September 5, 2001
I was born and raised a Republican. So Republican, that my
mother used to get Christmas cards from Richard Nixon.
During my late teens and early twenties, the ages of enlightenment,
I began to realize that I did not agree with my Republican
heritage. It seemed that, contrary to Republican philosophy,
the Democratic Party was for the people of the United States.
The Democrats gave us Social Security. The Democrats gave
us Medicare. The Democrats gave us Medicaid.
The Democrats gave us these, and many more social programs
that give the American people hope.
Hope that one could retire without the threat of poverty.
Hope that one could receive medical care without the threat
of poverty. Hope that those in the throws of poverty could
receive medical care.
Unfortunately, hope is costly. Because hope is so costly,
most of the American people cannot afford the American dream
of life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness.
There is a lot right with our country, but what is wrong
with our country? Do we no longer care about our people? Do
we only care about corporate greed? Do we only care about
putting our neighbor down? Do we only care about various methods
of promoting hatred? What's going on here?
Whatever it is, it will continue as long as we have a Republican
Republicans have proven themselves, time and again, to be
uncaring about you and me. We of the low and middle class,
if we are to survive as a people, must rise up above the degradation
into which the Republicans are driving us.
The only way we have to resist is to register and vote as
a people for the people.