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Mon May 28, 2012, 10:34 PM

It really hit me today how un-American the far right really are. [View all]

The last few days we've been making lei for the graves at Punchbowl. Punchbowl only had 30,000 lei and put the call out for another 20,000. That place is sacred ground for my family and for tens of thousands of others because of the sacrifices made by every man and woman buried there for a great nation that is founded on ideals of equality and freedom.

These ideals are not possible under the right wing. They use the words as if they valued the ideals behind them, but based on their actions, clearly they do not.

My grandpa, grandmother, and father are all buried there. Grandpa was a WWII and Korea vet, and Dad was a Vietnam vet. He volunteered to go, was special forces in the tri-border region. Mom and I went yesterday to decorate their markers and remember them there together, as we do every year.

What the far right are doing to dis-assemble this country stands against everything that they stood for. Recently here at DU I have read about the new Kansas tax laws that move all the tax burden in the state onto the shoulders of the poor and middle class. Rich people don't have to pay any tax at all. Mostly this is going to impact public schools. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/may/27/kansas-tax-act-most-regressive-nation/

I also read Grover Norquist's speech here, where he says "We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate. Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared." http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/13/grover-norquist-speech-cpac.html
Why these people aren't publicly shamed every time they step out of the house is a mystery to me.

We've seen what the right wing wants for all the rest of us in Wisconsin via Walker, in Kansas with the new tax laws passed, at the US House via Ryan, and if that isn't enough to get each of us phone banking and donating, I don't know what would be.

We must talk to every independant and Republican we know and urge them to put party aside and support us now. The far right must not be given more power if we want this country to be of, by, and for the people ever again.

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