Dear Friends, Snopes says it is true a man wrote The Letter. It does not mean he his statements were truthful. I admit I did finally force myself to read The Letter in its entirety, although as I did so I felt immense shame for our great nation in that it allows many "innocent" people to actually read & believe such bizarre ranting, BUT... thankfully we do have free speech. The content of The Letter is basically much akin to workshop grapevine gossip, which can only serve to harm our already rather devastated nation -- infra structurally & socially speaking. From my studies, plus work & life experience and my own Christian upbringing & Bible reading, I have learned more extensive truths concerning the issues mentioned. Personally, I feel the writer should be ashamed of himself. I am very anti-abortion and immensely patriotic. I cannot bring my self to vote either candidate due to just one issue when our nation is falling apart. My ancestors helped found this country of colonies and several states as well. My families have had soldiers in every war, but that won't make vote for McCain because he's a veteran. I can't not vote for Obama just because many think (mistakenly) he is definitely pro-choice. In truth, he simply does not believe it's something that the government should be involved in -- it should be between the lady, her doctor, her minister, & her family...NOT a decision for the government to make. In the past 8 years we citizens have been extensively losing are rights....and jobs, and homes, and medical care, ETC, and I cannot in good conscience condone such unpatriotic & undemocratic actions. "Thou shalt not kill" -- AMEN...including our family members through war -- especially when started by lies, crimes, and other treasonous acts. Also, we NEED taxes to assist all the families who are jobless now and McCain only wants to give tax breaks to the wealthy, NOT us regular folks. Without taxes -- spent wisely & carefully -- we would all soon become homeless & hungry living in Hooverville type camps. I believe in compassion for all humans, & yes especially babies...after all hubby & I have 5 kids & 11 GRANDkids. Another topic I'm bother by is how there is so much said about McCain being a veteran & POW, & I respect that tremendously. I honor our troops, just not the leaders who send them into careless violent conditions & situations. Oh & guess what ~ MCCAIN has black relatives, too! Obama is half white, was raised by his white ancestors, and his maternal white ancestors were veterans serving our nation! Obama is NOT a Commie, he only wants to raise taxes for the wealthy, whereas McCain wants to raise the taxes of those who still have jobs. Jesus wants us love & forgive ALL sinners and not judge one another and He taught us to share with one another, so if that is socialism then it is good, moral, ethical, and decent. He threw the tax collectors out of the temples. He surely would not approve only the rich sharing the wealth among themselves. He wants us sincerely care for one another. Oh PLEASE, dear friends, do vote, but don't make a choice based on just one thing, especially if you have not accessed governments records to learn the truths first. Our Forefathers wanted us to become an "informed citizenry" & it is our duty to seek truth and make our govt works for all of us. Whoever put this letter together needs to re-read their Bibles!!!!!!! He claims Christianity but apparently does not realize that the Bible does not say or even suggest that he who CANNOT work, should not eat. "Yet, your Liberal policies reward people who are capable of working, but choose not to do so. This bothers me." It is this type of extreme nastiness, especially used under the title of Christianity that super bothers me!!! PEACE & BLESSING~~~
READ AT YOUR OWN & YOUR NATION's RISK~~~ THE LETTER: Dear Mr. Obama, It is August 30, 2008. My name is Mark Gregg. I am a 50-something conservative white male. I have followed your campaign closely, including the speeches you and others made at the democratic national convention. I am respectfully providing you with seven simple (probably shallow) reasons why I could never vote for you. I believe my opinion is shared by many people. While there may not be quite enough to prevent you from becoming president of this nation, I do think there is an awakening to the fact that you are not a (the) messiah that the media and liberal Hollywood entertainers are trying to portray you. 1.. I hear your mantra of change, change, change. Yet, you picked a Long-term liberal, Washington insider (Joe Biden) to be your running Mate. This is NOT change. It is a move that hypocritically refutes the Very thing you supposedly stand for. Your campaign then slammed McCain for picking Sarah Palin, apparently, because she is NOT a Washington insider. She is a maverick who cleaned up Alaska 's quagmire of political scandals. Which way is it, Barack? Is it okay for you to pick a Washington insider under the mantra of change, but not okay for John McCain to pick a smart, aggressive, reformer? 2.. You have the single most liberal voting record in the senate. This Indicates to me and others like me that you may very well be an angry Black man seeking to punish our country for sins of a different Generation. I am not racist. I have some biases just like you and every Other human alive . Unlike the democratic party who claims to be for the Minority (but their record heavily refutes this), I will give any person Who truly needs help, help. I married a minority girl 35 years ago (she Is Hispanic) and have seen the evils of prejudice first hand. However, I have also seen my wife and my children and others in her family throw Off the veil of self-imposed prejudicial bondage and move ahead. They Love our country and do not view themselves any differently than I view Myself as a citizen of this country. Your lovely wife so disappointed People like me during this campaign when she stated it was the first Time she had ever been proud of this country. She apparently never Noticed the massive aid we give dozens of other countries. She Apparently never noticed the sacrifice of literally millions of veterans Who helped make this country a free nation and helped liberate other Nations from brutal dictators such as Adolf Hitler. She apparently does Not remember that she attended ivy league universities with scholarship Money that ultimately (at least in part) was paid for by our taxes. This troubles me more than you know. She is an angry black woman who Appears to not like her country very much. I don't want her representing Me to the rest of the world. 3.. You claim Christianity but apparently do not realize that the Bible Teaches that he who does not work, does not eat. The Bible does not say Or even suggest that he who CANNOT work, should not eat. Yet, your Liberal policies reward people who are capable of working, but choose Not to do so. This bothers me. I know that if you are elected our taxes Will spiral upwards. You should heed the words of Winston Churchill: We Contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a Man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. If I like anything about you, it is your campaign promise to balance the Federal budget. Unfortunately, we have heard this a huge number of times From a number of different politicians and we realize that when you Energize the very liberal Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd, Ted Kennedy, etc, Etc, and the many other Democrats like them, a balanced budget will Never, ever happen on your watch. 4.. During your question and answer session with Rick Warren of Saddleback Church your answer concerning the question of where does life begin, stunned me: Above your pay grade? Does this mean when something Bad happens as President of this nation that you are going to look at Your salary to determine if you can respond? I am sorry, but this was The most serious gaffe I have seen you make. Frankly, it shows me that You are pandering in the most obvious manner. You will choose your Words not from your heart, but from an agenda that I believe is still Hidden from the American people. 5.. If anything stands out about you it is probably your appeasement Mentality. In this era of rampant, radical Islamic extremism and with the latest stunt pulled by the re-energized Russian government, I am not sure appeasement is healthy. I again refer to the words of Winston Churchill: An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. 6.. You and your party tacitly believe that 13 or 14 year old girls must have the parent's approval to have the school nurse provide them with a Tylenol when they have a headache at school. Yet, this same girl can become pregnant and the school can skirt her off to a clinic and abort the child in her body without the parents knowing or being notified. This scares the hell out of me. You have two little girls. Would you be upset if this happened to them and you were not informed? Then why do you stand for this? It makes no sense to me. 7.. My seventh and final point (for now) is your supporters. I have watched the Hollywood entertainers that support you, systematically embrace Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and others like him. I see the continuous smut and garbage produced by Hollywood , the very people who promote you the most vigorously. It is not a positive point to me and others like me to see these over-paid, bizarre, poor examples of human existence fawn over you and push you and your liberal agenda as hard as they do. The way that I see it; When the devil is for you, we should question whether or not we should be against you. In closing, I just want you to know that you scare me. I cannot vote for you. It is not because of your skin color. It is because these items and many, many others like them. Do not claim that my dislike for you is race-based. It is because I do not feel you have the best interests of this nation at heart. Respectfully, Mark A. Gregg
Dear US Citizens, Through his official site, we have a website to collect donations for John Edwards. Please, at least check it out. Donations go straight to them. http://johnedwards.com/action/contribute/mygrassroots/?page_id=MjgxMjA I also like Dennis Kucinich. I like Hillary & Barak, but they have no trouble getting enough campaign funds. John Edwards is a very decent human being, the type our great nation sorely needs!!! Thank you! ~The Angel Power Emporium~
Congressional committees are now demanding the testimony of Karl Rove in the investigation into reasons behind the firings of eight US attorneys. Senator Charles Schumer, who has helped lead the Senate Judiciary Committee's examination of the dismissals of the federal prosecutors, cited new reports connecting Rove to those who wanted to oust at least one of the US attorneys.
Top House Democrats retreated Monday from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over the Iraq war.
Under a little-noticed provision in the USA Patriot Act, the Treasury Department has ordered severe restrictions against foreign banks or countries for reasons beyond the stated purpose of the law and without producing evidence.
David Bacon | Guest Workers Fired After Protesting Slavelike Conditions
David Bacon writes: "Hundreds of guest workers from India are protesting conditions in a Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard that immigrant-rights activists compare to slavery. Many gathered in a church on March 11 in this Gulf Coast port after their employer, Signal International, threatened to send some of the workers home. Signal is a large corporation that repairs and services oil-drilling platforms around the world."
A coalition of more than 140 international, non-governmental organizations and women's groups is gratified that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing public support for the creation of a new UN agency for women.
A Quarter of US War Vets Diagnosed With Mental Disorder (How deplorable!!!!!)
A quarter of the Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans treated with US government-funded health care have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to a study published Monday. And when psychosocial disorders such as domestic violence were taken into account, the number of war veterans suffering from mental illnesses rose to 31 percent.
J. Sri Raman | Bush's Democracy Project in Bangladesh and Nepal
J. Sri Raman writes: "Who says that President George Bush and his men and women promote democracy only by destructive wars? They do so also through creative, unconventional diplomacy. Look at their latest achievements in Bangladesh and Nepal. In both these countries bordering India, whose ruling establishment is enlisted in the Bush crusade to save democracy (especially 'emerging' democracies), the cause has hit a major roadblock. And it is representatives of Washington who has placed a mega-sized boulder on the path to much-awaited elections in both cases."
VIDEO | Activists Announce Protests at Pentagon and on Campuses
By Geoffrey Millard, Lance Page and Scott Galindez
On Saturday, March 17, anti-war activists from around the country will gather near the Vietnam Memorial and march to the Pentagon. This event comes 40 years after the historic march on the Pentagon which many observers saw as a turning point in the movement against the Vietnam War. Student organizers are also planning events on campuses around the country between March 15 and 20.
VIDEO | Canaries in the Mine: Inuit Warn World of Human Cost of Climate Change
"Global warming is a human rights issue," says Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. In her lifetime, Watt-Cloutier has witnessed the drastic effects of climate change that threaten her community's livelihood and cultural identity. Watt-Cloutier testified in a hearing on March 1, 2007 to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights which was set up to investigate the relationship between human rights and climate change in North and South America. The hearing was a result of a petition that she and 62 other Inuit in Alaska and Canada filed in 2005 in an attempt to hold the United States accountable for its failure to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.
Qualify your candidate by Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution and you will narrow the field.
There are very few long standing Democrats or Republicans who will answer - even if they got 10,000 of these letters (represents 10 million people). I have been a registered Republican for 38 years, and am shamed that the Republicans can field so few that meet the Constitutional test. Democrats should be ashamed that they can't field candidates that meet the Constitutional test either. That's why I'm a swing voter - always. Send it in (or something like it) It is simple, and that way you know who and what you are voting for.
Here's a sample letter -
Dear Mr./ Ms. Name of candidate:
I have been encouraged to support your run for President in the 2008 elections. Many are looking for a true leader that will uphold the Oath of Office of the President of the United States. I have some pointed questions that many are asking of you for a direct answer. Other politicians asked these same questions either refuse to answer, or provide non-answers. Here's the questions:
Will you as President: 1) Put an immediate end to the War on Terrorism?
(not have the US Citizens living under the "state of war")
2) Repeal the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act of 2006, John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007
(are infringements on the Bill of Rights, Habeas Corpus, Posse Comitatus, and other Rights)
3) Repeal the Real ID Act?
(I.e, initiate legislation that no International, National, State, or Local ID of any kind can be used to infringe on the Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in any manner whatsoever?)
4) Remove all Concentration Camps from all 50 States?
(Yes they do exist and/or are being built. If you need a copy of the KBR Contract I'll forward it to you. No, they are not intended for illegal immigrants. The Government has clearly stated that they are for US Citizens. They do not portend a Constitutional intent.)
5) Enforce Immigration Laws? And secure US borders?
(The existing Guest Worker Program worked so long as it was enforced) (The existing Naturalization Laws worked so long as enforced)
6) Require the Attorney General to Order ALL Courts to require the Primary Law (The Constitution) to be used in ALL Trials?
7) Issue an Executive Order to abolish the IRS, and initiate legislation for a Constitutional apportioned tax, with no exemptions, so that the Constitution is upheld?
(As you well know there is no income tax law, the 16th Amendment was never ratified, and the Supreme Court has ruled several times that any un-apportioned tax is unConstitutional.)
8) Take back the coining, printing, and setting of the value of US currency from the privately held Federal Reserve?
(It is an abrogation of powers and is illegal.)
9) Will you defend the sovereignty of the US?
(even if that means rescinding Trade Agreements, International Corporate Agreements, and other Agreements?)
10) Be supportive of Charges of Treason brought against those of have violated their Oath of Office?
And of criminal charges of War Crimes, Conspiracy, Racketeering as other such charges of crimes as the evidence merits?
This includes Bureaucrats, and Corporate Officers complicit in abrogation of Unalienable Rights, by means of unConstitutional or false enforcement of the non-existant income tax, and other unConstitutional laws, acts, orders, rules, and regulations. This includes a thorough investigation of 9/11, the cause of entry into war, the anthrax incident, and others.
11) When you hold up your right hand and swear to uphold the Constitution, will you be telling the truth?
That's what We the People want for a President - an American who believes in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness - not Fascism, not Corporatism - but rather The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, and someone who will lead the repeal of about 2,000,000 laws, rules and regulations that have made being a citizen of the USA a nightmare. - If you need your Rights explained, you don't have any!
We the People believe that a "No" answer requires some explanation. An explanation of each question would be nice, but yes, or no will suffice.
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