Honest people of all stripes oppose National Security Letter abuse
We the rank and file citizens of this country, REGARDLESS OF PARTY, have more in common with each other than we do with the runaway train that is our current government.
Honest decent Republicans with integrity are just as opposed to Bushco’s illegal destruction of our rights and civil liberties as we are. They are just as appalled at the destruction of the Rule of Law as we. They weep as hard as we do for the desecration of our Constitutional way of life. (pdf) [Note: please do read the second half of this speech starting on page 6, I choked up when I read it.]
We must dialogue with our fellow citizens and unite with them and support them when they try to do the right thing. Oh, I know it’s fun to make lizardbrain jokes and all that; but many many thoughtful, and intellectually honest lifelong Republicans are every bit as upset about the criminality and moral bankruptcy of the Bush Administration as even the leftiest among us. Some of them are trying to do something to put a stop to these abuses.
I keep hearing Nancy Pelosi, and recently Barack Obama, and Harry Reid and (insert name here) say “We don’t have the votes in Congress”—to stop the war, to impeach Bush and Cheney, to reform the Patriot Act.
Well folks, I have to remind you, it was not Democrats who drove Nixon from office and stopped his criminal power grab, it was Republicans. And I think if you want to see any changes before 2009, we are going to have to seek out and find those Republicans who are working just as hard as we are on these issues and support their efforts.
Why? Because Republican members of Congress are not going to listen to us, but might very well listen to them. And we need to have these issues reach the ears of all members of Congress. So, lets see what some of our fellow citizens from across the aisle are doing to oppose the current criminal powers grab.
Read the links, watch the videos, listen to the online conference calls.
h/t to US Postal Service for pix of letters.