Friday, February 13, 2009
Geert Wilders’ Speech which the UK Refused Him to Deliver
Yesterday, I noted Geert Wilders’ “Let them put me in handcuffs” statement, as he put into action civil disobedience in response to the UK’s refusal to allow him into the UK to speak before Parliament.
Geert did attempt to enter the UK, but he was detained by UK security forces and hustled back to the Netherlands, as was reported here.
Previously unknown in Britain, Mr Wilders, 45, was splashed across the media being manhandled through Heathrow as the victim of a heavy-handed state — while avoiding a grilling by the British press pack waiting at Parliament where his film was shown to an audience of less than 30.
Below is an excerpt of the speech which Geert Wilders hoped to deliver in its entirety. Here is the link to where Geert Wilders’ entire speech can be read.
I would not qualify myself as a free man. Four and a half years ago I lost my freedom. I am under guard permanently, courtesy to those who prefer violence to debate. But for the leftist fan club of Islam, that is not enough. They started a legal procedure against me. Three weeks ago the Amsterdam Court of Appeals ordered my criminal prosecution for making Fitna and for my views on Islam. I committed what George Orwell called a ‘thought crime.’
You might have seen my name on Fitna’s credit role, but I am not really responsible for that movie. It was made for me. It was actually produced by Muslim extremists, the Quran and Islam itself. If Fitna is considered ‘hate speech,’ then how would the Court qualify the Quran, with all it’s calls for violence, and hatred against women and Jews?
An Open Letter to President Barack Hussein Obama
I write this to letter to express dismay at your ability to keep your word, and your supposed contracts with individual Americans. You are demonstrating to the American people that you are untrustworthy, that your words hold no meaning, that you speak empty phrases, and any contract you present to the American public should immediately be trod upon in recognition of the fact that it is meaningless.
End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people’s trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won’t be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute.
This has not happened, as is reported here.
Additionally, your contract with the American people stated,
Sunlight Before Signing: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.
Shine Light on Earmarks and Pork Barrel Spending: Obama’s Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act will shed light on all earmarks by disclosing the name of the legislator who asked for each earmark, along with a written justification, 72 hours before they can be approved by the full Senate.
Sir, neither of these contract terms, as quoted above, are being complied with, further evidence that your words and contracts are untrustworthy. Proof of this is reported here, where it is noted you desire to sign this bill on Monday, February 16, 2009, and this bill has not even been fully approved or sent to your desk as of Friday, February 13, 2009. How can you, sir, claim that you are honoring your contract with the American people? How can you, sir, stand as a leader of the greatest nation in the world, when your words cannot even be trusted by the American people?
Let me also point out, sir, that attempting to pass this stimulus bill with alacrity, as an “emergency” measure, and then attempting to hide behind the words in your contract with the American people which state that five (5) days of review will be given to the American people only for “non-emergency” bills, is cowardly and dishonest. The United States’ current financial situation, while in pain, is not under any emergency requiring instantaneous action.
Mr. President, you, sir, are rushing blindly, and headlong, into territory which you have inadequately reconnoitered, summoning the American people to blindly follow you to their deaths. I can only hope, for the American people, that the lack of validity in your words and contracts, which so blatantly display your untrustrworthiness, will cause then to stand up and say no this ill advised stimulus bill. The question is, sir, will you listen to the people of the United States, or continue to blatantly display your lack of trustworthiness and thus your disrepect to each and every American?