Hi you may not know me, or don't remember me anyways, but thats ok, because
i remember you, i swear..
but i interrupt your normal spam to bring you a very important message,
passive = fat cow = hamburger = indigestion and we all know indigestion
so stop being passive.
Send this on to as many people as you know, even if you don't think they
will be interested. This is the kickoff, if we don't help out well never
to the in-zone. or in other words we'll continue to be used and abused by
those few in power who have been given a golden ticket and choose to use it
to bend us over and $CR3W us in the 455 with a nail studded broom. however
you may not know that is happening to you, thats the anesthetic, like yellow
or fox news. please help me help us help you, most of you don't even know
how bad it is. well here you go, someone is sticking their neck wayyy out
and saying something,
and we cant let it get cut off, because it will if you don't take part in
this country's political system. because you are going to hear this brave
person smeared, his reputation butchered, and lots of nasty things once you
stop hearing about him on the news. if the corporations decide to back bush,
and if you let it go, and don't tell the world that
your sick of this $H!7 then you suck, you suck in a really really bad way
:), and all those other countries that have been telling us as americans to
do something about what is happening will think we all suck in a big way,
and i am just not down with that yo!
oh and I know there are some people who are not from America, just be glad
that were gonna do something about it.
A personal note as a prelude to the following address.
I was born in Salt Lake City to parents who were both direct
descendants of Mormon pioneers who had been harassed, persecuted, tortured,
raped, murdered, and driven out of the United States in the early 1800's by
policies and laws similar to those we face today.
My forbearers then went west to settle a region the size of Europe
between 1847 and 1869 that was as remote as the moon is today. My paternal
great-grandfather arrived by wagon in the Valley of the Salt Lake during the
summer of 1847 with Brigham Young. All my other great- and great-great
grandparents traveled by wagon or pushed handcarts across the plains to
settle in Utah Territory before the railroad arrived.
I am proud of this heritage and the extreme fortitude and courage these
men and women exhibited during one of the most epic migrations and
settlements in human history. And I am indeed proud to find that their
courage has not died out in the land of my fathers.
For those who might take umbrage at my endorsement of Mayor Anderson's
positions please note that as a Marine I took an oath some 50 years ago to
defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I still
stand by that oath! Further, my eldest son is a disabled veteran of the
Marine Corps. We have not stood on the sidelines or shirked our duty to
defend this country. And as President of the Equal Justice Foundation I
continue to do everything within my power to restore justice and the rule of
law. Thus, I wholeheartedly endorse the following address.
Charles E. Corry, Ph.D., F.G.S.A.
Mayor of Salt Lake City to Bush, Congress, and Media: "We Won't take it
Address by Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, December 3, 2007
Today, as we come together once again in this great city, we raise our
voices in unison to say to President Bush, to Vice President Cheney, to
other members of the Bush Administration (past and present), to a majority
of Congress, including Utah's entire congressional delegation, and to much
of the mainstream media: "You have failed us miserably and we won't take it
While we had every reason to expect far more of you, you have been pompous,
greedy, cruel, and incompetent as you have led this great nation to a moral,
military, and national security abyss." "You have breached trust with the
American people in the most egregious ways. You have utterly failed in the
performance of your jobs. You have undermined our Constitution, permitted
the violation of the most fundamental treaty obligations, and betrayed the
rule of law.
You have engaged in, or permitted, heinous human rights abuses of the sort
never before countenanced in our nation's history as a matter of official
policy. You have sent American men and women to kill and be killed on the
basis of lies, on the basis of shifting justifications, without competent
leadership, and without even a coherent plan for this monumental blunder.
We are here to tell you: We won't take it anymore! You have acted in direct
contravention of values that we, as Americans who love our country, hold
dear. You have deceived us in the most cynical, outrageous ways. You have
undermined, or allowed the undermining of, our constitutional system of
checks and balances among the three presumed co-equal branches of
government. You have helped lead our nation to the brink of fascism, of a
dictatorship contemptuous of our nation's treaty obligations, federal
statutory law, our Constitution, and the rule of law.
Because of you, and because of your jingoistic false 'patriotism,' our world
is far more dangerous, our nation is far more despised, and the threat of
terrorism is far greater than ever before. It has been absolutely astounding
how you have committed the most horrendous acts, causing such needless
tragedy in the lives of millions of people, yet you wear your so-called
religion on your sleeves, asserting your God-is-on-my-side nonsense when
what you have done flies in the face of any religious or humanitarian
tradition. Your hypocrisy is mind-boggling - and disgraceful. What part of
"Thou shalt not kill" do you not understand? What part of the "Golden rule"
do you not understand? What part of "be honest," "be responsible," and "be
accountable" don't you understand? What part of "Blessed are the
peacekeepers" do you not understand?
Because of you, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, many
thousands of people have suffered horrendous lifetime injuries, and millions
have been run off from their homes. For the sake of our nation, for the sake
of our children, and for the sake of our brothers and sisters around the
world, we are morally compelled to say, as loudly as we can, "We won't take
it anymore!" As United States agents kidnap, disappear, and torture human
beings around the world, you justify, you deceive, and you cover up. We find
what you have done to men, women and children, and to the good name and
reputation of the United States, so appalling, so unconscionable, and so
outrageous as to compel us to call upon you to step aside and allow other
men and women who are competent, true to our nation's values, and with high
moral principles to stand in your places for the good of our nation, for the
good of our children, and for the good of our world.
In the case of the President and Vice President, this means impeachment and
removal from office, without any further delay from a complacent, complicit
Congress, the Democratic majority of which cares more about political gain
in 2008 than it does about the vindication of our Constitution, the rule of
law, and democratic accountability. It means the election of people as
President and Vice President who, unlike most of the presidential candidates
from both major parties, have not aided and abetted in the perpetration of
the illegal, tragic, devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq. And it
means the election of people as President and Vice President who will commit
to return our nation to the moral and strategic imperative of refraining
from torturing human beings. In the case of the majority of Congress, it
means electing people who are diligent enough to learn the facts, including
reading available National Intelligence Estimates, before voting to go to
war. It means electing to Congress men and women who will jealously guard
Congress's sole prerogative to declare war. It means electing to Congress
men and women who will not submit like vapid lap dogs to presidential
requests for blank checks to engage in so-called preemptive wars, for
legislation permitting warrant-less wiretapping of communications involving
US citizens, and for dangerous, irresponsible, saber-rattling legislation
like the recent Kyl- Lieberman amendment.
We must avoid the trap of focusing the blame solely upon President Bush and
Vice-President Cheney. This is not just about a few people who have wronged
our country - and the world. They were enabled by members of both parties in
Congress, they were enabled by the pathetic mainstream news media, and,
ultimately, they have been enabled by the American people-40% of whom are so
ill-informed they still think Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks a people who
know and care more about baseball statistics and which drunken starlets are
not wearing underwear than they know and care about the atrocities being
committed every single day in our name by a government for which we need to
As loyal Americans, without regard to political partisanship as veterans, as
teachers, as religious leaders, as working men and women, as students, as
professionals, as businesspeople, as public servants, as retirees, as people
of all ages, races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, and faiths we are
here to say to the Bush administration, to the majority of Congress, and to
the mainstream media: "You have violated your solemn responsibilities. You
have undermined our democracy, spat upon our Constitution, and engaged in
outrageous, despicable acts. You have brought our nation to a point of
immorality, inhumanity, and illegality of immense, tragic, unprecedented
But we will live up to our responsibilities as citizens, as brothers and
sisters of those who have suffered as a result of the imperial bullying of
the United States government, and as moral actors who must take a stand: And
we will, and must, mean it when we say 'We won't take it anymore.' If we
want principled, courageous elected officials, we need to be principled,
courageous, and tenacious ourselves. History has demonstrated that our
elected officials are not the leaders the leadership has to come from us. If
we don't insist, if we don't persist, then we are not living up to our
responsibilities as citizens in a democracy and our responsibilities as
moral human beings. If we remain silent, we signal to Congress and the Bush
administration and to candidates running for office and to the world that we
support the status quo.
Silence is complicity. Only by standing up for what's right and never
letting down can we say we are doing our part. Our government, on the basis
of a campaign we now know was entirely fraudulent, attacked and militarily
occupied a nation that posed no danger to the United States. Our government,
acting in our name, has caused immense, unjustified death and destruction.
It all started five years ago, yet where have we, the American people, been?
At this point, we are responsible. We get together once in a while at
demonstrations and complain about Bush and Cheney, about Congress, and about
the pathetic news media. We point fingers and yell a lot. Then most people
politely go away until another demonstration a few months later.
How many people can honestly say they have spent as much time learning about
and opposing the outrages of the Bush administration as they have spent
watching sports or mindless television programs during the past five years?
Escapist, time-sapping sports and insipid entertainment have indeed become
the opiate of the masses. Why is this country so sound-asleep? Why do we
abide what is happening to our nation, to our Constitution, to the cause of
peace and international law and order? Why are we not doing all in our power
to put an end to this madness? We should be in the streets regularly and
students should be raising hell on our campuses. We should be making it
clear in every way possible that apologies or convoluted, disingenuous
explanations just don't cut it when presidential candidates and so many
others voted to authorize George Bush and his neo-con buddies to send
American men and women to attack and occupy Iraq.
Let's awaken, and wake up the country by committing here and now to do all
each of us can to take our nation back. Let them hear us across the country,
as we ask others to join us: "We won't take it anymore!" I implore you: Draw
a line. Figure out exactly where your own moral breaking point is. How much
will you put up with before you say "No more" and mean it?
I have drawn my line as a matter of simple personal morality: I cannot, and
will not, support any candidate who has voted to fund the atrocities in
Iraq. I cannot, and will not, support any candidate who will not commit to
remove all US troops, as soon as possible, from Iraq. I cannot, and will
not, support any candidate who has supported legislation that takes us one
step closer to attacking Iran. I cannot, and will not, support any candidate
who has not fought to stop the kidnapping, disappearances, and torture being
carried on in our name.
If we expect our nation's elected officials to take us seriously, let us
send a powerful message they cannot misunderstand. Let them know we really
do have our moral breaking point. Let them know we have drawn a bright line.
Let them know they cannot take our support for granted that, regardless of
their party and regardless of other political considerations, they will not
have our support if they cannot provide, and have not provided, principled
The people of this nation may have been far too quiet for five years, but
let us pledge that we won't let it go on one more day that we will do all we
can to put an end to the illegalities, the moral degradation, and the
disintegration of our nation's reputation in the world.
Let us be unified in drawing the line in declaring that we do have a moral
breaking point. Let us insist, together, in supporting our troops and in
gratitude for the freedoms for which our veterans gave so much that we bring
our troops home from Iraq , that we return our government to a
constitutional democracy, and that we commit to honoring the fundamental
principles of human rights.
In defense of our country, in defense of our Constitution, in defense of our
shared values as Americans and as moral human beings we declare today that
we will fight in every way possible to stop the insanity, stop the continued
military occupation of Iraq, and stop the moral depravity reflected by the
kidnapping, disappearing, and torture of people around the world.
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