Friday, December 10, 2010

You Voted for this Shameful Congress

Senator McConnell
We can blame the Senators for dropping the DREAM Act (and the other needed bills), but the responsibility lies with us. We voted for theses Senators.  Those who did not bother to vote are also responsible.  Instead of feeling helpless while we listen to the Old South talk of Senator Sessions, we could be planning our next move.  
This blog does not advocate violence (internet or otherwise) such as what has been occurring regarding Wikileaks or what the students are doing in the UK. However there are many nonviolent ways to change things.
1.  Vote in every election.
2.  organize organize...stop buying at Target, or Walmart, or Sears, or Macy's, or MacDonalds.  Economic pressure is extremely powerful.
3.  contact your Representative and Senator...let them know what you are thinking.  
4. WRITE, PUBLISH!  write about your perspective in newspapers, on the internet - in blogs.....  
Editorial - New York Times

The Senate Stands for Injustice

On one of the most shameful days in the modern history of the Senate, the Republican minority on Thursday prevented a vote to allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly in the military of the United States. They chose to filibuster a vital defense bill because it also banned discrimination in the military ranks. And in an unrelated but no less callous move, they blocked consideration of help for tens of thousands of emergency workers and volunteers who became ill from the ground zero cleanup after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The senators who stood in the way of these measures must answer to the thousands of gay and lesbian soldiers who must live a lie in order to serve, or drop out. They must answer to the civilians who will not serve their country when some Americans are banned from doing so for an absurd reason, and to the military leaders who all but pleaded with them to end this unjust policy. They must answer to the workers who thought they were aiding their country by cleaning up ground zero...more      

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