Indict Bush and Impeach Obama

Liberal Leaders Betray Antiwar Cause To Serve Dems and Obama -- Again

In the Wall Street Journal of January 24, the loathsome McCarthyite neocon David Horowitz gazed approvingly on the inauguration of Barack Obama. To Horowitz it meant the removal of an obstacle to war. Thus he wrote:

Consider: When President Obama commits this nation to war against the Islamic terrorists, as he already has in Afghanistan, he will take millions of previously alienated and disaffected Americans with him, and they will support our troops in a way that most of his party has refused to support them until now. When another liberal, Bill Clinton went to war from the air, there was no anti-war movement in the streets or in his party’s ranks to oppose him. That is an encouraging fact for us . . .

Horowitz is now locked in fast embrace with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor in chief of The Nation and Leslie Cagan and her cohorts at United For Peace and Justice (UFPJ). Vanden Heuvel’s most recent piece in The Nation runs under a title in the form of a query, “Obama’s War?” Whose war does she think it is anyway? Even the mainstream media calls it Obama’s war — sans question mark. Her piece ran shortly after Obama ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and almost a month after both Afghan and Pakistani civilians were first bombed at Obama’s orders. She concludes her piece, after citing the deployment of additional troops, “Up to this point the Afghan war belonged to George W. Bush, but Obama’s escalation threatens to make it his own. There’s still time to change direction. President Obama don’t make this your war”! (Emphasis mine. If escalation of the AfPak war (the war on Afghanistan and Pakistan) only “threatens” to make the war Obama’s, what will it take to give him ownership?)

Having supported Obama during the election when he was very clear about his coming Crusade in Afghanistan and having made no demands in exchange for their support, the liberals are now reduced, their leverage gone, to begging for a change in course. Pity, pathos, disgust or a sense of betrayal — it is hard to know what to feel when one encounters this stuff.

Similarly Cagan’s United for Peace and Justice, dominated by the “Progressive” Democrats of America (“P”DA) and the “Communist” Party of the U.S.A (“C”PUSA) — more or less the same thing, not because “P”DA is radical but because the “C”PUSA is not — has been all too silent on Obama’s AfPak War. As a result there have been discordant rumblings among the rank and file about UFPJ’s failure to call a national demonstration against the wars flaring from Iraq to Pakistan and refusal to join the only one called, that by ANSWER (Act Now To Stop War and End Racism) for March 21.

The first bombings of the AfPak war under Obama came on January 23, almost a month ago. Bombing a country is an act of war, and last time I looked Congress had not declared war on Pakistan, thus putting Obama in clear violation of the Constitution. The same crowd calling to “Indict Bush” should also be calling to “Impeach Obama.” Clearly a national action is called for in protest, but only ANSWER has done so. In fact until last Friday, Afghanistan was only mentioned in small print on the UFPJ web page. When ANSWER called for a national mobilization, UFPJ announced local actions for April 4, with no special mention of the AfPak war. This appears to be an attempt to divert people from the only national action to be called which will be a major embarrassment to Obama if the numbers are large. And a lot of people on the UFPJ national discussion groups, this writer included, have been told to shut up when protesting UFPJ’s inaction. But Obama’s imperialism will not go away despite the tut-tutting of the PC crowd — any more than his kowtowing to the banksters.

Let us be clear. I make no special brief for ANSWER. Their exclusionary politics are really not all that different from UFPJ’s, which loves to red bait them. (That is an amazing thing for those who call themselves “communists” or “progressives” to do.) But at least ANSWER has not been hypnotized into supporting Empire because the Dems are now in the imperial drivers’ seat. In this act of courage, they resemble the Libertarians and Greens and Naderites and many writers at The American Conservative who are consistent and impassioned in their aversion to war. That tells me we need a new and broad based antiwar movement which is open to one and all with an aversion to empire, no matter their feelings about tax breaks, abortion, national health insurance or anything else. Clearly UFPJ, the liberal democrats and others of that ilk are incapable of building such a movement — nor do they want to. We can only hope it will be born. Meanwhile I will be in DC for the ANSWER demonstration on March 21. For the moment it is the only game in a town now ruled by Emperor Obama and the Dems.

John V. Walsh can be reached at john.endwar@gmail.com. Read other articles by John V..

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  1. bozh said on February 25th, 2009 at 10:05am #

    constitution? written by slave owners? means what? but, of course, what judges say it means!
    and who appoints judges? but, of course, people who hallow the writ.

    much of which is interpretative. so, we have a selfserving constitution for selfserving politicos, plutocrats, judges.
    thnx

  2. Max Shields said on February 25th, 2009 at 10:09am #

    John, as usual good (and necessary) piece.

    Some of us knew and stated over and over, that Obama would be the perfect divide and rule foil for the imperial empire. The recent Bill Clinton history demonstrated that clearly. Horowitz sees this clearly, as is the case with many neocons.

    The most telling thing is the support of Horowitz and co. for O. Even if there are “progressive” wishywashies out there they’ve got to ask, but why are these right-wing-nuts supporting O? Simple question demanding them to get out of their comfy zone (which is the answer to my question, I suppose).

    The only thing that will straightened this duplicity and complicity will be the ultimate crash. Our economics has defied reality for so long you just got to wonder if this is truly the last hurrah or if, being the long emergency, it just keeps doubling down on itself?

    Energy, the life blood of life and in the quantities we consume it of the American empire, functions within the laws of thermodynamics. This cannot be ignored, denied or refuted with wishful thinking. That is why, the bottom line economics is net energy. It is the un-negotiable wall of reality that just cannot and will not be ignored regardless of the money lenders, and financial hocus pocus and profiters.

  3. russell olausen said on February 25th, 2009 at 3:49pm #

    If you yanks get to caring much more for future generations and spreading demockcracy worldwide it won’t be long before you too, will be living in igloos, just like us Canuckle Heads.BRR-BRR-shiver-chatter. freezing all winter long with a couple of months to go.

  4. Brian said on February 25th, 2009 at 4:03pm #

    John,
    Good call. On our local Air America radio station, Matt Rothschild, the editor of the Progressive magazine, was complaining about Obama’s probable move to cut back Social Security. What are you complaining
    about I wondered? Yah, voted for him. And while I guess Matt has the right to complain, it’s not like he didn’t know this was gonna happen.

    Just another reason I voted for Nader.

  5. Eddie said on February 25th, 2009 at 6:31pm #

    Great article, great comments by all. And Brian, I felt the same way regarding Norman Solomon’s new piece at CounterPunch. Do they think we forget? Do they think we can’t remember that ‘far back’? They pushed him down our throats, they refused to cover Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. Now they want to complain about the man they elected?

  6. Erroll said on February 25th, 2009 at 7:09pm #

    The hope is that when John Walsh is in Washington D.C. next month, he and his fellow protesters will be chanting:

    Hey, hey O bom a,
    How many kids did you bomb today [in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc]?

  7. Magarulian said on February 25th, 2009 at 7:44pm #

    This article from John Walsh is more realistic than a similar one from Ron Jacobs, ‘It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over’, at CounterPunch. But they both are still missing the key ingredient.

    Jacobs states “That bottom line is that war and occupation are the linchpins of the US empire. Understanding this fact requires the antiwar movement to be united and specific. The demands are simple: Bring all of the troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan now. Not in 2010, or 2011 or 2012, but no(w).”

    Walsh is clearer: “we need a new and broad based antiwar movement which is open to one and all with an aversion to empire, no matter their feelings about tax breaks, abortion, national health insurance or anything else.”

    Both writers are aware of “empire,” yet they want to continue taking baby steps in response to EMPIRE.

    Having an “aversion to empire” is simply not enough. We must be doing whatever we can to further the collapse of the American Empire, not just have an aversion to it. And in the phrase “we need a new and broad based antiwar movement,” the term “antiwar” should be replaced with “anti-empire.”

    We need to stop supporting the American Empire in every way, shape and form that we can. Looking for a new group to arise and join is my idea of what delusionaries are looking for – holding out some hope that we can still work within the thoroughly corrupt system to effect any measureable change.

    Choosing ANSWER over UFPJ is like choosing the democrats over the republicans. Why we should feel obligated to be fitted and framed is beyond me.

    P.S. I agree with impeaching B.O. I made a big stink (pun intended) – pushing it on numerous occasions at CommonDreams, while most folks were breathlessly awaiting for Obama to be sworn in.

    Unfortunately, revolutionaries are still very few and far between. The good news is: more delusionaries are beginning to wake up from their long campaign slumber.

  8. joed said on February 25th, 2009 at 9:08pm #

    the spirit of amerika is dead. you guys killed it. you cant blame bush or cheney or any of those murderous sob’s. no, you did it–you let it die. there will be no impeachment or indictment. the bush/cheney gang will live in peace and luxury for the rest of their days–thanks to you. it’s over kids, the bad guys won and you lost. all you have left is the FREE SPEACH ZONE aka BuzzFlash. you guys really fucked up this time. your only redemption would be to storm wash, dc and arrest 99% of the congress, arrest all the white house people, arrest 6 of the scotus. that is your only hope. your only hope. and you know you will not do this. oh well. also, obama is one of the bad guys. he is a murderous sob too and part of the bush/cheney gang.

  9. Max Shields said on February 25th, 2009 at 9:12pm #

    This guy Chris Floyd is a guy to watch/read if you’re looking for some truth…

    John has always been on target.

    The good ship American Empire is off with it’s crew of 300 million (give or take) neocolonalists who need to consume and want to get back to the good ol’ days before the crash.

    This empire is in crash and burn mode and Obama will be the last to get the wake up call.

    As far as revolutions…8 years of Bush…it’s only when automobiles are strewn along the interstates, incapable of moving without their fix of gasoline…and we’re huddled around fires because the oil tap is tapped, then this will coming crashing. The bull shit will end…until then Obama can continue to run on empty speeches for as long as the pipelines are pushing the crude.

  10. joed said on February 25th, 2009 at 9:13pm #

    and you dont have to be a revolutionary to arrest the pols. you only have to care enough. care enough. dont let people bull shit you in to thinking you have to be someone to arrest the congress. you dont have to be anyone.
    better enjoy the war while you can–the collapse will be here soon.

  11. anthony innes said on February 25th, 2009 at 10:55pm #

    Citizens of the USA had their chance with an Impeachment agenda.Obama signalling with his appointments did a Pelosi and threw credibility away.Those concerned with the survival of the Biosphere need to try an end run around local hoods and their turf wars.The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) and its cartel must be stopped.The demise of the USA must convince all who see that soveriegn nations are a failed social experiment. Myths especially the illusion of money are exposed as Max Shields says by the reality of net energy.Its a faint hope but BIS challenged by world opinion is really the last chance to return to rule of the Law.War is a crime,we can no longer pretend there is any glory in it and those espousing it an any shape or form must be arrested.

  12. Andres Kargar said on February 26th, 2009 at 1:07am #

    As the country’s economic crisis deepens, the left has a better chance to rally and involve more and more of the population in its anti-war path. The slogan “Money for jobs, not for war” is more meaningful today than ever. It is the absolute duty of the left to explain to the growing army of the unemployed that not an extra penny should go to these wars of terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Pakistan.

    The surge in Afghanistan will also translate into more US casualties in that country.

    The Obama administration, clearly has no other intentions but to continue the US imperialist agenda and to rebuild the shattered capitalist structure, thus prolonging the agony of millions and millions of the working people. Those of us who harbor no illusions will have plenty of opportunities to expose the true intentions of the Administration as well as the middle-of-the-roaders.

  13. mary said on February 26th, 2009 at 1:13am #

    As the saying goes, you couldn’t make it up. Even a puppy has its propaganda uses.

  14. mary said on February 26th, 2009 at 1:16am #

    CONTD/…

    I understood that it was going to be a poor little stray who needed a home. Now it is designer dawg.

    …In January, Mr Kennedy said he was “proud to endorse the Portuguese water dog as the next First Dog of the United States”.

    “They have a can-do and hopeful spirit. They are smart. They are resilient. They are determined. They are optimistic. And they are tireless,” he said.

    “Sounds like a perfect fit for the Obama Family and the Obama administration.”…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7911543.stm

  15. Deadbeat said on February 26th, 2009 at 2:30am #

    The most telling thing is the support of Horowitz and co. for O. Even if there are “progressive” wishywashies out there they’ve got to ask, but why are these right-wing-nuts supporting O? Simple question demanding them to get out of their comfy zone (which is the answer to my question, I suppose).

    The answer is ZIONISM. Somehow the “Left” would rather obscure Zionism with “Empire”. The “Left” is as bad as Obama and both deserves each other with their hypocrisy.

  16. misfit said on February 26th, 2009 at 3:18am #

    You people need to seriously consider regression therapy and don’t forget to use sunscreen!

    buwahahahahaha!

  17. Jeff said on February 26th, 2009 at 5:51am #

    Democracy began it’s screwed up existence in Greece. Go figure, look at them now. America is nothing more than the concocted state of Israels version of ‘Sparta’. Good luck with that. Remember the fiction of ‘Troy’. Well you sheeple, this IS REALITY.

  18. Laura Bonham said on February 26th, 2009 at 6:55am #

    Hold the fort. Let me set the record straight.

    I can’t speak for all liberal leaders, but as the communications coordinator, I can speak for PDA. PDA has not backed down one inch form where we were during the Bush administration.

    Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) issued an action alert to its members in January calling for a political solution in Afghanistan and to bring U.S. troops home, which is still proiminent on our home page. In addition, PDA just released another action calling for a 25% cut in the military budget, something we have always supported–redirecting wasteful military spending to meeting our needs at home–and which is the cornerstone of the Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign launched a year ago.

    Couple that with our work to impeach Bush/Cheney, and now, for investigations into wrongdoing and prosecutions for lawbreakers over the multitudinous violations of the Constitution in the last administration.

    In addition, PDA has been a forthright voice against Israel’s occupying forces–the only partisan group to do so–and in support of a lasting peace.

    While it was certainly easier to go after Bush et al, PDA’s mission has not changed just because the administration has. PDA did not endorse Obama; he did not meet the criteria. While we did work to elect him–the other option was unacceptable–it was always with the understanding that the work would really begin after his election.

    PDA will continue to work to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and to create a lasting peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people. We will work to reduce the military budget so we have the resources to improve the lives of millions at home and abroad by making peace instead of war. And, it doesn’t matter who the president happens to be.

  19. Chris Driscoll said on February 26th, 2009 at 8:03am #

    Right On, John Walsh!

    Obamamania has blinded the nation’s largest anti-war coalition, UFPJ. It’s walking around, dazed and confused with delusions of hope and change, along with it’s favorite Liberal talking heads, like Katrina Vanden Heuvel, having eaten whole Obama’s poison pill.

    Yes, this is Liberal leadership we are seeing from UFPJ. If you’re disappointed with an anti-war coalition that has ditched even the lip service to objectivity, neutrality and political independence, an anti-war coalition that set aside 2008 to campaign for Obama, putting the fight to end imperialist war on the back burner, an anti-war coalition that by and large voted, supported, funded and promoted a pro-war candidate and now does whatever it can to cover up his crimes, isn’t it time to recognize a betrayal when we see one? Is this really an anti-war coalition, or is it a diversion? Isn’t it time for a new, more broadly constituted anti-war coalition that puts ending imperialists wars above every other consideration?

    Sincerely, Chris Driscoll

  20. neil endwar said on February 26th, 2009 at 11:52am #

    John Walsh and all of us who have stopped caring about minor differences and believe that imperialism is the axis of evil–we are brothers and sisters. The long-moribund “Movement” and its clueless clawing factions are So Over. I’m inspired by the discussion here and by John Walsh’s email address–Let’s all change our name to Endwar and get The Resistance going before the gestapo is fully mobilized for the rapidly approaching summer riot season.

    Death to Empire,
    Ms. N. Endwar

  21. John Walsh said on February 26th, 2009 at 12:51pm #

    “P”DA is complicit in war.
    In response to Laura Bonham’s claim that “P”DA is principled and consistent on the question of war, I have to ask, Is she kidding? Or whom does she think she is kidding?
    “P”DA supported John Kerry in 2004 when he ran on a prowar platform.
    “P”DA supported Barack Obama in 2008 – even as he called for a 100,000 increase in men and women in the active duty army and marines and even as he called to step up the war on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    So far as I know, “P”DA will not be joining the March 21 national mobilization in DC against what the mainstream media call Obama’s war.
    Obama has been bombing Pakistan, an act of war, without any Congressional declaration of war, an impeachable offense. “P”DA has not called for impeachment.
    If Bush were doing any of this “P”DA would be yelling at the top of its lungs. But I hear only quiet when Obama does these things – perhaps a few statements on the web site to cover their ass, but no action at all.
    As Eugene McCarthy, echoing Daniel Webster, said of the war on Vietnam, it went on because too many placed party over principle. That is exactly what “P”DA is doing.
    john walsh

  22. Martha said on February 27th, 2009 at 10:28am #

    What wasn’t left to say in John Walsh’s article was said in his comment. Laura Bonham, meanwhile, has demonstrated that she could be a White House spokesperson — for either party. Thanks for playing, Bonham, but no parting gift.

  23. obamaisafraud said on February 28th, 2009 at 1:18am #

    I’m trying to make it known that this guy is like a thief running a jewelry store.
    He isn’t even a natural born citizen.
    He has no track record of doing anything at all to make a difference politically in any sense of the word.
    He is a fraud. First for running for president when he knows full well he is not eligible (note the over 1 million he has spent defending having to produce his “real” birth certificate, and not a fake doctored up one that was posted on the internet.”
    He is subject to over 2000 lawsuits now being filed throughout the country. Many of the lawsuits being filed by once fooled voters that have wised up.
    He is not “black” he is a halfbreed and there is no race card to play, however it is the “ace in the hole” for the democrats.
    He was elected by the liberal media and not the people of the United States.
    Impeach this fake. Now!

  24. ONE AT THE SEA said on February 28th, 2009 at 6:50am #

    Obama is a typical politcian – nothing more. He has found his idiots that will vote for him, found the method of getting them to the polls and said what he needed to say to get the money to get it done.

    He is now paying back his special interest donors in a big way – in a way even I could not imagine by stealing our money and our childrens money to fund pet projects to the tune of trillions of dollars. He is also committed to a Castro socialistic was of life for Americans and has already in the first few days in office set out to destroy our free enterprise system.

    It is a sad day. Remember the good ol’ days if he continues in power for more than 4 years. Or bring back some sanity with a revived Republican Party taking back the house and congress. Even the average Dem have woken up from the what was thought to be a dream but is realized a nightmare – the first Black President

    From someone that supports himself and employes many: I feel my hands are being put behind my back, the Dems are dropping my pants and holding a gun to my head. They aer bending me over – what are they going to do next?

    God watch over our once great nation and protect us from evil.

  25. Shabnam said on February 28th, 2009 at 10:25am #

    Obama finally has followed the footsteps of the zionist Lobby, a 5th column according to Gore Vidal, not to attend the UN conference on racism. Obama, James Petras calls him, the first Black Jewish president of the US, has decided to follow George Bush racist zionist puppet boycott of UN conference on racism and ignores the urge of many human rights and civil rights organization where wanted him to attend and listens to his masters’ demand, the Lobby. Since his election Obama has repeatedly shown that he is nothing but a petty slave of Zionism who prefers to listen to an apartheid state but ignores the voice of many Americans who urged him to attend the UN conference. The United States with a black president has joined other zionist states such as Canada to boycott the conference. Many Western European countries will follow the suit and join Obama, the puppet. While Jewish groups are pressing the United States to skip Durban II, human rights and civil rights groups have urged Washington to attend and to weigh in on myriad racism issues that the conference is going to examine. Unfortunately, Obama like other racist US president has chosen to follow Zionism, worse than fascism, and boycott the conference. People in the world do not trust Obama, a zionist puppet.

  26. Terie Jean said on February 28th, 2009 at 5:26pm #

    I would add Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to the list cause if we want to impeach Obama we have to remember that those two said impeachment is off the table during the bush years and if anyone has some prosecution coming its Pelosi and Reid for acting like God almighty and saying No to impeachment! It would be a proud day in America when those two are jailed and or prosecuted – throw the book at them! Then we cAn Impeach Obama and go after Bush and Cheney ect and finally get JUSTICE! Ha the Impossible dream? Not if we all get on the buggers and drag them into court, which reminds me! Conyers! Another failure at his job! He has to be prosecuted to or asked to resign or both. I think he got bought off, I really do!

  27. Brandy Baker said on March 1st, 2009 at 5:33pm #

    As much of a monster and a bastard David Horowitz is, he is absolutely right in his quote above. Horowitz sees just how partisan the mainstream anti-war movement is, and this is why it is dead.

    Despite the fact that there are very little differences between the two major parties, the anti-war movement for some reason, believes that “blue” bombs are gentler on Iraqi and Afghani civilians than “red” ones. Now that Obama is in the White House, there are many people, including UFPJ, that do not want to protest or protest very little. In UFPJ’s most recent nationwide meeting, many wanted to focus on domestic issues, like health care, and put the war on the backburner. There were Iraqi activists present who said that the shifting priorities of the coalition show how little the US anti-war movement cares. This was earlier reinforced by the fact that there were NO demonstrations in calendar years leading up to general elections in 04 and 08.

    People who are truly anti-war are opposed to war, no matter which party is in power and true anti-war folks need to stand up to Obama with the same tenacity and passion as they stood up to Bush.

  28. Martha said on March 2nd, 2009 at 9:08am #

    Brandy Baker, I agree with you 100%. And yet every time I think I’ve lost all respect for do-nothings like UPFJ, they manage to shock me with their craven natures yet again.

  29. lendale said on March 4th, 2009 at 7:51am #

    The american people looking for big goverment put MR. Obama , Nancy, Harry, in the drivers seat.Now the american people will get a taste of what they voted for or maybe just the folks who had not ever voted before are getting what they want ? HANDOUT GOV. TAKING CARE OF MY HOUSE PAYMENT, ? SO the people who put him in power will in the end pay the most.

  30. WASP said on March 9th, 2009 at 9:42pm #

    Impeach Obama. Fabulous idea.

  31. jonhypaycut said on March 18th, 2009 at 8:26am #

    The war on pot continues ,with more killings based on uninvestigated sniches.
    these raids have killed 2 women (age 82,drugs planted on a 92yr old)a 20yr old shot in the chest,are allowed by my goverment. it’s wrong mr.president? if you refuse to act, i’l call for your impeachment. sir ,i am relentless,unlike you i enlisted in 1968 as a Marine,killing my contrymen is not something you want to ignore?

  32. Flu-Bird said on March 30th, 2009 at 8:49am #

    Impeach BARACK OBAMA he is not a legaly born american citizen and shouldnt at all be in the whitehouse and should never have even been allowed to run the trouble is WHERE WAS HE REALY BORN?

  33. sastry.m said on March 31st, 2009 at 3:43am #

    The people of the U.S.A should be congratulated at the outset and deserve all praise to have elected a black as President since their long history of liberation from oppressive colonial Rule. If wisdom and a flair for freedom of human expression as a multi-ethnic society prompted the choice of vote it can only be said as ‘Vox Populi Vox Dei’ for this radical shift of paradigm in support of their National Motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”. Also the saying that Patience is a shortcut in the wilderness of worldly life has to be kept in mind while tossing between hopes and disappointments from choiced expectations. First of all the American people have to clearly discern who is ruling the roost in decision making both in the White House and the Pentagon and who are holding the Posts of combat in the deserts of Iraq and barren hills of Afganistan in defense of what cherished Ideals by fighting against the depraved convictions of a chosen few terrorists for the welfare of humanity at large or serving again the interests of a few chosen people of scholastic wisdom back at home. Where free comparisons are galore true compassion is at short come in the ensuing confusion. The best policy is to understand the turn of events at present and keep a watch on those who are silently causing the ills of present tumoils and wait cautiously in silence as single individuals rather than lose onself in the hastiness of confusion of manifold many.

  34. Zack Coleman said on April 26th, 2009 at 4:55am #

    I think all of ya’ll are idiots. Obama and the rest of the government are idiots. Obama is trying to turn the United States into a communist, or socialist country Thomas Jefferson said “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness”

  35. Tarna Green said on April 30th, 2009 at 3:23pm #

    Obama could be the ruin of our country with his overspending and tax proposals. He is exploiting the green movement to raise taxes such as the carbon tax (cow fart tax). It is going to far to put a tax on an animal for their mere existence. Check out hr 875 a house bill to do with organic farming. We may all be eating gmo food if this bill passes. I work at one of the largest natural grocers in the U.S. and most all of us feel betrayed by Obama. Please check this bill out for yourself because this is a very important issue that needs immediate attention. I do not want the FDA exposing my food to chemicals.

  36. Kevin said on September 17th, 2009 at 7:29am #

    The problem with America is that they think in terms of Republican and Democrat. The SAME money that got Obama elected was behind McCain’s campaign. The problem with America is our voting system is corrupt. When political candidates can be bought, when they can ignore the electorate and pander to the contributor this is no longer a democracy but an elitist fascist system where banks and multinational corporations can send a country to war. America and Mexico are the ONLY industrialized nations that don’t have some form of universal healthcare. And yet we drag out the spectre of “socialism” whenever anyone tries to do something great for the people of this country. Obama should be impeached for his lies, Bush should be imprisoned for his crimes and God help us if we ever elect another Bush.

  37. b99 said on September 17th, 2009 at 11:29am #

    flu bird – Obama was actually born in Austria. The Republicans, the same people who resent that Obama was not born in the USA (even Hawaii is not the USA except for WWII purposes), want to change the law after impeaching Obama so that Arnold Schwartzenegger – who was actually born in Kenya, can run for president. But the new wrinkle to the proposed law is that it would only pertain to whites, because they are pretty much the same as us – unless French.

  38. b99 said on September 17th, 2009 at 11:39am #

    Actually Zack, Obama is solely a communist, not a socialist. He was kicked out of the League of International Socialist Pedantry (LISP) for advocating the withering away of the state prematurely. Other LISP members were not up to that chapter yet (Obama reads fast) and were only up to the part where private concerns are nationalized. So it’s unfair to call him a socialist – he’s moved on. Are we on the same page yet?

  39. Annie Ladysmith said on September 17th, 2009 at 1:13pm #

    The Point: WHOEVER the Illuminata decide on for a national leader is of course going to follow the ditates of their secret worldwide policies, think WHO, CFR, WCB. If McCain had won, and lived to be inaugurated, he would be following the same criminal policies, if he died in office they would simply have stuffed the body and with their special tricks, no-one would have been the wiser.

    What stage are we in now? We have started working on that pesty problem of humans, like so many stray animals, breeding WAY out of control. That means decreasing the population ( they have, of course, experimented for years in Africa), by wars, famines, toxins in the air (think DU and all the deformed babies that will never reach toddler-hood never mind adult-hood, chemtrails), lethally laced vaccines, and those dirty rotten little mini-nukes that can be carried in a suitcases into every city in America.

    Where will all these horrors take us? When martial law is declared they will divide us up into camps and enslave us, or worst (I know everyone has seen, by now, the heaps of plastic coffins (one size fits all) going down a Georgia highway to a “Federal Prison Camp”.
    Well, you say, they have told us this special swine flu (and special it is with apparently 7 amino acids dangling on the virus, and unheard of number) could kill a lot of people so it makes sense about the quarantine areas and coffins. Well if that does make sense to you then by all means GET the vaccine that the FDA, of all people given their track record, has APPROVED as, guess what? SAFE! Ha-ha-ha- i laughed out loud when i heard that.

    Get out of this Dem./Rep. mentality, there hasn’t been a president since JFK who has not been under their control. O! but i don’t like conspiracy theories, isn’t that just for Wacos’. Well yes, it does seem to attrack that type, or maybe they havn’t had the opportunity to have there minds MK Altered yet.

    It is your life, it is you health, why wouldn’t you trust the government to do it’s best for you. Look at all the people it gave hand-outs to on Wall Street. Look at all the families sleeping in their cars, don’t fret, the government has a place for them.

    IMPEACH??? Beyond question, either way there will be a citizens war, what will not be allowed to take place peacefully will be undertaken by force. I fully believe these citizens know what they are up against and, are willing.

    INDICT?? If we are to remain a people with any sense of justice, with any modicum of morality, of any empathy towards the maimed and suffering, this is not a decision but is a manditory right of passage to become a free people once again.

    Let us take back our government and our money once again and become a people the world can respect, a lamp in a dreary death camp, a people with a destiny.

    KICK THE BUMS OUT! THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER!
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