IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!! The Bulldog Manifesto The Bulldog Manifesto: December 2005

Friday, December 30, 2005 

9/11 -- The Gift That Keeps on Giving

(I feel a rant coming on......)

So what if the Bush administration wants to conduct illegal wiretaps, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration wants to attack a country that has never attacked us and was not a threat to us, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration wants to take away all my liberties, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration outs a CIA operative in order to smear a political opponent, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration has encumbered more foreign debt in the past five years then all of the preceding administrations did combined, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration paid American journalists to write deceptive and administration-friendly news stories, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration hasn't enacted an exit plan in Iraq, they are fighting the terrorists!

So what if the Bush administration has destroyed the United States' reputation overseas, they are fighting the terrorists!

Wanna break the law? Invoke 9/11!

Wanna start a war? Invoke 9/11!

Wanna piss on the Constitution? Invoke 9/11!

Wanna make sure your family business profits off the war? Invoke 9/11!

Wanna fuck with people you just don't like? Invoke 9/11!

Wanna make your political adversary look like a treasonous bastard? Invoke 9/11!

I'm so sick and tired of 9/11. The Bush regime uses 9/11 like a heroin addict uses a spoon. It's the ultimate political weapon. Meanwhile, ignorant bastards keep driving around town in their cars with their "9/11- Never Forget" bumper stickers. That's akin to a southern slave in the 1800's wearing a shirt that says "I Need to Be Whipped Some Mo' Masseh"

For fuck's sake, who has gained the most from 9/11? Who? Isn't it obvious?

Terrorists? Who the fuck are these terrorists? The only terrorists I see are the ones sitting in Washington D.C. fucking over my country. Who is fighing against those bastards, that's what I wanna know.

The only terrorists I see are the ones handing out tax breaks to the rich while the poor fight over the scraps. Why isn't the Army fighing those dangerous thugs?

The only terrorists I see are the CEOs making $27 million dollars while the grunts make $17,000 (Walmart). Shouldn't we call in the Navy SEALS?

My government is one big organized crime family. That's the way I see it. Like any strong crime family, you gotta have muscle. And we certainly have the muscle. We make up 5% of the world's population, and yet we are responsible for 50% of all money spent on defense worldwide. "Luca Brasi swims with the fishes!"

Speaking of which, when can we begin calling "military defense" by it's rightful name? It should be called "military offense." For pete's sake, we've been on the offense for about 60 fucking years now. I think the days of "defense" are long gone, aren't they?

Yes indeed, 9/11 is the ultimate lotto prize for the neocon pigs. Full Spectrum Dominance? Try Full Spectrum Fascism.

Oh they danced and danced, drank lots of wine, and listened to lots of Wagner and Beethoven. Meanwhile their "brave leader" was out there fighing against the scourge of communism, the scourge of the Jews, and the scourge of everything else that wasn't Nazi. Yup, the Germans in the early 1940's were asleep too. Their leader had saved them from the communists who, after all, were accused of burning down the Reichstag building. (Oh wait, Hitler actually set the building on fire himself. Sounds so familiar?) Ah yes, because Germany was "under attack", they let Hitler enact the Enabling Act, thereby giving him dictatorial authority over Germany.

Dictatorial power. Where have I heard that before?

Yup, it all goes back to that eleventh day in September, 2001. The day when our country did a swan dive off the top of the World Trade Center, straight fucking down!

9/11-- the gift that keeps giving.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 

Menage a Trois













It's not everyday that you get to see the Queen of England having sex with the President of the United States and the President of France.

I just think it's hilarious. Yeah, I know some people will be offended by the sight of people having sex. If you are one of those people, I offer you my apology and my advice to seek therapy immediately. :-)

It's not like I posted pictures of Dick Cheney having sex. That would be obscene, no doubt!

The pictures come from an artist in Austria.
Spoof posters depicting Britain's Queen Elizabeth having sex with the U.S. and French presidents that are displayed across Vienna are causing embarrassment just days ahead of Austria's taking over the EU presidency.

Part of a series called "euroPART" that features art created by artists from all 25 member countries of the European Union, the posters were meant to "reflect on the different social, historical and political developments in Europe," said art project 25peaces, which commissioned the posters.

 

Watching the Wheels

Thanks to John Lennon for writing a song that I can completely relate to:


Watching the Wheels

People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing,
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin,
When I say that I'm o.k. they look at me kind of strange,
Surely your not happy now you no longer play the game,

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away,
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me,
When I tell that I'm doing Fine watching shadows on the wall,
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball?

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round,
I really love to watch them roll,
No longer riding on the merry-go-round,
I just had to let it go,

People asking questions lost in confusion,
Well I tell them there's no problem,
Only solutions,
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind,
I tell them there's no hurry...
I'm just sitting here doing time,

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round,
I really love to watch them roll,
No longer riding on the merry-go-round,
I just had to let it go.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 

What Did They Say When Clinton Was Being Impeached?

Tom Delay (R-TX):
"This nation sits at a crossroads. One direction points to the higher road of the rule of law. Sometimes hard, sometimes unpleasant, this path relies on truth, justice and the rigorous application of the principle that no man is above the law. Now, the other road is the path of least resistance. This is where we start making exceptions to our laws based on poll numbers and spin control. This is when we pitch the law completely overboard when the mood fits us, when we ignore the facts in order to cover up the truth.

No man is above the law, and no man is below the law. That’s the principle that we all hold very dear in this country."


Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.):
"I suggest impeachment is like beauty: apparently in the eye of the beholder. But I hold a different view. And it's not a vengeful one, it's not vindictive, and it's not craven. It's just a concern for the Constitution and a high respect for the rule of law. ... as a lawyer and a legislator for most of my very long life, I have a particular reverence for our legal system. It protects the innocent, it punishes the guilty, it defends the powerless, it guards freedom, it summons the noblest instincts of the human spirit.

The rule of law protects you and it protects me from the midnight fire on our roof or the 3 a.m. knock on our door."


James Sensenbrenner: (R-WI)
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"What is on trial here is the truth and the rule of law. Our failure to bring President Clinton to account for his lying under oath and preventing the courts from administering equal justice under law, will cause a cancer to be present in our society for generations. I want those parents who ask me the questions, to be able to tell their children that even if you are president of the United States, if you lie when sworn "to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," you will face the consequences of that action, even when you don't accept the responsibility for them."


Chuck Hagel (R-NB):
"There can be no shading of right and wrong. The complicated currents that have coursed through this impeachment process are many. But after stripping away the underbrush of legal technicalities and nuance, I find that the President abused his sacred power by lying and obstructing justice. How can parents instill values and morality in their children? How can educators teach our children? How can the rule of law for every American be applied equally if we have two standards of justice in America--one for the powerful and the other for the rest of us?"


Bill Frist (R-TN):
"I will have no part in the creation of a constitutional double-standard to benefit the President. He is not above the law. If an ordinary citizen committed these crimes, he would go to jail."


Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas):
"When someone is elected president, they receive the greatest gift possible from the American people, their trust. To violate that trust is to raise questions about fitness for office. My constituents often remind me that if anyone else in a position of authority -- for example, a business executive, a military officer of a professional educator -- had acted as the evidence indicates the president did, their career would be over. The rules under which President Nixon would have been tried for impeachment had he not resigned contain this statement: "The office of the president is such that it calls for a higher level of conduct than the average citizen in the United States."

Friday, December 23, 2005 

All Hail Iraq

Iran's leading hardline newspaper is hailing the recent parliamentary elections in Iraq because they serve to create "the first Islamist state in the Arab world." (As you know, Iran is not an Arab nation although it is an Islamic theocracy.)
“Of the 275 seats in Iraq’s new parliament, 140 will belong to pious Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran, and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign, Islamist state”, the daily Kayhan’s Saturday editorial noted. “The new government – including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the armed forces and the judiciary – will emerge from this new assembly”.


More HERE.

I was blogging about the lovefest back in July!

 

From Luke...

Whether you consider yourself to be a Christian, or whether you are just somebody like me who considers Christianity to be a beautiful mythology with lasting teachings, I pass along my best wishes and these words, attributed (via proxy) to the Christian messiah:

From the Book of Luke:

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"But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
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bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
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To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic.
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Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back.
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Do to others as you would have them do to you.
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For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.
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And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.
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If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit (is) that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount.
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But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
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Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 

I'm Not Lovin' It

Just when I thought Fox couldn't get any worse....

Check THIS story out. Yes, they are actually singing the praises of Stormfront.org, a wanna-be Nazi discussion board.

 

I'm Lovin' It

This makes me laugh. If you go to Fox News' search engine and type in "impeach," you will see "The Bulldog Manifesto" listed on the first page of search results.

Ahh, that feels good. :-)

 

The Gruesome Truth Revealed in the Lie

Last year, President Bush stated:
"Any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so."

You see, here we have an obvious and uncontrovertable lie. Our dear leader told us that "a wiretap requires a court order." You see, he made that statement back when the New York Times was carrying his water.

This is what happens when people allow themselves to be terrorized. This is what happens when people become so pre-occupied with "security" that they (ironically) give away their security for the illusion of security. This is what happens when the media becomes a flag waving patriot. This is what happens when people stop questioning authority.

A gruesome truth is revealed in George W. Bush's latest lie-- we cannot trust our so-called leaders to serve our interests. Period. The more they try to hide themselves behind patriotic slogans, the more we should be questioning their motives and actions.

Why is this a "gruesome truth"? Because most people want to see their country and their government as something noble, something to be admired regardless of it's inherent nature. The truth is though-- our nation is a chaotic world of good and bad. It must be tended to. Like a gardener who tends to his garden with constant water, fertilizer, and attention, we must tend to our nation with constant inquisition, analysis, attention, and action. The gruesome truth is, like the gardener, we must get our hands dirty from time to time.

Monday, December 19, 2005 

Who Are We Spying on?

The New York Times has revealed that our great "freedom loving" government has been spying on, among others, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the environmental group Greenpeace, and the Catholic Workers group, "which promotes anti-poverty efforts and social causes."

Apparently, anti-poverty charities are now a threat to our national security because they promote "semi-communistic ideology." Apparently, protecting the environment is now a threat to our national security. Are they fucking insane? Apparently, promoting animal rights now threatens national security. Sweet Jesus!

When will people wake up and realize that these criminals in power will not stop until they completely rape ole' Lady Liberty?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

Ruff Ruff!! *Cough* Cough* Ruff Ruff!!


Ugh! Been sick since Saturday night.

I'll be back next week (most likely).

Until then, please feel free to click on the spnsors or other links on this site.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 

Our Crazy World

Today, this guy decides whether somebody lives or dies.

No, it's not a joke. (I wish it were a joke.)

It's actually happening.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 

Far Beyond Stupid

The question always comes up-- "Is the president stupid, or is he just heartless?"

Does he make mistakes because he lacks the sufficient skill to manage his position, or does he make decisions selfishly, with kindless indifference towards those outside his own "circle of friends"?

Looking at George W. Bush, there certainly are plenty of examples which illustrate the man's imprudence. Everytime he talks, we are subjected to the gorked malapropisms of a half-witted boob. There are countless websites and books highlighting Bush's penchant for foot-in-mouth. Yes, the man is stupid. If his name wasn't George W. Bush, and his father wasn't President George H. W. Bush, this man never sees the inside of the White House without a ticket and an usher.

But is that it? Is he just stupid? Or is there a heartless son-of-a-bitch underneath the veneer or duncery?

At first glance, it may seem hard to tell.

But when all signs point to a war in Iraq that is so unwinnable that the current "stay the course" policy seems to be trumped by the common housefly's "repetitive-crash-into-same-glass-window" exit strategy, one must wonder whether Bush is genuinely that fucking stupid.

Looking back, there is no way in hell he could have genuinely believed that we would be greeted in Iraq as liberators. No fucking way. He can't be that dumb.

There is no way that he could have reasonably believed that Iraq was trying to acquire fissile material from Niger. No way.

There is no way he could have believed we are in the "last throes" of the insurgency. No way.

There is no way he could have believed Iraq was friendly with al-Qaeda prior to the American invasion. Nope.

There is no fucking way in hell that he could have genuinely believed that Iraq was an immediate threat to attack us. NO WAY IN HELL!

There is no way he can try to say that they "never expected" that terrorists would fly planes into buildings. Yeah right!

As Bush said so eloquently, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

In other words, fool us once...We can't get fooled again.

Certainly, he must know that this war in Iraq is a lost cause. Barring a miracle, Iraq will either fall into a full-blown civil war or the war will spill-over into neighboring Syria or Iran. Perhaps a combination of these events will take place.

In light of the layers upon layers of obvious pulp fiction, coupled with the administration's shameless profiteering and constant desire to support torture and confiscate civil liberties, there should be no doubt. We can't get fooled again. George W. Bush is beyond the realm of stupidity.

The fucker is downright sinister.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 

Bushisms

Who doesn't love watching our president make a complete fool of himself?

Yes, it can be quite embarassing at times. After all, he is supposed to represent us as our leader. But heck, the guy is so ridiculous sometimes that you just have to laugh...otherwise, you just might cry!

"I think we agree, the past is over." —On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

More HERE

Monday, December 05, 2005 

Mainstream Television Channel Reports on 9/11 Skeptics

For the first time I can remember, a mainstream television channel reported on the 9/11 truth and skeptic movement (without being dismissive!). FOX-40 of Binghamton, New York reported that WTC Building 7, as well as the twin towers, may have been destroyed by demolitions.

Here is the VIDEO.

Friday, December 02, 2005 

Legalized Lynching

On December 13, California is set to execute Stanley "Tookie" Williams by lethal injection.

In 1971, at the age of 17, Stan Williams co-founded the street gang known as the "Crips," which soon became the city of Los Angeles' most notorious street gang. Eager to find any pretext for arresting him, the LAPD charged Stan Williams with four murders in 1978. Three years later, he was convicted and sent to San Quentin where he faced extreme hostility from his jailers, including over six (6) years spent in solitary confinement. During this period, it is said that Tookie "rehabilitated himself and made the decision to leave the Crips and speak out against gang violence."

With the help of Barbara Becnel, Tookie wrote a series of award-winning books for school children (from his jail cell). His books warned them against gangs, crime, and prison. Later, he organized the Internet Project for Street Peace (an international peer mentoring and violence prevention effort). He gained worldwide recognition and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2001.

In his own words:
"For nearly 20 years I have been pitted against the morbid mind-set of certain unethical prison officials and their confidential informants. On the other hand, I spent half of those 20 years functioning in a predictable pattern of negative behavior. Throughout that first decade on death row, I was a quasi-slave to the prison conditions that dictated how I should think, act and survive.

Being a "condemned" man, I was expected to languish, unchanged, in the silent misery of the doomed. However, from 1988 to 1994, while in solitary confinement, I learned how to battle my hypocritical conscience, gang mentality and personal demons. I underwent many years of soul-searching and re-education, without "debriefing" (another word for "snitching"), without a broken spirit and without violating my moral convictions.

By 1993, I had rediscovered my humanity through the knowledge of God, culture and self, which became the "natural elements" for reshaping my life. I had become a man of principle and accountability, and a servant of God. For me, it was both a spiritual blessing and therapy for my soul to meditate on the teachings of the Qur’an, Metu Neter, the Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible and other uplifting literature."

Tookie Williams may be executed in less than two (2) weeks, and at the end of it, he may very well be innocent of the crimes for which he has been accused. Consider this:

** None of the physical evidence found at the crime scenes, including fingerprints and boot prints, matched Tookie's.

**The main evidence against Tookie was the testimony of jailhouse informants who claimed he had confessed to the murders. All of the so-called witnesses were themselves facing serious felony charges and had very strong motivations to make a deal with the authorities to reduce their own sentences. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals even admitted in 2002 that the informants had "less-than-clean back grounds and incentives to lie in order to obtain leniency from the state in either charging or sentencing."

**Since the original trial, another prisoner has come forward to declare that he witnessed one of the informants being briefed on the Stan Williams case.

**The prosecutor in the original case, Robert Martin, moved the trial from Los Angeles to Torrance, a predominantly white, highly conservative neighborhood. (Robert Martin was later censured twice by the California Supreme Court for his racist practices, leading to death sentences in two of the cases he prosecuted being overturned!)

** All of the African-Americans in the jury pool were dismissed and Tookie's case was heard by an all-white jury.

Since the begining, Tookie Williams has maintained his innocence regarding the four murders, alleging prosecutorial misconduct, exclusion of exculpatory evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, biased jury selection, and the misuse of jailhouse and government informants.

Tookie's case exemplifies many of the key problems with capital punishment, namely, racism, inadequate legal counsel, and the reliance on jailhouse informants. In 2002, Williams appeared before a three-judge panel on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel upheld his conviction, but in a rare move urged then-Governor Gray Davis to consider commuting the death sentence. The judges praised Tookie Williams for his "laudable efforts opposing gang violence" and his "good works and accomplishments since incarceration".

In February of 2004, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Tookie's request for a hearing by a vote of 15 to 9. But in that case, the dissenting opinion harshly condemned the "blatant, race-based jury selection" in Tookie's original trial, and argued that the majority's decision essentially, "sends an unmistakable message that the dictates of Baston [the Supreme Court case that declared race-based jury selection unconstitutional] may be disregarded with impunity."

As such, William's appeal reached the United States Supreme Court back in May. The case sat undecided as the Court waited for John Roberts to take his seat on the Court. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court eventually refused to hear the case, effectively giving prosecutors the right to exclude jurors on the basis of race, in direct opposition to the holding in Baston.
"I have been called an unrepentant sinner, a moral coward, criminal beast, serial killer and a Fox News network reporter even compared me to Adolph Hitler. My belief is that such ungodliness in the judgment of me is the toxic product of American racism. A Black man is not supposed to be capable of redeeming himself.

People tend to forget the transitions of Saul, who became Paul, Moses, King David and Saint Aurelius Augustine, who was not always saintly, given the boy he sired by a mistress. Another controversial transformation was Alfred Nobel, himself, who invented dynamite and, ultimately, created the Nobel Peace Prize. A newspaper mistakenly printed Alfred Nobel’s obituary instead of his dead brother’s: the headline accused Alfred Nobel of earning his wealth through an invention (dynamite) that countless people had used to kill one another. The misprint served as a premonition for Alfred Nobel, allowing him to see how the world would judge him. It provoked his transition.

Yet, my detractors contend that it is inconceivable that I could reorient my life. Back in the day, I was devoted to building a Crip nation at the expense of other Black people. Today, my life is dedicated to building unity among youths, to promoting youth programs, computer literacy and youth empowerment, and to developing an initiative for a broad-based progressive agenda for youth throughout the world."

A clemency hearing is set for December 8, 2005. Governor Schwarzenegger is set to decide whether or not Stan "Tookie" Williams will be allowed to live or whether he will be executed. Campaigning against execution are, among others, activist and former football player Jim Brown, celebrities Jamie Foxx, Elliott Gould, Danny Glover, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, William Baldwin, Snoop Dog, Bob Saget, Mike Farrell, Harry Belafonte, Jessica Simpson, Edward Asner, Jackson Browne, Russell Crowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Nick Carter, Gabriel Byrne, Bianca Jagger; politicians Tom Hayden, Mario Cuomo and Bill Rosendahl; Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu, Mairead Corrigan Maguire; and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Please sign the petition to save Stan "Tookie" Williams.

Please call Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office at (916) 445-2821 and urge him to grant clemency.

For more information, please visit savetookie.org.

I leave you with these quetions:

Why must we kill a man who has clearly turned his life around and become a beacon for peace?

Is it fair to kill a man for crimes which he very reasonably did not commit simply because he was, at the time, an unsavory human being?

What are we killing him for?

Thursday, December 01, 2005 

Redefining National Security

What is National Security? Does the term merely relate to some notion of physically defending our nation or our national (pecuniary) interests? Or does it mean something much greater?

If our nation is built upon the edifice of liberty and justice, then wouldn't national security, ipso facto, entail the defense of the very ideas of liberty and justice? Shouldn't fighting for civil rights and civil liberties be considered a matter of national security too?

Well, apparently a Democratic nominee for Congress in the 19th District of New York, John Hall, is running on the platform of "Redefining National Security." If you ask me, that's a terrific idea!

The current administration has used the term "national security" to take away our civil liberties, to endanger our environment, to promote corporatism over individualism, and to do just about whatever it likes. It is time to take back the term "national security" and use it to include all the things that truly define our security.

Saving the environment is a matter of national security. Educating our children is a matter of national security. Healthcare is a matter of national security. Civil liberties are a matter of national security.

Here is how John Hall defines "national security":
"America will be more secure when:

* Our armed forces are not only the best trained and equipped in the world, but they are used in combat only against a genuine threat and for the specific jobs they are trained to do.

* Our reputation around the world is above reproach, and our nation's actions inspire admiration and the support of our allies.

* All our elected and appointed officials are honest and competent, trusted here and abroad not to manipulate events for political or personal gain.

* A world-class education is provided for all our children, enabling them as innovative adults to contribute to our national brain trust, create new jobs and industries, and compete in the world economy.

* All citizens have access to quality, affordable, accessible health care, including prescription drugs at negotiated, competitive prices.

* Social Security benefits are guaranteed for the indefinite future, for us, our parents, and our children.

* We develop and produce alternative sources of energy that do not poison our environment, ship billions of dollars overseas, or involve us with despotic or unstable regimes.

* Victims of natural disasters in this country are supported and restored as much as possible to normalcy, and our infrastructures here at home are rebuilt as needed.

* Our environment is recognized as central to our security because of the connection between pollution and health, and we join the majority of nations in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

* We invest in America through a fair and adequate tax code, rather than mortgaging our children's future with record budget and trade deficits.

* Our laws and regulations are not written by and for the lobbyists and campaign contributors, but for the health, economic, and physical security of Americans and the United States of America."


John Hall for Congress in the 19th District of New York!

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