image stats
date added
previous votes
log in


indent register
indent recover

What makes a True Patriot?

1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
What makes a True Patriot?

Comments for: What makes a True Patriot?
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2007 06:00PM

Can be used as a "Desktop".

Friday, July 20, 2007JEFF KOSSEFF The Oregonian Staff
WASHINGTON -- Oregonians called Peter DeFazio's office, worried there was a conspiracy buried in the classified portion of a White House plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack.

As a member of the U.S. House on the Homeland Security Committee, DeFazio, D-Ore., is permitted to enter a secure "bubbleroom" in the Capitol and examine classified material. So he asked the White House to see the secret documents.

On Wednesday, DeFazio got his answer: DENIED.

"I just can't believe they're going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack," DeFazio says.

Homeland Security Committee staffers told his office that the White House initially approved his request, but it was later quashed. DeFazio doesn't know who did it or why.

"We're talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of America," DeFazio says. "I would think that would be relevant to any member of Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee."

Bush administration spokesman Trey Bohn declined to say why DeFazio was denied access: "We do not comment through the press on the process that this access entails. It is important to keep in mind that much of the information related to the continuity of government is highly sensitive."

Norm Ornstein, a legal scholar who studies government continuity at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said he "cannot think of one good reason" to deny access to a member of Congress who serves on the Homeland Security Committee.

"I find it inexplicable and probably reflective of the usual, knee-jerk overextension of executive power that we see from this White House," Ornstein said.

This is the first time DeFazio has been denied access to documents. DeFazio has asked Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., to help him access the documents.

"Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right," DeFazio said.
................................................................................ ..

shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2007 07:48PM

how would they operate after such a travesty? not too well would be my guess
they can't seem to operate too well as is
and could all just be bought off
putting people in charge of matters that they have no real expertize in... only because they are their upper class "homies"
it is proof that ruling class is completely incompotent at it's job, and is time for it to be "fired" lol
all it can do now is try to spread fear and ignorance among the people making my job here more difficult
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2007 04:55PM

DISGUSTING image. Why in the hell can't people recognize fascism when they see it? WAKE the HELL UP!

What the hell is "patriotism" anyway? One shouldn't worship false idols.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2007 02:08PM

"Idols" ? .... "Worship" ??? WTF are you smokin dude ?

Patriotism certainly isn't about either of those. Quite simply it's just about having pride in ones country and a sense of nationalism relative to that pride. If you don't have pride in your own country why would you wanna be there or be a citizen ? Last time I checked most of the world was still free meaning you can go wherever you choose to live, so ....... Sheesh eye rolling

shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: July 29, 2007 10:19AM

patriotism is nothing, but merely petty nationalism
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2007 01:27AM

If having pride in ones country seems petty to ya buddy, all I can say is we'll have to agree to disagree on this one smileys
with beer