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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-25-04 02:12 PM
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OUTSTANDING MUST READ letter from Republican to senators
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This was posted yesterday on another thread by the author of the letter. It has only had one reply. My apologies if re-posting is not an okay thing to do (This is only my second post-I'm relatively new); however, I feel this is a very important letter and deserves a lot of attention. The author couldn't really toot his own horn in the subject heading on his own post, but I can. I think it's been overlooked because there have been so many posts with titles regarding letters to senators.

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

I wouldn't use this verbatim as your own, but if you can get some Ideas from it, Great!

Here it is;


To: The Honorable Senator <blank>

From: Dr. Garth Eldritch
Dr_eldritch@netzero.net


Dear Senator <blank>,

I am a registered Republican and I am frightened of this administration.

I am writing this to let you know how millions of thoughtful Americans and I feel about what is happening to our beloved country.

We have observed the insidious and deliberate overthrow of Democracy by this administration, the media, and their supporters.

The media, under constant scrutiny and relentless criticism for taking a Liberal bias, has purged itself of anything remotely resembling balance over the course of the last decade.
The censure and subsequent censorship of prestigious media fixtures such as Helen Thomas and Dan Rather are indicative of this trend. The machinations by which they have been marginalized have been incessantly grinding away at the vestiges of real journalism that was once a hallmark of our great nation.
Now, owned almost entirely by right-wing supporters, the corporate media has ensured that any real news outlet will rarely present a story that casts the administration in an unfavorable light.
I have heard rare mention of the crime against the American people by conservative columnist Robert Novak who exposed an undercover CIA operative, but plenty of news about Dan Rather for using questionable documents whose content may have been legitimate.
I am saddened that I hear more real news on comedy shows than from any major news outlet.

The Help America Vote Act has helped put easily hacked, un-auditable, electronic voting machines made by supporters of the administration all over this country with many more to come.

Representative John Conyers of the House Judiciary Committee has held hearings and recorded testimony whose nature is so controversial that it should shake our democracy to its very foundations and yet Ive seen NOTHING of these hearings on any news channel other than C-SPAN. Most people do not watch C-SPAN because it is not sensationalized enough to keep their interest. None of the major networks will air this astounding evidence of fraud I am left only to speculate on why.

If you have not reviewed this testimony, I cannot urge strongly enough that you do so. The allegations of fraud have only been written off either by those who support this administration, or those who have not studied even a small fraction of these allegations.
It would seem that the fear of becoming an alarmist has overridden the will to investigate and ameliorate our election system.

The reality is that our Democracy has been hijacked by Neo-Conservatives whose agenda may be in dire conflict with the security of the American People. I have familiarized myself with the reserve currency issues and energy market forces that have driven this administration into war. Millions of Americans are aware of these issues as well.
Although I understand that many Americans have not the patience and time to educate themselves on these issues I cannot believe that that is an excuse for a rogue political contingent to lie to us, abridge our rights, go to war under false pretenses, and rig an election to protect their agenda all at the expense of Democracy.


The psychology of those who would do nothing can be described as willful negligence through logistical prejudice;

They could never get away with something like that because it would be too obvious; therefore it must not have happened.

It is much more comfortable to convince oneself something is not happening, thereby avoiding the discomfort of both recognition and responsibility.
I cringe to think that this type of psychology pervades both our culture and our government.

If you have not studied this issue, then we all may become victims of a movement that will strip away the powers, rights, and freedoms of all who might oppose it especially political opponents.


On January 6th, the moment of truth will arrive.
When the Electoral College vote is to be certified, a number of Representatives will contest the results from Ohio. In order to overturn that slate of electors, those representatives will need the signature of a US Senator to advance their motion.

My apologies, for I am not well versed in procedure. Unless I am mistaken, it will only take one such signature.

That one signature will become the most significant stroke in the undoing of what will otherwise become our inexorable slide into a one-party system and the subsequent and total corruption of a great Democracy.

Should none of our most potent elected leaders stand now against this usurping of the Electoral process, there will never come another chance through the governmental process to regain the balance critical to a healthy Democracy. As the power of one party is consolidated, it will be used to strip that of the other. In this case it will be the Democratic Party who is so ravaged.
The machines which are manufactured, programmed, and tabulated on by the allies of the Neo-conservatives will proliferate across this nation and cut short the otherwise popular careers of more and more Democrats until they are effectively and permanently neutralized as a political party.

If the fear of drawing attention, or taking a risk prevents any Senator from taking action by January 6, 2005 then it is quite likely that many Democrats who are the last bastion of balance in Washington DC will face a slow and excruciating descent out of the political arena. While I pray I am wrong, I know that millions of Americans cannot afford such a risk.
After January 6th, any aspirations a Democratic candidate might have will be dashed should no one stand against this. Those who remain will be nothing more than proverbial lightning rods to hold a constituency and keep any other party from becoming a contender. None of those who remain will be able to acquire any office of greater consequence for it will have become impossible to legislate fair elections against the majority in power.

Should even one Senator stand against this injustice, they will find support among many millions of Americans.
At that point, the news media will have no choice but to take notice. Such notice can ONLY shed light on and harm those who have committed fraud, for as the subject is brought to light the evidence will be as well.

There is such damning evidence in support of fraud at this point if you have not studied it, I again must strongly, vehemently ask that you contact Rep. John Conyers and request information.
I will also be obliged to assist in any way I can.

Please urge your colleagues to engage in collective action to address this critical issue.
What the American People need now is a hero to stand against this descent into what can legitimately be described as Totalitarian rule by one party.
The choice, therefore, is to stand for a brilliant assault on this injustice to lead a charge whose consequence is the preservation of Democracy, or to quietly accept the role of a subordinate until no longer needed.

Millions of Americans recognize what is happening to our country and are on their knees praying for just one Senator to stand and fight for us.

You will not stand alone.


With utmost Sincerity,

-Dr. Garth Eldritch


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