By Christopher Cross
It has been said that "The Declaration of Independence was the promise, the Constitution was the fulfillment" .....
".....critics of the Bush administration's domestic anti-terrorism measures only aid terrorists."
John Ashcroft, 12/2001 Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee
"To my critis I say, you can say and do all you want. Bring it on. You are [[not] going to distract me and this great City Council] who have set an agenda that is [more agressive] than three city council's put together." (emphsis brackets added)
Mayor David Jones, State of the City Address 1/17/2003
"By definition of democracy, we have reached a point that we have no right of dissent and are no longer safe." "This country is not well served if we don't have different voices."
Senator Patrick Leathy, C-Span 11//17/2004
At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, "What have you wrought?" He answered, "....a Republic if you can keep it."
What have we wrought indeed....
When the voices of the people matter not.