Simple Truths Number Nine

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Simple Truths Number One

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Bin Laden’s American Friends

Since 911, there have been those in America who, in reaction to the attack, have been doing Bin Laden’s work for him. Republican politicians and conservative pundits on TV and the radio have used the 911 attacks and the war on terror to advanced extreme conservative ideals and their own political careers. The Bush administration did more to destroy American ideals and the American way of life than Bin Laden or Al-Qaeda ever could. Attacks on the liberties, freedoms, and rights of Americans by the Bush Administration had to be more than Bin Laden could have wished for. The shame and tarnished image brought to America by the Bush Administration has injured this country and played right into the hands of the terrorists.

With the election of Obama and a Democratic Congress, America has begun to get back on track and return to the great nation that it was before Bush. But now we are in danger of having the tide turn again. As crazy and insane as it seems, the lies, deceit, and manipulation of the Right, combined with the continuing dismal, Republican-caused, bad economy, are having and effect on many Americans. Even worse, the race-baiting, hateful, and fear-mongering pundits on the right has been turning their hate towards the Muslim religion, and as a result the incidents of resistance and violence are increasing. Freedom of religion is one of America’s most sacred ideals.

It is sad, and a measure of the depth of Republican/Conservative shamefulness, that we live in a time when Freedom of speech is given to corporations and freedom of religion is denied to individuals. If the Republicans take control of Congress in November, pray for America!

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Religious Intolerance

What can be more un-American than religious persecution and intolerance? This country was was born out of escape from religious persecution. The current persecution and intolerance aimed at the Muslim religion in this country is disgusting and against one of the most important and revered pillars of the American founding ideals – freedom of religion. Those who know better yet fan the flames of hatred and intolerance for political gain are traitors to what makes America special.

The Republican/Conservative power structure are without honor and will stop at nothing to regain political power. Race-baiting, fear-mongering, hate-speech, and everything deceitful and manipulative are all tools they are using on a daily basis. Bin Laden and alQaeda have no greater allies than those on the American Right who use terrorism and 911 to erode and destroy the very American ideals that they pretend to be upholding. In my book, these people on the right are traitors and the real enemies of America

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