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Jack Dalton: Something Evil This Way is Coming

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid - Something Evil This Way is Coming!

By Jack Dalton

George W. Bush stated in 1999 that he wanted to invade Iraq. He wanted to go down in history as a great American president. Last year during an interview with Tim Russert, Bush told the world that, "I am a war president. I make all my decisions with war in mind." For Bush, his road to immortality and greatness was, and still is, thru war; and not just one war, but continuous war.

Bush and those around, beside and in back of him have articulated non-stop that they (he) are after permanent republican "rule" over this nation and us, the citizens of this nation. Virtually every government agency within the federal bureaucracy has as its head or director a BushCo loyalist. Those that the U.S. Senate have been unwilling to give an up or down vote for, Bush has waited for a congressional recess and then just signed off on an "executive order" recess appointment, totally by-passing the "advice and consent" of the Senate.

Bush and company have stated many times and in no-uncertain of terms that they will be satisfied with nothing less than 100% approval for everything they want; and they will do whatever it takes to make sure of that. Lie, cheat, steal and hire pundits to read the BushCo script and try and pass it off as "news."

Today the fight goes on in the Senate over John Bolton, the BushCo proposed U.N. ambassador. Bolton will not get the senate vote, but no matter as the senate will recess this next week for the 4th of July and Bush will give Bolton a recess appointment by way of an "executive order" much as he has done in the past. There goes the U.N. which BushCo wants and needs. Other wise they run the risk of being prosecuted at some point in time by the international community for committing a war of aggression under the Nuremberg principals-which to date BushCo has not withdrawn from, at least not yet.

That was what was behind all the "force protection" so-called "agreements" BushCo extorted so many to sign. At least they would sign if they still wanted U.S. dollars coming their way. So much for "agreements."

This is all about power, pure unadulterated political power. Everything is secondary to securing permanent political power. The securing of this political power extends way past just the rest of the world. In order for BushCo to do that they must of necessity secure their power over us here in the U.S. first and foremost.

Virtually everything BushCo has done since 9/11 especially the "Patriot Act" has been to silence dissent and opposition to the plans of BushCo, which simply stated is permanent one party "rule" (their word not mine) and the pushing of their "world view" and moralistic self-righteousness down our throats; and all while BushCo violates every international law, agreement and our own constitution. But, no matter as BushCo is rewriting that document on a daily basis.

Now we have something else that BushCo wants to rewrite, or just do away with all together and the BushCo mouth pieces in the U.S. House of Representatives are right there to help-can anyone say, Tom DeLay & Co?

They are out to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution-the two term limit on the presidency! The GOP has already announced it is out to "restructure the entire federal government" just last month. In fact they made this declaration just 2 weeks after the Downing Street Memo was released to the public.

This cannot be allowed to happen! BushCo has already turned this nation on its head to the point I do not recognize my own country any more. BushCo lies its butt off about everything it does and has done the while the army of hired Karl Rove pundits tags all voices of opposition as liars, or un-American, or, traitors, or un-patriotic, or, or, or. Everyone lies but BushCo according to them, and half the country just quietly accepts that and joins in the choir of condemnation.

I for one shall not go ".quietly into that good night." I will resist this till I draw my last breath. If this, concerning the move to eliminate the two term limit to the presidency, does not motivate people to take immediate action I am afraid this nation truly is lost. For those of you that write this off as just another nut-job Vietnam vet screaming "the sky is falling" I have news for you-the sky is falling!!

So while the members of BushCo attempt to divert our attention with false arguments-like the one they are trying to generate by falsely saying the Downing Street Memo is a forgery-they are quietly about the business of turning this nation into something it is not supposed to be-a tyrannical dictatorship and they will succeed to a great extent if they manage to overturn the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.

Just keep in mind when you read the following that this is not old news-it is recent today history in the making-how it turns out is up to us.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution. (Introduced in House)

HJ 24 IH

109th CONGRESS 1st Session

H. J. RES. 24

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.


February 17, 2005

Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. SABO, and Mr. PALLONE) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification: Article --`The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed.'.

The 22nd Amendment

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section. 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.


Jack Dalton is a disabled Vietnam veteran, activist and independent writer that lives in Portland, Or. He has a blog, Jack's Straight Speak and is a columnist for the POAC as well as many other web publications

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