.

It's my party and I'll lie if I want to...

Green Party Leaders...Women in Chains...the kinky, the stinky, and the finky state of debate in these not-so-United States.

You may have heard...well, maybe, but perhaps not if you limit yourself to the mainstream, corporate owned press...that Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala...the leaders of the Green Party were...ummm...detained... for trying to gain access to the latest presidential debate.  Detained...well, actually, chained to a chair for eight hours.  I guess it could have been worse.  They could have been labeled terrorists and taken to a military prison, with no lawyer, no habeus corpus...forever...(Yes, our president signed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA to celebrate last New Year's Eve)  Anyway, I digress.

Jill and Cheri...you go-go greens...what were you thinking?  Well, let me guess.  You were probably thinking something like..."Hey, this is a democracy, and there are lots of people out there who would like to hear our point of view.  This two party circus is ridiculous, because nobody's talking about anything that's actually going to turn this train around...and we're headed for a brick wall!"  

Hmm...maybe you should have checked with Ralph Nader, who was accosted and threatened with arrest in 2000 for standing up for his right to be heard, or Ron Paul supporters who were endlessly harrassed by the Republican Party which was dead set against his bring-all-the-troops-home/peace now message, as well as his message to end the corrupt financial/military/war complex which we so blindly feed with our ignorance, cowardice and taxes.

Maybe Jill and Cheri should have checked with the Constitution Party, which believes we should have personal freedoms...  or the Justice Party, which believes our judiciary should be independent of financial and political influence.  Maybe some of these people could have warned Jill and Cheri before they found themselves chained to a chair...with no lawyer, no respect, and basically, no rights whatsoever.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the presidential debates...cheering for your side and all. The truth is people, you were all cheering for the same side...the only side.  In other countries they call it Fascism.  But that's not possible here in America, now is it?

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Dan Cox October 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
But how are you and other Evanstonian's any better. You trample on the 2nd Amendment, until SCOTUS tell's you that you are wrong. Your Police are given the task of violating a person's 1st Amendment Right's by the Power's that be in Evanston. What else can you call an off duty Police Detective that is given the assignment of shutting up and shutting out the opinions of a citizen that attended the Mayors Anti-Violence Meeting. Evanston, claim's to be a Democratic, Liberal City but their actions speak louder! The Resident's are so Anti-Gun, that they will not even discuss Gun Safety with their Children. The rise in crime in Evanston, is a direct result of the Immigration Policy of our Political Leaders and now Heroin is a growing threat, larger than ever before. Personally, I can't wait until Concealed Carry is Legal in Illinois, like it is in every other State in the Nation.
Mark T October 21, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Dan, You probably want to get your facts right. Crime rates are declining in Evanston. http://www.cityofevanston.org/police/reports/ Violent crimes are down across the board.
june shellene October 22, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Dan, I'm not an Evanstonian...though, right now, I live here. I agree with you on our constitutional rights all the way. Hope you know about Eric Lieberman, currently running for 18th district state rep against the true Evanstonian and Democratic Chicago Machine Cog, Robyn Gabel. Hope you've had a chance to look at his site...liebermanforillinois.com Last night they debated at the League of Women Voters forum, but it was not well attended. Most people will just go to the polls and vote straight Democratic, and wonder, years down the road....what in the hell happened to America. The scary part is, the younger generation won't even have the memory of freedom. Fascism will be all they know.
Dan Cox October 23, 2012 at 01:18 PM
June, you are breath of fresh air, in a place that really needs to be aired out! Thank You.
Dan Cox October 23, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Mark T So you must think that a 14 Year old boy being Murdered by a Gangsta and Mexican Drug Cartel Drug Dealers being busted with 20 Kilo's of Cocaine and a Kilo of Heroin is normal. Huh. If the Police Report say's that it is safe, it must be so....

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