Listened to Dr.Peter Phillips, Director of the Project Censored program of Sonoma State University last night.
Following are some impressions of his talk - the impressions are mine alone, so complain to me if they are not correct.
Based on exit polls, the most reliable poll possible according to polling experts, Kerry lost 10 million votes in 13 states in the 04 election. Bush's offical margin was 3 million votes. The election was stolen.
Phillips reinforced strongly the idea that Bush has created in the United States
the infrastructure for a police state similar to Stalinist Russia or Pinochet's Chile.
The right of habeus corpus is now suspended. The President can name any person, citizen or not, as a terrorist and have them arrested and held without trail or bail.
If you interefere with the business or profits of any animal oriented business such as conducting a boycott or strike against a grocery store, you can be named as a terrorist and arrested without trial or bail.
Recently, under Attorney General Gonzalez, 9,000 state and local police were federalized in three sweeps and arrests of 30,000 people were conducted under Federal control.
There has been no accounting of the fate of those arrested nor release of names and/or charges filed.
The Posse Comitas act, which has prevented federal troops from conducting police operations since the Civil War, is suspended.
Halliburton Corp, was given a contract to build a series of detention centers across the country that are able to hold thousands of people.
Writing and publishing this piece probably qualifies me as a terrorist and may make me a target for arrest. As an American, it is my duty to speak out when the government acts against the Constitution. I have in the past taken an oath to defend the Constitution and I am doing so now. If I am arrested, so be it.
A Democratic Presidential administration seems to be the only remaining hope to prevent the United States of America from becoming a military dictatorship.
It is time for Hillary and the others to declare that they will reverse this dangerous course of American domestic policy.