This was almost 2 years ago. Sept. 11, 2007. But, the message is the same today as it was then, as it was everyday until Jan. 20, 2009 at 11:59 AM, then things changed. But up until then, this is what we faced.
But just because things are different now, doesn't mean we can stop believing, stop paying attention, or stop holding his feet to the fire on things. We still have to make sure things are done as we believe he has promised them to be.
We have to hold his feet to the fire to make sure things are done, correctly, most especially. That's where things failed, before. No one, NO ONE, held BushCo's feet to the fire and made sure they were doing things legally and morally correct. They just turned their backs and let them go.
Then after they realized what they had done, they had the attorneys draw up the memos and say it was okay, we have proof from the attorneys, they say it is legal.
And most people thought that was enough, and the ones who tried to question it were shouted down, insulted and threatened with jail time, if they dared to speak out. Or, in the case of a few, some tried to run you out of Business.
During a London, England concert ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines said, "we don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas" (the Dixie Chicks' home state). The statement offended people who thought it rude and unpatriotic, and the ensuing controversy cost the group half of their concert audience attendance in the United States and led to accusations of the three women being un-American, as well as hate mail, a death threat, and the destruction of their albums in protest.
All because they spoke out, and it scared people, and they refused to criticize BushCo after that for the most part. That's what got us into the mess we are in. Everyone became afraid of being called "traitors" or "Un-American", or aiding the enemy.
Even the media, were afraid to speak out, that's why so many things happened and BushCo was able to get by with Torture, Shredding the Constitution, Eavesdropping on everyone, Blacklisting people, more or less anything they wanted to do and NO ONE called them on it.
Oh there were protests, but it was never enough, and for the most part we were ignored as a bunch of lefties just being left wingers. Peaceniks. Protesting the war, that's what those lefties do.
Now, we must stand together again. This time to support our President, not to just let him do whatever he wants, but to keep him honest, to hold his feet to the fire and make sure he does what needs to be done. To make sure he stays on the path he and we have laid out together and doesn't get distracted like BushCo allowed themselves to do.
We have to make sure our President stays true to his beliefs and stays true to the Constitution, and to help us prosecute those who tried so hard to destroy it before. No matter who they were, be they Democrat or Republican.
But it is up to us, all of us, to hold him and our selves to that standard that we have set. It is up to us to make it happen. No one else is going to do it, if we don't get involved it's not going to happen.