I won't give up another right, another freedom. I won't stand idly by as the Right goes after a 12 year old when they chastised Move On for insulting a General (and I'm sorry, he was and still is fair game). And I won't sit still while the President denies health care to kids in order to fund his war in Iraq. That's what he's doing, you know.
As one of your constituents, I strongly urge you to do everything in your power to override the President's veto of the SCHIP program. Not only would I like to see you overturn the SCHIP veto, I would also urge you not to give in to his demands for expanded intelligence-gathering powers.
Like many Americans, I'm tired of Pres. Bush setting the tone and agenda for the country. He has trashed our Constitution enough. In fact, I would take it as a personal favor if you made it a point to not give him ANYTHING he wants. It's time that he realized that you don't work for him, you work for us.
While I realize that Democrats may not be able to raise enough support among Republicans to overturn a Presidential veto, you DO have enough support to blockade any initiative of the President's for as long as it takes to make a point. Please do not "knuckle under" to his pressure.
Thank you for listening.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I've had it. The President's veto of the SCHIP bill is cruel. And the Christian/Conservative Right's attack on a 12 year old and his family, simply for speaking up for the bill, are reprehensible. If you're as mad as I am, I strongly urge you to write to your Senators and Representative, as well as Speaker Pelosi. Below is the text I sent tonight, feel free to use it or write your own. But do take the time to write them - they aren't mind-readers and if you want them to do things your way, you've got to tell them what's on your mind.