FOX TV Network Calls for Bush Overthrow
The Super Bowl pre-game show was chugging along through Hour 17 when it happened: FOX went with a dramatic recitation of the Declaration of Independence. Why? Because the Super Bowl is one of the best events America has given the world, and it was a good time for the pompous phonies at the network to play the patriotism card. Why phony? Because the FOX network has served as official cheerleaders for George Bush and Dick Cheney - and nobody has done more to damage the ideas that set America into motion. Did FOX seriously want to remind us of the Declaration of Independence? Did they really want the following words to come out of the Big Brother TV screens?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Imagine the shock at the White House. President Bush could have choked on another pretzel. "The consent of the governed? What are they talking about? We've spent 8 years setting up authoritarian rule in this country and now FOX is trying to blow it."
That's right. The system of government we now have bears little resemblance to what the Founding Fathers envisioned for America. The consent of the governed is supposed to be expressed by our representatives in Congress, but President Bush has issued 100s of signing statements that ignore new laws - our laws.
Bush is - in effect - a monarch, deciding what he'll do based solely on his whims. In short, when it comes to our rights, he has become "destructive of these ends." So the FOX Network - by pointing this out - was actually advocating that we "alter and abolish" the Bush/Cheney administration and "institute new Government." Why else would they bring this up? Now I admit, it was a little surprising hearing this given the FOX position on things but the network has shown poor mental aptitude before. That's why they think President Bush is so bright.
But even the dumb-asses at FOX knew they had a problem. See, they wanted to include the John Hancock anecdote: The story where he says his signature is big so that even King George could read it. This has grown so that people say, "Let me put my John Hancock on it," when they're signing something. Plus we've all heard the King George line many times.
So yesterday when FOX had the words changed from "King George" to "Fat George", I knew why. The reference was just too close to the King George we have now. This proves FOX knows there's a problem, and that by citing the Declaration of Independence they had basically called for the overthrow of our current monarchy. The quote change was their feeble attempt to cover their tracks a little. After all, our current King George is a lot of things, but nobody can say that he's fat.
Despite all this, it was still nice to hear those words yesterday. Sort of nostalgic, really. But we don't need to recite documents like the Constitution and this one. We need to resuscitate them.