19 July 2007
The Central Issue
to me pertains to preserving the US Constitution, which has been the primary instrument for 1) assuring that we are a nation "of laws, not men" and 2) protecting our liberty from states' congenital tendency to encroach on individuals' rights. It is the heart of who we are. We can have varying opinions concerning the Iraq Occupation, on Impeachment, or about Universal Health Care Coverage. What we cannot abide, however, is perversion of the critical built-in Checks & Balances of our tripartite representative democracy.