Now is the time to rally behind our leaders: we the people, created equal and endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; having established a government of the people to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense. I hope that George W. Bush is remembered as the best president we've ever had. I don't think that the intentions he has already outlined could lead to that future assessment. We can hope that wisdom and compassion will prevail over poll results and chest thumping. More than ever the world needs the leadership of a people devoted to human liberty - and yet already our representatives are tellng us outright that the terrorists will succeed in their "cowardly attack on freedom." -- that we can expect to sacrifice more of our personal liberty in order to expand an illusion of security. It is already a cliche, but I think it encapsulates the only reasonable approach to a "war" on terrorism. If you want peace, fight for justice.
cc: my representatives in congress