Wednesday, September 5, 2007

There is real depth in the cast of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Today, let us look at a recent speech by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut). Here is a short excerp:

"America has always stood for something more. When we went to war, we did not fight for land or for treasure or for dominance or for influence – we fought for a set of ideas and principles. The idea that laws should rule, not men. The idea that the principles of justice embodied in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution – of due process, of innocence until proven guilty, of the right to a fair trial – do not get suspended for vengeance. The idea that this nation should never tailor its eternal principles to the conflict of the moment, because if we did, we would be walking in the footsteps of the enemies we despised." Link to the speech

Links to Dodd for President

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.