight, the United States democracy was overthrown today by a Coup d'etat during the fog of politics and presented to the masses in the language of obfuscation and using the images of compromise. Major news networks reported not a single casualty. Some news networks such as NBC Nightly News didn't even cover the Coup, opting for a story on Phone Books of the past in London.

There was not a single protest in the streets, as the limited reporting of the event coincided with the usual Friday night homecoming of working Americans, and the distraction of relaxing with a glass of wine after a hard week.

The only sounds heard were the whimpers and sobbing of generations past, from our Founding Fathers, Veterans of all wars, and those who have died defending our democracy and preserving our freedoms. It was a bloodless Coup as life carried on with hardly a notice or care.

Whether we have violated or are violating the Geneva Convention will now be determined not by Law, but by the personal decision of President Bush, thanks to Senators McCain (a real disappointment), Warner and Graham and a silent neutered Democratic Party.

Sept. 22, 2006 Will you remember where you were this day 10 years from now? I will.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point.

The other date etched in my memory? June 23, 2005. Kelo v. New London. The day they nullified our property rights.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Kickstand said...

Very well written. Take heart in knowing the country has been down this road before. Many times. Sanity will return eventually. (Probably on January 21, 2008)

8:23 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

Kelo v. New London simply upheld an interpretation of the Constitutional power of eminent domain that has been in place for nearly half a century. Courts have upheld taking land for private redevelopment since Detroit razed the Poletown neighborhood on behalf of General Motors decades ago. The fact that anyone thinks Kelo v. New London is anything new simply shows that the American public has had its eyes closed for many years. That ignorance is the real threat to this nation.

7:10 PM  

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