Wednesday, May 10, 2006

CA-36: Declare independence from Jane Harman

When, in the course of Democratic events, it becomes necessary for one party to dissolve the political bonds which tie it to one of its members, and to elect among its Representatives a qualified Candidate to whom the values of our Party and its various Gods entitle it, a decent respect to the opinions of our voters requires that it should declare the causes which impel it to the separation.

The history of the present Representative of California's 36th District, Jane Harman, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations against our Party, all having in direct object the aiding, abetting and facilitation of, as well as cooperation with, the establishment by George Bush and the Republican Party, of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid blogosphere.

She has voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax, the most wholesome and necessary for dissuading the creation of a plutocratic class in these states.

She has voted YES on legislation to make the PATRIOT Act permanent, thus supporting the endeavors of King George to ignore the constitutional provision of these states against searches and seizures without an issuance upon probable cause.

She has voted YES on an amendment to our Constitution outlawing the burning of the flag of these states, thus enabling the removal of the rights guaranteed by the first amendment to said Constitution, and further emboldening the spirits of those who would conspire to declare our Party unpatriotic.

She has voted YES on the bankruptcy bill, a document that relaxes the hindrances of Corporations from sending swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

She has known for years that King George justified his war of aggression and usurpation against the sovereign nation of Iraq, using information both dubious and unreliable, while ignoring evidence that might have served to dissuade the people of these states from supporting this war, and yet has refused to require an investigation into the acquisition and misuse of this intelligence, despite the lack of support of both King George and the war he commenced.

She has not only refused to condemn, but has in fact eagerly supported acts of espionage by the officers of King George in direct violation of Acts of Congress, as well as the Constitution of these states; and further, has even condemned those who acted in the public good by giving notice of these transgressions to the people of these states.

She has expressed her proud allegiance to the Blue Dog Coalition and to the Democratic Leadership Council, organizations which not only facilitate divisiveness within our party, but favor appeasement of our opponents and encourage acquiescence to their system of governance.

She has betrayed the trust of her fellows by calling herself “the best Republican in the Democratic Party.”

She has accepted excessive funds from military corporations, giving just cause to question whether her allegiance is to the people of her district, or to the corporations within it; and has supported the Star Wars Missile Shield in spite of its egregious cost to the citizens of these states and its utter failure to engage in any compelling provision for the common defense.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Congresswoman, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a facilitator, is unfit to be the Representative of a progressive Democratic district.

We, therefore, the representatives of the liberal blogosphere, in Online Congress, assembled virtually, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the internet, whomever it may be, for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these blogs, solemnly publish and declare, that the 36th District of California is, and of right ought to be free and independent of Jane Harman; that it is absolved from all allegiance to her, and that all political connection between it and the organization of the DLC, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a free and independent Democratic district, it has full power to levy war against the culture of corruption, conclude peace in Iraq, contract renewed alliances with our jilted allies, establish fair-trade commerce, and to do all other acts and things which a strong Democratic Party may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of PastorDan's Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred screennames.

(With props to Thomas Jefferson)

For a Common Sense approach to Democracy in America, please support Marcy Winograd's primary challenge to Jane Harman in the 36th District. If you feel like contributing, please consider using my ActBlue page, or the sidebar tool on this blog.

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