Friday, August 8, 2008

Accountability

Today's the day, folks. The day we (well, some of us at least) drop a money bomb on Washington.

Thirty four years ago today, Richard M. Nixon was forced to resign from the presidency because Americans demanded it of a criminal. Now, we ignore and sometimes even applaud our Congress when they create such foul items as the Patriot Act and that FISA mess. And then we shake our heads at that rotten/idiot President who signs 'em into law. Where's the ownership? Where's the outrage? Where's the nearest mall/Starbucks/free wifi access because apparently we Americans collectively have the attention span of fruit flies. Stoned ones.

I don't know that we can actually reign in these corrupt, morally and constitutionally bankrupt "leaders" we've let take over. It seems futile to try to beat them at their own money game, but I'm giving it a go. It has to start somewhere.

Because. This. Can. Not. Stand.

1 comment:

The COG said...

You're right, it is the $$$ game! I don't know how to beat it though. If we withhold taxes I suspect it just helps Grover NOrquist "starve the beast". Meaning that funding will be withheld from enforcing the equal pay act or public transportation while Homeland Security or the Pentagon or the NSA get more $$ for extrordinary renditions. It is easy, it just comes out of the "Black Budget".