This was sent to me. I agree with most of it, but I didn't write it. Anyone interested in participating, let me know and I will forward the information. Or, go here:
"Is it legal to imprison innocent children? Is it moral? Is it humane? What kind of human can answer “yes” to any of those questions? On the contrary…it is absolutely inhumane and immoral…and therefore thoroughly illegal. Criminal.
"The architect of fascism, Benito Mussolini himself said, "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power."
"The next walk is being planned. It is the Hutto Walk II. It will be a showdown. It will be American Democracy vs. American Fascism.
"Nonetheless…we need your input, your support and networking. The walk will once again be from the Capitol of Texas…in Austin…to the Hutto prison camp of innocent children in Taylor, Texas. It is tentatively scheduled for April 13-15th. If this plan catches on…we would hold the Hutto Vigil VII on April 15th.
"This would occur four months after our first walk and first vigil that we did December 14-16 (2006). Could you please let me know if you or your organization would be willing to support and or assist in this? If there is anything that you can do to share this notice, please do. If your network or organization can help in any way…please let us know how you can help. If your media can let your audience know…please do. If you can do some research…please let us know. If you can lend some legal assistance please do. Print matter, web help. We’re open to your input.
"Here’s the reasoning behind this second walk and seventh vigil…
"All that the White House, Chertoff and ICE have done since the first walk and the first vigil is justify, defend, lie, wilfully misinform and cover up…along with bringing in some plastic plants, remove the razor wire, expand the education and give the kids teddy-bears that they previously denied the children. The media still cannot interview the children or their mothers. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
"To this day…the only ones freed have been by means of big money and legal maneuvering. That is not what we the people want. We want the children and their parents freed! NOW! Not months or years from now. We don’t want a bunch of drawn out political game playing. Every day that a child is locked up…is a day of suffering. A day of callous cruel and inhumane criminality being committed with impunity.
"From the very beginning…we have been demanding freedom for the children, reuniting of families and the cessation of concentration camps. Does anyone believe that the White House’s henchmen, Chertoff & ICE, will yield to the voice of we the people and our wishes? I for sure do. If this is a democracy…the have to! It’s true that they don’t yield to the people or Congress over the Iraq war. We believe that if they don’t comply with the will of “we the people”…that the we the “government of the people, by the people and for the people” will cease to abnegate our role…and rise to the cause of the preservation of American principles and we will not continue to allow fascism to get further entrenched in our land of liberty.
"This isn’t Iraq. This is not about funding and supporting our troops there at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives and $2 Billion a week. This is not about cowardly “cutting and running” and saving face. Standing up to free the children is however about courage vs. cowardice on the part of each and every one of us. This is about stopping the corrupt flow of money from the elitist shadow government…along with their politically purchased puppets…who commit these atrocities on the pretext of national security. This is about the preservation of the American ideals and our nation’s moral conscience. Talk about saving face with the world community. Imagine how the world is beginning to feel about America…an America that permits the imprisoning of innocent children and helpless refugees!!!
"We must exercise all of our rights and freedoms that are constitutionally guaranteed…or continue to lose them. This is no time for seeing if we can somehow tear away from the normal routine of our lives and try to squeeze in a moment of protest and dissension. This is all about the future of our country…for our children and grand-children.
"We cannot be silent about the imprisonment of innocent children just because they are not ours, or that they are of another country or race. We must also protect and defend their mothers as well…some of whom have been victims of sexual violations…in the ICE prison camps of CCA, Emerald, GEO, KBR and MTC.
"For those with dedication to a faith…one of the principles of all forms of sincere worship is the caring for innocent children and helpless women (I Pet. 1:27;Isa. 58:7;An-Nisa 4:75 ) Such worshipers would compassionately provide food, clothing and shelter…even in their own homes…to suffering children and women. That surely would not allow for cells in a “for-profit” prison camp.
"We the people cannot be silent and allow concentration camps like Raymondville, Laredo and Del Rio to continue to be built to hold an additional 30,000 immigrants. If someone wishes to use the framing adjective illegal to brainwash the public to look down on desperate people…may they learn the truth through transparency. What is truly “illegal” is the imprisoning of innocent people for-profit, without cause and without defense.
"To be effective, successful…and yes, victorious…we Americans need to come out of the shadows of fear of the fascism that is spreading all around us like malignant cancer. We need to come out of our hiding places and the safe havens of cyberspace…and be counted…openly and publicly. We need to muster up the courage that it takes to preserve the freedoms that our country guarantees…not only for us…but for all fellow humans that share the same inalienable rights that we do. If we don’t protect the innocent while we have the opportunity…we will become the next victims…with no one left to protect us. And then…what kind of country will our children and grandchildren live in?
"On this Hutto Walk II and Hutto Vigil VII…we will give those in positions of authority one last opportunity to do the right thing…and a final warning if they don’t. Free the innocent children now. Turn them over to the loving and caring people of America and the organizations that have a heart and a conscience.
"The voice of grass roots American will not only be heard…but will prevail. Those who are committing these atrocities are committing criminal acts. From prison guards, county commissioners, private prison owners and operators, federal agents all the way to the administration…as we speak…we hold them responsible. We the people are the majority. The dark side is the minority. If they do not comply, if they do not “cease and desist” to commit these illegal acts, if they do not sever themselves from this criminal activity…we the people, the majority of this 21st century American democracy, will seek indictments against anyone and everyone of those who continue to be complicate with these crimes. We would rather have the accomplices of concentration camps prosecuted…than allow them to continue to abuse these innocent children. We would rather have the participants and accomplices of these atrocities on the inside of their prison camps…where they now hold these children, their mothers or anyone humbly seeking refuge in the land of the free.
"This is not a game. We all have things and priorities lined up in our lives. We all have our pet causes. But…this is about the freeing of innocent people…and the preservation of our country as the land of the free. We have to be the freedom fighters at home…and the domestic battle is on.
"When sworn in, the President pledged to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. He has not only failed to protect us from the domestic enemy…he and the corporate elitists who pull his strings are the principal domestic threats against our Constitution and the freedoms that it guarantees.
"Since the Congress has yet to successfully stand up against the demise of the Constitution, the Geneva Convention, the Bill of Rights, the Rights of the Child…who is left to defend, protect and preserve the fundamental human liberties? We the people! And we better do something more than blog with log in names! We must defend the Constitution and the rights and equality of every fellow human. We have to do so openly and with as much courage as we would expect from a combat soldier on the battle front.
"Why will we be victorious? Because we will fight with our hearts and our minds. The dark side fights with weapons of fear and cruelty. The same dark side, with all of its secrecy and police state, cannot deal with conviction, passion, morality, dedication and loyalty…along with intelligent reasoning, truth and transparency. How do we know? Because without one act of violence…we got the media into razor wire protected Hutto…to check it our for us. Likewise…we will now open wide the doors of Hutto without one act of violence…and the children and their mothers will walk out. The police state will be ineffective…if we stand together.
"Does anyone remember watching the Berlin wall get torn down? Who tore it down? The Russian government? Hell no!!! It was the people! People from both sides of the wall. They were joined by people from all over the world who flew in to share in the elimination of such a demented device. The whole world rejoiced at the demise of cruel human rulership. When Hutto’s doors are opened and the children and their mothers are set free…the world will once again have cause for international rejoicing. They will rejoice with us! And…they will rejoice because the spirit of America’s freedoms will once again be the banner and the envy of the world.
"So…we will continue to walk against the prison camp that holds these children from some 30 countries. Share with us in our protest against such atrocities. Share with us in what very well might go down in American history as one of the acts that preserved the American that the world loved so much.
"Just two weeks to prepare. Your thoughts are very welcome."