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Enemy within

October 10, 2006

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To the editor:

I believe that this administration and this "rubber stamp" Congress have done more to destroy democracy than all of the enemies of this nation throughout our history.

These hysterical leaders keep trying to convince us that we should cower in some protected corner while they take away our freedoms so they can find and destroy the bad guys. And now we wake up and realize that we're the bad guys. We and our elected officials are destroying everything that the real freedom fighters of this nation ever fought for.

I dare anyone to find an Ike Eisenhower Republican or a Harry Truman Democrat who lies in bed at night fearing they will be murdered by terrorists. I only pray that true Americans use this election to send a message to these Washington clowns.

E. Kent Hayes,

Lawrence

Comments

prioress 8 years, 2 months ago

Interesting, isn't it? Recycled failures from the Nixon days and criminals from the Reagan era and the BUSH I crew. What an inspirational bunch, and how well they have done to make us "safer."

Tychoman 8 years, 2 months ago

Pilgrim: "My "he" references Clinton, twit."


I was being sarcastic, loon.

Hoo-doggy, holygrail Pilgrim's touchy today!

BigDog 8 years, 2 months ago

Several people have seemed to miss this fact.

PADILLA INDICTED! November 22, 2005 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced at a press conference today that Jose Padilla, also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir has been indicted, charged "with providing - and conspiring to provide - material support to terrorists, and conspiring to murder individuals who are overseas".

BigDog 8 years, 2 months ago

Can someone lay out for me exactly what freedoms have we lost?

prioress 8 years, 2 months ago

For starters, the right to confront your accusers; the right to a speedy trial; and the right to see the evidence against you..... All of these can be taken away due to the new Bush/McCain torture bill. If the President deems you a supporter of terrorism, these are the potential consequences. Sent any money to the Jewish Defense Fund lately? You may be on "the list."

BigDog 8 years, 2 months ago

prioress ..... I guess I was not real clear in my prior message. What Americans have lost their rights?

Not trying to be difficult but there seems to be a lot of information saying various things but no evidence of actual rights being lost by any American.

BigDog 8 years, 2 months ago

I guess that gives me lots of reasons to be concerned and suspected terrorist is not charged in a timely basis. And besides he has now been charged and will get his trial.

If he is found innocent, I am sure there are plenty of lawyers who will help him with his other American right ...... to sue the government.

xenophonschild 8 years, 2 months ago

We need to amend the Constitution so we can re-elect Bill Clinton. He is way too smart to ever have allowed or perpetrated any of Bush/Cheney & Co.'s breath-taking incompetence.

Those who still support the idiots in power, and their pedophile pervert brethren, need to have their heads examined.

bisky1 8 years, 2 months ago

logic, the question was who? where? not maybe. xeno, and you want to defend studds, the guy running a gay prostitution operation out of his basement, and bill clinton.

Tychoman 8 years, 2 months ago

Finally, now Pilgrim's on our side! He knows the truth! rolls eyes

as_I_live_and_breathe 8 years, 2 months ago

You mean this Jose Padilla? Padilla's parents moved to the United States from Puerto Rico. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and became a member of the Latin Kings street gang after moving to Chicago, Illinois, and being arrested several times. He also worked at Taco Bell.[1] During his gang years, he maintained several aliases, such as Jose Rivera, Jose Alicea, Jose Hernandez, and Jose Ortiz. He was convicted of aggravated assault.[2] After serving his last jail sentence, he converted to Islam and professed a nonviolent philosophy. He went to the Masjid Al-Iman mosque in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Adham Amin Hassoun, who at that time was the registered agent for Benevolence International Foundation, a charitable trust which U.S. investigators have accused of funding terrorist activities. Padilla and Hassoun became friends. U.S. authorities accuse Hassoun of consorting with radical Islamic fundamentalists, including Al-Qaeda. Hassoun was arrested in 2002 for overstaying his visa. [1] Padilla traveled to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. On his return, he was arrested by federal agents at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on May 8, 2002, and held as a material witness on a warrant issued in the state of New York stemming from the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 2 months ago

Puerto Rico is a U.S. possession. (And what does that have to do with his being an American citizen?) And last time I checked, Brooklyn, New York was part of the U.S. I think being born there makes someone an American citizen.

So it's already being used against American citizens, isn't it?

bisky1 8 years, 2 months ago

as i understand it foley and the page were above the age of consent, and as we have been informed it ain't nobody's bizness, just ask bill. studds stands on his own. surely the media didn't tell me the true story about barney franks?

Leprechaunking13 8 years, 2 months ago

too bad most countries have considered the US a joke since CLINTON was in office so if anything the democrats got the ball of laughter at the US rolling

Katara 8 years, 2 months ago

bisky1 wrote: "logic, the question was who? where? not maybe. xeno, and you want to defend studds, the guy running a gay prostitution operation out of his basement, and bill clinton."

Does Jeff Gannon ring a bell to you?

xenophonschild 8 years, 2 months ago

Hold on, there, bucko!

I offer no defense of anyone against the imprecations of vile conservative Republican troglodytes except William the Great, who was - and remains - the victim of their envious malice.

Conservative Republicans are scum. Those of you who study history are perhaps aware what, in the annals of history, happened to troglodytes in other times, other societies.

bisky1 8 years, 2 months ago

falsehood? when was anyone in this argument concerned about the truth?

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