Friday, November 7, 2008
Rebirth of a Democracy
It's official. The long nightmare of George W. Bush and the Neocon administration in America is drawing to a close. There is hope, in America, and around the globe that the U.S. can regain its dignity, its humility and its humanity.
The first official act should be to restore the civil rights of all Americans and residents in the nation. The repeal of the Patriot Act would be the defining step in that direction. The PAT, fashioned in the back rooms of the Pentagon and sprung on the American people, literally, in the dead of night, stands as a monumental barrier to restoring the best of the U.S. and a rejection of the politics of fear and bigotry.