It is important for all Americans to be constantly alert to the actions of government that contradict and interfere with the many freedoms that are given to us both as members of the human race as well as those freedoms expressly noted within the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of these united states. We must be always vigilant in protecting those many freedoms simply because it is human nature that those who desire to control the lives and futures of others will always, and I stress ALWAYS, abuse any power and steal all of man's freedoms that they are allowed. We have seen that time and again on the world's stage and we are seeing it again right now, today, within the confines of our nation and government.
While it is undeniable that any and all acts of terrorism must be answered swiftly and powerfully, it is also mandatory that those actions remain, for this nation, within the parameters that our individual freedoms cede the government. War may not be declared by any body in the nation save Congress. Individual freedoms may not be abridged for any reason save for those acts that actually injure another directly. These are the very basic freedoms upon which this nation was founded and for which so many Americans have offered up their lives and their safety to protect.
In any event that resembles war, even when commenced in an unconstitutional manner, all participants must be treated in the exact manner required by international treaties. Since Americans are endowed with freedoms fixed by birth and not by man, America must always behave in line with the principle that all humans are similarly endowed, whether they accept our political views or not.
Knowing and acknowledging all of that is not enough. Whenever any person proclaims themselves above the law and states that they have the power to reduce or eliminate our freedoms, action must be taken by those true and honest Americans who decry and detest any such intent. As a nation, we must arise and demand that the Cretans who would wrest these freedoms from us for any reason must be removed from power and barred from ever again attaining the influence or station that might allow them any further opportunities. This isn't simply a duty of every American, it is a necessity born from the ashes of fascism and communism and monarchy and every other system of rule that is not a system of laws and freedoms but of man.
Therefore, the following declaration that was made by Attorney General John Ashcroft, in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, is all the evidence that any thinking and thoughtful American needs to understand the reality that America has become just another fascist and dictatorial country no better than Nazi Germany or Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge or Rome under the emperors. America ceased having any familiarization with the notion of "Democracy" the moment that the moron and his regime invaded and infected our nations' highest offices and clowns such as Ashcroft were suddenly free to say such immoral trash..
Listen, then, to the anti-American and freedom-hating drivel that escaped the soiled lips of the Attorney General of these united states:
"We need honest, reasoned debate; not fearmongering. To those who pit Americans against immigrants, and citizens against non-citizens; to those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty; my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists - for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies, and pause to America's friends. They encourage people of good will to remain silent in the face of evil."
Now, consider the absolute insanity of this clown and his proclamation. First, while calling for "honest, reasoned debate" he immediately declares that anyone involved in any debate that doesn't toe his Nazi line is, by default, guilty of participating in "fearmongering" (which isn't a real word, by the by).
Gentle readers, this nation was founded on the complete conviction that the only answer to bad speech is more speech, yet this fool, who swore to uphold and protect the Constitution, is stating that there are some sort of limits within which that debate will be allowed to exist. When government seeks to halt all debate through innuendo and division, democracy disappears from view.
As a Republican, Ashcroft himself is guilty to the core of "...pit[ting] Americans against immigrants, and citizens against non-citizens..." That is the Republican platform in the fewest words I have yet to witness. There really isn't much more to add to that confession.
As to scaring "peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty", Ashcroft and his ilk in the corporate media have completely ignored or insulted true "peace-loving people" and are only tolerating those voices that support the murder of tens of thousands of innocent Afghans while rationalizing the regime's explanations for the deaths. As for "phantoms of lost liberty", Americans are quickly losing those few freedoms that vermin like Ashcroft and the moron haven't stolen in the name of their worthless, lost, and mean spirited War on Americans Who Use the Wrong Drugs. Day after day, we have fewer and fewer avenues of recourse against this regime's attacks on our most basic freedoms.
The madness of the USA PATRIOT ACT has blatantly made America a nation run by criminals of the worst sort; criminals with the power of the federal government to detain and prosecute and even murder Americans and others in secret and with no record of the vile and despicable acts. It has enabled the government to listen in on Constitutionally protected conversations between attorney and client as well as opened the entire electronic spectrum to the prying eyes of the government. It has completely removed the power of the judicial branch to act as a balance to the government's dictatorial demands for information on all Americans even when no criminal act has occurred or even envisioned. It has made an absolute mockery of the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution and has made America nothing more than just another Third World police state.
The mere fact that such vile and loathsome little creatures such as Ashcroft and his puppet, the moron, can make such anti-American statements without fear of notice by the American corporate media and, thus, without the knowledge of the American people exposes the depths that this regime is dragging American into. Those of us who speak out for our freedoms and for our Constitution and for peace do not aid America's "enemies" nor do we give "pause to America's friends". Instead, those of us with the courage and wisdom to see this Nazi regime for what it is and who are willing to speak out against the damage that they are inflicting upon the soul and heart of the American people are all that stands between these animals and America's bleak future. We do not "encourage people of good will to remain silent in the face of evil" because the faces of evil infects our highest offices and we encourage all Americans and all people of decency and "good will" to stand up and shout out their opposition to the stupidity and carnage that these worms and vultures represent.
We declare loudly that we have the right of all mankind to speak to the issues of our lives without any interference from this or any other of man's regimes. We proclaim without hesitation that any person who attempts to silence any voice that has risen in dissent is a traitor of the lowest sort. We state, without pause or doubt, that any regime that stands between the American people and the public's ear is openly corrupt to its very core and must, at the first opportunity, be removed from the offices they occupy and returned to the dark, loathsome, and horrible places from which they rose. Nothing less can be acceptable to any freedom loving and patriotic American.
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