Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Songs my mother never used to sing and words not spoken in the presidential ring…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:45 PM Permalink

…(h/t to Homer and Jethro) It strikes me that there are things I still do not hear our democratic nominees addressing, such as:
The immediate restoration of the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus upon election.
Passing a law or constitutional amendment to completely nullify "signing statements," so they get no consideration at all in court.
A reaffirmation that the president will follow the law and subject her/himself to the rule of law in all circumstances.
Completely stopping the use of torture by any person/s or agencies of the government.
The elimination of bush's horrible doctrine of "first strike wars" and a return to a defensive posture only from our military.
The immediate closing of Gitmo, every CIA black prison, and releasing the tens of thousands of Iraqis held illegally.
A hugh reduction in unneeded defense spending and the application of that money to improve life, not perpetuate killing.
Taking an America and Americans first attitude to aid our citizens first, anyone else second.
A "Manhattan Project" style effort to fully develop alternative energy sources and put an end to the influence of OPEC.
What the hell am I saying? NONE of the candidates running for president will ever promise any of these things.

Once a power has been taken and exercised it takes real character and strength of will to let it go, and I'm not yet sure that Obama/Hillary have the moral fortitude and certainty to take these actions.

Only time will tell, but if Obama or Hillary is elected and they DON'T act on many of these subjects, I guess we will have our answer.

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2 Comments:

At 4:55 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

One candidate DID say AND support all of those things (except maybe the Manhattan Project thing) and that was Ron Paul.

I'm just puttin' it out there.

(I know. I'm annoying.)

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Bill said...

Aw, heck, you're not annoying. And Chris Dodd promised these things would be done and got bounced out on his butt.

Don't hurt to wish though.

 

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