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Friday, October 27, 2006

A Week and a Half to Go

Remember what George W. Bush has wrought in America with the aid of a Republican House and Senate:
  • Isolation of the United States from most major democracies on the planet.
  • An unjustified war in which we have lost nearly 3,000 US military personnel.
  • Prisoners held with no right to appeal the validity of their imprisonment.
  • Secretly listening in on the conversations of American citizens, without approval of the judiciary.
  • State-sponsored illegal imprisonment and torture.
  • A constant state of fear permeating our country.
  • A rising disparity between the very rich and very poor and thw whittling away of the middle class in America.
  • Relaxation of environmental laws to benefit corporate interests.
  • The complete inability to effectively attend to the needs of US citizens following one of the worst natural disasters in US history, arguably the most devastating in 100 years.
  • A total lack of diplomacy with nations with which we disagree and a stubbornly dangerous attitude toward potential emerging nuclear powers.
  • A 700 mile wall. Actually, the wall will never be built as legislated...there was no money allocated for its construction. It's a political ploy to bolster Republican candidates in the southwest by, once again, playing on Americans' fears.
  • A stronger, more widespread jihadist movement across the world which means, ultimately, more danger of terrorist attacks on US soil ro against our citizens.
  • Not one but two presidential elections "won" under the most suspicious circumstances. Now they want us to entrust our votes to computerized voting machines that will be ridiculously easy to alter, with no paper ballot trail for verification.
  • The erosion of a woman's right to choose what happens inside her own body which will lead, ultimately, to further erosion of women's rights in this country.
  • A total lack of recognition that we need to take care of each other, completely ignoring the Christian tenet that the powerful among us must care for those less fortunate. Is this the America we really want?
  • The list goes on and on...
We can make a difference. We can turn America back into the nation we want it to be and the first step is to restore some balance to our government.

Vote November 7th and vote Democratic.

tags: Bush / morality / US politics

3 Comments:

Blogger Yvonne said...

Gosh that list is a wee tad SCARY

Love Yvonne

P.S 5 more sleeps (lol) until I finally get to meet kelltt :) Woohoo Coffs Harbour here we come.

30/10/06 7:51 AM  
Blogger kate loving shenk said...

hi there--just wanted you to see my new "LENS'--

http://www.squidoo.com/katelovingshenk

also to say--i enjoy your blog--

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30/10/06 3:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow, Von! I didn't know you were getting together with kelltt! Have a blast!

Kate: Thanks, I'll check it out! And thanks for stopping by!

31/10/06 10:39 AM  

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