Tuesday, November 15, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Jimmy Carter | This Isn't the Real America

Carter is wrong. This is the real America. What is more you can include Blairy england here too.
I am a libertarian, but it seems I am now a conservative, trying to conserve what the new men of power want to destroy or have already destroyed.

We so desperately need a statement from Cameron that he is not with this kind of terrible modernisation.

t r u t h o u t - Jimmy Carter | This Isn't the Real America: "This Isn't the Real America
By Jimmy Carter
The Los Angeles Times

Monday 14 November 2005

In recent years, I have become increasingly concerned by a host of radical government policies that now threaten many basic principles espoused by all previous administrations, Democratic and Republican.

These include the rudimentary American commitment to peace, economic and social justice, civil liberties, our environment and human rights.

Also endangered are our historic commitments to providing citizens with truthful information, treating dissenting voices and beliefs with respect, state and local autonomy and fiscal responsibility.

At the same time, our political leaders have declared independence from the restraints of international organizations and have disavowed long-standing global agreements - including agreements on nuclear arms, control of biological weapons and the international system of justice.

Instead of our tradition of espousing peace as a national priority unless our security is directly threatened, we have proclaimed a policy of 'preemptive war,' an unabridged right to attack other nations unilaterally to change an unsavory regime or for other purposes. When there are serious differences with other nations, we brand them as international pariahs and refuse to permit direct discussions to resolve disputes.

Regardless of the costs, there are determined efforts by top US leaders to exert American imperial dominance throughout the world."

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