Saturday, July 30, 2005

Assault on Freedom

The Bill of Rights and the courts are under attack. All restrictions on civil rights imposed by today’s fervent crusaders against ‘’everything & whatever” will likely affect all of us for a long time to come. The current Administration’s irrational fears motivate their reptilian and visceral need and desire to strike out and punish something and someone.

I believe the fact that very few individuals in this administration have actually ever placed or experienced themselves in Harm's Way in service to their country has a great deal to do with their oddly infantile fears. Had they ever done so perhaps they might have a better, mature perspective on reality.

But the very important fact that their ironheaded attacks on rights and freedoms affects all Americans somehow doesn’t compute. We can already see grave erosions of freedoms and liberty in the guise of “Homeland Security” and in favor of their Gods of Mammon & Money.

A great irony is they also claim to be bringing “Freedom and Democracy” to other countries while freely using our country’s massive military might to invade them - under fraudulent pretenses it turns out, to add insult to injury in the fullest meaning of the term. Unfortunately all too many Americans through fear, also buy into their blatant propaganda. All Americans will be held responsible by the world at large unfortunately.

Americans can not afford to ignore the current full court press on individual and civil rights. To do so is to stand in extreme danger of losing precious and hard-won individual freedoms as we slide ever closer to a peculiarly American style of Corporate/Fascist state.

Most national media has capitulated and abandoned the field. It is left up to individuals to stand up for what we believe. We must encourage debate and discussion wherever we can. We must not abandon our FREEDOMS!

“The very purpose of the Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by courts.”
- Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, 1943

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