The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
John Caldwell Calhoun (1782–1850), U.S. statesman
These photos were taken two years ago on my visit to Washington, D.C.
During those two years the Iraq war has progressed from bad to worse with soldier and civilian deaths continuing at unacceptable levels. Private security guards such as Blackwater have increased under the Bush gang’s ongoing quest to outsource and bankrupt the government.
When looking at those photos again, I thought had sad and embarrassed our founding fathers would be of both our leaders and the citizenry for allowing this to happen.
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