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Green Party Candidate Chris Lugo Condemns Torture Bill

 

Chris LugoNashville, TN: On the day after sixteen activists were arrested on the front steps of the White House, Green Party of Tennessee Candidate for US Senate Chris Lugo called for Tennesseans to condemn the Military Commissions Act (S. 3930) and to take immediate steps to declare the bill unconstitutional by petitioning their elected legislators and voting for candidates who will not vote for torture. “Today marks a grave day in American history,” Lugo declared, “Historians will look back at this time and say that today was the day the President suspended the constitution of the United States of America.” «Read the rest of this article»


Pumpkins and Art

 

Ice House CafeThe Icehouse Cafe and Art X-Po will host The UPtown Artists’ Swap this Saturday night at 7PM.  This will be the Halloween edition of the ‘Swap’ including a pumpkin carving contest.  Anyone and everyone is invited to bring arts and crafts to sell and trade at this FREE event.  And yes, anyone can bring a pumpkin and carving  equipment to get in on the contest!  The winner will receive an original work of art from Brandt Hardin at the event. «Read the rest of this article»


US Citizenship Sale: 4 years military service

 

The Department of DefenseI don’t think the United States should bribe immigrants to fight wars in exchange for citizenship.  If the US does not have citizens willing to sign up for our wars, there are much bigger problems.  We already successfully bribe young Americans who are poor with the opportunity to pursue a college education. 

A Washington Post article disagrees. A Military Path to Citizenship, By Max Boot and Michael O’Hanlon, Thursday, October 19, 2006; Page A29

Does anybody really think a fence (costing $ billions) will stop illegal immigration?
 

“Now is the time to consider a new chapter in the annals of American immigration. By inviting foreigners to join the U.S. armed forces in exchange for a promise of citizenship after a four-year tour of duty, we could continue to attract some of the world’s most enterprising, selfless and talented individuals. We could provide a new path toward assimilation for undocumented immigrants who are already here but lack the prerequisite for enlistment — a green card. And we could solve the No. 1 problem facing the Army and Marine Corps: the fact that these services need to grow to meet current commitments yet cannot easily do so (absent a draft) given the current recruiting environment.”

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