For the past 20 years, their lies, incompetence and sheer greed proved more powerful than the will of American citizens. The military-industrial complex and corporate America dictated this country’s path. They own the media which feeds us the news they demand. They buy the Congress via huge financial perks. Men like McCain, Kennedy, Specter, Martinez, Hagel, Reid, DeLay, Cunningham and others routinely forgot their oath of office or responsibilities toward our country. Crooks like Delay and Cunningham got caught, but dozens if not hundreds still slink around in the shadows like rats. No one knows how deep Jack Abramoff penetrated his payoffs. Presidents and senators did not enforce our laws, didn’t respect our citizens and failed to maintain our borders.
In June of 2007, they tried to ram an immigration amnesty down our throats. The Internet, faxes and phone calls exposed their duplicity. Bush tried to pass the Dubai Ports Deal. We jumped all over him with Internet information and activism. We, the people, defeated a sitting president in his outrageous plans to allow terror sponsoring countries to run our shipping ports. Near the end of the year, the Internet stopped a ‘hanky-sobbing’ Dream Act guaranteed to cost American taxpayers billions of dollars for educating children of other countries at the expense of our kids. Senator Feinstein pulled her Ags Bill amnesty because citizens killed its possible passing via the Internet.
New leaders jumped up from every sector of the country with their computers and typing fingers. Fathers, mothers, grandmas, grandpas and college kids jumped to the forefront on their computers. Web sites empowered Americans from every walk of life to take action.
New leaders rose from the ranks:
"In particular, the fact that Congress has provided some welfare benefits for citizens does not require it to provide like benefits for all aliens. Neither the overnight visitor, the unfriendly agent of a hostile foreign power, the resident diplomat, nor the illegal entrant, can advance even a colorable constitutional claim to a share in the bounty that a conscientious sovereign makes available to its own citizens and some of its guests. ...In short, citizens and those who are most like citizens qualify. Those who are less like citizens do not."
Mathews v. Diaz, 426 U.S. 67 (1976)
"First of all, the so-called War on Terror isn’t a war on terror at all, it’s a war on the Constitution and Bill of Rights; a war on the rights of the American people." Lynn Stuter, researcher, analyst
"The privatization of military and intelligence functions is totally out of control, beyond the law, and beyond any form of Congressional oversight. It is also incredibly lucrative for the owners and operators of so-called private military companies -- and the money to pay for their activities ultimately comes from taxpayers through government contracts." Chalmers Johnson, professor, author
"The order of the current world is not only murderous, it is also absurd. It kills, destroys, slaughters, but it does so for no other reason than the desire for maximum profit for some cosmocrats who are driven by an obsession for power and unlimited greed." Jean Ziegler,UN reporter
"Secret government is what will do us in...it is the ultimate peril." Bob Woodward, author
"Bin Laden is the face of al-Qaeda...as long as al-Qaeda has a face, Bush can continue to shred our Constitution, kill habeas corpus, torture people, and spy on you and your grandmother without a court warrant." Mary Shaw, activist.
"The free-market blueprint -- pushed by the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank -- calls for nations to open their borders to more trade, sell off state companies and slash government spending, often as a condition for loans and aid." John Otis, Houston Chronicle
While we face horrific challenges to regain our country in 2008, the Internet exposes this president, members of Congress, Council on Foreign Relations, Tri-Lateral Commission, military-industrial complex and other corporate plans to dismantle the United States of America.