March 13, 2006
Calling All Patriots!
Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram
What evil gave rise to secret wiretaps, secret courts, secret prisons, torture, war crimes, the trampling of our Bill of Rights and way of life?
Who will call it by its name? How much deeper into lock-down before thought prisons become stone prisons, and the fantasy of escape is forgotten?
The straw man has no brain, no heart, and no courage. If need be, I will be silenced as an individual, in my own name, Steven Mark Welch.
I will not go quietly, as part of some faceless mass. I will not be corrupted by proximity to an evil vacuum.
Pray! Speak! Write! Publish! Assemble! March! These are the first of our inalienable rights as citizens of the
Stand Up. Speak now, or forever hold your peace.
Steven M. Welch