Naomi Wolf recently publish a book entited...
The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
Upon listening to her explain (on both the O'Reily factor and Democracy Now) how the actions of the Bush administration over the past six years have followed in the footsteps of the actions taken by fascists like Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Pinochet, my friend Teri and I became fearful of the destiny of the United States. But rather than inciting the flight mechanism, native sons and daughters of the United States should stand tall and fight. With our collective minds in an unprecedented cooperation we should fight to overcome our own diminished attention spans and prove we are NOT the United States of Amnesia. We need now more than ever to remember who we are as a nation and where we come from in order to prevent the full erosion of our liberties.
These core enlightenment beliefs changed much of the world during the last 241 years. Let us never forget them or their meaning.
GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY BE EMPOWERED BY ITS CITIZENS
SUCH CITIZENS ARE BORN WITH CERTAIN NATURAL RIGHTS
NONE ARE BORN SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER
ALL WILL BE TREATED EQUALLY BEFORE THE LAW
THE STATE HAS A DUTY TO HELP THE NEEDIEST OF ITS PEOPLE
These are the basis for Thomas Paine's "Rights of man"
In these few words we witness the power of ideas to change the world.
never forget them.