I marched in the Doo Dah Parade today in Columbus, Ohio; democracy requires dissent. And here’s where I dissent from W. Bush and his junta. Our founders held that people are born with certain “unalienable Rights” – among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We have a Constitution with a Bill of Rights that protects us from “unreasonable search and seizure.” The Bush administration violates this daily with its warrantless searches of U.S. citizens. This is the hallmark of an authoritarian regime, not a constitutional republic with guaranteed rights.
Our Bill of Rights guarantees that people won’t suffer “cruel and unusual punishment.” The Bush regime and its Attorney General embrace torture by redefining it. Remember when Alberto Gonzales wrote the memo saying that torture isn’t torture unless a major body organ fails. This is another sign of smiley-faced fascism. We rip your toenails out with pliers and claim it’s not torture. We shock your genitals with electricity and say it’s not torture. Finally, we have a regime that is every bit as imperialist and ruthless as the British empire early Americans rebelled against. The Bush junta adopts the same tactics as King George. His is a belief in an empire based on lies and full-scale occupation of whole countries.
We must resist the tyranny of the Bush regime and drive them from power, just as we drove the original King George from these shores.
The Green Party in the Doo Dah Parade marched for clean elections, peace, the environment and prosperity. Thanks to everyone who joined us!