David Sadler For Congress 12th CD/Illinois - Links

Foreign Policy

2002.02.15: Remarks by Vice President Dick Chaney Before the Council on Foreign Relations
2002.02.09: [EU's] Patten lays into Bush's America

Why is America hated around the world?

This is what we are told by our leaders.
" They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other. "
-- President George W. Bush --
> 'our freedoms': Aren't we attacking our own freedoms in the name of security and the War On Terrorism, War On Drugs and radical environmentalism? Aren't we justifying the loss of liberty by saying that some liberties must be curtailed during times of war and that " if you don't have anything to hide, you don't have anything to fear."

> 'our freedom of religion': Haven't we been destroying our own Christian heritage in the U.S. just fine without help from foreigners? Look at our public schools and public square. America has been purging Jesus Christ from its public culture for decades. Isn't the Department of Justice teaching law enforcement that Christians are a hate group and that people who mention the U.S. Constitution too much are potential terrorists?

> 'our freedom of speech': Haven't we been destroying our First Amendment quite effectively without the need for help from terrorits through the tangible effects of Political Correctness, hate laws, anti-discrimination laws and even at the urging of our very own U.S. Attorney General who said,
" Our legal powers are targeted at terrorists …To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve … They give ammunition to America's enemies and pause to America's friends... "
-- John Ashcroft, G.W. Bush Atty. General 2001, 'Ashcroft Grilled on Anti-Terror Plans' --
Why do terrorists need to attack America to destroy our freedom? Americans are willing to forfeit their own liberty in exchange for phantoms of government provided security. Below, we hear a former CIA director and a current Supreme Court Associate Justice and the current Democratic Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives say Americans are going to have to live with less freedom and less open government.
" The big issue here is how much we will feel forced to close down our society now... "
-- Stansfield Turner, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, commenting on the ‘World Trade Center/Pentagon 2001.09.11 Attack from commercial airliners as quoted by Peter Grier of The Christian Science Monitor in the story titled nation reels ‘The Nation Reels’ --

" We’re likely to experience more restrictions on our personal freedom than has ever been the case in our country. "
-- Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the eve of the October 1 opening of the Supreme Court’s 2001-2002 term --

" We're in a new world where we have to rebalance freedom and security … We're not going to have all the openness and freedom we have had. "
-- House Democratic Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo. Commenting on the aftermath of the 9-11 attack on America --
So do terrorists really need to attack American soil to destroy our freedoms? I think not. We can see from the above quotes and news items that Americans are more than willing to give up their own liberties without a fight.

Americans are being told that terrorism is a threat to their liberties. To protect their liberties from terrorists, Americans are being told to give them up voluntarily. So if Americans are willing to give up their liberties, why are Americans worried about continued terrorist attacks?

America is on the precipice of self-imposed tyranny. I found going door-to-door gathering primary ballot petition signatures that voters in the 12th Congressional District of Illinois can see this when the facts are laid out before them. We must heed the admonishment of our forefathers, America.
" They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. "
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 --
So the question remains. Why are terrorists attacking America?

If we listen to foreigners, what will we hear? If America is going to neutralize the terrorist threat, we had better listen and make adjustments to our foreign policy. We had better become energy self-sufficient so energy sources belonging to others do not continue to draw America into war and the internal and regional conflicts of foreign sovereign states. Otherwise, the War On Terrorism may never end just as Vice President Cheney indicated when he said,
" It [the War On Terrorism] is different than the Gulf War was, in the sense that it may never end. At least, not in our lifetime. "
-- Vice President Richard Cheney, The Washington Post: " CIA Told to Do 'Whatever Necessary' to Kill Bin Laden ", 2001.10.21 --
• 2001.12.12: Do the (Ordinary) Americans Know?
• 2001.11.05: A Palestinian tells why he hates America
• 2001.09.13: Americans cannot ignore what their government does abroad
• 2001.08.03: The Taliban's rise
• 2001.MM.DD: [1], [2], [3] 'Why they hate us' 3 part series