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Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Whether you agree with Cindy Sheehan or not, there is one conclusion that we can draw from the results of her fight with this administration on the Iraq War. When the going gets tough, your supporters suddenly become your enemies in a last-ditch effort to cover their bottoms. That is exactly what happened when the Democrats “…caved in to George Bush.” a quote from Sheehan in the MSNBC article, “Sheehan resigns as war protest leader.” When she thought she had the backing of the liberal left for her grassroots movement to stop the war, they turned on her using the same insults as the GOP Right. Any way you look at it, this Democratic Congress did in fact “cut and run,” and leave a courageous woman swinging in the breeze. I was against the war, but whether you are or aren’t, we need to be able to trust that the party elected to power carry out the will of the people who elected them, particularly when the line is so clearly drawn in an issue. This is the reason I feel so strongly about an Independent Party that will once again represent its constituents, and fight to preserve their civil rights, making the individual’s right to privacy a major plank in the party platform. If you think about it, everything you do somehow impacts on your predilection to feel secure in your personal environment, without intrusions from either government or private business. Howard Fineman’s piece from the June 4, Newsweek on Independents currently in the running features New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Chuck Hagel from Nebraska, both Republicans. Nice start, but we need to keep looking for the right candidates.

1 comment:

N. Hanks said...

Nice job, Jack! I posted this on The Hankster.