Modern Democracy in Action


Pres Bush issued ‘signing statements’ with 500 pieces of legislation including the anti-torture statute.  These were ‘fingers-crossed-behind-the-back’ promises in which he asserted his right to interpret the legislation as he chooses, and to continue to do whatever he deems necessary for national security.  I think all of Congress should resign since it’s no longer necessary to have legislators.  The savings on their salaries could go towards building more secret prisons.


From a letter to the editor from Helen Woodson, imprisoned U S anti-nuclear protestor.