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This page contains links to articles that I have written and to other sites on the WWW that contain important political views.

I am a populist and liberal and have not voted for a Republican since the one time I voted for Richard Nixon ... I should have known better.  And if the Democrats don't restore their souls soon, I will not vote for another Democrat, either. 

For what little it's worth, here is my view of the current state of our politics:

  • Both major parties are under control by the most radical, far-out elements of each party:
    • The Republican Party is under the control of the most reactionary radicals this nation has ever seen -- religious zealots, bigots, corporate robber barons, you name it;
    • The Democrats, meanwhile, can't make a move without the approval of left-wing dingbats and have abrogated their historic dedication to working people;
  • The growing control of every aspect of our lives by corporations that answer to no one;
  • "Economic globalization" that does nothing but corporatize profit and socialize misery; and,
  • The fact that both political parties are now nothing but an extension of corporate America.

I don't want a third party in American politics -- I want a second party.


The administration of "President" George W. Bush is mounting an all-out attack on civil liberties, individual rights, labor and environmental law, and individual freedom unlike any such attack ever before seen in America. Operating since September 11, 2001, under the guise of "national security," Attorney General John Ashcroft -- in league with the most backward, reactionary forces in this nation -- seeks to roll back our freedoms to somewhere before the 19th century.

This link takes you to my challenge to John Ashcroft with links to my articles about the Bush junta's attacks on American freedom.

 

I add new items to this page several times each week.  Bookmark this page and visit often.


My articles

  • No Place to Live.  As of November 2002, there is not a single jurisdiction in the entire United States where an individual, working full time at minimum wage, can afford the fair market rent on a 2-bedroom single-family home.   Does this fact make you proud to be an American?

 


Political links

Jim Hightower

"America's #1 Populist."  Read his books; if you can't find these in your local bookstore, you can order them from his web site.

  • If the Gods Meant Us to Vote, They Would Have Given Us Candidates
  • There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos

RightWing Lies.com


ACORN

America's largest organization of low and moderate-income families.  Quoted from their web site:

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate-income families, with over 120,000 member families organized into 600 neighborhood chapters in 45 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members. Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. We achieve these goals by building community organizations that have the power to win changes -- through direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation.


Campaign for America's Future

Statement of purpose from their web site:

"America's Future will insist that the question of falling wages and rising insecurity be placed at the center of our national debate. We will challenge those who suggest that nothing can be done and expose the conservative agenda that has made things worse. America's Future will work to revitalize a progressive agenda, and fight to make this economy work for working people once again. We will engage citizens, activists and political leaders in a renewed debate about the kind of country - and the kind of world - we want to build for the generations yet to come."


Alliance for Democracy

Statement from their web site:

THE ALLIANCE
IS A NEW
PROGRESSIVE POPULIST MOVEMENT

--- not a political party ---

setting forth to end the domination
of our economy, our government, our culture,
our media and the environment
by large corporations


A Challenge to John Ashcroft

The administration of "President" George W. Bush is mounting an all-out attack on civil liberties, individual rights, labor and environmental law, and individual freedom unlike any such attack ever before seen in America. Operating since September 11, 2001, under the guise of "national security," Attorney General John Ashcroft -- in league with the most backward, reactionary forces in this nation -- seeks to roll back our freedoms to somewhere before the 19th century.

I will write articles pointing out the attacks by Ashcroft and the Bush junta on our liberty -- I only hope I have enough web storage space to hold them all -- links will be posted here.

I DEFY John Ashcroft, the FBI, or any other federal "law enforcement agency" to visit me as a result of my exercise of my free speech rights.  And to start with, Mr. Ashcroft, you need to know that I own: (1) a firearm; (2) a copy of The Anarchist's Cookbook; and, (3) a book on the history of Islam.  So, come get me -- I'm one dangerous man.

 

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