Monday, January 02, 2006

Limits To Freedom

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

-George W. Bush
Greece, New York., May 24th/o5

Where does this man's responsibility begin and end? How many lies does he have to tell, before he is finally held accountable for his actions? Does the president have the authority to do anything he wants, even acts outside the law, as long as he says it was in our best interests? There is so much this man could do both domestically and on foreign ground to help make this country safer. Safer from terrorists, safer from natural disasters, safer from societies ills. He does nothing to promote mental health issues, nothing to encourage education and as for crime, well, after allowing the assault weapons ban to expire, how can anyone feel safer...unless you have an Uzi in your closet.

Now, there is the issue of the illegal wire taps. He sluffs off his responsibility with his usual smugness, "The NSA program is one that listens to a few numbers called from outside the United States...there's an enemy out there." Yes, there is an enemy out there, Osama Bin Laden...remember that guy? Why is he still roaming the hills a free man? I have been asking this question for what seems like 4 years...oh yeah, it HAS been four years! It is outrageous that he is still out there somewhere as we continue this made-up action in Iraq. Start to finish George Bush has been little more then an irrational embarrassment to this country, well that's not entirely accurate...he has been a dangerous, irrational embarrassment to this country. "'re doing a fine job." I like his response when asked about his possible misleading answer, in 2004, regarding wiretapping, while promoting the Patriot Act. At that time he stated that any wiretapping required a court order and that nothing had changed. Now he says..."I was talking about roving wiretaps, I believe, involving the Patriot Act." Sigh! "I believe?" Doesn't he know for sure? Nice save George, but we now know it wasn't a few numbers, it was a large amount of communications. What a way to start the new year. Can we believe anything this man says? So tell me, what do you think? Do you trust George Bush?



Karen Funk Blocher said...

What can I say? He thinks he's one of the "good guys," and that anything the good guys do is right and good, because it's fighting the "bad guys." He doesn't understand that that both his premise and conclusion are badly flawed. - K

40 said...

You can only hope this brings his Presidency to a skidding hault, not that it already hasn't been slowed to a crawl.

The American people should not stand for this wiretapping situation. I want to know where the outrage is?

I for one am upset as you are.

Auntie Lyn said...

This quote you quoted is perfect..."See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

This quote says to me, if you tell people a lie (their version of the truth) long enough, they will begin to believe it, and then repeat it. We see it everyday with this president, and our "duty" is to sit back and welcome it with open arms. It amazes me the gullibility of the human race to not think for them self ... to accept what our governments and our health care systems tell us without questions.

The best advice I ever got, "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, the chances are pretty good it's a duck ... but to be on the safe side, check it out for yourself, it could be a chicken in duck's clothing."

We here in the US definitely have a chicken in duck's clothing attempting to lead this country.

Help us all,
Auntie Lyn

Kat said...

Hell no I don't trust Bush. I hate the guy.

Phinney said...

No, I don't trust him either. But feel powerless, and without a voice. I know, I could use my voice, but wouldn't want to sound stupid, being uninformed as I am about so much. Thanks for writing as you do, helping me learn.