AN ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT
If you accept that the US Government intentionally lied about weapons of mass destruction to take this nation to war in Iraq, then you must accept that the US Government, by the commission of that act, is no longer a legal government of the people, but an illegal occupation serving private interests. The majority of Americans now know that the US Government is criminal. They know that the US Government has lied to start wars of conquest, and that it has knowingly tortured innocent people because the lie required it. The majority of Americans now know that the US Government, unless stopped, will continue to do more of the same.
There is no law that compels Americans to believe the government when it lies. No legislation exists that obliges Americans to pay for a war started with lies. There is no moral principle under which Americans are required to obey a government that lies. Indeed, morality and prudence demands that a government that lies be openly defied.
The Germans ended WW2 in shock at what their government had really been doing. Americans cannot claim that innocence. We DO know. The information has been available for a long time, and if this new poll is accurate, the majority of Americans know what their government is doing, and the rest of the world knows that Americans know. Get that? The whole world is watching to see what Americans will do now that most Americans know the government deliberately lied to start a war.
So, what will Americans do? Will they walk their talk, and fire the liars? Will they stand up like free human beings and refuse the dictates of an illegal government, or will they cower and send their children off to die, watching them walk up the chutes to the slaughterhouse without complaint, shrugging their shoulders that this is how life is supposed to be and there is no point in making a fuss about it? Will Americans go on paying more money for government than they do for anything else, yet refusing to hold that government to the same standards of truth-in-selling that they demand from a used-car salesman? Will they go on making do with less so that the government and its friends can have that much more? Will they continue to bow down saying, "Take our money, take our neighbors' children, and tell us what to think, oh lord! We know you really are just and moral because you threw Martha and Chong in jail!"
Or will Americans decide enough is enough? Will they decide that they cannot support a government that is criminal without being criminals themselves? Will they finally realize that they cannot claim to be a moral people if they do not have moral government?
No magazine puff-piece, no comic book, no movie can make America look great if, when the time calls for it, Americans fail to be a great people. Great people are willing to stand up to a government gone wrong, to force their government to be truthful and honest and moral. Great people know that freedom is impossible under a government that lies because lies are tools of enslavement, and that chains built of false beliefs hold slaves tighter than chains made of steel. Slaves will cower before a government they know lies to them, bless the face that lies to them, and ask for more. And now the world watches to see if Americans are a great people, or just slaves living under the delusion they are a free people.
Free men or slaves. Time to choose. The whole world is watching.http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/illegalgovernment.html
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable 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 of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, -- The Declaration of Independence
OUT OF ORDER?http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/08/national/08screen.html?ei=5065&en=d1983b251ada5456&ex=1116129600&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=print
After spending more than $4.5 billion on screening devices to monitor the nation's ports, borders, airports...
Mission Accomplished, Captain Queeg?http://www.antiwar.com/reese/?articleid=5863
The American death toll in Iraq is now 1,585, and the wounded exceed 10,000. The cost is about $300 billion. Somewhere between 140,000 and 150,000 Americans remain in Iraq. A third interim government has been partially formed after three months of wrangling. The insurgency is still going strong. Iraq is now an excellent training ground for terrorists. All of the reasons cited for going to war have been proven false. There were no weapons of mass destruction. There were no ties between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. The Iraqis had nothing to do with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
US struggles with North Korea, Iran nuclear standoffshttp://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050505/pl_afp/usnuclearnkoreairan_050505193251
...while Washington insists that no option is off the table, US allies oppose the use of force.
Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policyhttp://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/11574258.htm
The memo said "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." No weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq since the U.S. invasion in March 2003. The White House has repeatedly denied accusations made by several top foreign officials that it manipulated intelligence estimates to justify an invasion of Iraq.
Thousands protest Bush Dutch visithttp://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/05/07/dutch.protest.ap/
Thousands of anti-war activists protested U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to the Netherlands on Saturday, saying the man who started the Iraq war should not pay tribute to those who died in World War II for Dutch freedom.
2 Americans among 22 killed in Baghdadhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7721003/
Iraq death toll tops 270 in 9 days
4 Americans among today's 17 dead in Iraq http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DA17BAA8-A3D5-4E5D-838D-9A1BD17D52B2.htm
Over the past weeks, violence has surged in Iraq with a series of bombings, ambushes and bomb blasts.
Bush hails Latvia's freedom...http://reuters.myway.com/article/20050507/2005-05-07T110727Z_01_N07501560_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-BUSH-BALTICS-DC.html
"It's such a joy to come to the country that loves and values freedom!"
Reid calls president 'loser'http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/May-06-Fri-2005/news/reid.html
"He's driving this country into bankruptcy," Reid said, referring to the deficit. "He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured."
Dick Cheney's Incredible, Imperial, Infallible Vice Presidency: White House Defies Biden and Lugar on Bolton Interceptshttp://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/000591.html
Dick Cheney and John Bolton's protectors are ever more committed to an imperial presidency -- unchallenged by other institutions of the U.S. government.