<center><h2><font color=red>American Hero...?</font></h2></center> At least that's the way Dubbyuh's supporters would paint him. The reality, though, is far from the image. The Israeli/Palestinian peace process languished...Dubbyuh did nothing. The mean global temperature continues to rise, the Kyoto Protocols remain unratified...Dubbyuh does nothing. The violence in Iraq spirals further and further out of control...Dubbyuh does nothing. The social safety net continues to erode, leaving more and more people in poverty...Dubbyuh does nothing. The budget and trade deficits continue to balloon, with no end in sight...Dubbyuh does nothing. The dollar's freefall continues unchecked, threatening American and world economic progress...Dubbyuh does nothing. We have not an American Hero, but an American Nero. Just as Nero was content to sit idly by while Rome burned, to rebuild it according to his own plans, perhaps Dubbyuh is content to let America burn in order to rebuild it according to his own ideological bent. And why not? After all, the blueprints were drawn up in <i>"Rebuilding America's Defenses"</i> written by the neo-con think-tank, <i>The Project for the New American Century</i>. Amongst its members are those who have played a role in either the Bush White House or the neo-con movement. So, we have a choice. We can sit by and do nothing. Or we can start writing, calling, faxing, camping out in the offices of, our elected representatives asking them to do the right thing, not the politically expedient thing. Failing that, we remove them from office at the next election or begin recall movements where they are permitted. Failing these options, we have the The Declaration Of Independence to look to... <blockquote><i>"--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security --"</i></blockquote> We can do, as the citizens of Massachusetts did in 1774 when they rose up and took back control of the mechanisms of government from the British after Governor Thomas Gage passed the "Massachusetts Government Act" which effectively violated the Charter of 1691 and disenfranchised all of the citizens of Massachusetts. The choice is ours. We can chose to "<i>suffer, while evils are sufferable"</i>. Or we can act before the evils become insufferable.