Of the people, By the People, For the People

After the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was asked what type of government we have. He replied, "A republic, if you can keep it ... keeping government honest and hence our freedoms intact requires eternal vigilance."

Thomas Jefferson
"The care of human life and
happiness, and not their
destruction, is the first
and only legitimate object
of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

Reliable Media Sources:

  • Democracy Now
  • CommonDreams
  • Washington Report
  • CounterPunch
    . . . more . . .

    Democracy Sounds Like:

  • Right to Protest
  • Conscience Shopping
  • Eat Right, live well
  • Boycott
  • Don't excess, live minimally

    Recommended reading:

  • Roots of Mid-East Terror
  • Attack on Yugoslavia
  • Killing Hope
  • Who Really Pays Taxes
  • Manufacturing Consent
  • Feudalism (read online)
  • Slaughterhouse
  • Deterring Democracy
  • Diet for a Small Planet
  • Colombia (read online)
  • When Corporations Rule
  • Civil Disobedience (online)
    . . . more . . .


  • Life and Debt (IMF loans)
  • Plain Sight (SOA)
  • Downwind (DU)
  • Fog of War
  • Witness (Animal Treatment)
  • The Panama Deception
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Coverup - Iran-Contra
  • pickAxe (logging)

    Recommended Hollywood:

  • Three Kings
  • Bulworth
  • Wag the Dog
  • In the Name of the Father
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Salvador
    . . . more . . .

  • Forks Over Knives

    5 must see Documentaries

    2007 Financial Inside Job
    Best Documentary Oscar

    Plastic Planet

    Food, Inc.

    Gas Land

    May 2, 2007 Solution or Scam? Big Business wants to end fossil fuels?: "Ethanol is one thing that both Republican and Democratic candidates agree on this campaign season...." Even though, "a switch to ethanol won't do anything to address climate change and ethanol fumes may actually be worse for public health than the fumes from gas-powered vehicles."
    Nov 21, 2006 Dissent or Terrorism?: "An antiterrorist database used by the Defense Department ... included intelligence tips about antiwar planning meetings held at churches"
    May 27, 2005 Democracy Agenda?: Most U.S. arms sales go to dictatorships, still, agenda hasn't changed
    May 22, 2004 Corporate Tyranny: Court rules against small farmers rights to farm near giant
    April 15, 2004 TAX DAY: If you make over $25 million a year, then its just like any another day
    Feb 10, 2004 Bush Report says, "Sending jobs overseas helps U.S."
    Feb 9, 2004 When corporations rule food patents: pay a CEO royalties to grow food?
    Jan 12, 2004 Republican Ideology: small government, fiscal conservativism? Why do Republicans worship Eastern Blue-Blood Robber-Barons like the Bush dynasty?
    Apr 10, 2003 U.S. Regime Change in Iraq, again! Last time, we put Saddam Hussein
    Apr 2, 2003 Reagan deja-vu: Bush creates wars, then a war on the veteran's benefits
    Nov 6, 2002 Global Empire? "Anti-terror" laws eroding rights world wide.
    Nov 5, 2002 Voting Booths and Slot Machines: Who put the mafia in charge of U.S. elections?
    Oct 26, 2002 NPR, Nationalist Pentagon Radio? Hundreds of thousands protest on Oct 26, but NPR misrepresents facts?
    Oct 11, 2002 "All the News thats Fit to Print"? War in Iraq, and wagging the people
    July 16, 2002 John Walker Lindh, what is he guilty of?
    Jan 15, 2002 The Martin Luther King legacy our schools erased from history
    Dec 25, 2001 Christmas without Jesus? The new religion: Materialism; and war
    Sept 4, 2001 World ready for war: weapons all over the planet, Made in the USA
    June 12, 2001 Bush tries to tour Europe, but can't escape anti-America protests
    May 3, 2001 Growing resentment towards U.S. failed human rights record; loses seat on U.N. panel
    April 9, 2001 Tim McVeigh and "Collateral Damage": Product of America
    Nov 7, 2000 Election Day: What happened to politics in America?
    Aug 18, 2000 Consitutional Rights, or Police State: Protestors mistreated, organizers treated like terrorists, FBI lists...
    Dec 15, 1999 A Republic, Not an Empire: Pat Buchanan on Clinton Administration's foreign policy

    Profits at what cost?
    Repression of Democracy, Scortched Earth Capitalism....
  • Middle Class incomes are always dropping
  • Slavery, Prison Industrial Complex
  • Social inequality, increasing income gap
  • Taxes favoring the rich, Enormous income gap
  • Policy and Congress controlled by the elite
  • 200,000 Veteran payments cut by Reagan in 1982
  • Civil rights vanishing, Nazi style "Homeland Security"
  • Increase crime and drugs, while the rich get richer
  • 11 million children in poverty, 4 million seniors in the U.S.
  • Decreasing quality of life for most Americans
  • 1 out of 5 Americans without health insurance


  • Global Report: Corporations bigger than Nations
  • Theft of the people: Corporate welfare
  • More theft: The National Debt
  • Corporate agenda journalism
  • Corporate wasted Military spending
  • BP Drilling in Alaska, to send oil to Europe
  • Increase dependence of fossile fuel
  • Reagan kills Carter's Renewable Energy Policy
  • Powerful influence over government
  • WTO and "free trade", World Bank and IMF, and NAFTA: Organizations run in secret by the elite for their profit
  • New World Order:
    the new world gives the orders?

    Syria (1949), Korea (1951), Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954), Congo (1961), Vietnam (1960s), Iraq (1963), Brazil (1964), Dominican Republic (1965), Greece (1967), Cambodia (1969), Chile (1973), East Timor (1975), Argentina (1976), El Salvador, Lebanon, Iran-Contra (1980s), Grenada (1983), Libya (1986), Panama (1989), Iraq (1991), Somolia (1992), Yugoslavia (1998), Venezuela (2002), Colombia

  • Complete record of U.S. action
  • 90% of all U.S. forests gone
  • 25% of the world's coral reefs
  • Amazon forests almost vanished
  • African people and land destroyed by oil companies and the World Bank
  • Subsidies to grotesque corporate farms
  • Unhealthy Profit-driven Corporate farming
  • Barbaric Animal treatment
  • Product Animal testing

  • "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;
    like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master."
    -George Washington


    "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Address. Radio and TV January 17. 1961

    "This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer.
    It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations."
    Rutherford B. Hayes 19th U.S. President 1877-1881

    "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth
    concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
    Louis Brandeis, United States Supreme Court Justice from 1916-1939

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