Republicans need to rely on
more than Fear!
By Robert Freedland
May 14, 2006
Dan Thomasson of the Scripps Howard News Service recently wrote
in SitNews (5/12/06) that Democrats were calling for revenge
and impeachment and investigations. He is using the new Republican
talking points that are once again trying to frighten Americans
into doing what is right an needed urgently: throwing the scoundrels
who have given us the mess that is now our American political
scene out of office!
This Administration has regularly relied on provoking fear among
the electorate to further their political shenanigans. In defense
of the illegal collection of calling information from millions
of Americans, this President calls upon the fearful picture of
9/11 and claims we haven't had another attack have we?
They have used fear to advance their privatization schemes trying
to frighten Senior about the solvency of their Social Security
checks and then advocating diverting funds from the Social Security
Trust Fund towards private accounts; an action that any observant
American would realize would only hasten the demise of that Trust
They have used fear to deprive us of civil liberties, bypassing
FISA courts when law demands it.
They used fear and lies to get us into an unnecessary war in
Iraq, distorting intelligence, fixing the facts according to
the Downing Street Memo, and outing a CIA operative who herself
was involved in research on WMD's, compromising our own intelligence
community to advance their own political agenda.
They even use fear of homosexuals, blatent homophobia, to advance
their political agendas by claiming marriage is "under attack"
that two gays getting married will somehow undermine our own
marriages. That we need to pass laws and Constitutional Amendments
to "protect the sanctity of marriage" when what they
really mean is that we should reach down into our ugly reservoir
of hate and insecurity and pass laws to hurt two people who wish
to express their love for one another and have the state prevent
them from doing so. Shameful.
They use fear and threaten our privacy by checking the books
we take out of the library and the internet searches we wish
to investigate by unchecked investigations of the private lives
of every American.
I am tired of being frightened by politicians.
I will not allow myself to be afraid anymore.
America is too great a country to allow desparate despots to
undermine our Freedoms, our love of each other, our protection
of our liberty and our desire to live in a world where war is
a thing of the past, where mutual respect and tolerance prevails,
and where the law and Constitution are meaningful.
It is time to send the Republicans in the House, the Senate,
and yes in the Presidency packing. Bring back government for
the people, by the people and of the people.
Just say no to fear.
La Crosse. WI - USA
About: Robert Freedland is a physician practicing in La Crosse,
Democrats need to call for more than
revenge By DAN K. THOMASSON
- If you are one who believes returning control of the House
to the Democrats this fall would bring some civility back to
Capitol Hill, perhaps you should reassess your thinking. From
every indication the venomous partisanship would not only not
disappear but increase in ferocity, at least for the next two
years. - More...
May 12, 2006
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