Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Let's do right by the United States

Quoth Glenn Greenwald :

"It's critical that Obama -- and the rest of the political establishment -- hear loud objections, not reverential silence, when he flirts with ideas like the ones he suggested on Sunday. This dynamic prevails with all political issues. Where political pressure comes only from one side, that is the side the wins -- period."

Now, if we could just get the rest of the country to actually take up this responsibility, then the Change We Need will be come the Change We Get. Freedom is not, afterall, free, and we have to fight for it. Otherwise, the authoritarians win, and we the people loose. Again.

1 comment:

Mike at The Big Stick said...

I think we all have to be vocal in our criticism when necessary...but we've seen what it's like when a President (Clinton) governs with the daily poll numbers in one hand. Of course, we've also seen the other side which is a complete disregard for public opinion (Bush).

As always, the best policy lies somewhere in the middle.