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Presidential Debate to Include Rocky Anderson and Jill Stein

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Tonight, concurrently with the Rs and Ds, on Democracynow.org, 8:30 ET; also on FreeSpeech tv. Below from Rocky:

If a presidential candidate had embezzled government funds to pay off gambling debts to the Mafia . . . 

You do draw the line at times, don't you?

For instance, if a presidential candidate had embezzled government funds to pay off gambling debts to the Mafia, that would be a deal-killer for you, right?  You'd refuse to vote for that candidate, wouldn't you?

If a candidate lied repeatedly to the public about engaging in heroic deeds during a war and about receiving a Ph.D., you'd likely say there is just no way you could support such a candidate.  Right? 

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Then why would you even consider voting for Barack Obama? 

He has engaged in horrific, unprecedented human and civil rights abuses, including:

  • the targeting of U.S. citizens for assassination without any semblance of due process; 
  • asserting the power to kidnap and imprison people anywhere, including U.S. citizens, for up to the rest of their lives, without charges, trial, legal assistance, or the right of habeas corpus; 
  • overseeing the drone killings in at least four nations, which has entailed the murder of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of innocent men, women, and children.

He has cow-towed to his major donors on Wall Street, bringing into his administration the same people who led the charge for the de-regulation of the financial industry that caused the 2008 economic melt-down.  And he refuses to even suggest breaking up the banks considered too-big-to-fail, possibly setting us up for another economic melt-down. 

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He contented himself with adopting healthcare legislation drafted by the insurance industry.  Obamacare (which should be called "InsuranceCompanyCare") will result in enormous premium increases for the American people, while denying basic healthcare coverage to 30 million people.  Many of those people will suffer and die as a result.

If you can draw your line at embezzlement of government funds to pay off the Mafia and lying about war experiences and one's academic record . . . will you also draw a moral line at assassinating U.S. citizens with no due process; imprisoning people for up to the rest of their lives without charges, trial, legal assistance, or the right of habeas corpus; and killing innocent men, women, and children in other nations while creating more hatred and hostility toward the United States?

People find all sorts of reasons for not drawing a personal moral line when it comes to supporting Barack Obama. 

They say it's because he's the lesser of two evils.

Or they say his Supreme Court appointments will be better than those who would be nominated by his main opponent.

Please consider these three compelling points (then pass them along):

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1. Obama is not the lesser of two evils -- he's the more effective evil because he gets away with doing things with no Democratic opposition that, if done by a Republican president, would generate outrage nationwide, including from the Democratic Party. 

Imagine, for instance, if Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld were sitting around in the Oval Office deciding which suspected "militants" were to be killed in at least four other nations, knowing that hundreds of innocent civilians would be killed in the process. 

The Democrats would go nuts, with congressional subpoenas and hearings, demonstrations, and calls for impeachment.  However, simply because the president has a "D" on his jersey, many Democrats just complacently line up behind him. That's the kind of blind partisanship, at the cost of core principles, that led George Washington to fear the creation of political parties in the United States.

2. It's about the President far more than about the Supreme Court!

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