Outrage! 30 days of anti-war free speech remaining!
In a despicable act of partisan politics flying in the face of the
town citizens' overwhelming majority of opinion, the Town Council
for the city of San Anselmo, California, voted once again to deny
local anti-war activists their First Amendment rights to freedom of
speech. The citizen's vote: 80% for free speech, 20% against. The
Town Council's vote: 00% for free speech, 100% against.
At issue is the large anti-war billboard which long-time anti-war
activist Ford Greene maintains where undeniably truthful facts about
Bush's wars and the growing fascism in America are expressed, truths
that the Town Council doesn't want the town's people to see along a
busy city street where thousands of people read the sign every day.
To make matters worse for the Town Council, local citizens have been
emailing Greene with suggested messages for him to post to the
movable-type billboard, making the controversial sign a significant
threat to the Council's already tattered reputation for engaging in
Controversial? The messages Greene posts certainly aren't. Greene
asks rhetorical questions of citizens sitting waiting in traffic for
the light to turn green:
ARE DOCTORS WHO GUIDE
ACTING MORE LIKE US
OR MORE LIKE NAZIS?
Offensive? Yes, if you support Bush's regime and his atrocities in
Iraq and Afghanistan and don't like reading the undeniable truth.
Rape and torture aren't what _real_ America is about and Green
underscores the undeniable fact that the Bush regime does _not_
Greene states undeniable yet embarrassing -- embarrassing to
Republicans who support and defend George W. Bush's war crimes --
statements of fact in his no-nonsense, straight-forward manor:
DEFY EVIL BUSHISM
SPEAK FREELY OF ITS LIES
REGARDING MASS DESTRUCTION
PISS ON THEIR ARROGANCE
And while the vast majority of the citizens of San Anselmo are
applauding someone who finally has the guts to stand up and speak
the truth about the Bush regime, Greene addresses the religious
aspects of Bush's invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, both of which
have been touted as the will of the Christian Gods:
TO STEAL, LIE, INVADE
AND TORTURE IS WRONG
GET RELIGION OUT
OF THE WHITE HOUSE
Invading innocent countries, murdering children, seizing control of
the oil that doesn't belong to them... These are sins within the
Christian community, sins which happen to make the Top 10 List of
sins that Christians are admonished not to commit. And yet Bush
and his regime proclaim they've got the word straight from the
mouth of God to invade Iraq and Afghanistan and to "install
Democracy" -- the Republican style of "Democracy" where the will
of the people are ignored, just lately like it's ignored in the
town of San Anselmo.
On August 9'th, the Town Council meeting was packed wall to wall
with supporters of the anti-war protest billboard, and supporters
crowded around the building's doors outside, standing in the hopes
of speaking to the Council, demanding that the Council abide by
the overwhelming will of the people to stop trying to deny them
their Constitutional right to speak.
But despite the will of the town's citizens, and despite the
Constitution of the United States, the Town Council once again
exercised their putative legal ability to violate people's rights
with the mere movement of a pen, glibly and without shame signing
away the right of the citizens to speak, justifying their
un-American Republican fascism under the banner of "fighting
eye-sores" and under the banner of "public safety," a catch-all
term well loved by the Bush regime along with its twin, "national
The fascists claimed that the sign was a traffic hazard that
causes accidents. During the meeting when the local police were
asked how many accidents had occurred, the police said "none."
Fascism is winning, folks. The Constitution means nothing to
Republican war mongers and the will of citizens.
Write to the Town Council and express -- no, _scream_ -- your
Then visit Greene's web site at http://www.fordgreene.com/