Saturday, October 28, 2006

Do The Republicans Deserve an "Easy" Vote?

“All politics is local;” except when it isn’t. This year it isn’t. In this off-year election, no less than a re-affirmation of the principles of the U.S. Constitution is demanded. The Republican party’s participation in weakening some of our basic principles demand that we think carefully about voting to return to Congress a representative who will “organize” with the Republican leadership.

The most egregious attack on the erosion of the Bill of Rights lies in the willingness of the Republicans to erode habeas corpus.

The Bill of Rights is further eroded by the Republican administration’s attempt to lessen our right to privacy.

The balance of power demanded by the Constitution is eroded by the Republican rubber-stamp congress of the past 5 years.

The Republican redefinition of what is allowable evidence in a trial as well as virtually secret trials has opened the door to a near-cousin of the loathsome Star Chamber which the writers of the Constitution knew and feared too well.

Forget selling one’s soul for a tax cut; maybe we should refuse to sell our Constitutional rights for a local road project or national parks and monuments.

This year we must give serious consideration to voting for the Constitution, and the Democratic party’s nominee to Congress.

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