Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Westmoreland Drops Out Of Televised DebateDear Jim,
This week we learned that Mr. Westmoreland has dropped out of the Atlanta Press Club debates airing on GPB at 5:30 on Sunday the 22nd. He has until Sunday morning to change his mind if he wishes.
Since there is still time for him to change his mind it is up to the voters of the 3rd district to demand that he show up on Sunday. Here is the contact info for his Washington and Local office:Washington, DC Office
2433 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-5901
Fax (202) 225-2515Third District Office
1601-B East Highway 34
Newnan, Georgia 30265
Phone (770) 683-2033
Fax (770) 683-2042Call, fax, or show up at his office and demand that the he show up and face the voters of his district on Sunday. If we can apply enough pressure he will be forced to appear.
Politicians must be held accountable by their constituency. If a politician is afraid to stand in front of their voters, it is time for them to go.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Romney fervently shares the same mistaken credo preached by Hoover, Perot, and Cain. They all believed that to do well in business, which requires dedication to the narrow welfare of one firm or economic sector, splendidly equips one to triumph in the presidency, which demands a talent for reconciling competing interests and voter blocs for the purpose of advancing a semblance of the common, national good. To get rich may be glorious. But it does not qualify you to represent the best ideals of the country or to make policy for the vast majority of Americans. After all, the only chance most of us will have to get $100,000 a year in exchange for no work is to win the lottery.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Only about one third of Americans have passports, and if it weren’t for the post- September 11 requirement that one travel to Canada and Mexico on a passport, it would no doubt be an even smaller proportion. (Hence the high number of passports in states with large Latino populations). But take Latinos out of the equation, and which states are cosmopolitan is pretty clear. Lack of experience with the world seems to track pretty closely with strong opinions about how to deal with the rest of the world. It also tracks with socially reactionary views.