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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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Portents of Things to Come

The NYTimes is reporting that Anita Alvarez, the Cook County state’s attorney, who was elected last fall, is investigating the student journalists of Northwestern University's, Medill School of Journalism's, Medill Innocence Project. These students have over the years, freed at least 15 men and women on death row or serving life sentences.
“Every time the government starts attacking the messenger as opposed to the message, it can have a chilling effect,” said Barry C. Scheck, a pioneer of the Innocence Project in New York, who said he had never seen a similar demand from prosecutors.
This is the "Chicago Way" of politics. If you don't like what someone is saying about you politically, then you stigmatize them, drive them out. This is what Mr. Obama is doing to Fox News. Exactly the same thing.

If you begin to hound and organization, to name them as "enemies" then they are no longer legitimate and thus must be ignored. It's not a huge leap, from ignoring groups...to eliminating in a final solution. The National Socialist thought that way, so too did Mao Tse Dung in China. Mao eliminated at least 100 million "enemies of the state". Hugo Chavez is well on the way to doing this as he is imprisoning all who have vocally opposed his dictatorship.

My question is, who is next? What group, organization will be named, stigmatized and delegitimated? Who is next? That's an important question to ponder upon in the next few months as we watch this Chicago-bred politician's administration unfold.

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