Obama is once again moving to renew the unconstitutional and tyrannical Patriot Act. The vote in the House of Representatives failed, but it will be back.
Please watch and pass along the link to the following 3-minute video of Congressman Ron Paul, a USAF veteran, speaking on the House floor in opposition to extending certain provisions of the PATRIOT Act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdvpiA7-gss
For one of the best antiwar speeches given by any member of Congress in recent years, please listen to the 5-minute speech given by Congressman Ron Paul asking “What if?” on 12 February 2009 . . . one week after Obama ordered drone bombers to attack SUSPECTED “bad guys” in Pakistan (a country Bush hadn’t even gotten to yet) killing a bunch of innocent brown-skinned men, women and children just 4 days after assuming the Presidency and taking the position of Commander in Chief of the U.S. Military.
Can anyone tell me if VFP National has approached Republican Congressman Ron Paul to join Veterans For Peace and give him the chance to speak for himself in saying yes or no, just as it had approached the sellout “impeachment’s off the table, even with an opposition party majority” Democrat Congressman John Conyers to join the “non-partisan” Veterans For Peace ?
Another very good article from constitutional attorney and former U.S. Army Infantry Officer (1969-1971) John W. Whitehead of the civil liberties advocacy group The Rutherford Institute concerning Obama’s move to once again renew the Patriot Act is Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleeps with an accompanying 6-minute video.
As thousands and thousands of innocent people continue to be killed and/or otherwise have their lives destroyed by the U.S. War of Terror being carried out while on our watch, please take the time to consider this.
Once the Democrat Barack H. Obama took office on 20 January 2009 he had not only the authority and unique ability as Commander in Chief, but he had the responsibility, to call an immediate cease-fire to all U.S. military operations being carried out in the illegal and genocidal U.S. War of Terror begun under the Republican George W. Bush administration. The same authority and unique ability as Commander in Chief George H. W. Bush used on 28 February 1991 when he ordered a cease-fire bringing an “end” to First Gulf War.
In the more than 2 years since Obama took office during which our U.S. Military has brought death and destruction to thousands and thousands of innocent brown-skinned people, Veterans For Peace has continued its blatant practice of double standards in justly calling for the impeachment of the Republican War Criminal President Bush for the illegal wars and occupations and war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, but unjustly and hypocritically not applying the same standard of accountability in publicly calling for the impeachment of the Democrat War Criminal President for presiding over the same illegal wars and occupations and war crimes.
For a copy of our Central Florida chapter’s 7 July 2009 resolution calling for the impeachment of the Democrat President Barack H. Obama for the very same war crimes Veterans For Peace cited in its VFP National resolution calling for the impeachment of Republican President George W. Bush, please download and print out the resolution HERE, then complete the endorsement section and mail it to the P.O. Box listed below. Thank you.
It should be noted that not only has Gold Star Mother, Cindy Sheehan, endorsed our resolution, but also Native American activist, John “Splitting the Sky” Boncore — the man who in March, 2009 tried to arrest George W. Bush for war crimes — and renowned Professor of Law from the University of Illinois, Francis A. Boyle.
Philip C Restino, Jr.
Chapter Co-Chair, VFP Chapter 136
Central Florida Veterans For Peace
P.O. Box 9012
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-9012
ph/fax: (386) 788-2918
email: CentralFlaVFP@aol.com www.cflveteransforpeace.org