The Bush Administration is considering plans to postpone November’s election, in case of terrorist attack. I, for one, will go absolutely ballistic if this happens. Postponing democratic elections, regardless of the cause, is nothing short of despotic. And this, from an administration that said it would not delay the transfer of power in Iraq (wiping our hands of the problem) for any reason whatsoever. Now they’ve got the Office of Legal Counsel – the same geniuses who wrote the torture memos saying its ok to disregard federal law if your the commander in chief, even though that’s horrible and there’s Supreme Court precident directly on point to the contrary – mulling over whether postponing elections is legal. How does anyone trust these people any more?

We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us. — Abraham Lincoln

Where’s the Republican Party of Lincoln now? If the current regime postpones or cancels the elections that would democratically and peaceably force them out, they should be ousted forceably.