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I got this blog because a friend nagged me into it... he asked why I didn't have a political blog. I will try and keep it updated, and I will be participating in his experiment in group blogging... I will probably be much more active there then on this blog, although I will *try* and keep it updated. I won't be emoting all over the place here (I have a livejournal for that), this is strictly for my political rantings (which will probably appear on my livejournal also).

Location: Southern California, United States

Friday, September 29, 2006

Remind me why this is such a great country to live in...

One of my favorite poems:

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

With the recent passage by the House of the Warrantless Wiretap bill, and the passage by the Senate of a bill (they passed the same version that the House did, so it will go to the President right away) that decimates the Bill of Rights; it's time to remind politicians that they work for us, and we will not let the government strip us of our rights.

It's cold comfort, but both of my Senators voted against this bill.