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Criminal Bush

I vow to never again collude with the Great Lie. Let's call a spade a spade.
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The downward spiraling which has damaged every arena of our society and environment shot into warp speed when George W. Bush twice stole the title, 'President of the United States of America.' We Americans have become accustomed and well trained through a deliberate reduction of educational opportunities, social services and individual rights, to fall for the well-organized, right wing rhetoric and diversions, designed to promote fear, anti-learning and apathy. Such tactics have allowed these crimes to prevail. It is the sad misfortune of the entire world, that these two acts have been forgiven and forgotten to such an extent that those of us who originally marched in defiance, now respectfully refer to this individual as 'The President,' 'This President,' and 'President Bush.'

I have great regard for the power of language and I believe it is important for us to stop colluding with the lies. We can begin with the small but symbolic act of refusing to refer to Bush by any title he has not earned.

In consideration of his very un-Christian abuses of the power he stole, including waging a war under false pretenses, cronyism, immoral and unconstitutional proselytizing, defiance of the Constitution of the United States of America, and threats to veto the will of the people, I vow to never again collude with the Great Lie. Let's call a spade a spade. How about 'Criminal Bush'?