Not in My Name!

This election cycle has really prompted me to do some research. The thing that I have come to realize is that a lot of the people who are supposed to represent me do not. In my name the Congress and the Administration has done plenty to eviscerate the Constitution. It is past time for us to stand up and stop this! In our names both the Bush Administration and the Pelosi led House and the Reid led Senate have given us such egregious legislation as:

USA Patriot Act

MilitaryCommissions Act 2006

MilitaryCommissions Act 2006

Many others...

It is time for citizens to say that you will not do these things in our name. It is time for us to say to those who we hire by giving them our votes, "No; not in my name!" He or she need to be true to the oath of office that he/she takes:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

They take an oath to defend the Constitution. It is worth noting here that the Commander in Chief views the Constitution as a "G-D piece of paper".

I like this "pledge" pledge:

The Pledge of Resistance

We believe that as people living
in the United States it is our
responsibility to resist the injustices
done by our government,
in our names

Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions
of blood for oil

Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless

Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for

Not by our hands
will we supply weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil

Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us

Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries to be deemed evil

Not by our will
and Not in our name

We pledge resistance

We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity

We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice,
freedom and peace

Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real.

This issue of civil liberties is too important for us to just sit on the sideline or to just vote based on our party.

With all due respect to Rep. Price, we need someone who is going to go to Congress and represent our views! I have a deep love for the Constitution of the United States. (With all due respect, Mr. President, the Constitution is far more than a G-D piece of paper; it is your job description.) Rep. Price should have never voted for the USA Patriot Act. I don't exactly agree with BJ Lawson on each stance that he takes but one thing that I trust is that he will defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and (especially) domestic! I will vote for him in November because Rep. Price should have known better than to vote for the Patriot Act; he cannot convince me that there is any good reason that he voted for it! I will give you this pledge too, if Dr. Lawson goes to Congress and votes his party's platform--over the Constitution--I will work for the person(Dem, Republic or whomever)to get him out as well; or I will run myself.

This is not about partisan politics; this is about standing up and saying that not in my name will we allow you to eviscerate the Constitution. Not in my name will we allow you to torture. Not in my name will I be forced to think that I must vote for a person simply because he or she has "D", "R", "L", or "I" behind his or her name.

Comments

Let me get this straight:

With all due respect to Rep. Price, we need someone who is going to go to Congress and represent our views! I have a deep love for the Constitution of the United States. (With all due respect, the Constitution is far more than a G-D piece of paper; it is your job description.)

A Republican President makes a derogitory (and blasphemous) comment about the Constitution, which you turn around and try to attribute to a Democrat that never said anything remotely like the comment, and your solution is to send another Republican to D.C.?

I in no way attributed those statements to Rep. Price

I, in no way, attributed that statement to Rep. Price.

How on this earth could you even remotely deduce that from my post,scharrison?

If there was even a vague implication, let me make it clear that it was Pres. Bush, and him alone, who made that comment and not Rep. Price.

My solution is to send BJ Lawson to the White House.

Like I said in my post, I will give BJ at least two years and if he goes to Washington and disregards the Constitution and become just a rank and file Republican hack then I will vote against him and work to get him fired as well.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin

~Ray McKinnon

Context is important

How on this earth could you even remotely deduce that from my post,scharrison?

Considering you dropped Rep. Price's name before and after the following personal address:

(With all due respect, the Constitution is far more than a G-D piece of paper; it is your job description.)

it seemed an easy deduction. If not Price, who was this statement addressed to?

I stand corrected...

I see your point. However, I made the point earlier that Pres. Bush made that statement.

Field Organizer, Lawson for Congress

These are not the views of Dr. Lawson nor the campaign. These views are mine and solely mine. This disclosure is here to satisfy "Greg Flynn" AKA betsymuse@bluenc.com...

~Ray McKinnon

Thanks, scharrison, I corrected it

Thanks, I did not get why yall were saying that I blamed the statement of Rep. Price but I do now; I edited the post for clarity.

Thanks, again.

~Ray McKinnon

~Ray McKinnon

Dude - that is so weak.

I haven't seen so much twisting since I turned of the women's gymnastics competition last week.

You're blaming David Price for the actions of an administration who came into office by pissing on the constitution.

Who are you supporting for president?

I am supporting Obama

First,
Read my previous post, Linda; I am not in anyway implying that Rep. Price said, agreed with nor in any other way is connected to Bush's statement about the Constitution.

Now, before you can even tell me that Obama voted for the very legislation that I am attributing to Price, I know that he did (at least the legislation for which he was in the Senate to cast a vote). I am in no way happy about that either. Considering the alternative I am supporting Obama and will voice my disappointment if his administration attempts to further eviscerate the Constitution.

I think that BJ Lawson offers an alternative to me to Rep. Price. The Congressman must know that he will hold him accountable for voting for legislation that takes away our civil liberties; there is no cause for such. This district has always been a relatively safe district for Democrats so why does not Price take a stand? Why would he vote to take away my speech? Why would he vote for measures that all but removes Habeas Corpus? Why would he vote for legislation that changes the rules relative to torture? This makes absolutely no sense to me.

What happened to the days when you could count on us as Democrats to take a stand against affronts to our civil liberties? What happened to the days when we would say to anyone, no matter his or her party affiliation, you either protect my rights or you look for another job?

You all can call me whatever you want to call me. You can dub me whatever you choose to dub me, but not in my name will I allow Rep. Price to do this! I am most closely aligned with the Constitution and not my party and if that pisses you off, oh well!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin

~Ray McKinnon

I do understand, I think.

You say that though you hold Bush solely responsible for his words and attitude, you are voting against Rep. Price because he voted to take away our rights - as did Obama (I'm supporting him, too, and not just as the lesser of two evils, by the way.) You mention Obama's vote in the Senate. But since he is obviously a better choice than McCain, you will be voting for him. Have you decided how you will handle the Hagan-Dole race? It should be a no-brainer for you, and you can tell me it's none of my business, because it's really not. I have some serious issues with some things Kay Hagan did when she entered the primary, and how she conducted herself during the primary. But I will be voting for her in November because she is the best choice, in my opinion, by far.

Kay Hagan def. has my vote...

Sen. Dole has consistently voted against the Constitution and it is certainly an easy choice for me, too. I will give Sen. Hagan the same chance that I am giving Dr. Lawson. They will each get my vote this election cycle and if either of the two disregards the Constitution and does not stand on principle, then I will not support him or her when the time for re-election occurs.

Field Organizer, Lawson for Congress

These are not the views of Dr. Lawson nor the campaign. These views are mine and solely mine. This disclosure is here to satisfy "Greg Flynn" AKA betsymuse@bluenc.com...

~Ray McKinnon