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Liberal Bias: Noun 1. The quality or characteristics of being factual and making republicans uncomfortable. 2. Exposing corruption or abuse of power. See also NPR and PBS

The new anti-terrorism laws eroding our rights aren't about catching Osama Bin Laden. They are a preemptive strike against dissent and open rebellion. They are the removal of trial and due process for anyone even suspected of standing up to this regime. Meanwhile, presidential authority over congress is being greatly expanded and the Supreme Court is certain to be headed by a proponent of the unitary executive theory. Lobbyists are now authoring legislation and funding election campaigns while the K street Project melds corporate and state power. We are becoming exactly what we were fighting against when we signed the Declaration of Independence.

Revised Jan 12, 2005

American foreign and domestic policy is adrift. Progressives, liberals, and democrats have criticized the incoherent policies of the Bush Administration. Even members of the once noble Republican Party are parting ranks with a GOP that has been infiltrated and commandeered by a minority of far right extremists whose only obligation is to the corporations that birthed them and fund them. The vetoing of the Fairness Doctrine by President Ronald Reagan and the Telecom Act of 1996 have all but eliminated any rational discourse of opposing ideas on the airwaves. While claiming victimization at the hands of a non-existent liberal media, a few powerful men with an agenda to utilize this nation's decreasingly free press as a propaganda tool, have cornered the market on talk radio and simultaneously created their own propagandist cable "news" channel. This has been a dangerous first step in creating a media where only one political voice is heard and the populace is at risk of being manipulated rather than informed. The effects of this can already be seen in a study by the Program on International Policy Attitudes that showed that viewers of Fox news were far more likely to be misinformed on the issues surrounding the Iraq war than people who got their information elsewhere. (view the study here .pdf format)

  We aim to change this. We aim to make use of the internet as if it were Radio Free America, or Resistance Radio. The voices exposing the lies and hypocrisy of the far right as they legislate in favor of their campaign donors to the detriment of citizen health and the environment will be heard. Those who would lie us into believing that a defenseless third world nation posed an immediate threat, kill hundreds of thousands, spread deadly depleted uranium across a country, and make billions in profit for the companies of which they are former CEOs will have their daily actions documented here. We will be the free press.

  As the 21st century dawns, the United States stands as the world's preeminent “super? power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America is now the world's only super-power.  Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to the American principles of truth, justice, and freedom that this nation was founded upon in 1776? We currently are under no threat of invasion, yet our defense budget accounts for 50% of the worlds military spending and is larger than the next 27 countries combined. We have set a dangerous precedent with the introduction of a strategy of preemptive invasion and looking for justification only after our target has been reduced to chaos. Nuclear sites with dangerous materials are looted for weeks before becoming secured, yet oil wells are secured almost immediately. The alleged war on terror has succeeded in increasing the proliferating of nuclear materials for "dirty bombs" instead of seizing them. We feel this is not the behavior we should be setting as the worlds only superpower and potential role model.


  We are in danger of squandering the opportunity and failing the challenge. We are endangering not only the world, but ourselves. The right wing extremists who came to power through media manipulation and questionable elections have begun an assault on our nation from the inside. Our main points of focus are:

 

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   It is a time to call for the way things were planned by the Founding Fathers. They way things were planned in the Old American Century.

  The project for the OLD American Century represents no one political party, as they have all sold out to the highest bidder; but stands for the Bill of Rights; the Constitution; the working class, as well as all those the new religion of free market capitalism leaves behind; and the people serving in our armed forces if and when it is serving the people of this nation and not just the corporate interests it now paves the way for.

We believe the only imperial stance this great nation should take is that of peacefully encouraging freedom, equality, and civil liberty here at home and around the globe. Not just in words, but in deeds. The ideals of the OLD American Century knowing that those ideals were not then nor have they ever been achieved—but were at least, before now, strived for and what we at the Project for the Old American Century strive for now.

 

Perpetual war for perpetual peace and profits over people cannot be allowed to continue. The cost has been, is continuing to be and will be, much, much too high.



 

 

 

 

"Fascism should rather be called corporatism, as it is the merging of government and corporate power." --Benito Mussolini

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