Monday, March 16, 2009

The Sins we do, two by two, are paid for one by one...

This anonymous proverb comes up every time I think of Dick Cheney. Please, someone at the UN, or any other party nation to the statute- I pray of you to grow a pair and send this man to the International Criminal Court. Please, someone in Congress (Silvestre? Are you out there listening?), grow a pair and investigate this man. You didn't impeach him when it really counted- when Beelzebub himself was veep- but you just cannot ignore charges like THIS. Democrats- you have a majority in the House and the Senate. Do something with it for God's sake. Republicans in congress, especially you "good Christians" and fellow LDS members (Brother Hatch- I'm talking to you), here are a few scriptures to remind you of your Christian duties. Do I need to remind you that torturing detainees and state sponsored assassination makes Jesus cry?

I guess I do. Here are some passages about justice:

David reminds you: "Who shall ascend into the Hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul into vanity, nor sworn deceitfully..." [Psalm 24:3-4] Yeah, and David should know. This is good for a politician for so many reasons, but in this instance, will you walk into retirement with clean hands if you don't do something about this kind of blatant disregard for the law and human life?

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." [Matt 7:15-20] You were hired to be the protectors of the Law. You are LEGISLATORS. It is your JOB TO JUDGE THIS MAN. It is YOUR JOB to remove the sick tree from the orchard. Do your job. That is what a balance of power is all about.

And of course, for Brothers Hatch and Reid: "And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is justified; or by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal law they are cut off; also by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever." {2 Nephi 2:5]

I could spend hours going through the Bible to point out passages which out Republicans as hypocrites, but I don't have time. And this is not a partisan issue. If you care about justice. If you are a protector of the weak. If you give a shit about YOUR OWN liberties. This man needs to be brought to account before the country whose laws he corroded and whose people he has shamed.

You have a job to do, ladies and gentlemen. You are supposed to protect this country from constitutional gangrene, and you have failed. If you want to redeem yourselves as the protectors of the law, do the job we elected you to do. You have let this man corrupt the system in a way Nixon only had wet dreams about. Please, redeem yourself by bringing this man to justice.

Oh, and CNN? How worthless are you? You all need to be sent back to basic High School Journalism 101 classes. You people are so unbelievably spineless.

CORRECTION: upon further inspection, the quote is attributed to Rudyard Kipling.

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