Freedom and democracy in America have been reduced to no-fly lists, spying without warrants, arrests without warrants or evidence, permanent detention despite the constitutional protection of habeas corpus, torture despite the prohibition against self-incrimination--the list goes on and on.
Present and former high government officials, with top secret security clearances, cannot fly with a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of water despite the absence of any evidence that extreme measures imposed by "airport security" makes flying safer.
Elderly American citizens with walkers and young mothers with children are meticulously searched because US Homeland Security cannot tell the difference between an American citizen and a terrorist.
All Americans should note the ominous implications of the inability of Homeland Security to distinguish an American citizen from a terrorist.
When Airport Security cannot differentiate a US Marine General recipient of the Medal of Honor from a terrorist, Americans have all the information they need to know.
|©Women for Peace - Australia|
This is not new. From Austria to Antwerp, Italy to France, fascists have been performing well at the polls for more than a decade. Nor are they shy about their bigotry.
|© Mehr news agency|
|Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend this year's hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
|Jamie Leigh Jones speaking to ABC News|
|Pope Benedict XVI blesses his faithful as he leads his Urbi et Orbi message (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican|
In a recent ABC News/ Washington Post poll, Iraq and the economy were virtually tied among voters nationally, with nearly a quarter of voters in each case saying it was their number one issue. The economy had become more important to them than in previous months (in November only 14% said it was their most pressing concern), but Iraq still rivals it as an issue!
|©(AP File Photo)|
|This is an undated file photograph of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. A new book claims to have definitive evidence of a long-suspected technological crime -- that Alexander Graham Bell stole ideas for the telephone from a rival, Elisha Gray.|
|©Earle M. Holland, courtesy of Ohio State University.|
|Long Term Ecological Research Network site in Taylor Valley , one of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica .|
|©NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/Applied Coherent Technology|
|©Russel Kightly Media|
|An artist's impression of a Rotating Radio Transient.|
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