Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Dear Senator Sold-Out-to-the-Forces-of-Evil:

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
 
Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:22 PM
Original message
Dear Senator Sold-Out-to-the-Forces-of-Evil:
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:29 PM by Peace Patriot
Sample letter to Democratic Senators who voted FOR Condoleeza Rice for Secretary of State. Please edit this letter according to individual Senators' behavior in the Jan. 24-25 debate and vote. For instance, Senators Biden and Harry Reid (Minority Leader), although they voted for Rice, spoke strongly in defense of the "Heroic 13" who opposed, AND spoke to the truth of what they said about Rice.

Note: "Senator Sold-Out-to-the-Forces-of-Evil" is a joke for DUers. I do not at all suggest that you use it in addressing Senators whom we wish to convince to join the progressive coalition.

------

SAMPLE LETTER

------

SUBJECT: Arrogance of Rice, Gonzales appt.'s, relationship to 2004 Election Fraud

Dear Senator Sold-Out-to-the-Forces-of-Evil:

Your vote in favor of Condoleeza Rice on Wednesday puts you way out of the mainstream of American public opinion. The thirteen Senators who voted against this nomination were the only ones representing the majority of Americans, nearly 60% of whom oppose the Iraq war.

We were lied to on Iraq. We were manipulated and propagandized. And over 100,000 innocent Iraqis were slaughtered, and over 1,300 U.S. Soldiers were killed, and we now have a disaster in Iraq the likes of which we have not seen since Vietnam, and the architect and spokesperson for all of this was Condoleeza Rice.

Now they present us with Alberto Gonzales, the writer of the torture memos, for head of domestic law enforcement. His views on torture and his toady attitude towards Bush make him unfit for this office. I'm also concerned about enforcement of election law. Given the flagrant misconduct by Republican election officials in Ohio, and given our egregiously non-transparent election system nationwide, we need a civic minded A.G.--hardly a description of Gonzales.

These Bushs nominations are an insult to Congress, to the American people, and to democracy itself. Are mass murder and torture and endless lying now to be our moral values?

I fear for our country. I am convinced these people committed massive election fraud, not only because the evidence is very strong--indeed, it is overwhelmingbut also because I will never believe that a majority of Americans voted for these policies.

How do we get out of this messof stolen elections, of illegal wars, of false and hypocritical values, and of massive thievery and corporate domination of our country and its foreign policy?

I imagine youve given it some thought. Heres mine: paper ballots, hand counts. We were a pretty good country when we had those. We can be a good country again.

Some think the electronic voting system can be repairedwith open source code, a proper paper trail (a ballot that takes precedence over electronic tallies in any recount), other proper security and auditing procedures, removal of Republican partisans as owners of the secret, proprietary programming code that counts all our votes, and undoctored exit polls to verify the election (unlike our exit polls for 2004, which were doctored on election night"adjusted" to fit the official result-- hiding the fact that Kerry won the exit pollsa prime indicator of fraud).

I think we've gone too far toward an inherently fraudulent election system, and need to pull way back to something simpler that occurs at human speed and that human eyes can see.

Once again, I am profoundly dismayed by your vote for Condoleeza Rice. Thousands of activists around the country observed the debate and vote, and have noticed that you were on the wrong side. I urge you to join the "Heroic 13" who voted against this nomination, to create a truly progressive opposition to the Bush regime. The activists at democraticundergound.com stand ready to assist any politician who courageously opposes the Bush regime, and who is willing to investigate the 2004 election and support election reform.

And always remember: Wethe good people of the United States, the people who believe in fairness and justice and good government, and who oppose unjustified war--are the majority!

Mary Pjerrou Huckaby

enc.: Here are some of the expert reports on the 2004 election that you should read, if you are unfamiliar with them.

These experts question the 2004 election result on the basis of the Exit Polls:

Dr. Steven Freeman 1st study: http://www.truthout.org/unexplainedexitpoll.pdf
(also at: http://www.buzzflash.com/alerts/04/11/Expldiscrpv00oPt1... )

Dr. Steven Freeman 2nd study: http://www.appliedresearch.us/sf/epdiscrep.htm

Dr. Ron Baiman: http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2004/99...

Dr. Webb Mealy: http://www.selftest.net/redshift.htm

Jonathan Simon:http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00142.htm

(130,000 to 230,000 phantom votes for Bush in FLA--paper vs. electronic voting)
Dr. Michael Haut & UC Berkeley stats team: http://ucdata.berkeley.edu

Johns Hopkins report on electronic voting: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00196.htm#...

Ohio vote suppression: http://www.bpac.info

----------

GO HERE for all Senators' tel, fax, email and snail mail. The best Dem list is near the bottom of the thread. (And there is a list of Republican Senators' contact info. in the middle of the thread.)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

---------

Here's the list of 13 Senators who voted against Condoleeza Rice on Jan. 26:

Boxer (leader of the Heroic 13, absolutely brilliant strategist)
Kennedy (great speech)
Levin (speech)
Byrd (great speech)
Kerry
Reed (RI) (speech)
Durbin (speech)
Dayton (the greatest speech of the day, will live in history)
Akaka
Bayh (speech)
Lautenberg
Harkin
Jeffords (Independent)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:27 PM
Response to Original message
1. Brilliant!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:30 PM by ClayZ
Well done, Peace Patriot!

"What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax
Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of
the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace,
the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that
enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for
their children - not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and
women - not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."

-- President John F. Kennedy at American University 10 June 1963
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:28 PM
Response to Original message
2. GO HERE for Sample Letter of Thanks to the HEROIC 13:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:30 PM
Response to Original message
3. One of my Senators voted against her
and I'm grateful to him. The other did not, but OTH, he was one of the strongest voices against the war, and he's voted against Gonzales. He's a good Senator. He gets a pass from me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Griffy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:31 PM
Response to Original message
4. edit out your real name...
I would..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. Too late. Oh, well. MODERATOR HELP???
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Aug 30th 2014, 01:38 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC