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Commentary :: DNC : DNC : Environment : Environment : Human Rights : Organizing
21 Aug 2004
By Cathy Gatling in Virginia
August 2004

When they say “we are marching,“ United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and many other groups and individuals are giving an appropriately strong message concerning civil liberties and constitutional rights now at risk in New York City and around this whole country.

In the latest "police state" to go up, many are organizing “the other” huge event despite massive police build-ups and inventories of less-lethal, non-lethal, and less-than-lethal weapons--all of which CAN BE LETHAL !

Isn't NYC part of the "democracy" promised by the Constitution of the United States of America? Are Miami, Boston and NYC indicative of where this country is headed? Is this all we got ? Is this it ?

‘Cause I’m thinkin’ Nixons, Bushes, and Cheneys have brought us to this moment. George Jr/Cheney and friends have a lot more “toys” at their table now and that scares me. Is the satellite watching me compose this right now ? Is my computer on the “watch this babe’s computer” list ? It’s big brother and big sister knocking at my door.

This "police state" may be expecting terrorists acts, but they won't be from demonstrators, nor will they justify the use of less-than-legal spying techniques, less-than-legal interrogations, less-than-legal denials of permits, less-than-legal abuse of civil liberties and constitutionally protected rights.

Nor will color-coded terror scares deter the demonstrators. Remember, we were THERE when you were invading and killing, and practicing on/off wheeling and dealing with all these countries. The US of A just may have spawned this threat of current terrorism. Guess that was after the Taliban visited George Jr. in Texas during his term as governor.

And, where is Osama ? Rumor is George Jr. is going to bring him out right before the elections ! Speaking of those testy elections coming up…do ya think they know we can flip a switch and VOTE THEM OUT ? Of course…hence their reprehensible behavior. And is this also why there are rumors that International Election Committees will monitor elections for the first time in the US of A ! Wonder where these folks have been for the last 20 years or so.

And, where are those weapons of mass destruction ? Other than in the US of A !

So don’t “stand by” while our democracy is experiencing technical difficulties--let’s speak out and get out !

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22 Aug 2004