Honorable Representative Conyers,
The following is a copy of the Letter-To-The-Editor that I sent out about a month ago to newspapers around the planet. I am sending it to you today because it is still very relevant to what is happening today in our government. Thank you for your efforts to make an issue of the new evidence of what has been obvious for the last 5 years.
5 1/2 years ago, when the Bush neo-cons took the White house in a bloodless coup d'etat, I could see how Bush was following the same formula designed by to rise to power.
At that time, I warned our members of Congress not to allow Bush to suspend the powers of Congress. The Hitler formula includes eventually removing all power from Congress in order to consolidate power unto himself. I began calling Bush our "New American Fuhrer."
I thought, for sure, when the Republicans sent themselves Anthrax in the mail and then had to close down the halls of Congress, that it was the end at that time of the House of Congress. But I was wrong. Once they found the source of Anthrax to be a US government lab, the Anthrax incident evaporated from the news and Congress was back in business. I breathed a sigh of relief!
Then, when the neo-cons arranged the attack on the It was equivalent to firebombing the Reichstags that Hitler used to declare war and make the Jews the scapegoats. I was right as far as Bush using the acts of 14 Saudis to declare war and make all Muslims the current scapegoats. But I was wrong again about the timing to suspend the powers of Congress., suppressing the accurate intelligence from the CIA operatives that tried to warn them, and commanding the defense jets to stand down and let the hijackers perform multiple attacks without any opposition, I expected Bush to declare military rule and suspend the powers of Congress at that time.
Now, the neo-cons, who so conveniently used the filibuster to block many debates during times of Democratic majorities, were unable to attain a super majority in the Senate and have consequently begun to legislate away the powers of Congress by limiting or eliminating any discussion on new laws. Chip by chip, they are eroding any ability of the minority party, or any member of Congress who has a conscience or actually wants to serve the welfare of their electorate, from posing any opposition to their insane plans to bankrupt the American economy, totally reverse the New Deal, and rape the natural resources of the planet to enrich themselves and their corporate cronies.
The American government used to be a TRI-CAMERAL system. The designers of our government set up three houses as a way to keep checks and balances on the government. They well knew how greed for wealth and power could corrupt legislators to favor laws that benefit big business at the expense of the common people. The TRI-CAMERAL system has come to an end. There is only one small power left to block a totalitarian regime: the filibuster.
Once the neo-cons eliminate the filibuster, the Democrats might as well resign their Congressional posts. Why waste time going to the Senate or the House of Representatives when there is absolutely nothing they can do to change the neo-con steamroller?
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." --
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." --
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid." ----President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952-----