One Bold Step

Everyone talks a great game about changing the world, or even just their lives, but courage, while free, comes with one price: action. I want to share my bold step with you, and, if you write to me with your bold step, and it's timely, I'll post it on my site every couple of weeks, if not more often.

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Director of Research for (aka: The Foundation Foundation). Formerly with Air America Radio Phoenix ("Froggy Went A Marchin..."). Sang the National Anthem at a rally in Phoenix with Cindy Sheehan. Loves: chocolate, flowers, perfume (my grandmother), great music, politics, and a whole-hearted appreciation of the truth (Are there really "conspiracy theories" or do we need more FOIAs?). Seeker of justice and agent for change.

Friday, January 13, 2006

One Big Step for Law Enforcement, One Giant Leap for Humankind

Preamble of The Constitution of the United States of America (1787):

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Perhaps the ultimate realization of this dream is now coming together. A survivor of domestic violence is putting together a web site that will help women make it from the beginning to the end of their custody battles against abusive partners. This will include a "Profiles of Abusers List." The list will include people who have been convicted of domestic violence.

Given the call for an "ownership society" by President Bush and this statement's direct contradiction with the definition of "domestic tranquility" at its heart, as described by Lundy Bancroft in his book: Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, the timing is perfect. With the knowledge now that innocent Americans are being spied upon in their own meetings and phone calls within our borders, we are reminded that "domestic tranquility," "providing for the common defense," and "promoting the general welfare" starts right at home. At great cost to our nation, the most insidious version of this infraction is, unfortunately, alive and well in many homes across America. It is high time that a new program, like the one described here that includes the "Profiles of Abusers List" is undertaken in this great country of ours.

The Court Watch site is set to lauch some time in February. For more information, and an early look at the site, visit: and

Kudos for the boldness of the heart!


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