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By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com
Somewhere along the way most of us Americans have forgotten that “We The People” own this country, and not the Corporations, nor their bought and paid for politicians. We all say the government this, and the government that, but we the people are responsible. We put the politicians in office, but some how we think it was not us, but someone else. We are all responsible weather we vote or not. How? You might ask? By voting and not being informed, or not voting and thinking it just does not matter…but it does.
I have heard too many times, “oh what’s the use of voting”. I think that, that line is a cheap cop out for someone who does not want to take the time to be informed. “Oh I just don’t have the time to spend on politics. More excuses, because somehow you find the time to watch the latest reality TV show. Our ancestors gave a hell of a lot more than just time to found this country, they gave their blood as well, and now the only thing you have to do is seek out the truth, when you know that the media is lying to you. You hear the talking heads say things like “America’s appetite for goods made in China this month has increased”. There should be a explosion in your head when you hear that. Why? Were you there at the boardroom when the company decided to close down a factory in this country and opened up a factory over seas, to pay someone else a cheaper wage? Did you have a choice in the boardroom of Wall-Mart to stock the shelves with cheap goods from China? The choice has for several years now have been taken away from us to the point where the only products to choose unless you take the time to search them out, are from somewhere else, anywhere else but from here in America. If we keep exporting all our jobs out of the country who will be left making money here?
Can’t you see that this is causing a race to the bottom of the economic ladder? The CEO’s of these corporations are now making in one year what their predecessors would make in a year, and just where do you think the money is coming from? From you and me that’s where. Sure they go overseas and get cheaper workers but they still charge just as much if not more than if it was made here, hence they are stealing their wealth from American workers, while they are laughing all the way to the bank, because they are picking your pocket.
I really hate to be the one to break the bad news to you but you probably will never be a millionaire, in your lifetime, unless you hit a lottery, so why do you vote like you already are one of the 1% of the country that is? Even with the limited news you can still see that something just does not add up with what you see and what they tell you. Why do you still act as though you will be a millionaire some day, while you still work as a plumber, or a teacher, or a bus driver, or an office worker? Maybe you should vote in the reality you are in now and not the one you may be in at some point in the future, because when you vote like you are a millionaire, you vote against your own best interests as a working person. How many of you wish you had a raise? If you said yes then why do you support a Republican agenda that refuses to raise the minimum wage for 8 years, while they have raised their wages every year? You see when you raise the bar for the lower paid workers you raise the bar for the rest of the working people. Oh in case you don’t know it when a politician tells you “ I did not vote for a raise for myself this year” that means he did, because the raise is automatic unless he actually votes to stop it. Don’t you wish you could have that problem? You can’t loose, do nothing and get a pay increase. Why is it that when we were told that Bill Clinton brought shame to the Oval Office by having “consensual sex” with an intern it was shameful, but lying about a country having weapons that they did not is ok, and yes the government report shows that it was know before we went into Iraq. Bob Woodward was right when he wrote Plan of Attack. Why is it that just after Bill Clinton left office there was e-mails circulating entitled, “Clinton Dropped the Ball”, because he did not get Bin Laden, But Bush Lies about A country possessing weapons that it did not, and had Billions of dollars at his disposal to get Bin Laden and still nothing, His administration has lost 6 Billion dollars in Iraq and can’t account for it, the military cannot account for several Trillion dollars and nothing. He was warned about 911 before it happened, He has raided the social security trust fund for over 200 Billion dollars, money that all the working people put money in to for our later retirement, but Bush has used it for the tax giveaways to give it to the top 1% of the population, making the deficit actually over 600 billion dollars for this year.
So tell me…. Just Why Does George W. Bush and his friends get a Free Pass?
By: William A.
Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com
It’s Time That We Question The Changes At Air America Radio.
By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com
Just recently a new CEO was put in charge, shortly after Unfiltered was dropped, and replaced by Jerry Springer. For those of you that do not know Unfiltered makes Springer look like a novice. Rachel, Liz and Chuck was a hard hitting ground breaking team that really dug up the dirt that no one else did. Now for those of you that use satellite radio and you did your homework you found that Sirius was the only satellite radio that carried Air America Radio in real time and with the full show as broadcast, where as XM only carried bits and pieces along with Fox News in between with Randi Rhodes cut back to 2 hours and Not carrying Mike Malloy at all. The choice was oblivious for any true Air America Radio follower… Get Sirius satellite, especially if there was no radio station in your town, and you had to work and could not be connected to a computer all day.
Well yesterday on Air America’s web they announced that XM was now to be the Official Satellite for Air America Radio. I immediately called Sirius to see if they knew what was going on, because it was to late to call Air America Radio. I was informed that they knew nothing about it and was sure that they would still continue Air America.
This morning I called Air America and asked about what was happening and I was told that Sirius was droping Air America. I then informed them I already called Sirius and that they knew nothing about droping Air America. I was then told that Sirius would no longer carry Air America after the next 90 days, and if I had any concerns I should call the Ceo’s secretary at 212 871 8108. When I called her I was told that Air America was droping Sirius due to contractual agreements with XM that required XM exclusive rights to carry Air America. When I asked if XM would now be carrying the full days broadcast I was told that she did not know.
Now something with that answer caused me to become very concerned, especially after reading “The Road To Air America” By Sheldon Drobny, and how forces tried to kill Air America before it even started. How could you sign extended exclusive contract with a company that is now to be your official radio station and not know about the programming? How could you sign a contract that if it continues to keep it’s current broadcast schedule that bastardies your shows. Most are not broadcast in their entirety, and not in real time, effectually cutting off your audience.
If this is such a great deal I think that you couldn’t wait to get the news out but hush seems to be the word from Air America right now.
I tried to contact XM and was routed to a company in the Cayman Islands. And promptly told that there is no one to talk to, and to go to their web and use the E-mail contact form to obtain any information.
The Bottom line so far is that Air America has chosen to reward a company that has not in the past fully supported them, and push a side the company that has fully supported them 24/7/365. Sirius is more then willing to renew their contract.
The question to Air America is this If XM wanted to carry Air America and offered the terms with a exclusive clause doesn’t that tell you that YOU had something that they wanted and did not want to share with anyone else? In which case Air America had the upper had and should have had XM add more of their programming instead. Now instead air America has cut off over a million Sirius subscribers from Air America.
Sirius users call Air America NOW! and voice your opinion. At 212 871 8108
Air America listeners call Air America to continue broadcasting on Sirius, as well because of the loss of listeners who cannot get Air America except for Sirius. Because who will they be cutting off next?
By: William A.
Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com
Update to story Above
By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com
As per phone conversation with XM this morning as to carrying the full Air America Broadcast and in real time as Sirius now does...They do not know, and they cannot give me that answer. Air America told me that they do not know but they are trying. Bottom line as it stands now if you read between the lines the answer is NO. If they are going to be adding Alan Colmes and Ed Schultz and they stray where that are now say Good By to Randi Rhodes. The fact that I cannot get a straight answer and XM is due to start broadcasting in about two weeks tells me that you can say goodbye to real time broadcasting for some or part of the Air America programming. It is quite possible some or all of shows that you like, or possible the shows you like will be broadcast at a different time from their live broadcast, so if you want to call in to get your point on the air, you can't. How could Air America sign into a deal like this? Oh and by the way I am not picking on XM or Air America I am doing what Air America stands for "Question Authority when something seems wrong".
If you want to try your self to get some answers here are some contact numbers:
XM Programming 1-202-380-4000
XM Listener care 1-800-967-2346
Air America Radio Offices 1-646-274-4900
XM Programming email@example.com
Air America Radio firstname.lastname@example.org
How could Air America Enter into a deal that possible cuts out some of their programming?
How could they rename the channel Air America but cut up the programming?
How could Air America let their name be used without full control?
What about the us loyal listeners that will be left out in the cold?
QUESTION AUTHORITY THAT'S WHAT WE LIBERALS DO !
Thought Of The Day
04-06-05 Pharmacists Who Now Decide Not To Dispense Prescriptions, Is Like A Priest Becoming A Executioner And Then Not Wanting To Pull The Switch On Moral Grounds......If They Feel That Strongly Then Go Into Another Profession!!! I Go To My Pharmacist For My Prescriptions,......Not Religion And Moral Lectures!!!
04-16-05 On 5-2-03 George the III said " Major combat operations has ended" Since He made that statement over 5 times as many Americans have been killed and wounded. Source: DOD Figures
04-16-05 George The III said on "I will take every possible measure to safeguard our country" ...The Bush Homeland security budget is only one third of what experts say is needed.
4-16-05 When you George the III talk about making tax cuts permanent for the wealthy don't believe him. He is using the word to further demoralize you and make you feel worthless and that you can not oppose him or change anything he has done You can change anything. That's the beauty of our construction, any thing can be changed so when ever you hear George the III say permanent that should warn you he is up to nothing good for the working class.
LettersThe Frauds of the Clergy
Why would a multi-multi-millionaire Senator, who consistently votes to harm the hungry and the poor who so concerned Jesus, join forces with religious fundamentalists to stack this nation's highest courts? Could it be because he and his wealthy Republican friends see huge financial benefits for themselves and their corporate patrons in a compliant court?
At the "Justice Sunday" event hyped to national prominence by Bill Frist's appearance, Chuck Colson told America that we should read the Federalist Papers to understand the intent and the mind of the Founders.
Apparently Colson overlooked Federalist 47, published by James Madison on February 1, 1788. Titled, "The Particular Structure of the New Government and the Distribution of Power Among Its Different Parts," Madison wrote about how important it was that the different branches of government serve as checks and balances on each other.
"No political truth is of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty," wrote Madison of the concern about any one particular group dominating all branches of government. He added, "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
A paragraph later, Madison quotes the Enlightenment thinker Montesquieu, inserting his own capital letters for emphasis:
"'When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or body,' says he [Montesquieu], 'there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may arise lest THE SAME monarch or senate should ENACT tyrannical laws to EXECUTE them in a tyrannical manner.'
"Again: 'Were the power of judging joined with the legislative, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control, for THE JUDGE would then be THE LEGISLATOR. Were it joined to the executive power, THE JUDGE might behave with all the violence of AN OPPRESSOR.'"
Or perhaps Colson could read Federalist 48, in which Madison quotes from Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia."
"All the powers of government, legislative, executive, and judiciary, result to the legislative body," wrote Jefferson in this commentary quoted in Federalist 48. "The concentrating of these in the same hands, is precisely the definition of despotic government.
"It will be no alleviation, that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one."
Jefferson added, "An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one ... in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.
"For this reason, that Convention which passed the ordinance of government [the Constitution], laid its foundation on this basis, that the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments should be separate and distinct, so that no person should exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time.''
Unless, of course, you are a Republican sponsored by massive corporate interests and willing to invade people's bedrooms to score political points with religious extremists.
The real power of the Republican Party is held by the corporatists - who Vice President Henry Wallace called "the American fascists" - whose loyalty is to hereditary wealth and corporate rule. (As the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.")
But this is such a small minority of Americans that Frist's wealthy fascists had to bring along somebody else. They chose the religious fundamentalists for their unholy alliance.
The fundamentalists want to replace the Constitution with their unique and particular interpretation of Christian scripture. Their main assertion is that this nation's first laws were based on the Ten Commandments.
The Founders disagree. As Jefferson famously wrote in his "Notes on Virginia":
"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
In fact, Jefferson said, the idea that this nation was founded in Christianity, or that the Ten Commandments were a pattern for the Constitution, was a "fraud of the clergy."
"Christianity was not introduced [to England] till the seventh century," wrote Jefferson in a February 10, 1814 letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, "the conversion of the first Christian king of the Heptarchy having taken place about the year 598, and that of the last about 686. Here, then, was a space of two hundred years, during which the common law was in existence, and Christianity no part of it. ...
"In truth, the alliance between Church and State in England has ever made their judges accomplices in the frauds of the clergy; and even bolder than they are."
But the bottom line for the corporatists is that if the religious conservatives - whipped into a frenzy by the thought that a woman may deign to control her own body - can change the courts to be more "conservative," the corporatists can be sure that the "conservative" judges are both opposed to abortion, and also radically in favor of corporate interests and hereditary wealth.
By helping out religious extremists, Frist's corporate fascists will have much greater power to put into place judges who won't overturn laws that deny the working class access to bankruptcy courts, the right to sue as a class when harmed, and will give multinational corporations the freedom to import, pollute, and profit at the expense of small businesses and communities. They'll get judges who will outlaw birth control at the same time they outlaw unions and the minimum wage.
It's nothing new, really. Most recently, the Saudi royal family made a similar deal with their religious conservatives. The oil barons gave the fundamentalists the power to enforce their religious agenda, stacking the courts with fundamentalist judges, who in turn acted as enforcers to preserve the oil barons' political and economic power.
It worked for two generations, until the fundamentalists became so powerful that they decided the oil money should be theirs. The religious movement to take control of Saudi Arabia's wealth was led by none other than Osama Bin Laden, who suggested that oil should sell for $200 a barrel, with the proceeds subsidizing evangelism around the world.
The House of Saud was appalled and threw him out of the country, so he went back to Afghanistan and hooked up with the Taliban, men after his own heart, and decided to take on the power that he felt was propping up the royal family - America.
Thus the ultimate irony, that a radical Catholic speaker at Sunday's telecast would complain that his bunch was perceived by many as "America's Taliban." All while George W. Bush had moved over a billion taxpayer dollars to churches through his "faith based programs," and fundamentalists avoided paying billions in taxes by promising to stay out of politics.
As Jefferson said in a June 5, 1824 letter to Major John Cartwright, "What a conspiracy this, between Church and State!"
Frauds of the clergy in the Middle East brought us 9/11, an explosion of Muslim conservativism, and a fourfold spike in terrorist incidents worldwide, while enriching the Saudi oil and Afghan heroin industries, and helping George W. Bush lead the world to the brink of war.
The merger of corporatist Republicans and the new "frauds of the clergy" could bring this nation to an even more terrible crossroad, unless Americans of good conscience contact their members of the Senate to support Jefferson's and Madison's ideal of democracy.
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