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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Keith Olbermann transcends Himself

And Speaks As An American Should

Mostly I find Olbermann amusing, but today I found him profound. As we see the Right bring America closer and closer to a fascist dictatorship, as we see those of us who have differing opinions marginalized, called traitors, and attacked at every turn, it is refreshing to see someone in the media stand up for what made this country great.

I found this clip at Crooks and liars, go take a listen, think about what he is saying with a little objectivity. If you have to, pretend that he is saying this about someone you don't support so that you can discover if there is any truth in what he says.

I will leave you with two quotes from the last real Republican President to think about.

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.‚"
Theodore Roosevelt
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"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else."
Theodore Roosevelt
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