"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. "
Stirring words and sentiment. A direct repudiation of wiretapping, torture, the Patriot Act and every other criminality committed by Bush-Cheney and their henchmen, in the name of "national security." I only hope that he will be given the support of enough of Congress--the corporate media didn't take long to criticize him. Good luck to him, God bless him, for him and for all of our sakes.
Jersey City, NJ
Jan 23 2009 - 11:04am