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scottymortensen Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:17 PM
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18. Explaination
I feel the need to explain myself. As of late, I have been quite incendiary. I will say it's hard not to be, when you look at the depth of the right wing ransacking of our great nation. But what has also driven this is the overwhelming pressure I have been feeling regarding the money and the perceptions of some that that's really all this is about. What has happened to our political system in America is not only a tragedy, but a shame. We are going to raise money, and have set some goals, but I'm not going to let that be the sole factor which determines our success. No way. That's not right!
Today, because of the dangerous, greed-based, anti-people, right wing ideology and agenda, we are fighting a war that was avoidable, and based on outright deception. That's not right! We've mortgaged our children's future to play a wicked game of economic roulette, which only benefits the few, over the many. That's not right!
Inflation is now a problem, because of these failed policies, with ever higher fuel costs, housing costs, food costs, education costs, and billions and billions and billions of war costs, so that our ability to deal with a major disaster is questionable. Across the board everyday people pay the price for not merely failed agendas, but outright idealistic SABOTAGE! That's not right! The good people in the Christian right (not the plotters) have been unwittingly duped in to the right's program of greed and deception. They have used abortion and Gay-Lesbian rights as "code words" to further racist, discriminatory, and elitist practices driving society into an ultra-nationalist, racist, plutocracy. That's not right! Minnesotans need good paying jobs protected by trade policies that make sense, not outsourcing even more good American Jobs to foreign lands. That's not right! I said "if I go down, I would go down swinging". Permit me to re-phrase that: "I'll take on all comers!"

The more I think about it, the more resolute and determined I am to return our nation back to its rightful owners...you. We must take this campaign to the good people of Minnesota in the 6th district, and fly it right in the face of big money bribery, making a statement to the big money cronies, that our votes are not for sale! Our freedom is not for sale! The lives of kids are not for sale! Because that's not right! Scott
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