’d like to be the harbinger of good news, and there is some, but all-in-all, 2007 was a disaster for Democrats and the country at large - Bush and Cheney are still at the helm of power and Congress remains cowed and ineffective. There have been instances of courage, and you have to admire Chris Dodd for sticking to his guns and coming off the campaign trail to effectively forestall granting the telecoms, and Bush by means of proxy, immunity for illegally helping the government to wiretap innocent Americans and help the Bush administration spy on America.
Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul, each in different ways, have rocked the conventional political wisdom in our country, and instead of being “politically correct”, each in his own style have been honest with the country and stood-up for our constitutional values and the rule of law - proving the population is desperate for the truth, and the Mainstream News Media has been exposed to be cowardly and complicit with the Bush administration and corporatism (a polite word for fascism.); true investigative reporting is almost dead - and the Washington Post ( The Washington Compost would be a more befitting title), once a bellwether for breaking news that actually affected our lives and brought-down a President is now a government mouthpiece and their rank cowardice and fear and/or collusion with this administration will never be forgiven by the American public.
The New York Times (New York Crimes…) has on occasion presented us with some scathing editorials, some good, others mediocre at best, yet they still stand in humiliation for not breaking the scandal about US Wiretapping before the 2004 Presidential elections, and no matter how you parse it, the NY Times is partially responsible for Bush maintaining power and wrecking havoc on our economy - with Bush and Cheney wiping their butt’s with the United States Constitution. A President and Vice-President remain in power who make Nixon seem like a choir-boy; Watergate doesn’t compare with the least of their crimes, however that was before our media and Congress became compromised by what Ron Paul refers to as “soft fascism.”
Congressman Robert Wexler has to be commended on his efforts to bring the Cheney Impeachment issue back into the news, and even for a United States Congressman, he faced a complicit and cowardly MSM who refused to publish his Op-Ed’s, and finally, the Miami Herald broke the silence, and many others followed suit - an action which could be the beginning of the MSM coming to the realization that Americans want the truth - and their refusal to provide us with real news is affecting their bottom-lines; it used to be that car salesmen and attorneys were ranked at the bottom of the list for their “trust factor”, but now that “soft fascism” is beginning to dominate America, the bulk of the MSM are viewed as cowards and liars - and millions view almost anything they publish with a wary eye, wondering whether it’s truth or propaganda, or a clever assimilation for the two in an attempt to lend credibility to their lies! Congressman Wexler and the Miami Herald should both be commended on their honesty LINK, although admittedly, it took some time before the Miami Herald finally published the story - but late is better than never, and I hope that everyone writes to the Editor and strongly thanks them for having the courage to defy the Bush administration. We must recognize and laud those who have the courage to defy an administration that uses fear and intimidation as weapons in their plans to dismantle the constitution, and as others see the public holding those in high esteem that value liberty over fascism - the beginning of the end actually impacts those who are enemies of our way of life.
There is a War on Christianity, but the combatants are Christians themselves, and true Christianity is starting to win against the radicals that have been attempting to hijack Christianity and use it for their own political and financial gain. You won’t necessarily hear it on the American MSM, however an article on the BBC illustrates how in Republican Kansas, things are beginning to change, and again, we must praise those who are attempting to bring back the true beliefs of Christianity:
Bible bashing dying out in Kansas
By Justin Webb
BBC News, Washington
There is an American expression for something that is utterly obvious but not, for some reason, noticed.
“Hiding in plain sight”, the Americans call it, and the expression came to my mind as I sat in Kansas City airport waiting for an ice storm to pass.- Advertisement -
Hiding in plain sight in this state is a revolution in American Christendom, a change of heart that could see American Protestant churches looking increasingly like their European equivalents. MUCH MORE
On the flip-side of that coin is a Presidency that refuses to honor the constitutional principals of separation of church and state, and America’s servicemen are being subjected to religious indoctrination in our armed services - a violation of our law and a slap in the face of those who fought and died so we in America would be a nation that respected the religious beliefs of all, not those chosen by a President that has a moral compass which is nonexistent and/or obscured by power and greed:
Evangelist Video Shot at Air Force Academy Exposed
Anna Schecter Reports:
A video made by a Christian ministry group shows Air Force Academy cadets being pressured to become “government paid missionaries when they leave” the academy, according to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), which released the video this week.- Advertisement -
MRFF president Mikey Weinstein says the video is unconstitutional and an outrage.
“This is absolutely out of control. You cannot engage the U.S. government to propel your religion,” said Weinstein. MORE
To the best of my knowledge and belief, there’s still a Press Blackout on S 1959, the Thought Crime Prevention Bill; this is an issue the American public is demanding answers to, and those of you who have been calling Congress, emailing them, and contacting the MSM caused the House of Representatives to issue a statement of “clarification” that clarified nothing, and was an example of double-speak and governmental spin, but the report itself was not discussed on the MSM, and the majority of our population are still unaware this Bill even exists! It is this writer’s belief that S 1959 is a Bill we cannot forget, and we need to keep demanding answers and force it into the Presidential debates - Republican and Democratic alike so the public can become aware of this assault on our constitution.