The patRIOT Letters

If words are all we have...

Monday, June 03, 2002

J. Edgar Meuller: To fabricate an alibi for his nonfeasance, and to cover up his department's embarrassing cut of the counterterrorism budget last year, Attorney General John Ashcroft — working with his hand-picked aide, F.B.I. Director "J. Edgar" Mueller III — has gutted guidelines put in place a generation ago to prevent the abuse of police power by the federal government...." By William Safire, New York Times. June 3, 2002 [more]

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Look over THERE at what we are going to do. Reform the FBI? So they can do domestic information gathering. Bush, Ashcroft and most of the unelected government [WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department's plan to give the FBI more domestic surveillance power "has gone too far," House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner R-Wisconsin said Saturday... more] again draws attention away from the core issues.

1) Bush what not honest - he faked surprise and outrage about 9/11 when he knew before hand that the threat existed.

2) Ashcroft continues to erode our civil liberties by conspiring with the FBI to spy on us even in church and not upholding the law that we are "innocent until proven guilty".

3) Cheney and his friends get richer while he plays "McCarthy" (research) and points the un-American finger at anyone who says that Bush is anything less than the best American this country has ever seen.

This FBI thing is about shifting attention - again.

It is time to counter this threat to what this country really stands for and the hope it could bring to the rest of the world. It is time to realize that the problem stems form exporting our cultural-capitalism without our democratic principals and supporting business interests (read oil) before people and the environment - both here at home and abroad.