AN ANGRY AMERICAN
Dorothy Anne Seese
Tue Apr 29 22:58:09 2003
April 26, 2003
AN ANGRY AMERICAN seeking the restoration of the Constitution
by Dorothy Anne Seese
Someone might say, "you had a delightful breakfast at your favorite cafe
this morning, the sun is shining in the Phoenix Arizona metroplex, the
temperatures are delightful, you're still able to live independently even
with your handicaps, and while your income is limited, you aren't actually
in need. Why are you angry? Why don't you just sit back and enjoy the
I , Me, My ... what has that got to do with my anger? Is it not obvious
that beyond my personal life, it's ups and downs, the pains and the
medications, the money or lack of it, the conveniences I enjoy, that I'm
watching my nation go to Hell in a handbasket? Yes I am an Angry American.
I'm a Constitutionalist, one who believes in the visions of the Founding
Fathers, in liberty, in the FULL Bill of Rights, and all these are being
trashed. So just because I can go buy some red flame grapes from whatever
country is sending them to us these days (probably Chile) there's nothing
in America about which I can feel righteously angry? Friend, you are what
is wrong with this country if that's your line of thinking, so go to the
temple of the great "god" SELF and offer your incense.
I want to enumerate and elaborate on a few of my complaints, the sources
of my anger.
* American Media. Darned if they didn't label everyone who opposed Bush's
War as a leftist or a liberal, totally ignoring the entire Libertarian and
Paleoconservative Republican opposition! We are neither leftists nor
liberals, we are people who insist on following the Constitution and never
allowing our representatives to delegate to the Executive Branch those
powers granted exclusively to the Legislative Branch. As far as I am
concerned, the "war" against Iraq, or more properly just the invasion of a
sovereign nation (regardless of how brutal, stinky and bloodthirsty Saddam
& Company were) was an illegal incursion into Iraq for a purpose that was
never proven to be in our national security interests, and when we
invaded, we never found any weapons of mass destruction. But we invaded,
we have taken over, and we are promising the Iraqis their own government
as long as it meets with US approval. Am I supposed to applaud this
administration for that kind of unconstitutional action? Well, I won't,
and Teddy Roosevelt would agree with my anger, because he said this:
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we
are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and
servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
-- Theodore Roosevelt 
Yet the White House, their media cronies and a lot of flag-waving
Americans who believed all the trash and disinformation on television
thought our "liberation" of Iraq was an act of courage and military genius
on the part of George W. Bush, new American emperor.
I am angry with the media, the Rush Limbaugh blabbing mouths, bobbleheaded
Sean Hannitys and other talking brainless heads who are paid millions to "hannitize"
or "limbaughize" the American public into rallying around the president
and his imperialist staff. In September 2001, this nation had the world's
sympathy and we could have used that opportunity to illuminate the world
on holding fast to freedom even in the face of a horrific attack by
someone. Instead, our government took over Afghanistan in search of an old
turbaned lunatic we haven't found yet ... but American troops are still in
Afghanistan, will be there until Hell freezes over and they're still dying
there from hostile fire. Bring our military home, I will thank you. So
will their families and friends. So will the Afghanis who are capable of
establishing their government in their own way, according to their own
culture, which is not western, United States culture and never will be. If
we're so interested in tolerance in our own country, why aren't we
tolerant of the right of other nations to have their own cultures, as
objectionable as they may seem to our western way of thinking? Generally
we are very tolerant of other cultures when they either have nuclear
weapons to use against us, or they have no oil or other resources we want.
But I should go watch the bunny wabbits and not be angry? I refuse.
* American Imperialism. There is a quote by Thomas Jefferson that sums up
in a few words my whole foreign policy and what was intended to be
America's foreign policy:
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling
alliances with none." --Thomas Jefferson
Please tell me why I should not be angry that America has engaged in
"entangling alliances" all over the world, at the cost of hundreds of
billions of American taxpayer dollars, only to become the most hated (but
not the most feared) nation on earth? We have not fought an honest war
since World War II. I know there are many who do not believe either World
War I or II were honest wars. Whether the Kaiser would ever have been a
threat to us or not, and the sinking of the Lusitania proved to be an
honest act of war because of its military cargo, did we really have a
national security interest in World War I? Or just the monetary interests
of the elitists who still form the "shadow government" that turns the
legislative wheels in Washington D.C.?
I do recall World War II as a child, and I am certain that Hitler's
ambitions would never have stopped at the conquest of Europe. Madmen never
conquer enough. Alexander the Great's conquests proved that. If he had not
died, he probably would have traversed India and gone into China. There
were indeed U-boats off our Atlantic coast, and Japanese subs off our
Pacific coast. So I will categorize World War II as necessary to our
national security interests and thus a "just" war, one legitimately
declared by Congress. However, the fact that we still maintain military
presence in all of the countries we either defeated or aided is
ridiculous. Those bases should have been closed and the US should have
brought all its military personnel home. What, in our Constitution, gives
us the right to forever occupy a vanquished foe? Nothing!
Since World War II we have not engaged in a single war with the intent to
win, nor have we brought our military home. We merely rotate the troops,
but the bases remain. Hence we have created endless "entangling alliances"
all over the flippin' world and then wonder why we're the target of such
terrorism. They're jealous of our freedom? That is absurd. They are angry
at our hegemony, our imperialist ambitions and multinational corporate
interests. That's why they hate us. And that's why this nation can never
feel the safety it felt before World War II. Or perhaps prior to the
Korean Conflict when our intent to meddle became obvious to the world.
* American Anti-Constitutionalism. Someone asked me the other day what I
thought of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This person is an internet
friend whose views closely parallel my own, so I facetiously replied,
"Nice documents, should be preserved in some national museum as relics of
a great experiment in liberty that failed." Yet underneath the flippant
reply was this anger aimed at those who take the oaths of office to uphold
the Constitution (which includes the Bill of Rights and further
amendments) and think nothing of overriding, ignoring, twisting, or
judicially perverting the original wording and intent of the Constitution
One of my Christian lady friends, during the height of the airline
fiascos, said to me on the phone, "well we have to give up some liberties
in order to have more safety and security." She claims to be a Republican,
but she is a twit. Since she is 73 and not a well woman, I did not get
into an argument with her. But I heard echoes of her statement all over
the nation, blaring out of the propaganda machines we call "the media"
(whether radio or television). She bought into the notion promulgated by
an imperialist, Constitution-ignoring administration that it is perfectly
all right, in fact necessary, for citizens to surrender their liberty to
the government in exchange for "security" -- as if national security
demanded any surrender of our constitutional guarantees. If I had wanted
to be nasty, I would have told her that Hitler would have loved her
attitude in 1933 Germany. I didn't. It isn't easy for me to hold my
tongue, but after all, she isn't the only stupid American to buy into that
hogwash and call it prime rib. I wish she were!
Do Americans learn the Constitution any more? Do they know their Bill of
Rights? Do they understand the meaning of liberty and the intent of the
Founding Fathers in establishing a nation where the representatives are to
represent the people and not the special interest groups, the shadow
rulers comprised of the filthy rich globalists, and the giant bureaucracy
that the people cannot possibly monitor and control? Worse yet, does
anyone care? After all, I had my choice of restaurants this morning, all
that was required of me was to be able to pay the tab. Am I not therefore
"free?" God help us!
* Neocon Centrists and RINOS. Neocons and RINOS (Republicans in Name Only
and generally one and the same individuals) are anti-Constitutionalists.
They are imperialists, and differ from their liberal counterparts only in
strategy to arrive at the same result: a new world order or global
governance. They do not give a confederate dollar about the Constitution
or the Bill of Rights as long as they can display the documents, take the
oaths and do as they please, fooling some of the people all of the time.
As a long-time Republican (I voted for John F. Kennedy in 1960, largely
because I detested Richard Nixon) it pains me to see Bush-campers
believing one of the most dishonest presidents we have had, and one of the
most imperialist. He is openly imperialist, and his followers adore and
follow him for things that would have turned them into a raging lynch mob
if Bubba Clinton had tried to pull that junk. Now Clinton was a scuzz, but
he was a public scuzz, and we loved to tear him to pieces. We also had no
equivalent of John Ashcroft to fear, or his jackboots who listen to our
every keystroke if we do not agree with the plans, programs and actions of
George W. Bush, the New American Emperor.
In 1964, with Kennedy assassinated, my head a bit clearer (although I
still detested Nixon), I voted for Arizona's Barry Goldwater and became
what was then known as a "Goldwater" Republican. That stood for small
central government, small taxes to support it, few federal "programs" that
Reagan correctly described as being the closest thing to immortality on
earth, and Tenth Amendment states' rights (exclusive of forced
segregation). History records that Lyndon B. Johnson won the election,
pushed his "Great Society" onto a confused public and began a program of
federal expansion so heavy that America and its economy are about to
implode under the weight of our own bureaucracy.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) stands nearly as a lone voice against the evils of
the neocons and RINOS. If he were to run for president, he would meet with
the same fate as Bobby Kennedy ... some "lone gunman" set up to take the
blame for the work of expert snipers with friends in very high places.
Other than Ron Paul and the true members of his Liberty Caucus, the Lew
Rockwell crowd and the free, thinking Patriots of America, will anyone
stand up for what is right ...a return to a Constitution and Bill of
Rights? Are there enough thinking people in this nation to realize that
with the entire world against us, we're all lemmings headed for the
precipice and into the sea? That our great nation and its wonderful
resources will belong to someone else after the rubble is scraped away?
If only it were our "freedom" of which the world was jealous, they would
not have the kind of hatred they do toward the United States. They might
consider us ugly Americans, or gluttonous eaters and selfish, indulgent
fools, but they would not be firm in their determination to obliterate us.
It is our hegemony, imperialism, and insistence on being the dominant
force in the world, imposing our culture and our corporate interests on
everyone in the world, that makes us the nation in the crosshairs.
So I am angry. To support the reasons for this further, this essay can be
ended with two quotes from our founders that we should really take
"...no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to
any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance,
frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental
George Mason, Virginia Declaration of Rights 
"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things,
shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render
powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become
as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Charles Hammond