DailyTeaParty.com by Gary Brown Jr.
December 9, 2010
I, for one,,,think Bradly Manning,,should be able to address the American people,,on national tv,,,before judgement can be ethically passed,,on him. I know,,never happen,,,but no one can say,,G.Brown,,said SHOOT HIM, just cause a few media yahoos did.,,,,,,,ill never consent to atrocities,, being done “in my name”,,as a individual,,or part of the “herd”.
I believe that this young man,,did what he did ,with the best intentions,,the intention, of reporting what he believed to be a atrocity,,a crime,,committed under the guise of lawful war.
PFC Bradley Manning, likely as not, is merely a pawn in a game he never even fully understood.,He obviously, understood that normal channels,the proper chain of command,could,turn a blind eye, as so often happens,, even in our civilian world of law enforcement.
Some “bigger pictures”,that many ,simply aren’t aware of,(due to the fault of powers that be,,),,so many grey areas,,that never existed before,,when being the “good guys” was more clearly defined.,,those boys,those like manning,,,and those on the front lines,are truly in harms way,a normal person has 1000 wishes, a Soldier only has 1, to come home safe,and many of them now question,,,the validity of some things,,and those who continue to profit,,as “the cause” becomes more murky and elusive.,,by all means, give them every weapon at hand,,and every authority to defend themselves ,the innocent,,,,and kill the enemy. But ,please,,everybody,,,attempt to learn all the facts.in every case,,,every time.And before you pass judgement on the fate of this soldier,,who was out there,,defending you,,and defending the constitution he took an oath to,,,let them,,tell their tale,,from where the metal, meets the meat.
Here,,, are a few quotes,one from a citizen of today,,,and several from Mr.Jefferson,,,
Deaths caused by governments in the 20th century: approximately 283,000,000. “Deaths caused by Wikileaks helping to expose these crimes: zero. Wait, remind me who who the terrorists are again? — Dustin Archer Ⓥ””
“The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure.” –Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.
“The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” –Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816.
“The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers… [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of news writers who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper.” –Thomas Jefferson to G. K. van Hogendorp, Oct. 13, 1785.
Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.
“I am… for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.” –Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799.
Now granted,,, Jefferson could never have foreseen wiki leaks,,,or the current state of our government,,or policies abroad,,,that he so eloquently warned against,,,but he did foresee a need to know the truth,,the whole truth,, and to prepare for it.
In closing here,, I beg of all,,,to remember Bradley,the fact that we the people,,haven’t heard his side. Its Christmas folks,,this young man,,sits in a cell,,,for doing what his heart told him was the right thing to do,,,agree or not,,no human can know this without some compassion,,,send Bradley a letter to jail,,,,speak his name and story in public,,,,,demand to hear his side,,,before you scream hooray media giants,,shoot him for treason, for no doubt treason,,,is involved,,,but the traitor(s),,, are not so clearly, defined, by, Gary Brown. DEC 9 2010
INCLUDED HERE ARE SOME RELATED LINKS WORTH VIEWING
SIGN our petition:www.standwithbrad.org
Donate to the defense fund: http://tinyurl.com/savebradley
Visit our website:www.bradleymanning.org
Write to Bradley:Bradley Manningc/o Courage to Resist484 Lake Park Ave #41Oakland CA 94610USA