By Christopher Rice and Diane Gordon
I want to take a moment and thank those who have died, those who gave their lives protecting what most of us take for granted, freedom is not free. Our country is under attack. Corruption has entered every institution banks, government, media, etc.
This is not about conspiracies. This is not a revolution. This is about how, “We the People”, can take our country back. From a corrupt two party system.
This is not a right wing attack against Obama. This is not a left wing attack against Bush. This is not about Clinton, Bush or Obama. This is not about torture or waterboarding, bailouts or corporate media alone, but rather about a government that has become a criminal enterprise unable to obey it’s own laws.
I do not profit from any of this. I am not running for any political office, nor do I endorse any candidates or political parties.
President Obama says America does not torture. THIS IS A LIE. Former V.P. Dick Cheney said Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) were only used on 3 high level terrorist. THIS IS A LIE.
We were told that the worst EITs was waterboarding. And we were told that these EITs saved lives maybe even your life. These are all lies designed to protect the guilty. President Obama is guilty of obstructing justice.
President Obama is covering up for the guilty in his own party. Felonies have been committed in our name by our criminal government.
It does us no good to write to our Representatives in Washington. They don’t read the Bills they sign and they won’t read the letters we write.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. declared that he would prosecute more interrogators to shield the higher ups. This is unacceptable.
We were told that the prisoner abuse in Iraq was an aberration, not systematic. THIS IS A LIE.
Obama has said these incidents have all been investigated. The guilty were brought to justice. But that too is a LIE designed to protect the guilty.
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
It is true that many investigations have already taken place. Some Army personnel and officers were punished. Some sent to jail. But we’ve since learned things were much, much worse. And we now know this wasn’t some rogue operation.
We now know that these acts were ordered from the highest levels. There are now prison abuse pictures from Afghanistan and Gitmo. Torture was ordered by former President George W. Bush. We now know that Cheney involved the Justice Dept. to legalize their crimes.
We have known that Justice wrote legal justifications for illegal acts. We now know of at least 34 who died while being tortured. And they even authorized the torture of children.
What does this have to do with you??
First, Obama has not given up the right to use EITs. Second, every nation to develop a secret torture apparatus, eventually uses it on their own people. Third, (DHS) Dept. of Homeland Security has already labeled many activists as terrorist. including Tea Party organizers, and anti-war demonstrators.
Fourth, the founding fathers wrote that no President should ever have this much power. As things stand now Pres. Obama and every President thereafter has the authority to deem anyone whether they are a U.S. citizen or not a terrorist and to kidnap, detain without charges deny bail, trial, legal reps and torture anyone.
THERE IS A WAY OUT
Neither the left nor the right has been able to get our government to listen. Why do you think “THEY” call it…divide and conquer. So I ask you to come together. Not as Republicans. Not as Democrats. Not even as Independents. But as Americans.
WE STAND AS ONE
United with one goal: TAKE AMERICA BACK. From a Federal government that has gone totally insane. Because liberty is worth fighting for.
Because “they” are screwing us whether we are Republicans or Democrats. Because “they” are destroying our country, our Constitution and everything our fathers fought and died for.
NOT ON MY WATCH
Not only do we have a moral obligation but according to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, we have the legal authority to remove our government.
WE HAVE 2 OPTIONS:
We can let President Obama sweep this under the White House rug. But that won’t change that the Federal government now has powers outside the Constitution. It won’t change that Lynndie England and 7 others are in the brig for crimes ordered and sanctioned by our politicians and it won’t change that 90% of detainees were innocent.
We can not allow injustice to be the law of the land because it will send a message that it’s okay to break the law. Or we can send a clear message that no one is above the law. And there are consequences to every action.
The whole world is spinning out of control. We have been given the chance to set things right again. The government is taking more and more power to itself. They will offer you investigations and commissions to try to confuse you, hijack your responsibility, and regain control. Politicians should be held accountable for their crimes.
TRUTH to POWER
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.” in American Communication Association v. Douds, 339 U.S. 382, 442
“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation [of power] first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” Thomas Jefferson (1821)
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” James Madison
“A President is impeachable if he attempts to subvert the Constitution”. James Madison
“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams (1780)
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government.” Thomas Paine
“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison (1795)
“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Thomas Jefferson
“An elective despotism is not the government we fought for.” Thomas Jefferson (1784)
“Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner] I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause, for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.” George Washington (1775)
“Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren who have fallen into their hands. George Washington
In all respects, he wrote the prisoners were to be treated no worse than American soldiers; and in some respects, better. Through this approach, Washington sought to shame his British adversaries, and to demonstrate the moral superiority of the American cause.” In the worst of times when foreign troops literally occupied American soil, torturing and murdering American patriots and few believed that the cause of the revolution could ultimately win against the might of the British Empire, the first Commander in Chief of the U.S.A. set the precedent that this society is to lead even our enemies by “benignant sympathy of [our] example.”
And it worked.
Many of the British Empire’s German mercenaries in fact joined the revolutionaries in their fight against the English and stayed here in America to be free when the war was won.
This was our legacy. It will take “We the People” to reclaim it.
THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT!!
Politically, America suffers from a thoroughgoing default of the government on its responsibility to maintain a sound and honest monetary and banking order. President Obama has pledged to spend as much as it takes to rescue the economy. Emergency gathering of the G-20 nations in response to the financial meltdown pledged $1.1 trillion to the IMF House approves $3.6 trillion budget blueprint. Lawmakers have enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus measure, cleared the way for release of $350 billion in financial industry bailout funds, The White House issued a statement hailing the House vote as “another step toward rebuilding our struggling economy.”
But before all of that the Treasury Dept. pushed through a $700 billion bailout. And before that $85 billion Federal Reserve rescue of AIG. And before that was Fannie and Freddie. A $1.8 Trillion Bailout under G. W. Bush alone.
WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING???
Why are politicians so eager to spend our money? President Obama has pledged to spend as much as it takes to rescue the economy.
After trillions in bailouts, they pay us back with millions of layoffs. The question on everyone’s mind is: How did we get here? After the 1929 crash Congress enacted the Glass-Steagall Act which told bankers to stick to banking and stay out of gambling. In 1999, that all changed. Under Bill Clinton’s new rules not only are banks allowed to gamble again but are using our deposits to gamble with.
When asked if Obama would reinstate Glass-Steagall Obama’s reply: “Well, no.”
With trillions in losses, people losing their homes, their jobs, why hasn’t anyone been held accountable?
WHERE’S THE JUSTICE???
Arrest the crooks who did this. Starting with Sandy Weill of Travelers. Weill proposed the most audacious financial merger in American history: he would merge one of the largest insurance companies (Travelers), one of the largest investment banks (Salomon Smith Barney), and the largest commercial banks (Citibank) in America. The problem was the merger was illegal in terms of Glass-Steagall. And they pulled it off with the blessings of the president of the United States, the chairman of the Federal Reserve system, Alan Greenspan; and the secretary of the treasury, Robert Rubin.
And then, when its all over, what happens? The secretary of the treasury becomes the vice chair of the emerging Citigroup. Why won’t President Obama reinstate Glass-Steagall?
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Three of Obama’s top six contributors include Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and guess who, Citigroup. The foxes have taken over the chicken coop. And it won’t be long before they steal every dime in the country. Congress, unions and corporations have collaborated against “We the People”.
It has fallen to us, it is now our duty, your duty, my duty. To defend the country and Constitution from both enemies, foreign and domestic. Hold the guilty accountable. Arrest the criminals and hold new elections.
Hold the guilty accountable but, wait a second. The politicians and bankers want to blame us. So, we can take the blame and pick up the tab. Or, ‘WE the PEOPLE’ can arrest the guilty, starting with Alan Greenspan: chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Senator Phil Gramm: former U.S. senator. Bill Clinton: former U.S. president. Dick Fuld: former Lehman Brothers CEO. Christopher Dodd: chairman of the Senate banking committee. Angelo Mozilo: Countrywide Financial. Stan ONeal: former CEO of Merrill Lynch. Joseph Cassano: ran the credit default swaps team at AIG.
Cassano was the president of AIG’s financial services division, which was heavily involved in the trafficking of credit-default swaps. Cassano earned more than many of AIG’s chief executives $280 million in cash and $34 million in bonuses. That’s quite a load of cash, considering that division lost $11 billion.
Lewis Ranieri: the godfather of mortgage finance. Sir Fred Goodwin: former RBS chief executive. Adam Applegarth: former Northern Rock CFO. Jimmy Cayne: former Bear Stearns CEO. Chuck Prince: former Citigroup CEO. Kathleen Corbet: former CEO of Standard & Poors. Abby Cohen: Goldman Sachs chief U.S. strategist. Mervyn King: governor of the Bank of England. Hank Greenberg: former head of AIG insurance group. Christopher Cox, former Chairman of the S.E.C. James Crosby: former HBOS CFO. George W. Bush: former U.S. president. United States Treasury Secretary and IMF board of govenors Henry Paulson. Also responsible: Gordon Brown: British prime minister. Wen Jiabao current Premier State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
This is not a revolution. Patriots must be clear and precise in vision and action, lawlessness can not be accepted by anyone claiming to stand for liberty. Justice restores liberty and truth from the grasp of tyranny, and in future generations, it reminds those who are elected that they serve and represent the people. Those who make justice impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.
The media was suppose to be our watchdog, but under Clinton they were allowed to consolidate and become the governments lapdog.
Media are essential. We depend upon the news and information we get from the media. Our media system was not created by the free market. It’s the direct result of policies made by Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington.
The laws and regulations do not benefit the public. They only benefit big companies that can afford high-priced lobbyists. For decades, communications policies have been made behind closed doors, in the public’s name. Without our informed consent. That’s unacceptable.
Who owns the airwaves?
Believe it or not, you do! Airwaves are used for many different purposes. Radio, TV, satellite broadcasters, cell phones, even your TV remote control. They ultimately belong to you…the American public. In the same way that your sidewalk or your local park belongs to you. Some businesses, like cell phone companies, pay the government to use the airwaves. Radio and TV broadcasters, though, use these airwaves free of charge. In return for this generous government handout, broadcasters are required by law to serve the public interest.
Bill Clinton signed the disastrous Telecom Act of 1996 creating today’s oligopoly. Now 6 giant corporations sell us all our movies, TV, radio, magazines, books, music and web services.
Since 2009, the phone and cable industries that control Internet access have been spending tens of millions of dollars and hired more than 400 Washington lobbyists to turn the open Internet we’ve always had into a closed, private toll road. They want to be gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites and services you can use depending on which companies have paid them the most.
Endless war = Endless profits
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” Samuel Adams
FOLLOW THE MONEY
151 Congressmen derive financial profit from war. Congressmen gave themselves a loophole so they only have to report their assets in broad ranges. Republican and Democratic lawmakers invested $161.3 million in companies under contract with the DoD In 2006 Democrats had at least $3.7 million invested in the defense sector alone. Investments in these contractors yielded Congress members $62 million annually.
They also profit from tax cuts, and the bailouts. Who profits from war? Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) $5,015,001
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) $500,000 Rep. Kenny Ewell Marchant (R-Tex.) $162,074
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) $300,000 Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) $100,000
Sen. Joe Lieberman (IConn.) had $51,000 invested in these companies.
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), who voted for Bush’s war, had stock in defense. Companies, such as Honeywell, Boeing and Raytheon, but sold the stock in May ’07
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) $227,000 Rep. Stephen Ira Cohen (D-Tenn.) $150,000
President Barack Obama says he will: leave 80,000 troops, and thousands of private contractors in Afghanistan, deploy nuclear carriers with enough firepower to annihilate any country, in the Mideast; keep the government spying on citizens; keep in place the secret rendition program Bush used to torture detainees; refuse to investigate & prosecute the war and torture crimes of the Bush regime.
Soldiers interviewed by The Gazette cited lengthy deployments, being sent back into battle after surviving war injuries that would have been fatal in previous conflicts, the unit served a bloody 15-month mission in Baghdad. It’s currently deployed to the Khyber Pass region in Afghanistan.
Sergeants sometimes refused to let soldiers get PTSD help or taunted them, said Andrew Pogany, a former Fort Carson special forces sergeant.
Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo. described a breakdown in discipline during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered civilians. “Toward the end, we were so mad and tired and frustrated,” said Daniel Freeman in the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment. “If anyone was around, that was their fault. We smoked ‘em.”
One sergeant shot a man in the head while questioning him and others were dropped off bridges after interrogations. The soldiers describing those experiences were part of the 3,500-soldier unit now called the 4th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team.
For the complete report: Colorado Springs Gazette: http://www.gazette.com
I’m not going to ask you to write, call or fax your Congress member or Senator because they have seen all of these reports, photos and much more. Your Representatives do not read the Bills they sign, they don’t read our letters, faxes or emails either. There are now, on average, over 750,000 Americans per House Rep. There is no way the average citizen can have any real access to their Representatives.
When was the last time you had lunch with your Representative? Because lobbyist do, everyday. When the Supreme Court granted corporations the same rights as citizens we stopped being a Constitutional Republic. When governments merge with corporations it’s called fascism.
The crimes of the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations are far too many to list in one article. Lets discuss how to bring our criminal government to justice. There are several things that you can do right now to soften our targets.
Our strategy is simple:
1. If you do any banking with BofA, Wells Fargo or other large banks close those accounts now. Move all banking to small local independent banks or Credit Unions.
2. BOYCOTT CORPORATE MEDIA
3. Send this URL to all your friends, post it to forums, put it on your personal pages, http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/ There will be ZERO mainstream media discussion of this General Strike BEFORE it happens. ZERO. So, we must BE OUR OWN MEDIA and promote it. Link to this site from sites and blogs. Mention it with links in your comments on blogs. PROMOTE IT.
It does not matter if you voted Republican, Democrat or not at all, we have a choice and a responsibility to our children. To leave them a better world then the one that we found or not.
As things stand now, with federal taxes, state taxes, county tax, sales tax, property taxes, car tax, gas tax, phone taxes, etc. “They” take 4 months of our wages every year in taxes. For that kind of money we should have the best schools on the planet, right? But every year 30 to 50% of our kids get left behind. Let me repeat, taxes take 4 months of your wages away from you every year. That’s true under Republicans or Democrats!
The U.S. was the largest creditor in the world. Now the debt is in the trillions of dollars. Trillions of dollars transferred from the worlds richest & most powerful country. This is a form of destructive economic management at a level of graft & corruption that has NO parallel. There’s nothing comparable to that in history.
The national debt is in the trillions of dollars, even our kids will never see it paid off. As the administration and Congress argue over cuts in social programs, inequality in America grows more extreme each day. Even the great financial crash didn’t derail this trend. The richest 400 Americans, for example, increased their wealth by 54 percent between 2005 and 2010, while the median middle-class family saw its wealth decline by 35 percent.
It’s not the result of mysterious global forces, or technology, or China, or structural problems concerning the skills and education of our workforce. Rather, it is the direct result of policy choices made by Democrats and Republicans alike.
The U.S. policy (includes tax policy, financial deregulation, trade policy, anti-labor policy, and much more.) for the past 30 years has been aggressively dedicated to shifting income share away from the poor and middle class and into the pockets of the already rich.
FACT: Corporations move our jobs overseas to take advantage of slave labor wages, lax environmental laws and no taxes. Yes, no taxes! “Free trade” allows giant multinational corporations to pay zero taxes overseas and zero taxes in America. In 2010, corporate giant GE made a profit of $14.2 billion but it paid not a penny in taxes because the bulk of those profits, some $9 billion, were offshore. In fact, GE got a $3.2 billion tax benefit.
Fact: These tax-breaks have occurred under Democrat and Republican administrations! Both are corrupt!
Republicans, Democrats, Independents and non-voters unite. You can buy off Congress but you’ll never be able to buy a Patriot!
5. MASSIVE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
6. BOYCOTT CORPORATE CRIMINALS
7. NO SPEND PROTEST
8. GENERAL STRIKE
A GENERAL STRIKE does not have to be violent. You are not going to school. You are not going to work. You are not shopping. You do not have to be violent to not do those things. March legally. Protest legally. It’s not just our Constitutional right it is also our responsibility.
The question now is will it work??
This strategy is the same one used to remove the Berlin wall and removed the Communist government from the whole East bloc without firing a shot. This is the same strategy used by the founding fathers before open rebellion. The “Boston Tea Party” was a BOYCOTT of English tea over a 3% tax increase. This boycott was so effective that most Americans still drink coffee today.
Our founding fathers boarded commercial vessels and destroyed the cargo on board. I’m not asking you to break the law. Only to change where you bank and to help pass this info out.
We are not asking for money. For any of the upcoming actions to be effective we need to put millions of boots on the ground. No membership required, no dues, no donations or militias to join. Your NON-COMPLIANCE is our only weapon.
THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT!!
Sources/for additional information: Vincent Bugliosi former U.S. Prosecutor, Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba led prisoner abuse investigation, Benjamin Ferencz chief prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials, Former Attorney General James Comey, Judge Royce Lamberth, Judge Ellen Huvelle, Judge Napolitano, Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Dell Dailey, Ret. Vice Admiral John Scott Redd, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, Lt. Gen. William J. Boykin, “The Looting Decade”
AUTHOR: Robert Sherrill, Project Censored.org, OpenSecrets.org