'Lets Roll,' By Mark Carroll
As I am writing this, George Bush is giving the State of the Union address. As usual, he is offering more and more expansive government intervention as the solution to our problems (which were created by government expansion in the first place.)
He also offered to throw more money at our problems, which as you probably know, only exacerbates them. What happens when the U.S. Government (typically a President) declares "war" on something?
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. We got more poverty.
In 1971, Richard Nixon declared war on cancer. We got more cancer.
In 1971, Richard Nixon declared war on drugs. We got more drugs.
In 1983, Ronald Reagan re-declared war on drugs. We got even more drugs.
In 2001, George Bush declared war on terrorism...
Whether it's illiteracy, drugs, hunger, poverty, AIDS, obesity, heart disease, terrorism, whatever - when the government declares "war" on it, you can bet your life you will see more of it. Additionally, the only source of funding those "wars" is taxation; either direct, or indirect through inflation.
A few weeks ago, in his second inaugural address, Mr. Bush said this:
"At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use but by the history we have seen together."
As usual, he is lying. Mr. Bush's duties are defined by the Constitution, not by "history." Unfortunately, most people are ignorant of this fact. Mr. Bush then stated, "We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world….So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.
"This is not primarily the task of arms, though we will defend ourselves and our friends by force of arms when necessary."
With these words, George Bush basically told us that it is now our "duty" to invade and occupy any country that does not meet his standards of "freedom" and "democracy," and he will do so when he feels like it.
The invasion of Iraq was an example of this newly discovered "duty" that he has as President, and he no longer even has to use 9/11 as an excuse for it. He made it clear in his speech this evening that an invasion of Iran is next on his agenda, and he has no intention of leaving Iraq any time soon.
He continued with his lies about Middle East interventionism making our country more secure. If he really wanted to secure our borders (as he claimed early in his speech), he would bring the troops home and station them on the border, instead of reneging on his campaign promise to increase the number of border patrol agents, which he did last week through Tom Ridge.
In his inaugural address, he once again slapped Christians in the face by stating, "That edifice of character is built in families, supported by communities with standards, and sustained in our national life by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Koran and the varied faiths of our people."
Jesus told us God's word is truth - contrary to what Bush told us, there is no truth in the Koran, and his previous statements on national TV that equated Christianity and Islam, and Jesus and Allah, are equally false.
Near the end of his inaugural speech, he said, "When our founders declared a new order of the ages, when soldiers died in wave upon wave for a union based on liberty, when citizens marched in peaceful outrage under the banner "Freedom Now," they were acting on an ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled."
Our founders did not declare a "new order of the ages," but willing participants in a conspiracy that has existed since the founding of this country have been working for that New World Order. Many of them over the years have held high governmental positions, including several Presidents of the United States.
That's why both George Bushes, Reagan, Clinton, et al, have supported the New World Order. In using the phrase "new order of the ages" (in Latin: NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM - take a look under the pyramid on the back of a dollar bill), Mr. Bush has made it clear that he is a willing participant in that conspiracy.
The way to stop a conspiracy is to expose it. It is time to tell the truth about George Bush, no matter how painful it is, no matter how much we wish it isn't true.
Here is an excellent article that contrasts the Bush agenda with what our founders "mutually pledge[d] to each other [their] Lives, [their] Fortunes and [their] sacred Honor" for - not the historical revisionist lies of George Bush's claim about a New World Order: Bush vs. America
Here is one by Dorothy Anne Seese (a very wise little old lady) on courage: Too Comfortable to Fight, Too Fearful to Speak
These two together might be a good start for your "Republican" friends that think George Bush walks on water.
Mark Carroll is an experienced political analyst and former representative of The New American magazine. We have a link to his web site on our links page.