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Monday, September 1, 2008

A Note to Law Enforcement...

Dude, what ever happened to your oath to serve and protect? What country do you think you are in? Did you ever think that perhaps someday you might wish to disagree with an offical government policy of some sort, and to express your disagreement publicly by, I don't know, say, perhaps demonstrating peacefully? Did you even notice the country changing for the worse this past 10 years or so? Didn't your mama and daddy teach you anything about the USA? We're supposed to be different than oppressive dictatorships and statist communist regimes.

From Salon.com by Glenn Greenwald

QUOTE So here we have a massive assault led by Federal Government law enforcement agencies on left-wing dissidents and protesters who have committed no acts of violence or illegality whatsoever, preceded by months-long espionage efforts to track what they do. And as extraordinary as that conduct is, more extraordinary is the fact that they have received virtually no attention from the national media and little outcry from anyone. And it's not difficult to see why. As the recent "overhaul" of the 30-year-old FISA law illustrated -- preceded by the endless expansion of surveillance state powers, justified first by the War on Drugs and then the War on Terror -- we've essentially decided that we want our Government to spy on us without limits. There is literally no police power that the state can exercise that will cause much protest from the political and media class and, therefore, from the citizenry.
Beyond that, there is a widespread sense that the targets of these raids deserve what they get, even if nothing they've done is remotely illegal. We love to proclaim how much we cherish our "freedoms" in the abstract, but we despise those who actually exercise them. The Constitution, right in the very First Amendment, protects free speech and free assembly precisely because those liberties are central to a healthy republic -- but we've decided that anyone who would actually express truly dissident views or do anything other than sit meekly and quietly in their homes are dirty trouble-makers up to no good, and it's therefore probably for the best if our Government keeps them in check, spies on them, even gets a little rough with them.

What can you do?

-Urge real Congressional action to hold President Bush accountable now
-Reinstate the authority of our Constitution-Document crimes committed by President Bush for historical account
-Facilitate post-Administration law enforcement and prosecution
-Reset the standard for the incoming and future administrations-Demand justice for the over 3,000 who died on 9/11and whose deaths were tragically exploited to take us into an illegal war in Iraq
-Demand justice for the estimated 30,324 U.S. military personnel who have been injured/wounded
-Demand justice for the estimated 4,138 U.S. military personnel who have been killed or died-Demand justice for the 1 Million innocent Iraqis who have died*
-Avert another illegitimate looming war – this time against Iran

Please sign the impeachment petition online at www.Kucinich.us.

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