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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 08:15 AM
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Call/ email/ fax local offices too!! ALITO IS POISON
I don't want the wiretapping to become legal
I don't want the rendition to become legal
I don't want the rounding up of protesters to become legal
I don't want American citizens being "declared" enemy combatants without recourse to the courts
I don't want America to be a country where people "disappear"

ALITO MUST BE STOPPED
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 08:16 AM
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1. would help if all would Media Blast a memo.
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 08:29 AM
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2. Protect Your RIGHTS, and our democracy. ACTION link
-- http://www.nocrony.com /

Alito is on the record stating that he believes in a dictatorial model of the president (Unitary Executive) Robert Bork himself stated the other day he believes conclusively that Alito still holds that view. THAT is ENOUGH evidence to justify a filibuster on Alito, much more important than his banal plesantries and weeeping wife.
Also let's face it, the far religious right is hapy as can be that the 'right to choose' (and so many more rights) will likely soon be history.

"The one click form on this page will send your personal message to both your Senators, with the subject "Filibuster the Alito nomination." At the same time you can send your personal comments only as a letter to the editor of your nearest local daily newspaper if you like. Please also follow up with phone calls on the tollfree numbers 888-818-6641 and 888-355-3588."

Tyranny- Absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

I have sworn... eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man (Thomas Jefferson).

Me too!

MAKE some Noise for US and our world! We can't Wait!

Don't just stand there and watch our democracy crumble, STAND UP, MARCH write CALL!
Here is a link to Al Gore's MLK Day speech. http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Text_of_Gore_speech_0116....
Unitary Executive? to me that sounds like tyrrany.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 10:47 AM
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3. Reid is holding a meeting at Noon today
This is a GOOD time to call.
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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 12:52 PM
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4. Letters to Leaders (Congress.org)
Some Letters to Leaders at Congress.org. Some Good Snippets

To: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison link

. . . If a nominee to the Supreme Court deserves a simple "up" or "down" vote, then surely the people deserve a simple "yes" or "no" to the questions posed by their elected officials. . .


To: Sen. Ben Nelson link

. . .How in the name of all that is holy and American can you endorse Alito? This man is not fit to serve as a Justice of the Peace much less on the highest court in the nation. . .


To: Sen. Hillary Clinton link

The Words of Statesmen:
. . .
"An executive who arrogates to himself the power to ignore the legitimate legislative directives of the Congress or to act free of the check of the judiciary becomes the central threat that the Founders sought to nullify in the Constitution - an all-powerful executive too reminiscent of the King from whom they had broken free."
-- John Adams

"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
-- James Madison
. . .



To: Sen. Harry Reid link

We have to block the appointment of Judge Alito. If it requires a filibuster, so be it. If you can't use the filibuster out of fear of a nuclear option, what good is it. They win without doing a thing. Make them impose that option if they dare. Alito is so dishonest and dangerous; we can't allow him to be appointed. . .


To: Sen. Patrick Leahy

isn't it NOW or NEVER?

Randolph , NJ


To: Sen. Harry Reid link

January 18, 2006

Alito is emblematic of unlimited executive power.
The fight to keep him off the Court is our Normandy
in the campaign to drive out the Bush syndicate and the
ever-expanding dictatorial powers they claim.

Alito told us everything we need to know about him when he offered his standard response -- that he couldn't offer an opinion; that he'd figure it out if it came before him -- to the hypothetical case Sen. Biden posed. (If We the People, through our representatives in the Senate and House, passed a resolution prohibiting the President from ordering any sort of attack on Iran, could the President ignore our will and order Bombs to be dropped on Iran?)

It is lunacy to think the constitution gives (or even might give) the President the power to unilaterally and brazenly violate the collective will of the people codified in a Congressional resolution. You don't need to be a constitutional scholar, or even have a high school diploma, to know that such absolute power is NEVER freely given to a leader; it is only taken by deception or force.

Alito must be rejected to on principle -- American principle vs Fascist principle.

Each member of the Democratic caucus has a choice:

Show Strength, Conviction, and Courage
OR
Show Weakness, Equivocation, and Cowardice

Help them make the right decision!

Westfield , NJ

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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 05:56 PM
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5. And we can't go back to coat hangers!
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