February 17th, 2003

Eye of the Dragon

Sail On, Sail On, O Mighty Ship Of State

When I joined the United States Coast Guard back in 1985, I vowed to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic". Though I am now a civilian, I still follow that oath. The greatest enemies to that document and the principles it establishes are not in Iraq. They are not in Afghanistan. They are not in North Korea. The terrorists have not done a fraction of the damage to this nation that the junta currently occupying the White House has done.

Al Qaeda destroyed buildings and killed thousands, but, horrific as that was, as indelibly as those images are seared on my soul, we have lost lives and property before. George Walker Bush and his cronies have waged an all-out assault on the very soul of America.

While waving the flag, they have eviscerated the Bill of Rights.

Now, they would turn a nation conceived in liberty into a conquerer.

Enough is enough.

George W. Bush must answer to the people.
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