Which group do you fit in?

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2006

In the mid to late 1700s of what was then colonial America, our population was politically divided, almost evenly, into three camps of ideology.

About one third of us were loyal to the English crown; another third demanded liberty, freedom and riddance from monarchy; and then there was the one third of us who didn’t care one way or the other, preferring to live their lives in the bliss of complete passive un-involvement.

Except for the names and a few other changes, you can talk about “now.”

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The story is the same one.

It is the passive/uninvolved citizen who would prefer to watch liberty and democracy slip through their fingers like the desert sands rather than draw a line in that sand and take a stand on one side of it or the other.

After all, the “sheep” are the ones whose idea of defending liberty and democracy (both of which require HONEST elections) is to let “somebody else” do it.

Those among us who do not hesitate to routinely use bribery, extortion, forgery, intimidation, perjury, arson and official misconduct to ensure themselves a win at the polls, effectively use the sheep camp as an almost impenetrable barrier by always keeping the sheep between themselves and those of us who would very happily provide them with the opportunity to thoroughly experience the consequences of their behavior.

Unfortunately, the election process in Alabama has reached such a sordid and entrenched degree of corruption that no longer can only one third of the population effect change.

I am a member of The Democracy Defense League. The enemies of democracy know who we are.

You should, too.

To discover who we are, please visit our web site at www.thedemocracydefenseleague.com.

We need your help – NOW!

Perry Beasley, Co-Chairman

Democracy Defense League