Friday, July 6, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
An Open letter to Congress.
What will it take for the Congress to wake up and see America is sinking? It is falling into quicksand and the day to day citizen is losing faith in the hopes and dreams America represents.
It started when George Bush won an election where the population lost it's voice due to missing chads and selective zoning. Then the administration ignores Richard Clark's warnings of oncoming terrorism and, alas, 9/11. Instead of embracing the world's help this administration chose to use our country's collective fear and set a fake war in motion. Next(and in no particular order):
-Shock and Awe
-"Mission Accomplished" - NOT!
-Bin Laden not found
-A gift wrapped package delivered to the pharmaceutical companies - the new prescription drug plan
-A gift wrapped package to American banks and credit agencies - the new bankruptcy bill
-America's loss of respect around the world
-The Patriot Act
-Wire tapping America's phone lines/NSA spying
-Tax cuts for the wealthiest of Americans
-Swift boating John Kerry
-Ignoring the Geneva Accord and arguing for sanctioned torture
-Ignoring the Kyoto Protocol
-Outing Valerie Plame
-Ignoring the advantages of Stem Cell research
-Ignoring the 9/11 Commission's recommendations
-Ignoring the Iraq Study Group's recommendations
-Escalating the war in Iraq
-Speaking of the world as having Axis' of Evils
-No bid contracts (HALLIBURTON) in Iraq
-The politically motivated firing of Attorneys under Alberto Gonzales
-"Commuting" Scooter Libby's sentence
The list goes on and on...
A long time ago - George Bush abandoned America and the people who live within it and those that fight for it. Congress has sat back and let him do it. You've let the Executive Branch swell into a ribald Oligarchy.
President Clinton was impeached for messing around with an intern and lying about sex while George Bush has now sent more soldiers to their death than those who died in 9/11 - a war that was fabricated. Only a few are willing to speak of a Cheney or Bush impeachment proceding. Those few will be getting my vote.
You were all apart of this. Is it the money? The power? Lack of foresight? WHAT IS IT? What allows you to watch what is happening and not speak out?
Our country is turned upside down - Day is night, the sky is no longer blue and justice and the rule of law is reserved only for a chosen few.
The Congress will call a special session to save Terri Schiavo but will not work honestly to stop this ill fated war? Nor will the Congress back away from the Insurance Companies and their monied lobbyists in order to give the sickest of Americans the care they deserve.
Please - I want to believe there are still a few untainted politicians walking the halls of congress who will begin screaming for a change.
Be Impolite! Be Anarchists! The country is an absolute mess and has no direction. DO SOMETHING. I elected those of you I believed would be the politician I am not. The country has entrusted you to be forthright and productive yet it seems the Congress has chosen to be deaf, dumb and blind to the obvious misdoings of this administration.
Driving across this country in my little Hyundai over a year ago I was amazed by the American landscape and the people that live within it. I love the American Spirit.
Congress must act now to preserve it.
I send this letter not knowing what else to do. Congress needs to sacrifice the way the majority of people in this country are sacrificing in order to fight over in Iraq and the way they are sacrificing to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads and the way they are sacrificing to foster America's prosperity all over the world.
Stop it - just stop playing the game and fight for this country.