July 29, 2006

Bush Crime Family Vs. Thomas Jefferson

From DailyKos:
Karl Rove on the "corrosive role" of administration critics in the press, July 29, 2006:

"It's odd to me that most of these critics are journalists and columnists," he said. "Perhaps they don't like sharing the field of play. Perhaps they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance."

Thomas Jefferson on the role of the press:

"The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

"I am... for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents." --Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799.

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Emphasis in Jefferson's final quotation is patriotically added.

I'm speechless... I had to repost it word for word, this is fucking beautiful! More proof that the Bush Crime Family is clearly anti-Freedom, anit-Liberty, and anti-American.


At 8/01/2006 8:59 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Criminals just hate it when the spotlight shines on their crime.

Cheney is just such a criminal.

At 8/01/2006 6:24 PM, Blogger betmo said...

and coming to you again in 2008. i'll bet you dollars to donuts that jeb will inherit the job. that is why they are repealing the estate tax right? bush family dynasty?


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