Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Artifices of Designing Men

 Children in costumes w/flags at Jones Park, 1918 - George Eastman Hse. Collection

I had no blog post earlier today because after reading these three sorry opinion pieces I was at a loss for words. Thankfully I was able to borrow some words from one of our founding fathers, Samuel Adams, to expose the first two opinion pieces for what they represent and to give the author of the third piece a clue about what this fight is really all about. 

Thanks Mr. Adams, you've given this citizen renewed courage to continue the fight.

"The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men." - Samuel Adams”

Update: Some good news on this day of bad opinions. Sabra at Democratic Underground posted this news piece.

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