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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Blog For Peace

In an attempt to celebrate the July 4th holiday in a way that goes beyond burgers and beer, the folks over at The Peacetrain decided to host a "Blogswarm for Peace" and reflect upon some of the pressing issues facing us as a nation at this crucial moment in history.

One of the big questions they ask is "What do we need to do individually and collectively to restore our democracy and American values?" The best place to start would be at the top, since to continue down the self-destructive path we've been going down would be lunacy. Just in case we needed a reminder of how contemptuous this administration is of facts, laws, and anything that doesn't benefit their corrupt ends, Dubya finally removes all pretense of fairness or objectivity and suspends Scooters' jail time. This indefensible act shouldn't be a surprise, since these weasels continually say one thing and do another. To claim he "respected the jury's verdict" yet demonstrating that he didn't is just one more in a long string of leadership via misdirection combined with lies.

Is it too much to hope for that this is the issue that finally makes people pay attention and gets their dander up? Might this be sufficient to finally put impeachment back on the table? Bush is counting on the current outrage to blow over and be just another annoying speed bump as he continues to steamroll over our freedom. But this abuse of power and trust needs to end, and we need to make him accountable for his conduct. Call your representatives in Congress, and Nancy Pelosi (at 202-225-0100) to let them know that we need to stop this administration and their criminal acts, and restore democracy to this great land.
|| JM, 7:10 AM


Excellent post! Happy 4th
Blogger Mary, at 8:19 AM  
I'm calling. Peace, John. Have a happy day. I know there is still sorrow at your home, but things will get more comfortable.
Blogger Peacechick Mary, at 12:08 PM  
thanks for the number
Blogger Anita, at 3:33 PM  
"Is it too much to hope for that this is the issue that finally makes people pay attention and gets their dander up?"

Thanks for the number John. I'm calling the bitch tomorrow! I want America to finally insist on compassion for it's citizens (The Republicans have zero) and instate Universal health care. Oh yea, and impeach Bush and Cheney now!
Blogger Liz, at 7:42 PM  
I've called Pelosi before. To call my so-called representative (none other then "Junket John" Boehner) would be an exercise in utter futility.

I have very little hope that the go-along leadership of his CONgress will do anything unless they're frog marched to it.
Anonymous JollyRoger, at 12:17 AM  
I've also made the call myself. And although I've just about given up hope that we can light a fire to start things going, a part of me still believes this is possible. A bigger part of me thinks riots in the streets might be needed to grab their attention.
Blogger JM, at 8:13 AM  

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