Friday, October 4, 2013
Government Shutdown Address
Four days and seven hours ago, our Republicans brought forth in this Congress a new concept, in the name of liberty, that health care is not a right and that not all people are not created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
But in a larger sense, our Republicans cannot consecrate—they can only desecrate—our great nation. The brave fools, Ted Cruz and his lackeys, have struggled here to shut down the government should they not be allowed to add or subtract at whim from laws passed by Congress, signed by the President, and upheld by a conservative Supreme Court. The world will little note, nor long remember, what Ted Cruz says, but it can never forget the damage his ilk has thus far ignobly advanced. It is rather for us to hope that these tiny men shall give their last full measure of madness, and that a government of the Teabaggers, by the Teabaggers, and for the Teabaggers shall perish from the earth.