American Politics Journal
May 6, 2001
Vincent Bugliosi's New Book Blows the Lid Off the Illegal Usurpation of the White House
Former Los Angeles deputy DA, author of the best sellers Helter Skelter (on the Tate-LaBianca murders committedby Charles Manson and his "family"), and Outrage (on the O.J.Simpson trial). And also the author of the hard-hitting book No Island of Sanity, which just eviscerated the Scalia Court over its handling ofthe Paula Jones nuisance suit against Bill Clinton.
Well, he's written a new book just out this week -- The Betrayal ofAmerica : How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President. And if it's anything like his previous writings, it'll beso hot you'll have to hold it wearing asbestos gloves.
Early indications are that the book will not disappoint truthseekers. It has two forewords, one by Molly Ivins, the other by Gerry Spence.These two folks are themselves among two of the greatest mavericks America has ever produced. And both of these folks put out the good word for Bugliosi's book.
MOLLY IVINS :
"Vincent Bugliosi has written the modern equivalent of 'J'accuse'.
I am not a lawyer, but I do know that when Bugliosi quotesa Yale law professor as saying the day of the Bush v. Gore decision was 'like the day of the Kennedy assassination' for him and many of his colleagues, this is not an exaggeration."
GERRY SPENCE :
"It is a pathetic spectacle that Bugliosi beckons us to behold - this high, hallowed court and its revered majority sold outto Power."
Now, you can buy the book for $8.95 in paperback at Amazon or you can do this, as Lou Posner recommends :
In support of Voter March West and the upcoming march and rally in San Francisco on May 19, and to help in fund raising for this major protest against the coup d'etat that occurred last December, the Avalon Publishers and Vincent Bugliosi have graciously offered to provide autographed copies of the new book for those that donate $50.00 or more to support Voter March West.
There are a limited amount of books available so I suggest people get their donations in as soon as possible. We will mail the books to you or you can pick your copy up the day of the march. You might want to get a second book and donate it to your local library or send it to your Senator.
To receive your book you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your donation and then send the donation to either our P.O. Box or go to our website and use the PayPal system to use a credit card. Be sure and add to the PayPal method and the mail-in method that you would like the book along with your mailing instructions. If you want to pick it up at the march please let me know.
Mr. Posner goes on to mention that Mr. Bugliosi will be in the San Francisco Bay area on May 16 doing a promotion of this book. He'll beon the KTVU Morning Show at 8:20 AM, then he'll be on the most popular show on KGO, the Ron Owens Show, from 10-11AM, and on KVON radio with Jeff Schectman at 11:30 AM. He will also be taping a show for KPFA for broadcast one to two days later. New Yorkers, get ready : On May 17 Mr. B. will be in Manhattan doing Jim Bohannon's nationally syndicated show.
Lou Posner concludes :
With his powerful, brilliant, and courageous expose of crime by the highest court in the land Vincent Bugliosi takes his place in the pantheon ofpatriots who have stood up and spoken out against injustice. When an article he wrote on Bush v. Gore appeared in The Nation magazine in February, 2001, it drew the largest outpouringof letters and e-mail in the magazine's 136-year history, tapping a deep reservoir of outrage. Bugliosi's argument is here greatly expanded, amended and amplified.
If you're sending checks, here's the snail mail :
Voter March West
Louis Posner --
Anne Keith --
Katherine Florey - MediaWest@votermarch.org
GRASSROOTS GROUP TO DEMAND VOTING REFORM AT BI-COASTAL EVENT
On Saturday, May 19, 2001, individuals from coast to coast will gather for the Voter Rights March to Restore Democracy.
There will be an East Coast march/rally in Washington, DC and a West Coast in San Francisco, California. The DC event will be held at the West Capitol steps and adjacent area of the National Mall including First to Third Streets from 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm (ET).
At 12:00 noon there will be a circular march past from the West Capital steps past the U.S. Supreme Court, followed by speakers and entertainers at 1:00 pm. West Coast marchers will gather at Justin Hermann Plaza at 10am and march to the Civic Center Plaza for a rally from noon until 4:00pm PT.
The purpose of the march is to demand critically needed voting reforms, to call for a full investigation of the irregularities in the 2000 election, and to protest the illegitimate President's service to the right wing agenda during his first 120 days in office. Political commentators will share the stage with prominent activists and entertainers voicing their outrage over the latest presidential election. The event is sponsored by Voter March, a grassroots group formed in the response to the debacle of the last presidential election. Part of the growing Pro-Democracy movement, Voter March is an entirely volunteer organization that staged the very successful Inaugural Day Voter March in DC’s Dupont Circle on January 20 of this year. Information about both events can be found at the Voter March website, www.votermarch.org.
“We expect the crowd on May 19 to be as diverse as the one at the inaugural protest—male, female, old, young, gay, straight, black, white-- many of them ‘first-time’ protesters,” says Voter March Chairman Louis Posner. “The indignation over the Supreme Court's highly partisan decisions is wide-spread and cuts across all social lines. Voter March continues to grow as more and more people commit to ensuring that the rights of voters can never again be trampled on.”
As with the January protest, there will be bus convoys to the DC event from New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and many other cities. The San Francisco event will have large groups traveling from Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Phoenix, Nevada and many other Western cities.
As part of the May 19 events, Voter March will present a platform calling for a Voters' Bill of Rights that includes :
1) Strict enforcement and extension of the Voting Rights Act, to prevent the disenfranchisement of voters, and full investigation and prosecution of offenders;
2) User- friendly voting, requiring funding to replace old and unreliable machines to ensure that every vote is counted fairly and accurately;
3) Establishment of real campaign finance reform and a ban on special interest campaign contributions;
4) Abolishment of the Electoral College and its replacement with a majority rule election, or substantial reform of the electoral systemto allow for proportional representation;
5) Increasing voter participation in elections by eliminating bureaucratic hurdles, registering citizens to vote and reducing the voter apathy that results in half of the eligible population not voting.
The Voter Rights March will also be protesting Bush's right wing agenda that is drastically turning back gains in environmental protection, separation of church and state, world peace initiatives and other civil rights and social issues.
An internet-based grassroots advocacy group founded in November of 2000, Voter March is not funded or controlled by any other organization. Voter March organizers are all volunteers.
TO JOIN IN VOTERMARCH PROTEST CONTACT :
On May 19, CLG will co-sponsor the march on Washington D.C. to restore democracy. Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG,) www.legitgov.org, a nonpartisan, pro-Democracy action group, encourages the march for democracy to protest the fraudulent selection of George W. Bush as P-Resident. Individuals will, as Votermarch describes, "express their outrage over the disenfranchisement of voters that occurred in election 2000 Silence of the Lambs by Greg Palast the U.S. Supreme Court's highly partisan decisions which usurped the rights of voters, and to call for critically-needed voting and electoral reforms."
The March for Democracy on May 19 is one in a series of protests co-sponsored or sponsored by CLG and other pro-democracy groups, decrying the installment of G.W. Bush as president, against the willof the people. "CLG will protest for the duration of the GW Bush Occupation. We'll move on when he moves out," said CLG spokesman, Michael Rectenwald. Mike Rectenwald will be speaking in Washington on May 19.
CLG also wishes to express its disdain for Bush's anti-democratic policies, which were rejected when he lost the election. "Remember," said Rectenwald, "the selection of Bush by means of fraud, intimidation, propaganda and judicial injustice was necessary for the G.O.P. and their backers because the country rejected him and his policies. He was rejected, not elected, not only because he is an idiot, but also because he is bad for the U.S. and bad for the world."
Further details regarding CLG and the May 19 march on Washington canbe obtained at CLG action.
Citizens for Legitimate Government is a strategic grassroots group recently created by concerned, tax-paying citizens, after an activist U.S. Supreme abandoned its Constitutional obligations and upheld the Republican Party's efforts to eliminate the democratic process from the 2000 presidential contest. The members of the group refuse to recognize the Bush administration as legitimate. More information on the group's activities can be found on their website at CLG