I just had one bit of info I wanted to add to your comment about Bush lying to the American people and the international community about weapons of mass destruction.
Here’s some quotes that I believe are relevant.
Keep in mind he was only in office for 7 months at the time 9/11 happened.
So all of his intelligence reports on Iraq and Afghanistan came from previous administrations.
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 22:24:00 -0700
*Subject:* Weapons of Mass Destruction
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to
develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.
That is our bottom line."
*- President Clinton, **Feb. 4, 1998**
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass
*- President Clinton, **Feb. 17, 1998*
"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great
deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the
greatest security threat we face."
-* Madeline Albright, **Feb 18, 1998**
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten
times since 1983." S
-* Sandy Berger, **Clinton** National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the
U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if
appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond
effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of
mass destruction programs."
-* Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle,
John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998*
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass
destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and
he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
-* Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), **Dec. 16, 1998**
"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass
destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- *Madeline Albright, **Clinton** Secretary of State, **Nov. 10, 1999*
"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons
programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear
programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In
addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless
using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range
missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
*- Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and
others, **December 5, 2001**
"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a
threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the
mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass
destruction and the means of delivering them."
*- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), **Sept. 19, 2002**
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical
weapons throughout his country."
*- Al Gore, **Sept. 23, 2002**
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to
deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam
is in power."
*- Al Gore, **Sept. 23, 2002*
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and
developing weapons of mass destruction."
*- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), **Sept. 27, 2002**
"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are
confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and
biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to
build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence
reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
-* Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002*
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the
authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because
I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his
hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
-* Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working
aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear
weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have
always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of
weapons of mass destruction."
- *Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), **Oct 10, 2002**
"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years,
every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and
destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity.
This he has refused to do" Rep.
*- Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show
that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological
weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.
He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including
al Qaeda members .. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam
Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and
chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
*- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), **Oct 10, 2002**
"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that
Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing
capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
*- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal,
murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a
particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to
miscalculation ... And now he is is calculating America's response to
his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass
destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass
destruction is real ..."
*- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003*
I'd like to raise a couple of points on your essay that were raised that I believe are false conclusions.
1. There is a false impression in this country that we have a two party democratic system.
This is nonsense. What we have is an illusion of democracy, where we have Two Parties that actually represent the same philosophy.
In The USSR, they had elections also, it's just that all the candidates were communists.
We have a system where two candidates run for office that share the same goals, all the other "parties" are simply ignored by the media, who are also part of the illusion.
That's why no matter who is elected nothing ever changes.
In your essay on the Religious Right and so-called conservatives. This movement was used to marginalize real conservatives, by using rhetoric that energizes them into voting and believing that they matter, only to get fatigued and tune out once years go by and their so-called conservative representatives end up selling them out; a la George Bush.
The Elite always use the same three steps forward, two steps back approach in reaching their goals. They control the media, so they can use constant propaganda for support and to belittle the few opponents they come across.
2. The Founding Fathers, were not Christian for the most part. They we're heavily influenced by the Masonic revolution in France, which was against Christianity and Monarchy.
It is common knowledge that a lot of the Founders, notable Jefferson, hated Christianity. He actually constructed his own Bible, taking out all the miracles of our Lord.
In the writings of the Masons of that time their strategy against Christianity; was to support a multiplicity of protestant Sects, that contradict each other, in order to dilute and confuse the common man, until he finally gives up on Religion, and embraces secular humanism.
In conclusion, our Constitution is a Masonic document built not on Christian, but on Humanistic (Satanic) principles. We are now reaping what was sowed.
For a truly Christian society, study the Middle Ages of Christendom. We can still see the fruits of that civilization today in the beautiful Architecture, music, books, and the Liturgies that grew out of that period.