Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Morally Treasonable Demand

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If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the
enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that
none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.

I will of course NOT sign such a pledge, it's quite un-American. But I'm all for not donating to the NRSC. And considering that Ensign is the Chair, I'd advise Moderate Republican candidates to seek independent contributions assiduously; I imagine the strings will be rather heavy-gauge.

I should also note that the roughly 38,000 signatures in support of a Praetorian Generals wishes are 38,000 demands that senators abandon their duties, both as Citizens and as members of a branch of government intended to ask sharp questions of those who would be Praetorians.

In short, this what Teddy Roosevelt referred to as being

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