August 16, 2008

CIA forged letter's Influence on Domestic Opinion

We are facing a When in times of human events moment. The present Bush administration form of government has become destructive of deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.

Many actions of the Bush administration are designed to be nearly irreversible, such as the appointment of partisan operatives to the judicial bench, driving the treasury into debt as a means of weakening federal agencies that protect the environment and the rights of the common people, shifting that money and power to transnational corporations that steer the Bush administration from the shadows. The Congress is similarly captured by the influence of the consolidated wealth, leaving them impotent to reverse course.

Reversing course is no light and transient cause. Our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are threatened by increasing evidence of a tightening police state in which corporate power is used by a small group of people who enter and exit the government at will to secure largess for themselves and their adherents. This intertwining of corporate and executive branch power, used to consolidate ever more power, is a hallmark of fascism; fascism isn't an "ism." It doesn't push a doctrine. It does anything necessary to grab power, even if that means pretending to promote a doctrine.

The situation is reaching a tipping point, evidenced by the revelations of Ron Suskind that the Bush administration ordered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to forge a letter linking Iraq to 9/11 and the CIA's compliance. The CIA, restricted to foreign affairs, crossed a bright line when the forged Habbush letter was used to influence domestic opinion. Will the people of the United States simply accept this blatant abuse of power that was targeted at them? The Declaration of Independence says:

all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

It also says,
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Yes. We are living one of those When in times of human events moments.


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