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John Buchanan for President

Is George Bush guilty of treason?

GOOD EVENING, AND THANK YOU, MR. HURLEY, YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE MCCLENDON STUDY GROUP, AND YOUR HONORABLE GUESTS, FOR HAVING ME. I COME BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING AT WHAT IS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE THE WATERGATE SCANDAL OF RICHARD NIXON.

I COME BEFORE YOU HUMBLY AND HONESTLY, NOT ONLY AS A ‘COMMON CITIZEN’ BUT AS A PATRIOT, A REPUBLICAN CALLED TO ACTION BY A PASSION FOR TRUTH, AND AS A WORKING JOURNALIST – NOT A POLITICIAN – WHO HAS TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR DELIVERING A TROUBLING, HONEST AND TIMELY MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE WORLD – THAT GEORGE W. BUSH, THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF MY PARTY – THE PARTY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN – HAS BETRAYED THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BETRAYED THE CONSTITUTION WHICH HE SWORE TO UPHOLD, AND BETRAYED HIS PLEDGE TO RESTORE ‘HONOR AND INTEGRITY’ TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

I AM SADDENED TO REPORT THAT HE HAS DONE ANYTHING BUT THAT – AND I ASK, IN THE NAMES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THAT HE BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE HERE TONIGHT AND IN THE DAYS AHEAD AS ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ STAND WITH COURAGE AND HONOR ON THE SIDE OF TRUTH AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, IN THE GRAND AND HISTORIC TRADITION OF THE SIMPLE VALUES THAT HAVE MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT AND HAVE EMPOWERED FREEDOM AND REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY – THE SINGLE MOST RADICAL IDEA IN HUMAN HISTORY – TO ENDURE IN NATIONAL TIMES OF CRISIS FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO VIETNAM TO WATERGATE AND BEYOND.

TODAY, WE STAND IN THE MIDST OF WHAT MIGHT BE THE GREATEST CRISIS IN AMERICAN HISTORY – THE PERVERSION, BY THOSE WHO PROFESS TO DEFEND FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, OF THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND EVEN THE NAME OF GOD HIMSELF.

AS A COMMON CITIZEN AND PATRIOT, CALLED TO ACTION IN THE NAME OF ‘WE THE PEOPLE,’

I ASK YOU TO JOIN ME THIS EVENING IN A SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND HONOR, AND TO HELP RESTORE THEM IN A WAY THAT CAN HELP REDEEM OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD, IN THE NAMES OF MILLIONS OF HONORABLE CITIZENS WHOSE INDIVIDUAL IDENTITIES MIGHT NEVER BE NOTED, BUT WHOSE SPIRIT AS DEFENDERS OF THE CONSTITUTION WILL LIVE FOREVER IN THE SUNLIGHT OF THEIR ANONYMOUS COURAGE.

AT NO TIME IN OUR HISTORY HAS COURAGE BEEN MORE IMPORTANT, OR ITS IMPORTANCE AS THE LIFEBLOOD OF DEMOCRACY BEEN MORE URGENTLY INVOKED, BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM US BY A CABAL OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS WHO HAVE SO INTIMIDATED US WITH FEAR AND TREACHERY SINCE THE TRAGEDY OF 9/11 THAT WE COWER IN SILENCE AS SUBVERSION OF ALL OUR COUNTRY STANDS IS PERPETRATED AGAINST US IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, AS IF BY PETTY THIEVES.

IF YOU ARE AN HONORABLE REPUBLICAN WHO CELEBRATES THE PARTY OF LINCOLN, YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEART THAT GEORGE W. BUSH HAS BETRAYED CITIZENS OF CONSCIENCE AND HONOR WHO PUT HIM IN OFFICE FOUR YEARS AGO.

SINCE THEN, MR. BUSH HAS SOLD OUT THE PRINCIPLES THAT HE PROFESSED TO HOLD SACRED, THE CORE VALUES THAT DEFINE THE

PARTY OF LINCOLN.

UNDER MR. BUSH’S MISGUIDED VISION, THE PARTY OF LINCOLN HAS BEEN TRANSFIGURED INTO THE PARTY OF HALLIBURTON – AT YOUR EXPENSE AND MINE, AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR NATION AND THE NATIONS OF THE FREE WORLD THAT LOOK TO AMERICA FOR LEADERSHIP, AS THE BEACON OF FREEDOM AND HOPE.

UNDER GEORGE W. BUSH, FREEDOM AND HOPE HAVE BEEN PERVERTED INTO PROFIT AND GREED, DISHONOR AND HYPOCRISY. THE COURAGE THAT HAS BEGOTTEN FREEDOM FOR TWO CENTURIES HAS BEEN COUNTERFEITED INTO A FALSE AND HOLLOW ‘PATRIOTISM’ THAT NOW THREATENS TO END PATRIOTISM AS WE HAVE KNOWN IT SINCE

WE WERE SCHOOLCHILDREN.

ONLY HONORABLE CITIZENS CAN MAKE IT RIGHT AGAIN, AND IT CAN ONLY BE DONE WITH CERTAINTY AND CLOSURE BY REMOVING GEORGE W. BUSH FROM OFFICE.

GIVEN WHAT IS AT STAKE, FOR WE THE PEOPLE, OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURE, I SINCERELY ASK THAT ACTION BE TAKEN NOW – AND THAT IT BE HARSH.

DURING THE 2000 CAMPAIGN, MR. BUSH CAMPAIGNED AS A MAN OF HONOR, A ‘COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE,’ A ‘UNITER NOT A DIVIDER,’ AND A CHRISTIAN.

IN THESE  ENSUING YEARS, WE HAVE WATCHED AS THIS ‘COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE’ HAS DEVASTATED OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD, ROBBED US OF OUR NATIONAL DIGNITY, AND LOOTED THE U.S. TREASURY OF HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS, WHICH HE HAS SLIPPED SURREPTITIOUSLY INTO THE POCKETS OF HIS COPORATE PARTNERS IN CRIME, ALL IN THE NAME OF ‘HOMELAND SECURITY’ AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE. BY SO DOING, HE HAS MADE A MOCKERY OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE.

NOW IT IS TIME THAT HE ANSWER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR HIS SUBTERFUGE, MALFESANCE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

IN THE NAME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, WE MUST STAND WITH INTEGRITY AND COURAGE, ACROSS PARTY LINES AND FREE OF PARTISAN POLITICS, IN ORDER TO RESTORE WHAT HAS BEEN LOST IN THE NAME OF COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM AND POST 9/11 ‘PATRIOTISM.’

THE WORLD IS WATCHING, AND WE MUST NOT DISAPPOINT THE WORLD IN A WAY THAT FURTHER DAMAGES OUR NATIONAL IMAGE, OR OUR ABILITY TO RALLY INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT IN A TIME OF UNPRECEDENTED THREATS TO OUR SECURITY AND WELL-BEING, AROUND THE WORLD AND AT HOME.

THE GREAT AMERICAN WRITER AND SOCIAL CRITIC MARK TWAIN ONCE OBSERVED THAT ‘A LIE CAN TRAVEL HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD WHILE THE TRUTH IS PUTTIN’ ON ITS SHOES.’

TWAIN NEVER IMAGINED THE 24-HOUR NEWS CYCLE, OR THE FACT THAT LIES WOULD BECOME ‘INSTITUTIONALIZED’ BY AN ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION.

IF INDEED MARK TWAIN WAS CORRECT, AND SURELY HE WAS, IT IS TIME TO HAVE THE COURAGE AND CONVICTION TO PUT SHOES ON THE TRUTH – BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS A YEAR AGO, GEORGE W. BUSH SHOULDERED PERHAPS THE GREATEST REPONSIBILITY ANY U.S. PRESIDENT MUST FACE, THE AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADING AMERICA TO WAR TO DEFEND THE IDEALS THAT HAVE COST AMERCIAN LIVES AND SHED THE BLOOD OF BRAVE AMERICANS WHO HAVE DEFENDED THE CONSTITUTION AND THEIR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS FOR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED YEARS.

IN SO DOING, MR. BUSH NOT ONLY FAILED TO RISE TO THE GREATNESS THAT DEFINED ABRAHAM LINCOLN DURING THE TERRIBLE TRAGEDY OF THE CIVIL WAR, BUT HISTORY WILL RECALL THAT MR. BUSH DID SO NOT WITH HEROISM, BUT WITH LIES, NOT WITH RIGHTEOUS LEADERSHIP, BUT WITH DECEIT.

IN ORDER TO SELL HIS ILLICIT WAR, WHICH HAS

LED TO THE DEATHS OF MORE THAN 500 AMERICANS AND THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT IRAQI CIVILIANS, MR. BUSH AND THE SENIOR MEMBERS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION, LIED NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, NOT EVEN JUST A FEW TIMES – BUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, WITHOUT MERCY OR SHAME, UNTIL THE WORLD CAME TO KNOW THAT AT THE HELM OF THE GREATEST NATION IN HISTORY

WAS A MAN BEREFT OF HONOR OR MORAL CONSCIENCE, A MAN WITH BUT ONE MISSION – TO SATISFY THE BLOOD-LUST FOR PROFIT OF THE CORPORATE PATRONS THAT PUT HIM IN OFFICE AND HAVE NOW COLLECTED THEIR POLICY PREMIUM IN ALL OUR NAMES, TO OUR DETRIMENT AND SHAME.

THE BIGGEST LIE OF THEM ALL, HOWEVER, WAS HIS FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE REAL MOTIVE FOR THE WAR – THE MILITARISTIC

NEO-CON THINK TANK KNOWN AS ‘THE

PROJECT FOR A NEW AMERICAN CENTURY.’

ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2000, BEFORE MR. BUSH TOOK OFFICE, THE PROJECT FOR A NEW AMERICAN CENTURY PROPOSED THE INVASIONS, WITHOUT PROVOCATION OR ATTACK, OF AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. THE MOTIVE?  ‘TO PROTECT AMERICA’S OIL INTERESTS.’ THE SIGNATORIES TO THAT SINISTER PLAN – DICK CHENEY, PAUL WOLFOWITZ AND RICHARD PERLE, TO NAME BUT A FEW – CLEVERLY AND DISHONORABLY SET THE STAGE FOR ALL THAT WOULD FOLLOW, INCLUDING THE HORRIFYING SPECTACLE OF 9/11, WHEN THEY NOTED THAT SINCE WELL-FED AND MATERIALLY-COMFORTABLE AMERICANS WOULD LACK THE WILL AND FOCUS TO FIGHT SUCH ‘INTERVENTIONIST’ WARS – NOW KNOWN AS ‘THE BUSH DOCTRINE’ – THERE MUST BE A GALVANIZING INCIDENT ON THE ORDER OF PEARL HARBOR.

JUST OVER 7 MONTHS AFTER TAKING OFFICE, MR. BUSH SAW JUST SUCH A GALVANIZING INCIDENT, WHEN HIJACKED AIRPLANES CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND THE PENTAGON AND FOREVER CHANGED THE LIVES OF ALL AMERICANS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.

BUT OF ALL THOSE WHO LOST AND SUFFERED ON THAT DAY, PERHAPS NO ONE LOST MORE THAN THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO LIVE AND WORK AND STRUGGLE WITH THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF THESE TIMES ON THE VERY SOIL THAT SYMBOLIZES AMERICA TO THE WORLD, AND FOR 21 LUCKY DECADES HAS GIVEN BLOSSOM TO A UNIQUELY AMERICAN ETHIC OF GOVERNMENT THAT SAYS ONE CITIZEN, ONE IDEA, ONE PASSIONATELY HELD BELIEF, CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

TODAY, HOWEVER, WE SEE A CONGRESS THAT HAS FAILED MISERABLY TO LIVE UP TO ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE CHECKS AND BALANCES IN THE FACE OF AN ASSAULT BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH ON EVERYTHING CONGRESS AND INDIVIDUAL PATRIOTS HAVE DEFENDED SINCE THOMAS JEFFERSON DRAFTED A LIVING DOCUMENT THAT PLOTTED THE OVERTHROW OF ANOTHER TYRANT NAMED GEORGE BEFORE THERE WAS ANY CONCEPT FOR A CONSTITUTION.

IN THE DARK SHADOW OF A WAR BASED ON LIES, A DRACONIAN MEASURE SHAMELESSLY CALLED ‘THE PATRIOT ACT’ AND THE LOOTING OF THE U.S. TREASURY TO LINE THE POCKETS OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS AT HALLIBURTON, BECHTEL AND OTHERS WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT SO WELL KNOWN OR SO BLACKENED BY CURRENT EVENTS, THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS HAVE BEEN MORAL COWARDS, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS – MANY OF THEM THE SAME ‘PATRIOTS’ WHO IMPEACHED BILL CLINTON FOR LYING ABOUT SEX ACTS – HAVE BEEN HYPOCRITES AND DISSEMBLERS.

UNTIL NOW, THESE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS,

WHILE PRIVATELY CLAIMING TO BE ASHAMED OF WHAT THEIR GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME UNDER THIS KING GEORGE, HAVE PUBLICLY FAILED TO ACT.

IN MY NAME AND YOURS, THAT MUST CHANGE, AND IT MUST CHANGE NOW.

THE CORE VALUES OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAVE BEEN DESECRATED IN THE NAMES OF ‘HOMELAND SECURITY’ AND ‘NEO-CON’ CONSERVATISM.

IN THE NAME OF ALL THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER STOOD FOR, THEN, I ASK YOU TO HOLD MR. BUSH FULLY ACCOUNTABLE BY DEMANDING HIS IMPEACHMENT AND TRIAL FOR TREASON, SO THAT HE MIGHT HEAR AND FEEL YOUR SORROW AND RAGE AND SO THAT HISTORY MIGHT RECORD, ONCE AGAIN, THAT AMERICA IS VESTED WITH A PROFOUND SENSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND NATIONAL PRIDE, AN INSTINCT FOR SURVIVAL THAT SUPERCEDES AND TRANSCENDS THE INSTINCT FOR EVIL AND DESTRUCTION.

ARTICLE 3, SECTION 3, OF THE CONSTITUTION STATES THAT ‘TREASON AGAINST THE UNITED STATES SHALL CONSIST ONLY IN LEVYING WAR AGAINST THEM, OR IN ADHERING TO THEIR

ENEMIES, GIVING THEM AID AND COMFORT.’

IN THE CASE OF MR. BUSH, HE HAS GIVEN AID AND COMFORT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SAUDI ARABIA – AN ENEMY MORE POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS TO THE UNITED STATES VIA ITS OIL INFLUENCE AND ADHERENCE TO WAHHABI –BASED TERRORISM – THAN SADDAM HUSSEIN AND OSAMA BIN LADEN COMBINED AND MULTIPLIED BY A FACTOR OF 10. NOT ONLY HAS THIS PRESIDENT CRIMINALLY SUBVERTED OUR GOVERNMENT BY CATERING TO THE SAUDIS IN THE INTERESTS OF HIS FATHER AND THE CARLYLE GROUP – SECRETIVE AND SINISTER PATRON OF THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY – BUT THIS PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY FAILED TO DEFEND THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST THE SAUDI REGIME.

IN MID-SEPTEMBER, ‘NBC NIGHTLY NEWS’ REPORTED TO THE WORLD THAT BOTH BEFORE AND SINCE 9/11, HIGH-RANKING SAUDI OFFICIALS MET FACE TO FACE WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN AND OFFERED DIRECT ASSISTANCE TO AT LEAST SEVERAL OF THE 9/11 HIJACKERS – 15 OF WHOM WERE FROM SAUDI ARABIA.

TO THIS DAY, HOWEVER, THE PRESIDENT HAS FAILED TO ISSUE EVEN A SINGLE PRESS RELEASE, OR DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION.

FOR THAT ALONE, HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED AND TRIED FOR TREASON.

EVEN WORSE, INSTEAD OF TAKING THE ACTIONS HE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN, HE HAS AIDED AND ABETTED THE SAUDIS BY BLOCKING INVESTIGATIONS AND REFUSING TO MAKE PUBLIC THE ‘REDACTED’ PAGES OF THE CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ON THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND RESULTING IN THE CATHARSIS OF 9/11.

FOR THAT, TOO, HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED AND TRIED FOR TREASON.

INSTEAD, WE HAVE WATCHED AS THE CONGRESS HAS SHIRKED ITS RESPONSIBILITY AND COWERED LIKE MORAL WEAKLINGS IN THE FACE OF SUCH TREACHERY.

NOW, THE TIME HAS COME TO ACT – AND ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ MUST DEMAND ACTION. OTHERWISE, WE TOO WILL BE REMEMBERED AS HYPOCRITES AND FRAUDS, WHOSE FAILURE TO ACT BY DEMANDING ACTION OF OUR ELECTED LEADERS IN CONGRESS WILL RESULT IN ANY FUTURE ACTION BEING TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.

THERE IS NO MORE SERIOUS WORD IN THE AMERICAN LEXICON THAN TREASON, AND MODERN CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARS AGREE THAT THE ONLY WAY BY WHICH A MODERN PRESIDENT COULD BE IMPEACHED FOR TREASON IS IF HE KNOWINGLY LED AMERICA TO WAR, LEADING TO THE DEATHS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, BASED ON LIES, DECEIT AND CONSPIRACY.

WE AND THE WORLD HAVE JUST WITNESSED SUCH A WAR, YET THE CONGRESS HAS ABDICATED ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO REMOVE MR. BUSH AND MR. CHENEY AND THEIR GANG OF HIGH-RANKING THUGS LIKE DONALD RUMSFELD AND JOHN ASHCROFT FROM OFFICE – AS TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY DEMAND.

THEREFORE, IT IS NOW UP TO ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ TO DEMAND JUSTICE IN THE NAMES OF YOUNGER GENERATIONS WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY MR. BUSH’S CRIMES.

IN MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHERE I RECENTLY CHALLENGED MR. BUSH IN THE JANUARY 27 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, I MET A

14-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO TOLD ME OF HIS NIGHTMARES OF ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK AFTER 9/11. HE TOLD ME HE FEARS THAT THE WORLD WILL END BEFORE HE BECOMES AN ADULT, OR EVEN GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

ANOTHER 15-YEAR-OLD, A STUDENT IN BRADENTON, FLORIDA NAMED BRYCE HOLMAN, WROTE TO ME: ‘GOOD LUCK IN YOUR RUN FOR PRESIDENT. I ONLY WISH I WERE OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE. THOUGH I USUALLY DISAGREE WITH CONSERVATIVES, I AGREE WITH YOUR IDEA OF GETTING BUSH OUT OF OFFICE. I THINK YOU WOULD BE MOST LIKELY TO KICK HIM OUT, AND THAT IS WHY I SUPPORT YOU.’

ON MONDAY NIGHT, I RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM A WOMAN NAMED DAISY LYNN CAROL, FROM MINNESOTA. ‘I ADMIRE YOU FOR RISKING SO MUCH, IT NOT ALL, TO BE A VOICE FOR GOOD IN THIS WORLD, A VOICE WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO TAKE BUSH AND HIS JUNTA DOWN AND OUT. I’VE GOT NO MONEY, AND HAVE BEEN ESSENTIALLY HOMELESS FOR TWO YEARS, BUT I’M ON YOUR SIDE AND AM DOING WHATEVER I CAN TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNOW ABOUT YOU.’

AT THIS POINT, LEST I BE ACCUSED OF MAKING ACCUSATIONS, WITHOUT OFFERING EITHER RATIONAL REASON FOR OR REASONABLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM, I MUST SAY THAT THE REASON IS STARTLINGLY SIMPLE –

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN THE WRONG SIDE OF THE AGE-OLD QUESTION, ‘WHO REALLY OWNS THIS GOVERNMENT AND THIS NATION, THE FORTUNE 500, OR WE THE PEOPLE?’ ALTHOUGH THOMAS JEFFERSON PROCLAIMED FOR POSTERITY THAT IT IS THE LATTER, MR. BUSH AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATORS AT ENRON AND HALLIBURTON HAVE DEMONSTRATED RATHER PAINFULLY THAT IT IS NOW THE FORTUNE 500 THAT DICTATES THE TERMS OF OUR LIVELIHOODS AND OUR LIVES.

BUT, YOU MIGHT ASK, HOW CAN SUCH PROBLEMS BE SOLVED, AND WHY IS THE PRESIDENT NOT PROPOSING SUCH SOLUTIONS?

ONCE AGAIN, THE MOTIVE IS SIMPLE AND CLEAR – A PRESIDENT CAN NOT SERVE TWO MASTERS, AND THIS PRESIDENT HAS CHOSEN SIDES – AGAINST YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

HE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, NOW AND FOREVER, IF YOU ARE TO HELP SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM HIS SHAMELESS AND UNPREDECENTED PLUNDER.

AS FOR MY PART, I HAVE DISCOVERED, MUCH TO MY SURPRISE AND THE SURPRISE OF MY SUPPORTERS, THAT IT IS, IN FACT, QUITE EASY TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS OF OUR NATION IF ONE HAS BUT A SIMPLE AND SINCERE GOAL – TO TAKE THE SIDE OF CITIZENS AND WORKERS OVER THOSE OF MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS.

IF ELECTED PRESIDENT, THEN, I WILL IMMEDIATELY ENACT THE FOLLOWING PLATFORM ON YOUR BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF OUR THREE

HUNDRED MILLION CITIZENS, MINUS THE

ONE-QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION THAT NOW OWNS A HIGHLY DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF THE ASSETS AND WEALTH OF THIS COUNTRY, THE REIGNING WHITE CORPORATE ELITE.

FIRST, I WILL END THE CORPORATE RULE OF AMERICA BY REMOVING THEIR POISONOUS INFLUENCE FROM POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT. I WILL MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR CORPORATIONS AND RELATED BUSINESS ENTITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY WAY IN AMERICAN POLITICS, AND IN ORDER TO MEET THAT CHALLENGE I WILL OUTLAW

SO-CALLED ‘POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES,’ KNOWN AS PAC’S – NOTHING MORE THAN SPECIAL-INTEREST WEAPONS OF MASS ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION.

BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, I WILL BAN PROFESSIONAL LOBBYING BY POLICY PIRATES WHO EARN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL SALARIES BY REPRESENTING GIANT CORPORATE INTERESTS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IF A CITIZEN WISHES TO BE A LOBBYIST, HE OR SHE MUST DO SO NOT ONLY ON HIS OF HER OWN TIME AND MONEY, BUT FOR THE GOOD OF FELLOW CITIZENS OVER CORPORATE AGENDAS.

THIRD, AS A LIFELONG JOURNALIST AND MEDIA EXECUTIVE APPALLED BY WHAT THE NOW MISNAMED NATIONAL ‘NEWS’ MEDIA HAS BECOME, I WILL INTRODUCE MEASURES THAT LEAD TO REAL AND LASTING MEDIA REFORM, SO THAT ‘FAIR AND BALANCED REPORTING’ IS NOT JUST AN EMPTY AND FRAUDULENT AD SLOGAN FOR FOX NEWS, BUT A DAILY AND FULLY MANDATED RESPONSIBILITY, IN ORDER THAT WE HAVE A PROPERLY INFORMED ELECTORATE THAT KNOWS AT LEAST AS MUCH ABOUT THE IMPORTANT ISSUES I RAISE WITH YOU THIS EVENING AS THEY DO ABOUT THE MURDER OF LACEY PETERSON OR THE KOBE BRYANT RAPE, NEITHER OF WHICH HAVE ANY RELEVANCE TO ANYONE EXCEPT THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS CAUGHT UP IN THOSE TRAGEDIES.

FINALLY, AND PERHAPS SADLY, I ACKNOWLEDGE

HERE THIS EVENING THAT ALTHOUGH THERE MIGHT BE STRONG TEMPTATION FOR US TO BLAME THE ‘BAD GUYS’ OF THE BUSH-CHENEY POLITICAL MACHINE FOR OUR WOES, IT IS ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ WHO ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE, IN REALITY, FOR OUR FUTURES, JUST AS THOMAS JEFFERSON AND HIS FELLOW PATRIOTS NOTED SO POWERFULLY AND ELOQUENTLY EVEN BEFORE THERE WAS A MASS MEDIA OR A 24-HOUR NEWS CYCLE, BOTH OF WHICH SEEM, IRONICALLY, TO HAVE DESTROYED TRUE COMMUNICATION IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE.

SO, NOT ONLY WILL I HELP ENACT CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT CAN ULTIMATELY RESOLVE OUR NATIONAL CRISIS AND RETURN GOVERNMENT TO THAT ENVISIONED BY MR. JEFFERSON, BUT I WILL LEAD THE WAY FOR ALL AMERICANS TO TAKE COMPLETE AND UNEQUIVOCAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN OUR COUNTRY.

IF YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN, I CHALLENGE YOU TO ANSWER, RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW, MY MOST DIRECT MORAL INQUIRY – IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU THAT THE PRESIDENT YOU ELECTED FOUR YEARS AGO HAS SO BETRAYED YOU AND OUR PARTY? IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU THAT HE HAS LED US TO WAR BASED ON LIES AND DECEIT, AND COST MORE THAN 500 AMERICAN LIVES TO ACCOMPLISH LITTLE BY DEVASTATING OUR IMAGE AROUND THE WORLD AND OUR LONG PARTNERSHIPS WITH TRADITIONAL ALLIES WHO HAVE STOOD AT OUR SIDE SINCE WORLD WAR 2?

IN THE NAME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON AND ALL THE PATRIOTS WHO HAVE FOLLOWED IN HIS NAME, I ASK YOU HUMBLY AND SINCERELY TO TRANSCEND PARTISAN POLITICS FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF OUR LAND AND ITS UNIQUE BUT NOW THREATENED HERITAGE AND DEMAND THAT JUSTICE BE DONE IN YOUR NAME.

‘THE PEOPLE ARE THE ULTIMATE ARBITER OF THE UNION,’ THOMAS JEFFERSON WROTE IN AN 1823 LETTER, NEAR THE END OF HIS GREAT AND ENDURING LIFE. I ASK YOU TO HOLD DEAR JEFFERSON’S DECLARATION, AND TO ONCE AGAIN VALIDATE THE INTEGRITY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AS THE PARTY OF LINCOLN, THE PARTY OF HONOR, THE PARTY OF COURAGE.

FOR MY PART, I HAVE RISKED ALL THAT I HAVE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AS A COMMON CITIZEN AND NOT A POLITICIAN. IN THAT SPIRIT, I ASK THAT YOU HONOR MARK TWAIN, ANOTHER GREAT AND HONEST AMERICAN HERO, BY HELPING TO PUT SHOES ON THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ILLS THAT AFFECT THIS COUNTRY BEFORE THE BLISTERS ON ITS FEET REQUIRE MAJOR SURGERY, OR EVEN AMPUTATION.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW, WITH YOUR SOUL AND YOUR SPIRIT AND YOUR HONOR. IF YOU DO SO, YOUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN CAN NOT ONLY NOTE THAT YOU HELPED MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER THAN YOUR OWN IN THE WORST OF TIMES FOR THE CURRENT GENERATION, BUT THAT YOU DID SO IN A WAY THAT WILL LIVE FOR CENTURIES IN HISTORY BOOKS YET TO BE WRITTEN.

IF, TOGETHER, WE DO WHAT MUST BE DONE, OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN WILL RECALL WITH PRIDE AND HONOR THAT THE CONSTITUTION WAS MORE THAN WORDS ON PAPER, AND THAT THE NOTION ‘OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE’ IS NOT AN OBSOLETE PRINCIPLE, BUT ONE THAT CAN ENDURE FOREVER, THROUGH THE WORST OF TIMES.

IN THAT SPIRIT, PLEASE CALL AND WRITE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND BOTH OF YOUR U.S. SENATORS, AND GET YOUR FRIENDS,

CO-WORKERS AND FAMILY TO DO SO.

WITH JUST A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME, YOUR SIGNATURE CAN BE PUT ON HISTORY, AND YOUR CODE OF HONOR ON THE EPITAPH FOR THIS GENERATION.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
		
		


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