"Desperate times call for drastic measures. " Unknown
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.
Declaration of Independence
There are a thousand striking at the branches of evil, to one who is striking at the root.
Henry David Thoreau
How long is the "train of abuses and usurpations" that has been coupled together by the Bush regime with the consent, or active participation of Congress? In the Declaration of Independence, our fore-parents listed the train of abuses that King "George" III (the king of Great Britain at the time) perpetrated on the American colonies. The differences between our "Mad King George," and the one that reigned over these states, 232 years ago are slim. If you "google" the Declaration, or pull one out of your pocket/purse and read it, you can see the abuses are practically identical. I am not going to list the abuses, because you can read them. The current one that is going to hit each and every American, though, whether unborn or one foot in the grave, is:
*For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.
In a recent Rasmussen poll only 7% of Americans approved of a bail out of Wall Street...gee, I wonder which ones those were? The CEO's of Goldman-Sachs and their families? And former CEO of Goldman-Sachs: US Treasury Secretary: Henry (Hammerin' Hank) Paulson?
There is one major difference between Past Mad King George and Present Mad King George, though. Our fore-parents had the courage and integrity to say "enough is enough, George" and they kicked an occupying force in the ass and booted them off our continent. We Present Americans are so passive in the face of, and cowed into submission by, the current state of fascist affairs in our country.
Now the evil "powers that be" in an incestuous collusion are collaborating to steal 2300.00 per American to give to Wall Street to pay for worthless paper transactions that will make our paper dollar worth even less. Mad King George and his obedient Court Jesters (Congress) are asking us to pony up our hard earned money from our hard-worked labor to keep the Wall Street Barbary Coast Pirates in the style to which they have become accustomed. I would like to call "HORSESHIT" on that!
Before my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, I was like these Americans. I dutifully obeyed stupid laws and paid my taxes like a good, properly propagandized American.
As I wrote the checks, I never considered what my money was financing. After Casey was killed, I became deeply ashamed that I had in some small part funded the very thing that killed him: greedy and rampant US imperialism. I have not paid my taxes since. I won't pay my taxes until our money is used for positive projects: health insurance, affordable housing, credits for green development, jobs programs to rebuild our compromised infrastructure, education, etc. I can hold my head up and say that I feel that I have taken a principled stand against this US Corporate Empire.
This out of control system needs to be overthrown and even though we still retain a modicum of the 2nd Amendment, we do not have the firepower it would take to militarily overthrow our Mad King George and his Jesters. More importantly, I fear armed revolutions for the very reason that they always install violent regimes, so I am proposing another solution: a tax revolt.
Over the past 7+ years, our taxes have gone to pay for: killing innocent people, torturing and detaining without due process other people (innocent or guilty is no matter), increasing Police State America, bailing out other finance companies, paying for private mercenary soldiers in New Orleans, Iraq and Afghanistan and the very ephemeral notion of a "War on Terror." Most of us have continued to pay for these crimes against humanity. Some haven't and some have done so with a nagging feeling in the back of the place that is called a "conscience. "
It is time to with hold your support from this criminally insane institution of Government/Wall Street. DO NOT allow your money to be used to bail out the fat cats. I propose:
*If employed, change your withholding to M-9, (married with 9 dependents) so no taxes are withheld from your paycheck and do not file next April 15th.
*If possible, limit your income to so you do not have to file.
*Or this is the best scenario: file your taxes and deduct 2300.00 for each member of your family and request a refund from Uncle Sam. (and still change your withholding).
*Withhold a partial amount of your taxes to make a statement.
There are many ways that this government finances its schemes, but a massive tax revolt will send reverberations throughout the rotten system.
Before Congress approves this Crime of the Century bail out, call your House Representative and Senators (toll free: 1-877-851-6437) and tell them that if they collude with the Bush Regime to do this, you won't be paying your 2008 income taxes.
Tax protest is a time honored and very courageous form of protest (ie: Boston Tea Party, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi). I am not calling for a "protest" though...we have had many of those, I am calling for you to have the courage and integrity to join me in nothing less than a Revolution. It won't be easy, but neither will the resultant collapse of our economic system if this "trickle down" plan goes through. I am tired of being trickled on...it is time for action, not complaints or whining.
This is the only way we can stand up to power in this country and if we stand together, they cannot divide and conquer us. Let's reverse the trend and have thousands "striking at the root. "
"NOT WITH MY CONSENT!" Please call the campaign office for more info: 415-621-5027
Cindy for Congress is also developing an online campaign to send our personal bail out bills to Congress. Stay tuned for more info! Sign up for our newsletter at CindyForCongress. Org for updates!!!
People LISTEN UP! This is a MASS protest that will happen in SAN FRANCISCO! It DOES NOT HAVE TO STOP THERE THOUGH! Form and organize your own in your own town. FIND THE CLOSEST FEDERAL RESERVE AND BRING THEM YOUR BILLS! Please for the love of our COUNTRY REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE! LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE IS A CALL TO ACTION AND THAT WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! This is THE MOST SERIOUS EVENT TAKING PLACE IN THE LAST 8 BUSH YEARS! Peace NOW, Craig 9/11 ----------------------------------------------------- From: Craig 9/11 Date: Sep 24, 2008 6:35 PM
Cindy Sheehan for Congress demands that NOT ONE of our tax dollars be used to bail out Wall Street corporate pirates.
Cindy Sheehan for Congress demands a personal bottom-up bail out plan. The Bush crime family plan would cost each and every American (regardless of political party) over 2300.00 to help rescue an irresponsible and greedy industry that is failing because of unregulated speculation and predatory lending and trading practices.
This is our money, people, and if we don't speak up loudly to have our voices heard, we are participating in the biggest robbery in American history. We may as well be driving the get-away car. A crime of historic proportions is about to be perpetrated that you know will go unpunished by the complicit Democrats. The evidence is clear: this incestuous corporate/government co-operation throws it in our face once again that the establishment elite are in it together---against We the People. Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) is not the only Congress member that receives money from these industries or is invested in these same indstries, in a clear conflict of interest!
It is not time for a Bi-partisan solution since we know the two party monopoly is only there to protect itself and its cronies. NO, the time is now for a NON-partisan people's revolution to get to the root of the problem, not throw OUR money at it.
Cindy for Congress is calling for a demonstration tomorrow (9/25) in San Francisco at in front of the Federal Reserve Bank
Where: 101 Market St (Corner of Market and Spear)
When: 4pm to ?
Bring your past-due mortgage bills.
Bring your past-due rent or utility bills.
Bring your student loan and medical bills.
Bring your credit card bills with usurious interest rates and immoral fee structures.
Bring YOUR BILLS to send to Nancy Pelosi in DC so we can demand that WE THE PEOPLE be bailed out. No "stimulous" plans, but a bottom up, effective approach. (See: Cindy Sheehan for Congress and a Progressive Response to the Economic Crisis).
Bring your Monopoly or other play money that we can burn to symbolize our government's burning of its fiat currency in wholly inappropriate response to the economy and to show our opposition to the apparent onset of a hyper-inflation cycle.
Above all, bring your righteous and very appropriate anger.
What this government is planning now is the final collapse of our socio-economic system and WE CANNOT ALLOW THEM TO GET AWAY WITH IT this time!
This is the beginning of WE THE PEOPLE finally standing up and saying:
"Hell, no. "
"Not with my money. "
"Not with my child's future. "..
"NOT WITH MY CONSENT!"..
Please call the campaign office for more info: 415-621-5027..
Cindy for Congress is also developing an online campaign to send our personal bail out bills to Congress. Stay tuned for more info!
..TO THE PEOPLE OF SAN FRANCISCO! A CALL TO ACTION!!.. An EMERGENCY Call to Action, Where Is Our Bailout?
Dear Fellow Citizens,
John McCain’s decided TODAY to “stop campaigning” to work on the emergency $700 BILLION bailout of Corporations. These Corporations fund companies like Bear Sterns, and AIG Insurance. My opponent Nancy Pelosi has HALF A MILLION in stock invested in AIG alone, which is included in this “bail out”. Every citizen of this country must be wondering “Where is MY Bailout?” Don’t we all have bills? Don’t we all have debt?
We’re told every day how much EACH AMERICAN owes to these very same fat cats! If a new injection of money (700 billion) is printed out of thin air AGAIN, that will only further devalue our dollar. That will also raise the already ridiculous sum of money that each American owes!
Do you want your children and grandchildren to bear this burden? Shall the unborn be subject to pay these debts being created, while our government only profits from this kind of activity? Are you ANGRY yet?
WHERE IS OUR BAIL OUT?
Join Cindy Sheehan in our call to action!
When: 4pm Thursday 09/25/08
Where: The Federal Reserve located at 101 Market Street (Cross St. Spear and 1st)
BRING ALL OF YOUR BILLS!
BRING SIGNS ASKING WHERE YOUR BAILOUT IS!
DEMAND the FED PAY YOUR BILLS!
Show up and ask where your representative is. My Opponent is the 9th richest Wall Street corporate member of Congress, and the “Honorable” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Where Is Nancy while the Fed is printing money to save HER investments?
Where is Nancy while you are left in the lurch by your government that is RAISING THE BAR on our National Debt?
Please join us, and let’s find out together. Do it for your family, and do it for your children, and grandchildren. Do it because welfare for the WEALTHY is wrong!WWW. CINDYFORCONGRESS. ORG
From: Cindy Sheehan for Congress 2008 Date: Sep 17, 2008 2:56 PM
REAL CHANGE in Washington DC Comes from electing a Progressive President and a Progressive CONGRESS!
Congress writes the bills that the President signs - if they don't write 'em he can't sign 'em!
The President has no power to legislate (according to the US Constitution.) The fact is, your vote for President will have less effect on US policy than who you vote in for Congress. Cindy Sheehan, Peace Activist, Humanitarian and Defender of the Constitution, is running for Congress in San Francisco's District 8! ..
If you want Single Payer Healthcare
If you want Affordable Housing
If you want Green Energy & absolutely NO Offshore Oil Drilling Anywhere
If you want an End to the War in Iraq
If you want to Stop War Profiteering by companies like Haliburton
If you want to Restore Your Constitutional Rights to Free Speech, Free Assembly and Habeas Corpus
If you want Americans' Privacy Protected against Warrentless Searches and Seizures
If you want Roe v. Wade and Reproductive Freedom be Unequivocally Supported
If you want a Congresswoman in DC to Stand Up For Your Rights
THEN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!
A devoted supporter in Maine, named Asher P. , has designed a way to help fund raise and support our campaign for Cindy across the nation! Even if you live outside of District 8 in California, we also need your help to elect Cindy!
..Click the image to get an 8x11 photo. Please print it off, and make copies!..
If you have access to a video camera, get a friend to help you put up posters, film yourselves, and put the video up on YouTube!
Don't like the poster? That's OK! Please make your own! Get creative, but most importantly, GET THE WORD OUT!
Money is the only language that the Corporate MEDIA and the Corporate CANDIDATES speak.
..AMERICA! Let's pull together and use our money to send a message LOUD AND CLEAR to Speaker Pelosi and the Corporate Media: " ARE YOU SICK OF PEACE, LIBERTY, AND THE CONSTITUTION BEING 'OFF THE TABLE? THEN TAKE ACTION AND PLEASE HELP US!'"
WE WANT TO SEE YOU IN ACTION! Grab a couple of friends and video tape yourself plastering your town with your posters, and then please post it on You Tube. Take pictures if you don’t have a camcorder. Email the link and/or pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to make a different poster? Go ahead. Just GET THE WORD OUT!
..PLEASE DONATE your time and money to Cindy's Campaign!.. Send a message loud and clear to Pelosi and the Media:
"ARE YOU SICK OF PELOSI TAKING PEACE, LIBERTY, AND THE CONSTITUTION 'OFF THE TABLE?” WE ARE! Please JOIN US! Thanks Asher! Asher’s Blog is at: http://punkpatriot. blogspot. com/
The 7th anniversary of September 11, 2001 is approaching and it seems like a good time to reflect on what our nation has lost since that tragic day and what we can do to go forward.
I do not think that anyone alive on that day will forget the shock that struck our nation when the symbols of US capitalism and militarism were struck out of the clear blue sky. I was in panic mode for a few days, because I did not hear from Casey who was stationed at Ft. Hood on that day and his base went into lock-down and he was too busy to call. Even though we mourn with our fellow Americans, the loss of over 3000 innocent people and the pain their families have had to deal with, the attacks of 9-11 have touched every American.
There are several ways to look at 9-11: 9-11 was planned and executed by the US government. BushCo did not plan 9-11, but they knew it was going to happen and did nothing to prevent it and, in fact, may have allowed it to happen. 9-11 was planned and executed by a group of 17 terrorists (14 of them from Saudi Arabia) without the fore knowledge of the US government and we were attacked because the terrorists "hated our freedoms and democracy. "
Whichever of the theories is true, one thing is for sure: the Bush regime's response to 9-11 was woefully inept and criminal and many people have been killed, wounded, displaced or destroyed because of the Bush regimes' exploitation of the tragedy to use ultra-violence against the innocent people of two nations in response to a criminal act perpetrated by a few. Watching the recent RNC was a reminder of 9-11 hysteria used to justify implementing the Project for a New American Century and excusing BushCo for the crimes they have committed on the non-existent graves of our brothers and sisters who perished that day and whose remains were never recovered.
Instead of taking a hard and critical look at the corporate-imperialistic policies of our government and trying to objectively figure out why we were attacked, we set off on a nationalistic flag waving fervor of mass fear that was only to be cured by shopping, traveling and allowing George and Dick to make a demented response to it. After 9-11 our country lost a real opportunity to search our souls and make amends to the world for our greed and violence. An apt response would have been to punish the perpetrators of the crime in a court of law and not by rabidly seeking the first country to destroy. Attacking Afghanistan was like bombing Sicily to oblivion for the crimes of the Mafia. Attacking Iraq was just for NeoCon kicks.
George Bush was handed a Presidential Daily Briefing in Crawford, Texas on August 6th, 2001, that read: "Osama bin Laden determined to strike in the United States." According to journalist Ron Susskind, Bush told the agent who delivered the message: "Okay, you've covered your ass." Instead, our collective asses are twisting in the wind of the abuses and excesses of the last 7 years.
Our economy is being destroyed by 7 years of seemingly endless occupations that have made Dick and his cronies wealthy, but have harmed the rest of us. The price of gas has almost tripled since 9-11, thus causing all other consumer goods to skyrocket. People are losing their jobs and homes because this war economy cannot be sustained with Monopoly money printed and devalued to cover our rising deficits. We have become the worlds' worst debtor nation and our treasury is trillions in debt.
Our famous "freedoms" that the terrorists "hated" have been eroded due to the PATRIOT ACT, the Military Commissions Act and the violent response to protest from our robo-clad police state. We can be guaranteed that any call, email or text message that we send or receive is being read and if we dare protest we will be pepper-sprayed, maced, tear gassed, tasered, or beaten with a Billy club by our employees: law enforcement; authorized by our other employees: government.
My opponent, Nancy Pelosi, has cooperated and collaborated with the Bush regime to allow torture and incarceration without due process and NSA spying on Americans without warrants. She opens her Gucci bag and doles out billions for his War OF Terror while sitting in her mansion, children and grandchildren out of harms way, while our country implodes and Iraq and Afghanistan burn. She has legitimized BushCo's crimes and refuses to hold them accountable for the destruction they have unleashed upon our world.
It's not only time for new leadership in our government, but it's time for a new 9-11 Commission that has subpoena power and is not facilitated by the crooks who either perpetrated the crime and/or collaborated with it. Government abuses cannot be credibly investigated by government commissions: A citizen's investigation that is independent from the federal government and where people like George and Dick will actually have to give their testimony in the light of day, under oath and not holding hands, must be empowered and empanelled.
If you agree with me that a new 9-11 investigation is warranted, please contribute to my campaign to unseat Vichy-Pelosi who would never agree to investigate her buddy Bush for any crimes, much less the crime of our new century.
But most importantly, Cindy for Congress sends our deepest condolences to those who lost family member on 9-11 and anyone else on this planet who have lost their jobs, homes, or lives due to George's tragic response to the tragedy of 9-11. My son is one of the ones whose life was ended prematurely. I mourn deeply for him each day, but the way forward is towards healing, peace, accountability, environmental sustainability and economic equality and away from the violence and greed that has colored every aspect of our lives since that sad day.
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