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Muaddib, you, above all should know the danger which lies in Fear.
Democrats are now favored to handle all 10 issues measured in the Post-ABC News poll. The survey shows a majority of the public, 56 percent, saying they would prefer to see Democrats in control of Congress after the elections.
When asked whether they were inclined to reelect their current representative to Congress or look around for someone new, 55 percent said they were open to someone else, the highest since just before Republicans captured control of Congress in 1994.
The second warning for Democrats is that their improved prospects for November appear driven primarily by dissatisfaction with Republicans rather than by positive impressions of their own party. Congressional Democrats are rating only slightly more favorably than congressional Republicans, and 52 percent of those surveyed said the Democrats have not offered a sharp contrast to Bush and the Republicans.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Originally posted by Astronomer70
I'm sure there have been abuses and lapses and some poor planning and administration along the way, but then you get that with all administrations.
The Bush administration has had to deal with some extraordinary events and I think they have coped quite well overall.
they are simply two men trying to run this country under difficult and trying times.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes
Originally posted by DYepes
I just honestly want to inquire how you or anyone you know has been affected by our loss of liberty.
Originally posted by Muaddib
the question is "what freedoms have you lost"?
Originally posted by sigung86
the end of where this is going isn't in sight yet and it will be very ugly when it gets here.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The parties are just a diversionary illusion to split the population so that divided we fall.
Originally posted by Double Helix
When do the people finally wake from their slumber and say "ENOUGH!"