Denis Kucinich and other real Americans have responded to those remarks by re-teaching America her basic values. We need to do so at home, in our schools, in the media and in the face of illegal governance and tyranny.
HAS AMERICAN ALREADY LOST ITS SOUL?
Here is what Kucinich noted in his letter to the Attorney General of the United States, "Well, I think it's incumbent upon the Attorney General to explain the basis in law for such a policy. Our Constitution's Fifth Amendment, our Seventh Amendment, our Fourteenth Amendment all clearly provide legal protections for people who are accused or who would be sentenced after having been judged to be guilty. And what's happened is that the Constitution is being vitiated here. The idea that people are--have--if their life is in jeopardy, legally have due process of law, is thrown out the window."
Most importantly, Kucinich went on to add that "when you consider that there are people who are claiming there are many terrorist cells in the United States, it doesn't take too much of a stretch to imagine that this policy could easily be transferred to citizens in this country. That doesn't--that only compounds what I think is a slow and steady detachment from core constitutional principles. And once that happens, we have a country then that loses its memory and its soul, with respect to being disconnected from those core constitutional principles which are the basis of freedom in our society."
In conclusion, Greenwald added, "So there are few things more dangerous than allowing the executive branch to label people terrorists and treat them accordingly, and that danger is compounded severely when you're talking about American citizens who have constitutional rights and talking about not merely eavesdropping on them or imprisoning them, but actually murdering them."
ARE WE A NATION OF BANKS AS OBAMA SEES AMERICA AS?
In 2010, with election reform and people supported constitutional conventions, America can be improved. Just last year , Senator Durbin indicated that in Congress "banks own the place, an extraordinary statement for the second-highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate to make." [This quote is again from Glen Greenwald on DN.]