Calling Patriots

Here are some excerpts from Dr. Bob Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, (ret.) who is currently touring the States calling on American’s to join “The Patriots”.[quote=“Dr. Bob Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret.”]The United States is in trouble. We’re in danger of becoming a fascist dictatorship where big government and big business combine to rule, and where the people are considered just a source of labor. The marriage of government and the investor class has succeeded in exporting our jobs, importing illegal aliens to provide a pool of cheap labor, and thus driving down wages for all American workers and destroying the middle class. Their foreign and military policies have led us into unnecessary wars of aggression to gain raw materials and enhance profits of the global robber barons. Their trade policies have resulted in capital flight, job loss, trade deficits, and the ownership of much of our infrastructure by foreign interests.

We, the People of the United States of America, deserve better. We must demand a government which (1) follows the Constitution, (2) honors the truth, and (3) serves the people. We Patriots can bring about such a government by electing Patriots to Congress and recruiting Patriots already in government to our cause. It is always tempting to start yet another political party, but our system makes such a course futile. Until we have instant runoff voting (IRV), proportional representation, real campaign finance reform, re-regulation of the media, and debates involving all political parties, no third party can win the presidency or more than a handful of seats in Congress.

Accordingly, “The Patriots” is not a political party, but a nonpartisan organization of patriotic Americans seeking to return our country to Constitutional government based on truth and in service of the people…

…we support our military, including our veterans who have served and survived. We insist that our government fully fund the VA and fulfill its responsibility to care for our veterans and their families. We also are determined that our government honor promises made to veterans and our retired military members. To make thousands of disabled veterans in corporate wars and then refuse to take care of them is unacceptable, unconscionable, and un-American. We believe that history has shown that combat veterans govern better than draft dodgers and chicken hawks. Those who have experienced the horrors of combat are less likely to send our sons and daughters off to fight wars for the oil companies.

…we will not tolerate “borrow and spend” government, which saddles our grandchildren with trillions in debt and gives China the ability to bankrupt us at will. We demand a return to balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility.

…Patriots oppose a closed, manipulative, and secretive government, and demand the truth from our elected officials. We will not tolerate " Gulf of Tonkin " incidents as excuses for war. We reject the deceptions which involved us in the first Gulf War under George H. W. Bush and in the rape of Yugoslavia under Clinton. We abhor the lies about WMD, “yellow cake,” and "mushroom clouds over New York " which got us into the 2nd Iraq War and its interminable and disastrous occupation.

…we call for a “Sunshine Law” which will make conspiratorial meetings like that between Dick Cheney and Ken Lay on energy policy impossible (or at least illegal). We reject as totally inadequate the Kean-Hamilton-Zelikow 9/11 Commission Report which admittedly contains perjured testimony, refrains from assigning responsibility and accountability for our defense’s failures, and fails to even address dozens of unanswered questions and obvious flaws in the Bush Administration’s official story. We therefore demand a new and truly independent investigation of 9/11. We demand an investigation of the cover-up which followed 9/11 involving the confiscation and destruction of evidence, lying to investigators, and obstruction of justice. Finally, we demand an investigation of the exploitation of the 9/11 tragedy to launch unnecessary wars against Afghanistan and Iraq under false pretenses.

Until now, the globalist big-money elites have divided American Patriots by artificially using hot-button social issues which the federal government has no business getting involved with in the first place. But no longer. It’s time for us to come together to take back our country. Patriots of the left and of the right share a great deal Both love their country but fear their government. Both abhor the domination of America by the World Trade Organization and its multinational masters. Both want to preserve our Constitutional freedoms. Both cherish families. Both want government to serve the people. Sure, the left and right use different language to describe the same thing, and often differ on the means for achieving their common objectives. But there will be time enough to work out those details once we Patriots of all stripes take back our country for our values, our objectives, our Constitution, our heritage, and our fundamental beliefs.

There is a Bible verse which says, “There is no longer male nor female, Jew nor Greek, slave nor free…” I would like to adapt that idea to our purpose. “There is no longer Republican nor Democrat, conservative nor liberal, hawk nor dove. There are only we Patriots speaking truth to power and taking back our country for the people.” Let’s get on with it. Patriots, arise and join together. There is work to be done!

“Follow the Constitution, Honor the Truth, Serve the People”[/quote]Dr. Bob Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret. is President of the Institute for Space and Security Studies, Executive Vice President of Millennium III Corporation, and retired Presiding Archbishop of the United Catholic Church. The recipient of the Eisenhower Medal, the George F. Kennan Peace Prize, the President’s Medal of Veterans for Peace, the Republic Aviation Airpower Award, the Society of American Military Engineers’ ROTC Medal of Merit (twice), the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and numerous other awards, he is one of the country’s foremost authorities on national security. Dr. Bowman spent several years as an unpaid “People’s Lobbyist” to Congress. Colonel Bowman flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam and directed all the DoD “Star Wars” programs under presidents Ford and Carter. He has been an executive in both government and industry, and has chaired 8 major international conferences. Professor Bowman taught at 5 colleges and universities, serving as Department Head and Assistant Dean. His Ph.D. is in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from Cal tech. He has lectured at the National War College, the United Nations, Congressional Caucuses, the Academies of Science of six nations, and the House of Lords.

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“Do you realize that Exxon-Mobile is the second largest lifetime career giver to George W. Bush, the Bush family, only after Enron?”
Greg Palast

“See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”
President Bush, May 24, 2005 in Rochester

Why was a proven liar and wanted man appointed by the White House to be in charge of the 9/11 investigation?
Henry Kissinger

Chickenhawk n. A person enthusiastic about war, provided someone else fights it; particularly when that enthusiasm is undimmed by personal experience with war; most emphatically when that lack of experience came in spite of ample opportunity in that person’s youth.

[quote=“thepatriots.us”]A “patriot” is defined as one who loves, supports, and defends his country. The Latin and Greek roots refer to “father.” If, for a moment, we ignore the sexist nature of the ancient civilizations giving birth to the word, it is clear that to be a “patriot” is to have a parental love for the people of one’s tribe or nation. One cannot have a “patriotic love” for the corporations in one’s country or for its military-industrial complex, only for its people.
Clearly then, those in our government who have served their corporate masters to the detriment of the people are not patriots, and have no claim to the word. The vast majority of Americans love our country in ways that equate to service to the people. We are the patriots.
[/quote][quote=“thepatriots.us further”]Our Declaration of Independence and Constitution make it clear that the whole purpose of government is to serve and protect the people… Ours is a government designed to be “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” We, the Patriots, have a right and a duty to demand and to secure such a government. If those in power will not fulfill their Constitutional duty to serve the people, then we must remove them and replace them with those who will.[/quote]
While Dr. Bowman’s campaign platform last year (Dem, FL, 15th) had some issues I do not subscribe to, you can guess I supported his call to truthfully investigate 9/11. This push of his for uniting Americans for America is to me a good endeavor. He’s touring all over, and hopefully will be joined by like-minded patriots, who will counter-balance his other Dem-party issues.

The KosKidz love him too!

Dr Bob Bowman for Congress!! (One of America’s brightest hopes!!)

well…with some reservations…
“Candidates who have less cash on hand than the Kelley Blue Book trade-in value of my 2003 Subaru Forester are probably not worth serious consideration at this point.”…by Adam B on Tue Jul 25, 2006 at 02:45:51 PM PDT