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And Justice For None
March 14, 2001
by Linda

To my fellow Democrats who are mad about having their vote stolen: this is for you.

I am a 55 year old female, a Florida native, and have voted in every election since 1966. When the U. S. Supreme court voted 5 to 4 to stop the count, democracy died. It was a shot in the heart, and felt by every dmocrat in this land. I am very sorry that Florida was ground zero for the greatest injustice ever perpetrated on a group of voters.

Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, O'Connor, Thomas, Kennedy, Governor Jeb Bush and our newly selected president, "W", this is for you. My protest will be coming by mail, in the form of a jury summons. When it arrives I will not be taking myself down to the court house to serve the judicial system that failed me so miserably - I will not serve.

Whoa! You say you could go to jail. Yep, I could go to jail, but I have lost confidence in the judicial system and don't feel much like a citizen. I have no vote and democracy is dead.

Now that I have your attention, let's get down to the nitty gritty. When the judge asks you to put aside your prejudices and preconceived notions, will you be able to do that? I think not! The Supreme Court Justices did not do that for us. Nobody loves the crinkle of poster board and the smell of majic markers better than me, but this is not getting us very far.

We need to get them by the short hairs. Do you realize we have the power to shut down the judicial system in ths state? If you eliminate half the jury pool in this state by taking away all of the African American Democrats, the Democratic Senior Citizens, and the Democratic Jewish voters out of the jury pool, what are you left with? Rich White Republicans. No justice there.

Think about what I have said and make up your own mind. We can do this if we all stick together. This situations calls for extreme measures. The Supreme Court, Governor Bush, "W", and the news media will all sit up and take notice.

My personal goals are:

1. To have the five Supreme Court Justices impeached, thrown out of office on their asses. No retirement, no bennies.

2. Jeb Bush out of the governor's office and back in Texas. He can take Katherine Harris with him.

3. I want "W" out of Al Gore's house.

Enough said. I'm out of here for now.

 

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