READER COMMENTS ON
"Jesse Jackson: 'At least 6 Senators!'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:10 am PT...
The question is now, how many Democrat Senators are going to vote with the Republicans to accept the Ohio electors? We will see if many have the courage of Senator Boxer.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:13 am PT...
I am sending to republicans. They are our neighbors and fellow citizens. They have a lot of heros. I am sending by email, fax, etc:
Dear Representatives and Senators,
We take a moment of silence to remember a GREAT Republican:
Judge John Sirica
He had the distinction of being intellectually honest, working his way up from poverty, and finally to being tempted by the greatest powers that be in our country and denying them and instead holding fast to the rule of law.
You know as well as I that he could have made a deal to be on the Supreme Court. Instead he opted to be a great american.
Judge John Sirica a great american first, and a great republican second.
May we all honor his memory by doing as he did.
Please object to the electoral votes from Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico. Whether or not it is merely a symbolic gesture, at least it honors his legacy.
There are no Democrats, Independents, or Republicans when it comes to vote fraud and communist spies.
Judge Sirica and Whistleblower Curtis have taught us that.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:18 am PT...
OUR work is paying off ! I am so happy that people will hear the truth. :hehe:
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:24 am PT...
I'll copy and paste in an email to our Missouri Senators if you don't mind Dredd. By the way very eloquent.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:50 am PT...
Boxer and Tubbs Jones were just on C-SPAN2 talking about challenging the electors! I didn't hear the whole thing, but it sounds great!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:51 am PT...
There must be a flat bed truck in DC handing out spines to Democrats today.
Thanks for the coverage, Brad. You are the best. When I email friends and relatives on updates to the deterioration of our democracy, I always include a link to your site and a strong endorsement.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 9:57 am PT...
Thank you Senator Boxer! You have the courage and wisdom.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 10:28 am PT...
Nothing will change! Look at history!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 10:32 am PT...
CSAN 2 Here in Seattle said the Joint Session would start in five minutes... then inexplicably CUT to Nancy Pelosi's little briefing.... I'm listening on Radio Left right now.... I'm totally in shock... go to Radio Left if YOU are having the same problem OK? This is creepy... it's scheduled right on the main page for CSPAN but NOT happening... Looks like CSPAN 1 is now covering Boxer's statement.... jeez louse
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 10:39 am PT...
OK, they are playing it now.... but we didnt' get to hear opening statements... i'm watchin like a hawk... gawd i hate listening to neocons...
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 10:57 am PT...
Thank you , thank you, thank you Senator Barbara Boxer and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones for your courage, conviction and full understanding of the need to represent our disenfranchised voters.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 1:01 pm PT...
Brad: the Senate vote was 74 to 1 !!!
Where was the support??
Where are all these Senators you & the 2 percenters said would be right up there voting for this?
I know: they all abstained!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 2:50 pm PT...
Senator Durbin, in his 5 minutes, said there is no individual right to vote under the constitution of the United States!
Senator Durbin quoted the Bush v Gore (2000) decision, which stated:
"The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States"
Yes, folks, we have no right to vote for president anyway in our constitution! The legislatures of the states can appoint electors without our vote.
So election fraud is not against the constituion, it is against state law.
I don't think americans knew that. I think americans thought is was a democracy where their individual right to vote for president was sacred.
The protest has successfully shown otherwise, and now, lets hope it gets into every home.
We have been saying every individual should have the right to have their vote counted. It is a democratic concept.
We were and are right ... so what do we have to do to have a constitution like Afganistan, Iraq, and Ukrania?
Change ours ... not to mention marriage ... but to mention we have the right to vote for president.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 3:09 pm PT...
I always enjoy your comments Dredd.
Of course, as you know, Republicans control right now so don't expect any quick action, if ever, on amending the constitution and giving people the rights now owned by bought and paid for state officials. The powers that be like it that way. Keep it away from the hands of the people and in the hands of a smaller group of politicians they control.
And let's not forget that state legislators who vote on constitutional amendments are about as honest as their federal brethren. Election reform is a good and necessary fight, but if Republicans prevent it, then they can keep electing or selecting their favorites. Further preventing reform or amendments that make sense.
Our legal and constitutional structure is failing us and it may be beyond repair. I'm hopeful we can make a change, but we actually may need major surgery! Let's see how things develop and then weigh all options for the future!
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 1/6/2005 @ 6:21 pm PT...
This seems the appropriate section of today's offerings for me to report what I have just sent to MY senator, here in Washington state...
"The Patty Murray that I helped to put into office, not so many years ago, would have stood in support of the challenge to the Ohio electors, I am quite sure. Obviously, you are not that same Patty Murray.
"I am therefore informing you that I can no longer support any future efforts at your reelection. This one, in my view, was a Biggie! My faith in 'the system' is ENTIRELY gone. And I say this at age 77, after living long enough to see it deteriorate from the days of Franklin Roosevelt.
"I am ashamed of you. I am ashamed of this country. I am ashamed to be an American."
And for a parting shot, I could not resist sending this message to Tom DeLay's office:
"I watched your smug speech before the assembled House, at the close of today's hearing on the Ohio elector objection, in which you stressed how important it was to 'come together' after the so-recently divisive election campaign, and I wondered how you could be so dense as not to see that the only POSSIBLE way America will come together again is for the Congress to really go into this voting thing. It is a festering wound that is not going to heal, but only get worse until something is done about it.
"But of course, cynicism may be your prime quality . . . you may have no real concern for the healing of America, for all I know."
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2005 @ 4:59 am PT...
Why Mr. Jackson didnt hear the protest(commonly people) being occurring in Caracas street during his visit to Venezuela…
What about all he promote in favor of Human Rights???!!! What did Chavez Offer him this time…"another piece of our country??? Why his silent???!!! HOW MUCH HIPOCRESY AND LIES ARE DEVASTING OUR COUNTRY !!!
Jose L Sanchez