Are you doing for
the Democrats, the same thing that the Democrats are doing for Bush
and his Republicans.... giving them a pass? Is that
what all this talk is.... gestures that pretend to do
something when in fact it does little or nothing at all.
Probably the reason that it is so difficult to take action
is that things are so bad we don't even see what is right in
front of us. What we have is the overthrow of the
legitimate government of the United States. If George
Bush and his minions are above the law with
impunity, then this is not the country of our fathers.
Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, and all the rest are
rolling over in their graves contemplating the loss of habeas
corpus, privacy rights, separation of powers, an
acknowledgment of the basic dignity of human beings and
all the rest. This is treason. The only reason we
don't see it is because they are all in on it.
Any member of the House could offer articles of
impeachment, but no one will. Any member of the Senate
could say on camera that Bush and Cheney are criminals
and criminals ought not to hold public office but no one will.
They are all more loyal to their party, their careers, or
their party leadership than they are to the Constitution.
Since they are all in on it, no one in high office is left
to defend the Republic but us. And we spend our time
talking about policy or begging them to please listen to us.
Do we send in more troops or not? Do we end the war or
not? Who should be the next President, Hillary or Obama?
I say, they're fired!
Absent the willingness and the courage to see the
truth and react to it, all that is left are meaningless talk,
and words on a page. I offer you a plan of action if
you have the courage to implement it. The time to
start is... Now!
What is the strategy? It won't be easy to do but it's
simple to understand: Look at your willingness to
honor your own pledge of allegiance which is the same as a
lawmaker's oath of office. Stand up and defend the
Constitution. How? Do not support, vote or work
for any candidate who hasn't been willing to
independently tell the truth and act in the defense of the
Constitution. That they didn't think they could win if
they acted is not an excuse. You don't always know
you're going to win when you stand up to fight the good fight.
Instead of supporting those who are timid, we must use our
energy to support honorable independent people who
have the courage to run for office and won't need to be
pressured and cajoled into honoring their oath of office
once they are elected.
How do you find such people? That's not as hard as it
sounds. See what they've been saying and doing these
last 6 years. Who was able to stand on their own two
feet and tell the truth. If you are such a person, run
for office or find someone else who you think is qualified and
ask them to run.
Unfortunately, in my view, every member of congress fails
the test I'm suggesting you use. You say, I'm being too hard
on them. No way. What has happened to basic honor and decency?
Torture? Rendition? Indefinite detentions?
The right to be legitimately represented by an attorney?
Fraudulent elections? Depleted Uranium? Cluster bombs in
populated areas? Dead citizens floating in the street? No-bid
contracts? Secrecy? Signing statements?
Criminal incompetence and negligence? Is it
responsible to sign a bill before reading it? Too many
excuses. I say enough!
If you won't be true to your own honor, do not expect
anyone else to be true to theirs either. If
you can't stand on your own two feet and be counted, then who
else will? I'm sorry, but Democrats are not any better
than Republicans. They feed from the same corporate
trough and their loyalty is to their careers and not to
us. Most of the country is asleep. If you won't
help me wake them up, our country will be lost. Maybe we
don't deserve to be free.
Wake up and come into alignment with your own knowledge,
honor, and consciousness. Or be prepared to kiss your freedom
Mark A. Goldman
for President of the United States