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The Blame Game

As of today, the Bush administration is attempting to pin blame for the erroneous and un-Constitutional war in Iraq on the intelligence community. While Bush and his administration might possibly make an argument that they were fed incorrect data, the ultimate decision stops with those responsible, i.e. the president and his staff. Seeking to blame the intelligence community, in light of the obvious pre-disposition toward invading Iraq (which was in place long before 9/11) is dishonest at best. It is poor leadership.

At issue is the obvious problem the Bush administration is having of finding the WMD's which supposedly justified this costly foray into Iraq. Costly because over 100 of our finest citizens, servicemen and women to be specific, gave their lives. Let us not also forget that this war took a human toll on the Iraqi people and that it cost us all billions of dollars during a time when the economy is faltering.

The sociopathic neo-conservative talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the rest have now advanced the preposterous notion that, if we can't find the WMD's, "so what". The neo-conservatives state unequivocally that it was for a good cause, that we "liberated" the Iraqi people. No doubt there are many who are glad to be rid of the former government, most especially the radical Shiite's and Sunni Muslims who have an even more oppressive religious regime in mind and have clearly indicated this.

To the neo-conservatives, it is perfectly acceptable for the government to lie to us, even to the point of endangering the lives of the citizenry, killing our soldiers, squandering our money and suppressing our civil rights… so long as it was for a good cause.

Lacking a Constitutional or moral foundation, our nation can not long endure. At one time, early in our history, America was a nation that displayed great Christian character, i.e. we did not do anything which defied our Christian values. At one time, the rule of law said that if an activity did not pass "Constitutional Muster", it was to be avoided and forbidden. Those days are long past.

Today, led by a man who claims to be a Christian and at least acts like one in his private life by not overtly worshipping Satan (his pro-abortion wife is another story), our nation has entered into an era of relativistic ambiguity. Anything is permissible, so long as it is for a good cause. We can be taxed at obscenely high levels that equate to outright theft, the money misappropriated and abused, but so long as a majority of the Americans here approve, everything is just fine.

This is democracy in it's purest essence and it is why our nation chose instead to be a Constitutional Republic. A good example of democracy would be two wolves and a sheep vote on what to have for dinner, the majority of course rules (actually the majority dictates under pure democracy). Under a Constitutional Republic, the majority is constrained by the rule of law so that regardless of how many wish to persecute the minority, they are forbidden by law from such practices.

Under the Neo-Con hallucination of America, might makes right and the end justifies the means. To the Neo-Cons, the rule of law is something that their enemies and opponents must strictly adhere to but they themselves are excluded because of their obviously good intentions and right thinking. In fact, this arrogant double standard is identical to the very behavior that Neo-Cons decry in the liberals. The difference has nothing to do with right and wrong but rather with who controls the mechanism of state.

The Neo-Cons display a terribly short-sighted view of history wherein they believe that, now esconced in power, they shall never be removed. Never mind that the Neo-Cons and their beloved leader GW Bush slipped into power by the narrowest of margins. While in power, the Neo-Cons are amassing power on the federal level at a frightening level and pace.

Using the smokescreen of the terror attacks of 9/11, the Neo-Cons have rammed through legislation, handing sweeping power over to un-elected and unaccountable Federal Law Enforcement agencies which have already displayed a rather sneering disregard for the Constitutional Rights of the American citizenry who pay their salaries. More alarming though are the provisions being written into Patriot Act II which will give the government the power to divest an American citizen of their citizenship and strip them of all their Constitutionally guaranteed rights based on nothing more than an accusation (without proof I might add) of somehow being involved in or supporting terrorism. The terminology that is used to describe terrorism and what constitutes support is deliberately ambiguous, thus handing whichever political power finds itself in control a massive weapon of oppression that even Joe Stalin would have admired.

Herein is where the Neo-Cons display their shortsightedness. This massive weapon brought about by the annihilation of our Constitutionally guaranteed rights and the rule of law, will at some point fall into the hands of liberals, perhaps even radical and utterly corrupt liberals such as Hillary Clinton. If the Neo-Cons thought that the state sponsored oppression under Bill Clinton was bad, they are in for a rude awakening when this huge, unaccountable weapon is handed over to one of their political enemies.

While I have no use for the Neo-Cons, seeing them as nothing better than run of the mill fascists, I am a Christian, a Constitutionalist and a patriot. As such, I do not wish to see my country, which I love, destroyed by the political process of amassing power at the highest levels. The ensuing destruction of private property, liberty and freedom, regardless of who is victimized, is anathema to me as an American.

It is time we held this administration accountable and stop allowing them to wrap themselves in the flag and Constitution. We should not and must not allow the neo-conservatives to twist patriotism from a love for our Constitutional Republic into blind support for a president whose contempt for the Constitution is only exceeded by his socialistic designs for ever increasing big government.

In Freedom,
Al Lorentz
State Chairman, Constitution Party of Texas
25 May 2003

Al Lorentz is a Fundamentalist Christian and the State Chairman of the Constitution Party of Texas

Al Lorentz's Bio. Untitled

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