Time to act

Moveon.org needs your help:

“In the next 10 days the Republican leadership is planning to pull the trigger on their scheme to break the rules of the Senate and seize absolute power over judicial appointments. We must act.”

The progressive organisation’s latest alert outlines the dangers of this Republican attempt at subverting democracy:

“If radical Republicans seize absolute power to pack the courts with extremist judges, some of our most treasured rights, like basic environmental protections, the right to privacy, and even the 40-hour work week would be in danger. A rally in your area, as part of a massive national wave of protest, could help sway enough votes in the Senate to stop them. Can you help make it happen?”

Let’s not forget the recent comments of Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay who said after the death of Terry Schiavo: “The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behaviour, but not today.” Directly threatening judicial independence strikes at the heart of democracy. Delay is currently charged with numerous ethical breaches though his supporters claim this is nothing more than a left-wing vendetta against him. Bollocks.

Which country is the most religiously dangerous in the world? It sure ain’t Iran.

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