observations from a slightly mad german-american

Thursday, December 06, 2001

RANT ALERT!!!
RANT ALERT!!!
RANT ALERT!!!


No apologies from me.... John Ashcroft is a fascist jerk.

His latest statments to the Senate boil down to "if you dare
question what I do, you are in league with the enemy and are a traitor".

(He was reffering to those who question the appropriateness of the
anti-terrorism tactics employed by the Bush Administration.)

I disagree -- any person who claims to love this country and claims to
stand for the princples and basic liberties upon which the US was
founded has an obligation to take the Government to task when it
tries to ignore or curtail them.

("Question everything," Thomas Jefferson once said.)

It seems to me the "enemies" are those who would destroy the USA's
foundations: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- as
enshrined and protected by the Constitution.

The government may be within its legal rights with its actions as
of late against foreign nationals.

But in so doing, it exposes the arrogance and hypocrisy that got
the US into this mess in the first place.

We cried foul when US nationals were tried in Peru by secret
tribunals and without adequate representation.

We cried foul when US nationals were tried in China by secret
tribunals and without adequate representation.

We cried foul when US nationals were tried in Afghanistan by
secret tribunals and without adequate representation.

And now we propose doing the same in the interests of "security".

If we want true security, we gonna have to look at how we managed to
forment such deep resentment throughout the world and do something about it.

On
Hill, Ashcroft Defends Anti-Terror Tactics (washingtonpost.com)


(And to any militaristic nationalist f***s who might think me an
unrealistic la-la-land can't we just love our neighbor weenie: Yes,
I do believe that the USA must stand up for herself when attacked,
and yes, I do believe we are right to bomb the f*** out of the Taliban.
And yes, I do consider myself a Liberal.)

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