Every day we are told by members of the Bush administration
and the lying criminals in the corporate media, that terror is the greatest
threat posed to Americans. Well, that’s a load of bullshit! We
don’t need a patriot act, we need to act like patriots and
remove from office the criminals who scare us, lie to us, endanger us, ignore
all REAL threats to our safety and freedom (like the Patriot Act and the US
corporate media) and are destroying our great nation! - TvNewsLIES Editor.
The real and imminent dangers to Americans are apparently
unimportant to the Bush administration.
Without realizing it, George W. Bush and his PNAC
cronies actually were correct when they said that this nation was in imminent
danger. In their attempt to deceive us about Saddam Hussein, they inadvertently
made consistent and accurate claims that we were all facing immediate and real
threats to our wellbeing. The problem is that they tried to convince us that
the imminent danger we faced could be lessened if we invaded Iraq.
Bush and company had their wires crossed.
In fact, we the people of the United States face multiple imminent
dangers from within our own borders. These threats have nothing
whatsoever to do with terrorism or hoarded weapons of mass destruction. These
threats come directly from the policies of George W. Bush and his supporters
The imminent dangers to our well being are not being addressed because
of the priorities of the Bush administration. The illegal invasion and occupation
of Iraq and the action taking place in Afghanastan now are costing American
taxpayers 6 BILLION DOLLARS per month! At the same time, corporate
influence on a GOP congress has resulted in legislation that consistently
shows disdain for public health and safety. The imminent dangers
to us all continue to increase in direct proportion to the Bush Cartel goals
of global domination.
The real and imminent dangers to Americans are apparently
unimportant to the Bush administration. The huge deficit caused by
the war and the tax cuts adequate funding cannot possibly provide adequate funding
to decrease or eliminate any of these threats. Partisan legislation and preferential
executive policy have allowed other dangers to increase exponentially. Imminent
dangers lurk all around us here at home!
The Imminent Dangers:
1.Threats to our health: Thousands of American lives could
be saved each year by medical research funded by a small fraction of the cost
of the war. Stem cell research has been seriously undermined, and every day
hand guns kill Americans with frightening regularity. Sadly, while the NRA remains
a major contributor to the GOP, and while medical research remains grossly under
funded, in the year 2000, in this country, there were:
28,663 deaths cause by firearms (intentional and non-intentional).
710,760 deaths from heart disease.
533,091 deaths from cancer.
122,009 deaths from chronic low respiratory disease.
2. Threats from an increasingly endangered
environment: The Bush administration, in several strokes of the pen, has
Reduce restrictions of toxins in our water systems
Lighten regulations on emissions by coal burning power plants
Ordered the EPA not to conduct any studies that may conflict with the Bush/PNAC
administrations agenda to pander to corporations at the expense of the health
and safety of the public.
Doctor an EPA report to exclude its findings about the dangers of global warming
Withdraw from the Kyoto Treaty and international efforts to reduce the greenhouse
3. Threats to our basic Constitutional
freedoms: Using 9/11
as a cover for the most virulent attack on our civil liberties in history, we
now live with the following:
The Patriot Act that has all but eliminated the protections provided to us
by the US Constitution. (This act was actually in the planning long before
The public no longer has the right to know what the government is doing! Secrecy
protects Bush from divulging information about 9/11, the Cheney energy meetings,
the Iraq intelligence fiasco, and the archives of the first Pres. Bush.
Media consolidation threatens the public’s ability to access diverse
and complete information and opinion.
Misled and coerced by accusations of being un-American, the Congress abdicated
its exclusive responsibility for declaring war. By voting war powers to George
W. Bush, the Constitution, once again, has been rendered meaningless.
4. Threats from an insane
foreign policy. This administration has made this country feared and hated
around the world. This is the result of:
An illegal and immoral war and occupation that are fueling extremist violence
and inciting global terror and more acts of terror on our own soil.
Initiating a new nuclear arms race by showing that we do not invade countries
with active nuclear programs.
A policy that declares that the US and its chosen allies have the exclusive
right to develop weapons of mass destruction. Consider that approximately
3,500 people died within the US as a direct result of terrorism (in Oklahoma
City and on 9/11)..
A doctrine that declares that the US has the right to launch pre-emptive,
and if necessary, nuclear attacks on nations we suspect are hostile to us.
Playing diplomatic games with N. Korea’s nuclear threat, while refusing
diplomatic solutions in Iraq.
An arrogant, self-righteous display of moral superiority that tells the world
we can go it alone, without alliances and international agreements..
The abandonment of the
war on terror, and the pursuit of domination of the Middle East and its
The undue and self-indulgent influence
of neoconservatives on foreign policy.
The intrusion of right wing religious doctrine as an integral part of American
The undermining of the United Nations as a vital peace-keeping organ.
Insistence on American
exemption from prosecution for war crimes in the World Court.
This is only a starter list. It is not meant to minimize the threat of foreign
terrorism, or to suggest that violent acts against Americans are not real possibilities.
But preying on our fears must not be the manipulative device used to ignore
the internal imminent threats we face as Americans, and to which this
administration is a major contributing factor.
Our national debt is skyrocketing as never before. Homeland security is a necessary
and vital expense, but a projected stay of years in Iraq will destroy us as
surely as another terrorist attack. Our cities
and states are bearing the brunt of the cuts in federal spending needed
to finance a war that should never have been. Every facet of American life has
been negatively and painfully impacted. It has to stop
Those who oppose the Bush administration and its irresponsible policies must
begin to develop a mantra of our own that emphasizes the real threats we face
as Americans. It is time to wonder why we are spending more time and money
guarding our front door when the real enemies are already in our house.
The focus of the 2004 elections has to challenge the American people to eliminate
the threat from within. We have to protect ourselves from the most imminent
danger we face: the continued menacing policies of George W. Bush.
Jesse - Editor, TvNewsLies.org