Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Message from Cindy Sheehan

Monday, September 26th, 2005

My First Time

A message from Cindy Sheehan

The rumors are true this time. I was arrested in front of the White House
today. It was my first time ever being arrested.

We proceeded from Lafayette Park to the Guard House at the White
House.I, my sister, and other Gold Star Families for Peace members
and some Military Families requested to meet with the President again.
We again wanted to know: What is the Noble Cause? Our request was,
to our immense shock and surprise, denied. They wouldn't even deliver
any letters or pictures of our killed loved ones to the White House.

We all know by now why George won't meet with parents of the
soldiers he has killed who disagree with him. First of all, he hates it
when people disagree with him. I am not so sure he hates it as much
as he is in denial that it even happens.

Secondly, he is a coward who arrogantly refuses to meet with the people
who pay his salary. Maybe the next time one of us is asked by our bosses
to have a performance review, or we are told we are going to be written up
for a workplace infraction, we should refuse to go and talk to our bosses
citing the fact that the President doesn't have to. The third reason why he
won't talk to us is that he knows there is no Noble Cause for the invasion
and continued occupation of Iraq. It is a question that has no true answer.

After we were refused a meeting with the Disconnected One, we went
over to right in front of our house, the White House, (in front of the gate
of course) and we sat down and refused to move until George came out
and talked to us. We actually had a good time singing old church songs
and old protest songs while we waited. I tied a picture of Casey on the
White House fence and apparently, that is against the law, too.

After three warnings to get up and move off of the sidewalk in front of our
house, we were arrested.

It is so ironic to me that the person who resides in our White House swears
to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. The
person who is the (p)resident of the White House now has no concept of the
Constitution. He was appointed by the Supreme Court for his first term,
invaded and continues to occupy a sovereign country without a declaration
of war from the Congress, and violated several treaties to actually invade Iraq,
too. Not to mention the condoned torture that pervades the military prisons
these days.

These are all violations of the Constitution. The Patriot Act and denying us our
rights to peaceably assemble are serious breaches of the Bill of Rights. George
is so hypocritically concerned about Iraq developing a Constitution while he
ignores and shreds our own Constitution.

Being arrested is not a big deal. Even though we were arrested for
"demonstrating without a permit" we were protesting something that is much
more serious than sitting on a sidewalk: the tragic and needless deaths of tens
of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Americans (both in Iraq and here in America)
who would be alive if it weren't for the criminals who reside in and work in the
White House.

Karl Rove (besides just being a very creepy man) outed a CIA agent and was
responsible for endangering many of our covert agents worldwide. Dick
Cheney's old company is reaping profits beyond anyone's wildest imaginations
in their no-bid contracts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and New Orleans. John
Negroponte's activities in South America are very shady and murderous. Rumsfeld
and Gonzales are responsible for illegal and immoral authorization, encouragement
and approval of torture. Not to mention, violating Geneva Conventions, torture
endangers the lives of our service men and women in Iraq. Along with the above
mentioned traitors, Condi lied through her teeth in the insane run-up to the invasion.
The list of crimes this administration has committed is extensive, abhorrent, and

What is so unbelievable is that WE were arrested for exercising our first amendment
rights and these people are running free to enjoy their lives of crime and to wreak havoc
on the world.

The fine for "demonstrating without a permit" is $75.00. I am certain that I won't pay it.
My court date is November 16th. Any lawyers out there want to help me challenge an
unconstitutional law?


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