Friday, June 25, 2004

What, another petition?

The Center for American Progress has a petition calling for the "resignation or removal" of John Ashcroft as Attorney General. Modeled on the Declaration of Independence, it begins this way:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for the people to call to account and seek the removal of those who govern them, a decent respect to the opinions of humanity requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to such action.

The history of law enforcement by the present Attorney General is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States, to the detriment of both our liberty and our security. He has forfeited, through his disdain for the Constitution and the Rule of Law which he has sworn to uphold, any legitimate claim to exercise power over his fellow citizens. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
It follows with a lengthy bill of particulars.

Now, whether or not trying to get Cigarettebuttfarm out of office is doable, worth the time and energy, or would make any difference are all debatable. But adding your name to the petition won't take up more than a few moments and I figure it can't hurt - if only because it helps to keep the continuing erosion of our civil liberties up as an issue. So go "sign" it.

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