From the inception of the Velayat-e faqih (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists), the firebrand founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini deceived the Iranian people with false promises of democracy, freedom and liberty, albeit, couched under the guidance of Islam. He brought them in, then he closed and locked the gates. He created a facade of a republic by allowing people to elect officials, but if they were not subserviant to him and his ideals, they were promptly removed or worse. He crashed down the mighty fist of repression and turned the clock back on womans rights more than a thousand years. He shut down all freedoms of speech and press. He ordered the arrest, torture and murder of thousands whom he deemed enemies. He created a brutal morality policing force, accountable to no one, whose mission is to force the citizenry into compliance. He created a Revolutionary force, answerable only to the Supreme Leader himself, whose mission is to crush any dissent or opposition by any and all means necessary. And then, he threw away the keys to the gates.
In light of thirty years of this grand deception, it has become “PAINFULLY” clear that the system of Velayat-e faqih has woefully failed the Iranian people and greater Islam itself. Even for the reformists in the system, it has proven to be unreformable and will never compromise with the very people it wishes to rule. Eight years under President Khatami, the most popularly elected President since the “Grand Deception” yielded at most minimal advances. During his Pesidency, the arrests, torture, murder and rape still continued, and he was powerless in the face of these travesties. Even for the legitimate winner of the current Presidential election, Mir Hossein Mousavi, could he have advanced any real reform under this current system. Does anyone really believe that he would be more successful with reform than former President Khatami? Furthermore, while the clerical establishment continually battles over the theological principles of the revolution and the direction it should take, they continue to marginalize, brutalize and murder the citizenry.
We believe that the only way forward for the REAL REFORM needed is the total dismantling of the current system along with all rogue forces directly associated with it, and for the clergy to return to their mosques. In its place, a system of governance OF, BY and FOR the PEOPLE shall be formed. OPEN, FAIR and FREE elections shall be held. A Constitutional Convention shall be convened and a NEW CONSTITUTION shall be written.