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Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Lee Sheehan is an American anti-war activist, whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended antiwar protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranchβ€”a stand that drew both passionate support and criticism. Sheehan ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. She was a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Her memoir, Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006. In an interview with The Daily Beast in 2017, Sheehan continued to hold her critical views towards George W. Bush, while also criticizing the militarism of Donald Trump.

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If the people of America do not rise up, take ownership of our country, we're going to lose it forever.
My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny.
We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled. The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached.
My children were the center of my life. β€” Β© Cindy Sheehan
My children were the center of my life.
I would love to support Hillary for president if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation because she supports it.
I've always admired President Chavez for standing up to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America.
Recruiters in our country are known for lying to people.
I'm not going to join any party. If I do vote again, and if I do become, you know, politically active, it will be independent.
I'm working class, my family was working class, and we have struggled the same way our neighbors here in San Francisco have struggled.
I think that there are some people on the so-called Left who might say we have to circle our wagons around the first African American president, and to me that is racism in reverse because his policies are actually still the racist policies of empire.
Every day is a new sense of tearing my heart out of my body again when I see other children who have been killed, and I know what their families are going through.
If peace activists really want to make changes, they have to start putting intense pressure on their elected officials. Of course, everything should be non-violent, because we are trying to create a peaceful world, and violence can't produce peace - no matter what George W. Bush and his buddies say.
I'm just a regular mother who's trying to save lives and be the best human being I can be.
My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel. β€” Β© Cindy Sheehan
My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel.
Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence.
I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support. It doesn't matter if they're Senator Clinton or whoever.
I am not a politician or a military strategist. I am just a citizen voicing my opinions.
One of my biggest inspirations is President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Yea, President Hugo.
I feel like I gave my son to this country in an illegal and immoral war, and I'll never get him back.
When I was growing up, it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything.
Everything I say comes from my heart - and it's the truth.
'Peace Mom' is my most heartfelt, but I am most proud of 'Myth America' because I nailed the problem and gave the solutions long before the Occupy Movement. I think it's a great organic class analysis.
I think Michael Moore is an amazing man - an amazing, brave man. And I think people are probably going to start saying, 'Don't associate with Cindy Sheehan.' People who speak truth to power somehow are marginalized in this country.
We're not going to cure terrorism and spread peace and goodwill in the Middle East by killing innocent people, or I'm not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The occupation that they don't have food. They don't have clean water. They don't have electricity. They don't have medicine. They don't have doctors.
It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison.
We can't allow any war for imperialism or greed to be fought in our names. This is what we need to keep fighting for.
I don't understand why, to rise to the level of being president of my country, one has to be a monster. I used to say that George Bush was defiling the Oval Office, but it's been held by a long line of monsters. We don't have to support our administrations to love our country.
I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States. Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
We can't let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they've done in this world. We can't have a pardon. They need to pay for what they've done.
Isn't it nice of the IRS to tell the media where to ambush me before they tell me that the U.S. Attorney is suing me?
I was told my son was killed in the war on terror. He was killed by George Bush's war of terror on the world.
The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice.
I wake up every day feeling like today's the day to make a difference. I never question the correctness of what I'm doing or the need for it.
I can't speak for the other people whose children have died, but I can speak for my family and the other members of Gold Star Families for Peace. We believe we're honoring our children by working for peace.
We really need to stop the imperialist tendencies of countries like the United States and Great Britain.
The Democrats are as much a part of the war machine as the Republicans. We can't let Democrats get off the hook because they're Democrats.
I think some of the people on the Left... were extremely jealous of me getting what they thought was all of the attention.
I'm not a military strategist.
I take deep breaths and be true to my heart. β€” Β© Cindy Sheehan
I take deep breaths and be true to my heart.
My husband has always agreed with me philosophically.
We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy ... not for the real reason: because the Arab Muslims who attacked us hate our Middle Eastern foreign policy.
No one can sustain rage for long. I am still angry and always will be. My dear son was stolen from me and his family to never return. He was killed for profit and lies. How can I not be angry? Sometimes though, the rage comes back.
Let's push the Pentagon off the fiscal cliff.
I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno.
Loyalty to the true, core values and roots of democracy is what makes a true patriot, not loyalty to a symbol of the country.
What is the 'noble cause' for which you sent our country to war?
I can imagine people in Third World countries looking at, you know, someone like Hillary Clinton raising $35 million for her presidential campaign that goes to really, you know, nonproductive means, and they see that, and they just - it's just really immoral, I believe.
I'm a socialist, and I'm not going to be ashamed to say it!
I was a Catholic youth minister for eight years... I'm not Catholic anymore. The church is too misogynistic. β€” Β© Cindy Sheehan
I was a Catholic youth minister for eight years... I'm not Catholic anymore. The church is too misogynistic.
So what really gets me is these chickenhawks, who sent our kids to die, without ever serving in a war themselves. They don't know what it's all about.
My son died for lies.
People who are against me attack me personally. They attack the way I look physically, they attack the way I dress, they attack everything but what I say.
I don't - you know, I'm very disillusioned with our political system. If we don't wake up in America and realize that we have to vote out of our courage and integrity for candidates who reflect our own beatitudes, and not the beatitudes of the war machine and the corporations, we are - we're doomed.
I believe that it is my right and responsibility as an American to question our government when our government is wrong.
People demonize me; people idolize me; everything I say and do has been scrutinized.
I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite.
58% of the American public are with us. We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing, if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end.
One of the things that pushed me over the edge was that people on the Left were calling me names. How many kicks in the teeth do you have to endure.
If we stick together as an American people we can bring down the war criminals that are running our country right now.
I raised four kids in six years.
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