Bush Administration continues to chip away at the
basics liberties of the citizens in America. Like
a rat nibbling on a wedge of cheese, George Bush and
his cronies do not know when enough is enough. The
Patriot Act was the beginning and continuing amendments
erode our open and free society into a heavy handed
government created police type state where
the scales of justice seem no longer balanced. All
under the auspices of the threat of terrorism. The
censorship of speech, thought and discourse is not
new for the U.S. Government; it is just affecting
a more wide-ranging and diverse population. The government
has been for many years denying the rights of Irish
Americans to engage in the free flow of speech and
discourse with the leadership of the Irish political
party Republican Sinn Fein. The government does this
by denying visas for the leadership to enter the U.S.
and garner support for the only realistic and viable
alternative to the failing Good Friday Agreement,
Republicans Sinn Feins EIRE NUA (NEW IRELAND)
proposal for peace with justice in Ireland.
is no excuse to continue this state sponsored visa
denial policy aimed at Republican Sinn Fein. If the
U.S. Government is truly interested in an all-inclusive
peace in Ireland, it must take off the blinkers and
see things as they are and not through Brit eyes.
To deny the Republican Sinn Fein leadership visas
is a to deny me my rights as a citizen. To dissent,
to question, to offer alternatives, to show a better
way, to believe in free and New Ireland in the vein
of Connolly, Tone, Mellows, Emmet, Costello or O Bradaigh
is no crime! National liberation can not be stopped.
Delayed yes, but right will win out in the end. All
right thinking people should demand of our U.S. Congress
to call hearings into why the State Department continues
the draconian visa denial policy towards Irish Republicans.
We should never forget our liberties and freedoms
in America were gained only through the blood of those
who rose to strip off the chains of the Brits.
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