Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

A Great Column by P J O'Rourke in Weekly Standard

Follow the link for a great column by P J O'Rourke in the Weekly Standard. He says with far great eloquence than I could ever possibly muster, what someone should say to the Washington Post.

Basically the WaPo's elitist bullshit has bubbled to the fore, and Mr. O'Rourke slaps 'em down as they should be. Most of the people attending town hall meetings with their congressmen and women, are doing so straight from work and frankly, don't have the time to go home and get their "Sunday go to meeting" clothes. That's called democracy in action, not a mob.

When representatives of the people do something their constituents don't like, those people are going to give them an ear full...hopefully the congress critters will actually listen...this time...or not and pay the consequences next fall. Remember, there's an election coming, and it's going to ugly for one party or the other.

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