The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Thursday, January 15, 2009
One Small Triumph For Our Constitution
My topic of the day has it's origins in a post by NOT YOUR SWEETIE back on Jan. 13th.
It began with this comment, referring to Roland Burris' appointment as Senator of IL:
"You’ve got a popular Democratic incoming president, a Democratic lieutenant governor and secretary of state, and overwhelming Democratic majorities both in Congress and in the Illinois legislature. Everyone involved was opposed to letting Blagojevich make the pick. And together they still couldn’t figure out a way to stop him.”
My response was such:
Yes, Virginia… sometimes *laws* and statutes do work to thwart the ill intentions of the pols who twist their meanings.
Never forget that, the founders actually meant what they wrote down in our constitution. And they were a far more clever bunch than today’s rabid, money grubbing imposters.
I count the triumph of Burris and Blago as victories of the framers. One man (be he Bush or Obama) was never meant to have ALL the say so in our government.
In this case… haha… he (they?) did not!
That’s one for (small d) democracy!
Ya know.... I kinda like the idea that we really DO have a constitution that prevents one branch of government from amassing too much power. And I also like the fact that CERTAIN CONGRESSPERSONS actually fight to uphold the rule of law.
You keep being a thorn in their sides, Senator Feinstein! I'm behind you 100%
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.