Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How Sick Of It Are You?

Sick enough? Then sign up here: www.sickofitday.org. And when you call in sick on March 19, before going back to bed or out to protest, check out this link to the document that started a revolution against another King George. Note where it says "Governments are instituted among Men (sic), deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

We no longer consent. We are sick of it.

We have screamed at the heavens and cried bitter tears. We've marched and picketed and gone to jail. And we are sick. Sick of the corruption...sick of the liars...sick of this war!

On March 19, the day the U.S. invaded Iraq five years ago, we'll be sick of it yet again. But on that revolting day we can do something nonviolently revolutionary. We can withdraw our consent from this sick system ˆ by calling in sick.

People are signing up to do just that at the "Sick Of It Day" website. With passion and eloquence they're saying why they are "sick of it." Listen:

"Because over a million innocents have died. Because the Democrats, who promised to end the war, have been in control of the budget now for almost a year and a half, and they have continued to fund the war. Because I'm disgusted with Bush, Cheney and the Democrats."
-- David Lindorff, Ambler PA

"I am sick of all the killing.  I am sick of the lies. I am sick of the apathy...I am sick of feeling ashamed of my country."
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