The True Enemies of America
This was written on 1-10-07, and I was side track by other events. So here it is.
Rick Santorum has joined with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, to form a Think-Tank called “America’s Enemies” sort of a watchdog on the “War on Terror”. Heaven knows we need another Neo-Con Think-Tank. With the likes of PNAC, The Committee for a Strong Europe, and The Henry Jackson Society, you would think we have plenty. Well of course there are other lesser known out there and this will probably become one of those.
Just for a minute, let’s look at who is the President of The Ethics and Public Policy Center.
M. Edward Whelan III is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He directs EPPC’s program on . His areas of expertise include constitutional law and the judicial confirmation process.
Mr. Whelan, a lawyer and a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has served in positions of responsibility in all three branches of the federal government. From just before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until joining EPPC in 2004, Mr. Whelan was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. In that capacity, he advised the White House Counsel’s Office, the Attorney General and other senior DOJ officials, and Departments and agencies throughout the executive branch on difficult and sensitive legal questions. Mr. Whelan previously served on Capitol Hill as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In addition to clerking for Justice Scalia, he was a law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
That is a healthy Resume and a terribly Rightwing one at that. Whelan wrote a review on the nomination of Harriet Myers for the Supreme Court that was less than flattering. Up until the Washington Post published an article on Ms. Myers Whelan was willing to go along with the White House on her nomination. It turned out that a 1993 speech given by Ms. Myers in which she sounded more Liberal than Centrist, was the cause for the turn around.
It turns out that Rick Santorum, and Ed Whelan are to peas in a pod. Santorum is known for his Neo-Conservative Christian out look. Santorum’s responsibilities in the group will be to travel around the country and, get the word out about the War on Terror and inject the influence of the Center.
“I’ve really focused my attention on this,” he said. “All the other things are a little ways off yet. We’ll get to those in due time.”
Santorum said he will make speeches, publish articles, create an Internet forum and write a book to draw sharper focus on what he described during his re-election campaign as Islamic fascism.
“I was left after that election with a very clear sense of two things,” he said. “Number one, the more I looked into the threat that confronts us, the more concerned I was about the gravity of that threat. And, number two, the more convinced I was that the American people didn’t understand it.”
The one thing I do understand is that the American People did get it in November of 2006. They are now beginning to understand the utter bullshit they were feed after 9-11-2001. However I thing, no I know that it is too late. We have a madman sitting in a position to do what he wants and that is scary. The people have awoken to late. The newly elected Congress has little or no power to stop him. He has no intention of enacting the will of the people, but to carry out the plan of insanity, that will result in the deaths of thousands more American troops, and Iraqi innocents.
So the people do get it Rick, you and those of your ilk are the only ones that do not get it. Or is it that you do know the consequences of these actions and in the name of profit refuse to be touched by the loses of the very people you claim to care about.
You push on, because you know that by making this a war of ideologies, (Christian-v- Islam) you can divide even further a country that is on the brink of collapse. You are trying to rebuild the mistake of Reagan by allowing the Cold War to end.
G. W. Bush proved that fear in the people is good for business, by throwing terror in our face and waving the flag as he did it. His words were to frighten the population into submission while removing our rights, and most played along. From taking Habeas Corpus away, to laying the blueprints to a Martial Law scenario, this administration has done more damage to the Constitution than even F.D.R. Where will it end? As a reader replied, “Remember, it’s not right vs. left but freedom vs. slavery!” No truer words have been spoken.