Our democracy needs you
by Steve D'Agati
May 31, 2004
Dear Sitnews Readers and Editor;
I am writing because I'm very concerned about the direction of
our great nation; I'm a hard-working, fairly conservative, patriotic
In the short span of three years, Mr. Bush's record is a dismal
failure beyond California and the lower 48: our jobs are disappearing,
the Federal Treasury is being looted and bankrupted, we have
lost our goodwill standing in the world, the condition of the
military, economy, education, social security, veteran's benefits,
Constitutional rights, Medicare, and energy resources are suffering,
our air and water are dirtier, our forests are thinner, our states
are reeling from unfunded mandates, and our young are dying in
unnecessary wars for oil.
Our foreign policy is a mess; Iraq is a costly mess and deteriorating
-- fast. Our jobs are being outsourced and downsized, fuel prices
are at their highest levels, and rising interest rates to pay
our record-setting treasury deficits will negatively impact our
improving economy. The Euro is outpacing the dollar in value.
This administration has chosen corporations and profits over
people, and politics before policies. I don't believe Mr. Bush
and his friends give a hoot about you, I, the common man, domestic
or world opinion.
The wealthy -- especially the very rich -- are stuffing their
pockets with his largesse. Our leaders are secretly closing
the doors and drawing the shades of government. They 'spin'
the public and media; they silence critics.
There is not a single issue affecting Americans now that is better
off than when Mr. Bush was appointed office. I am shocked by
what I'm seeing from here.
Citizens and readers, I humbly ask of you: please vote -- our
democracy needs you.
Arcata, CA - USA
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