Lloyd Jeffrey Mallan
911 came to mean the phone number to call when needing help in an emergency. 911 as a term, more recently, broadened to signify a date when hi jacked planes crashed into American icons, slaughtering thousands and beginning a national crisis. To many of us now, 911 presents an array of hysteria associated with what President Bush calls "A War on Terrorism."
A crisis, I believe, does exist. It is a profound political crisis. Not merely an amorphous enemy lying within and without of our borders, it is more likely a constitutional catastrophe threatening profoundly to drain our economy, dissolve our rights and destroy our way of life. Why have only a few asked what governmental policies spawned the terrors of 911?
We are now faced with another illegal war, an undeclared war, based merely upon congressional resolution. As a result of not committing to an actual declaration of war, the congress has surrendered its powers to the Executive, freely allowing it to expand its reach to militarily invade other lands, hold suspect the entire American population and threaten the peace and security of the world.
Now more than ever, the electorate itself must respond to the emergency call of 911. Our policies dominated by The Democratic and Republican Parties must be reexamined, revised and reversed. The political agenda pursued is the very cause of the dangers we are being conditioned to fight.