After reading Stephania Harris and her response to the State of the Union by Bush. I have decided to write my own.
Bush, Cheney and Company have shown themselves to be failures when it comes to domestic and foreign policy. They have created [along with Democrats such as Clinton and Obama] the climate of hatred and fear. Bush, Cheney, and Company have lied to the people of the USA, they have trampled on the Constitution with the Patriot Act, and they have accentuated the division of the United States on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, and ideology.
There is no such thing as trust and love. Everything is war and hatred with people blaming each other for even trivial things. It has come to the point that various states and regions have talked about declaring independence or have declared their independence. Bush, Cheney, and Company waste our money on a costly war in the Middle East while people in America are suffering secondary to crisis of insurance, health care, and the housing crunch. Who cannot forget the high gasoline prices and the fact that Bush and Cheney have the offices of Halliburton in Venezuela? No wonder Chavez was restored to power by Bush. The reason is so that Bush can concentrate on invading and occupying a foreign country such as Iraq.
There are people who have been brave enough to present articles of impeachment against Bush and Cheney such as the Green Party USA, Congressmen Wexler, Gutierrez, and Kucinich. There are now more than 210,000 signatures including my own to have Bush and Cheney impeached before the Elections of 2008.Bush and Cheney have to worry about impeachment and now the city of Brattleboro Vermont will place on the ballot a petition which authorizes the arrest of Bush and Cheney should they ever visit the city. Two cities [one in Kentucky and one in Massachusetts] are studying the Brattleboro, Vermont initiative to see if they could do the same thing.
Kurt Daims is the author of this proposal that has more than 500 signatures and the support of the Police Department of Brattleboro, Vermont. The petition has been approved to be voted during the 4th of March Municipal Meetings. The reason for the petition is based on the fact that Bush committed Crimes Against Humanity, Lied, and used espionage on civilians who are American Citizens to get what they want.
This is a positive petition and I hope it progresses at least to give Bush, Cheney, and Company some headache. In other words, I support Brattlesboro Vermont in their desire for justice.
George Bush in his State of the Union and The Governor of Kansas in her Democratic Party rebuttal did not say anything that is significant. What has happened is that both politicians and their parties have been out of touch with reality. The Mainstream Media has also been out of touch with reality for refusing to publicize the rebuttal of the Libertarian Party. It is as though we do not exist.
I will give my version of the Libertarian Party Rebuttal to Bush’s State of the Union and the Governor of Kansas Democratic Party Rebuttal. It deals with the loss of freedoms, a war that will never end, deteriorating infrastructure such as the border, health care, and the insurance crisis. There are other extras that have to be dealt with since [and paraphrasing what was once in a Holiday Inn Commercial: "The Best Surprise Is No Surprise".
I. Loss of Freedom and a Never Ending War
The Republicans and Democrats have been doing to the USA what no external force has been able to do. Our freedoms are being slowly eroded and we are being dumbed down by a governing elite that wants to maintain power at whatever cost. The Elite and Mainstream Media talk about freedom and human rights yet at home; the Libertarians, Greens, and other parties are marginalized, ignored, even treated brutally in the psychological and [with some exception] the physical sense. America has become like Cuba under Castro or even Venezuela under Chavez [in addition to sustaining these two dictatorships] with people hating each other, being apathetic, and forcing people to conform to a ideology.
We are in a war in Iraq that appears to never end and with Mc Cain promising a 100 year occupation of the country, our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will be going to Iraq [either on a voluntary basis or by the draft] with the intention of maintaining a government that does not enjoy much support while our country deteriorates.
While we are in Iraq, we have the problems of people entering the United States illegally. While there should be rules for legal immigration, illegal immigration is the equivalent of a person entering the back yard of an individual’s house without the permission of the individual. The same people who enter the United States are the same people who repress those who enter their countries illegally. If this is not to be believed, try asking a Central American who enters Mexico illegally in order to enter the USA illegally.
At the time that I am writing my response to the State of Disunion by Bush and to Stephania Harris, I have just received news that the USA has imposed border controls with Canada. No longer can stating “I am a US Citizen” allow the person to leave or enter the USA. The person has to bring papers like passports, birth certficates, and even then is subject to being denied entry or the right to leave the USA.
III. Health Care
Health Care has become a major issue with costs spiraling and people needing more and more health care. This is apparent as the Baby Boomer Generation [1945-1965] is entering a phase of middle age and the geriatric era. Demand is exceeding supply with people asking for Universal Health Care and others opposed. Programs like Tenn Care have been damaged by the greed of Politicians [of all political parties], Insurance Companies, Health Care Professionals, and even the people themselves who abuse of such programs. There is some light with the Health Care Program in Kentucky [which emphasizes Prevention] and Massachusetts [in which Health Insurance is Mandatory in its residents].
IV. Insurance Crisis
Who cannot forget that there are victims of unscrupulous vendors and bank employees who sold people the idea of owning a house for less money? This has been a mess with people defaulting on their home loans and payments.
While the Republicans and Democrats fight amongst each other and practice their discrimination against other political parties, people are taking matters into their own hands. Vermont, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, California have independence movements. The Lakota Tribe have declared their independence from the USA and are known as Lakota Oyate. It is the fault of the Governing Elite and its media for failing to address concerns of people who are of a different political persuasion that pushed these states to think and actually declare independence. This cannot be resolved since those with an independence agenda will continue to promote regardless who is in the White House.
The Solutions are many:
1. Withdrawal from the Middle East, Korea, and the Rest of the World.
2. Withdrawal from the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and other International Organizations.
3. Privatization of all Spheres of the Federal, State, and Local Government with more power at the local level.
4. A Return to the Gold and Silver Standard instead of the Free Floating Dollar.
5. Replace the Governing Elite with a Multiracial Multiethnic Government of Libertarians and Greens.
6. Make the Governing Elite and their Media do the work of the Undocumented Workers [or Illegal Immigrants]
7. Repealing the Patriot Act and FISA
Smallheer, Susan: “Brattleboro to Vote on Arresting Bush, Cheney” Common Dreans.org; Jan 27, 2008
Univision.com: “Electores votarn juicio a Bush y Cheney Vermont los acusa de crmenes de Guerra”