The War for American Constitutional Democracy
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Make no mistake about it, the radical extremists
who would destroy the American Constitution and national governmental
system set up in 1776
believe that they are near their endgame.
The convergence of the American Christian Taliban and the Republican
corporate oligarchy -- combined with de facto control of the mainstream
has created the perfect storm for a one-party state.
Even without the "nuclear option" showdown on the filibuster, the Reagan
and two Bush administrations have already packed the federal courts with
enough party hacks to provide them protection from prosecution, the police
state authority to intrude into our private lives, and the sanctioning
of executive branch secrecy. And that's before the arrival of the new
farm team of Bushevik loyalists coming down the pike.
For many years, the radical right has defined anyone who is secular or
doesn't believe that a few self-appointed religious fanatics should control
the government as enemies of the state. That is the message of Jerry
Pat Robertson, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Rick Santorum, Bill Frist,
Tom DeLay, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist and their "colleagues."
George W. Bush is their front man, a guy who believes that God, instead
of Opus Dei fanatic Antonin Scalia, appointed him president in 2000.
Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Condi Rice, John Bolton
and their crew of "Dr. Strangelove" Neo-Con "Masters of the Universe"
found that the flourishing of a profitable arms industry -- justified
by a permanent state of war against anyone possessing a natural resource
coveted by the U.S. who is "uncooperative" -- meshed seamlessly with the
Armageddon vision of the "Rapture" theology crowd.
Whether a "compromise" is struck on the filibuster or not, Bush is going
to get all or most of his extremist and party loyalist judges on the bench.
They will make sure that there are no investigations of the Busheviks
and that the right wing agenda of a Republican Congress is implemented,
despite the Constitution.
More worrisome, however, is the wall separating church and state will
be struck down. Furthermore, a rather narrow, intolerant, fundamentalist
denomination of the Evangelical Christian church will dictate to Americans,
using governmental vehicles, their morality, education and religion.
will have returned to the European religious monarchies that the American
Revolution sought to leave in the dustbin of history. It took about thirty
years of dumpster crawling for the Republicans to resurrect those long-forgotten
dinosaurs of elitist dynasties, who thought that government should not
be entrusted to the "masses." But they are on the precipice of succeeding.
This is a Republican war on democracy -- and it is nearly won by them.
Their strategy is to demoralize the opposition by showing that they will
stop at nothing -- even betrayal of the nation, deaths and brazen lying
-- to achieve their goal of one-party, tyrannical rule. That is how the
Soviets, fascists and Nazis operated.
Among our own BuzzFlash readers, some have decided to go back and tend
to their own gardens, because they feel that to challenge the Busheviks
is like trying to take on the mob.
But to yield this great gift of our Constitution and democracy to some
elitist, self-profiteering, delusional thugs is to also betray our nation.
We must remember those who fought at Lexington and Concord against an
We must renew the spirit of 1776.
We must reject the radical minority that has seized hold of our national
government. It is not THEIR government; it is the government of the American
people, based on the principles of our Constitution.
One of the most effective judges in implementing partisan Republican
policies from the federal bench has been David Sentelle. He is like the
GOP judicial activism -- from appointing Ken Starr to exonerating Ollie
North and Admiral Poindexter, from letting Dick Cheney keep the publics'
energy papers secret to approving Bush secret search warrants: the guy
seems to show up everywhere the GOP needs a judicial hatchet man.
According to the book "The Hunting of the President," in an article written
while he was on the U.S. Appeals Court, Sentelle "accused 'leftist heretics'
of scheming to turn the United States into 'a collectivist, egalitarian,
materialistic, race-conscious, hyper-secular, and socially permissive
state.'" This is not Ann Coulter, who makes her living out of outrageous
and often violent comments about liberals; this is a federal judge who
played a key role in passing out Iran-Contra "get out of jail cards" and
set-up the impeachment of Bill Clinton. He is similar to those historical
revisionist wingers who claim that Hitler was really a leftist.
A book BuzzFlash sold last year was entitled "Take Them at Their Words."
Only a fool wouldn't.
They use the language of psychotics and violence, of the Inquisition
and the Salem Witch Trials.
They are serious. And more of them are coming on the bench.
The law will become whatever Tom DeLay, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove tell
them the law should be.
We've crossed the Rubicon, unless men and women who believe in the vision
of America can fight back against the darkness of primitivism in the
of divinity that is falling upon us.
The Busheviks are not out to win battles and then sign a peace treaty.
They are out to demolish and vanquish the advocates of democracy
and turn America into a theocratic oligarchy.
There is the old adage that when you boil a frog, it doesn't know that
it is dying because of the gradual change in temperature -- until the
water reaches a boil and it is too late.
Right now, the Republican Anti-Constitution, Elitist Right Wing is preparing
to dine on the frog legs of democracy.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL