Monday, February 26, 2007

Fear is anathema to freedom.
Fear gave us the Japanese internment camps,
and the McCarthy hearings.
Fear gave us Hollywood’s blacklist.
Fear passed the Patriot Act,
and Fear allows warrantless wiretaps
and suspension of habeas corpus.
It is time to turn from fear and toward hope.
Fear is truly our most dangerous enemy.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.