Daily Archives: February 13, 2007

Dodd to Introduce “Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007”

by Djehuty

Senator Christopher Dodds from Connecticut will introduce a bill known as the “Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007.” According to his website, “the bill will restore Habeas Corpus protections to detainees, bar information acquired through torture from being introduced as evidence in trials, and limit presidential authority to interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Conventions.”
“I want to see us get back as a nation that supports the rule of law,” said Dodd in his YouTube video introducing the bill. “That was our tradition, by and large, over the last fifty years … and we’ve watched this administration retreat from those standards, and as a result I think the world is a more dangerous place today because we’re unwilling to stand up for the rule of law.” Dodd announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination on January 11th, 2007.
Below is the YouTube video of Senator Dodds speech:
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Romney Officially Enters Presidential Race

by Djehuty
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has officially entered the presidential race seeking the 2008 Republican nomination. The announcement was made at 9am this morning at the Henry Ford Museum at Dearborn, in his native state of Michigan.

During his speech at the historically famous site, Romney said: “Innovation and transformation have been at the heart of America’s success. If there ever was a time when innovation and transformation were needed in government, it is now.”

He will now begin a four day, six state campaign tour.

The former governor has entered a race that is already highly competitive. Polls show that the early favorites for the republican nomination are Sen. John McCain, and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Romney, however, may face opposition from the large number of Christian-based republican supporters. The former governor is a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, or more commonly known as the Mormons. The religious groups is viewed by many within the Christian community as non-Christian.

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Don’t Do It, Mr. President

representative Ron Paulby Djehuty
The following is from a February 6th speech by Rep. Ron Paul in the House of Representatives. Paul has formed an exploratory committee for a Republican Presidential Nomination.

It’s a bad idea.
There’s no need for it.
There’s great danger in doing it.
America is against it, and Congress should be.
The United Nations is against it.
The Russians, the Chinese, the Indians, and the Pakistanis are against it.
The whole world is against it.
Our allies are against it.
Our enemies are against it.
The Arabs are against it.
The Europeans are against it.
The Muslims are against it.
We don’t need to do this.
The threat is overblown.
The plan is an hysterical reaction to a problem that does not yet exist.
Hysteria is never a good basis for foreign policy.
Don’t we ever learn?
Have we already forgotten Iraq?
The plan defies common sense.
If it’s carried out, the Middle East, and possibly the world, will explode.
Oil will soar to over $100 a barrel, and gasoline will be over $5 a gallon.
Despite what some think, it won’t serve the interests of Israel.
Besides– it’s illegal.
It’s unconstitutional.
And you have no moral authority to do it.
We don’t need it.
We don’t want it.
So, Mr. President, don’t do it.
Don’t bomb Iran!
The moral of the story, Mr. Speaker, is this: if you don’t have a nuke, we’ll threaten to attack you. If you do have a nuke, we’ll leave you alone. In fact, we’ll probably subsidize you. What makes us think Iran does not understand this?