Elaine Meinel Supkis
Mr. William Lewis, a fine film maker, contacted me recently to let me know that my news service appears in a movie he just made. He then sent me a copy. It is called 'WASHINGTON---YOU ARE FIRED!' So my husband and I got it today in the mail and sat down for over 2 hrs worth of very good, informative, fair, well-paced and well-directed movie about the Bill of Rights and how we have lost them to a bunch of liars, crooks, devious deal makers and our Congress critters in DC. This new movie is a definite must-watch. Left, right and center: we all have the same civil rights at stake!
What if the President of the United States had ordered the NSA to data-mine the electronic communications of every single American... BEFORE the attacks of September 11 had even occurred? What if every email, every phone call; every time you surfed the Internet, your private communications were being siphoned into a gigantic dragnet funded by a forty-five billion dollar budget and carried out in cooperation with the FBI, AT&T, and Verizon? Compelling first-hand testimony and whistleblower accounts, punch holes in the official "war on terrorism" excuse that has been used to dismantle the U.S. Bill of Rights and tip the scales of executive checks and balance in this country.
The United States stands at a threshold where one man, the President of the United States, has been granted dictatorial ruling powers by the U.S. Congress. The President, any president, now holds solely in his or her hands the power to become judge, jury, and executioner. Is this the kind of government that our founding fathers enshrined forever in the U.S. Constitution? Will the American people recognize their loss of civil liberties and rise up to affect change in Washington or will they drift even further into a state of affairs that is quickly beginning to resemble that of a 1940's police state; complete with a National ID, a Homeland security force, and enough "terrorist-related" spy laws to know what color underwear you have on at this very moment...
Do the American people even know the names of the Bills that were used to exterminate the U.S. Constitution? Chances are, the answer is no... "Washington, You're Fired" is a chance for every American to play a serious game of political "catch-up" minus the partisan punch lines. We'll examine both sides of the political aisle exposing some of the most damning laws ever enacted in any country.
Bills such as the USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the John Warner Defense Act have crippled the U.S. Constitution and have weakened the liberties that Americans once thought they could never lose. The loss of Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitaus; coupled with a new definition of “torture” are just the tip of the Orwellian iceberg. If enacted, HR 1955 will for the first time put “thought crime” laws on the books, robbing Americans of their right to freedom of conscience thought.
We will examine constitutional issues as they relate to the Katrina disaster, the President's illegal spy program, NSA data-mining, FISA's secret court, the illegal wiretapping of millions of Americans, the re-defining of "privacy" rights, frightening Executive Orders and "terror-war" legislation.
We don't just drop the bomb and run... In "Washington, You're Fired" you'll be shown what to look for in any candidate for political office, plus we provide the tools necessary to enable all of the people to make informed decisions about their political candidates. Problems and solutions are addressed by man on the street interviews with people who think just like you do... and a few who don't, but that's America... right?
“Washington, You're Fired” is a powerhouse of information that every person in this country must fully comprehend before casting their vote in 2008 or in any election for that matter. Get a copy today and share it with someone you care about.
Written, Produced & Directed by William Lewis
Co-Written & Produced by Keith Abel
Feature length DVD $19.95
This movie was a joy to watch. The director knows how to make good transitions from one topic to another. The movie covers a lot of ground from WWII till this last year, 2007. It moves from discussing the CIA to the history of wiretapping, the courts and how they ruled about wiretapping. It mentions the Church Commission and it goes over, item by item, the Homeland Security Act as well as rendition rules and secret courts.
Item by item, Mr. Lewis starts with the First Amendment and works his way down the long list including the important 'Right to bear arms' section. He talks about Hurricane Katrina and how a number of long-standing civil rights were violated there. He shows the story of the bridge to nowhere when the people escaping the doomed city were shot at when trying to reach safety. There are so many things in this movie that are covered, I would have to watch it several times to catch all of it!
This is an excellent movie to show neighbors, family members and friends. For it is not ideological or strident. With a cool narrator ticking off all the facts and reading us the information, one after another, it is impossible to see any real bias or hysteria. Just the facts, sir! And they are all there, one by one. This is why I think this movie is a good springboard for any discussion about our collapsing democracy. Democrats or Republicans, the vast majority in Congress have not only allowed Bush to create laws out of thin air, they voted repeatedly for eliminating our UNALIENABLE civil rights. This movie spells this out, literally, letter by letter in this case.
I want my rights back. I want my Constitution back. This movie helps explain how we can do this. I is very much, a must-watch.
A reader of my news service who is also a very enthusiastic supporter sent me an interesting DVD, 'The Creature From Jekyll Island'. This is a lecture by Edward Griffin about the birth and history of the Federal Reserve. I found this online and decided to put it up here for anyone who wishes to listen to it. This is distributed by www.realityzone.com.
Author of The Creature from Jekyll Island
We'll start way back in history to give some kind of historical perspective to this; we'll go back to the first century BC and the tiny kingdom of Phrygia. There was a philosopher by the name of Epictetus and it was Epictetus who said "Appearances are of four kinds: things either are as they appear to be; or they neither are nor appear to be; or they are but do not appear to be; or they are not and yet appear to be." When I read that statement for the first time, I had a big chuckle over it and I thought for sure that if Epictetus were alive today he would probably be a Harvard professor of money and banking; it sounds like so many explanations that I have read about various aspects of the Federal Reserve System. What he did was he took a fairly simple concept but by the time that he was through explaining it, we didn't have any idea what he was talking about. All Epictetus said was that appearances can sometimes be deceiving. That's all he said but by the time he was through explaining the four different ways in which they can be deceiving, we were left back at the switch somewhere.
Nevertheless, I thought, accidentally perhaps, Epictetus had given me a track to run on so-to-speak. Actually it could be the theme since if there's anything in the world that is deceiving it is the Federal Reserve System. In fact, it is one of those appearances of the fourth kind which are those appearances which are not and yet appear to be. I'm going to use that as sort of a hook on the topic. We'll come back to it from time-to-time and punctuate it if I can remember to do that because it tells us something at the most fundamental level about the Federal Reserve System and that is that appearances can be deceiving.
When I did my research on this topic I came to the startling conclusion that the Federal Reserve System does not need to be audited, it needs to be abolished. This is very intriguing to think we should audit the Fed but I discovered that probably if they audited the Fed it would get a clean bill because it's undoubtedly doing exactly what it's supposed to do according to the law. What it is supposed to do according to the law is justification for abolishing it so all we have to do is understand what the Federal Reserve System is supposed to do and we'll be pretty upset about it. The fact of the matter is that most people haven't the foggiest idea of what it is in fact supposed to do.