1.21.2005

I, ddjango, do solemnly pledge . . .

Robert Jensen, for The Progressive Trail, discusses the Counter-Inaugural and A Citizen's Oath of Office for Inauguration 2005. Jensen's piece is excellent and the oath . . . well, just repeat after me:
I do solemnly pledge that I will faithfully execute the office of citizen of the United States, and that I will, to the best of my ability, help create a truly democratic world by (1) going beyond mainstream corporate news media to seek out information about important political, economic, and social issues; (2) engaging fellow citizens, including those who disagree with me, in serious discussion and debate about those issues; (3) committing as much time, energy, and money as possible to help build grassroots political organizations that can pressure politicians to put the interests of people over profit and power; and (4) connecting these efforts to global political and social movements fighting the U.S. empire abroad, where it does the most intense damage. And I will continue to resist corporate control of the world, resist militarism, resist the roll-back of civil rights, and resist illegitimate authority in all its forms.
Now, there's an oath worth taking.
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