Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I am Ashamed

Bush managed to kill the writ of habeas corpus and no one seems to care. I cried last night while watching Keith Olbermann and then started checking out Canadian immigration sites on the web.

Why aren't we in the streets protesting??!! I'm sorry, but not even the 10 Americans that died in Iraq this week are important when compared to the outrageous act of overturning habeas corpus and legalizing torture.

Jonathan Turley said : "This is a day of shame for the American people as Bush has been allowed to revoke over two hundred years of American principles and values. Bush now has despotic powers, and America seems not to care."

I am ashamed of my Democrat Senator who voted against this because if this issue wasn't filibuster-worthy, what is? I'm ashamed of my government for considering this and passing it. I'm ashamed of my fellow citizens who are pretending nothing is happening.

I used to wonder why 'good Germans' allowed Hitler to rise to power. Now I am living and watching it happen around me and I still don't understand why. When are people going to wake up? Where are the real patriots? This is Bush's own Enabling Act!


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