As you will read below, last night I was on Timothy Gatto’s LiberalPro on Blogspot Radio. (Links below) The discussion was primarily centered around S 1959, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. It’s a hard bill to give a definitive explanation of because its language is so vague and ambiguous that it can be used in any context the Bush administration sees fit.
It’s also hard to explain without reading passage and passage from the Bill, and after that, the listener and/or reader is still scratching their heads in disbelief that our House of Representatives could pass such an odious Bill.
When we were discussing the amount of traffic and exposure this issue has received, I didn’t have the information I do now. If you Google “Today Is Critical, And We Must Join-in To Kill S 1959″, the number of Blogs that have taken up this issue covers several pages of Google results. This is a movement the people themselves are taking into their own hands, and one thing I’ve desperately tried to hold onto was my faith in the America Spirit, and this message of solidarity is reaching untold thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even more of us that have Liberal and Progressive issues in mind and the view that our country is headed in the wrong way; in fact, this is an issue not favored by the Republican people themselves, but of A House that voted almost in unison in support of this Bill.
My heart swelled with pride knowing that when faced with a danger we can all relate to and understand, it doesn’t take anything but the facts to convince Americans that the passage of this assault on our constitution could eventually result in the end of Free Speech in America and the imprisonment of citizens whose only “crimes” were those of voicing their opposition to a corrupt government.
I’ve always been proud to be an American, however, after watching our constitution being trampled into the ground and Congress essentially helping in its destruction, I was becoming worried we had lost the spirit that made this country what it became, and still can be with the voice of the people coming through, loud and clear - and after searching this morning, my spirits were raised in the reaffirmation of the American spirit, which is showing through as we attempt to derail this assault against our constitution.!
Last night, I had the privilege of being on Timothy Gatto’s Liberal Pro on Blogtalkradio. I enjoyed the conversation, listened to a conservative that seemed to have more liberal views than conservative in an odd sort of way, as it’s not often you run into an atheist conservative - and she was blunt in her disapproval of President Bush; she is also a conservative talk show host and her views were interesting. She is known as “Jenn of the Jungle”
The conversation wandered into the economy, and I stated I was in favor of fiscal responsibility, to which she replied that I am also a “conservative.” I answered yes, I was on some issues, however don’t believe that if you believe in true fiscal conservatism it’s a bad trait for either party.
The threat of terror is real, and instead of handing it a crippling blow to Al Qaeda and the Taliban, we allowed them to escape into, and receive safe-haven from Pakistan, something President Bush promised he would never allow to happen. You can hear the show at this LINK.
I offer a special thanks to the “Digg Community“, “BuzzFlash“, and “Op-Ed News” for publishing this important call to action and still have the hope that other, extremely well-known sites and authors will join us in this show of solidarity to defeat S 1959. We may be able to do it ourselves, and judging by the number of sites who are reacting and the general traffic, I’d say we’re already well on our way to defeating this Bill- but I’m also quick to admit that some major endorsements would kick-start and make this movement become a roaring success. Thank you all for your participation, and it’s you, the ones who are sending the emails and making the calls who deserve the credit for starting a protest that could result in defeating S 1959.