Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Pardon me while I point out that special interests (lobbys) are not the sole property of Republicans, unless you don't consider unions, the Sierra Club, and trial lawyers to be special interests. Here's your test: try to support keeping open, non-secret union formation elections or try to put a cap on liability claims or try to open up Anwar for drilling and you will see REAL special interests in action.
Yeah, those are scary special interests, working stiffs, an outfit trying to get you some clean air to breath and those nasty trial lawyers, the first ones you'll call when you get pissed off and want to sue someone. Compared to corporations whose profits are based on mass murder, yeah, I'm real concerned.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address