Fighting the New Civil War

RECEIVED Wed., Oct. 13, 2010

Dear Editor,
    You are known as a “cost center” to the corporations that control our government(s).
    Now is the time to decide for yourself, are you, as a human, an American citizen, going to allow a corporate entity, a legal creation on paper, to have the rights and liberties of a person?
    The Supreme Court majority overturned decades of legislation protecting personal freedom and sovereignty, which reigned in these fictitious “persons” and the damage they have done to all living things. You must see the film The Corporation to fully appreciate what we are up against: the behavior of a psychopathic criminal! Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is an eye-, heart-, and mind-opener.
    Michael Ventura’s recent article [“Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live,” Oct. 8] highlighted the costs to the unlimited corruption of our corporate government: owned by corporate “special interests” like Monsanto, AT&T, Exxon, Goldman Sachs. Corporate welfare must end! Citizen priorities will direct our taxes not for foreign wars terrorizing people on the other side of the planet to control their natural resources via corporate greed. Rebuild America: schools, public drinking water systems, electrical infrastructure, and the restoration of our soils, rivers, forests, mountains, oceans, communities. We need a revolutionary shift from Agriculture Inc., the pestilence of petrochemical/pharmaceutical and GMO warfare – the cancer industry – to an agricultural system based on organic farming, like the good ol’ days when tomatoes were sweet, without frog-genetics added.
    So how do we regain what is ours? First, we have to take back our elections. Otherwise we can’t throw the bums out. The 1965 Voting Rights Act protects citizens from “hidden” vote counting: Tell the county commissioners at the public hearing of the Travis County Commissioners Court that you want open transparent verifiable elections – now!
Bill Stout
Green Party of Texas
Travis County co-chair
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