Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, May 22, 2006.
Wouldn't you like to read the response that was sent? Somehow I have a sneaking suspicion that it was not nearly as good as Ledeen's proposed response.
Dear President Bush,
As we all know, you claim to be a Christian. Your actions throughout your political career have led many to doubt those claims. From mocking a death-row inmate on "Larry King Live", to executing the mentally retarded, to your stated belief that, despite evidence to the contrary the system of capital punishment is error free. And let's not forget launching an unjust war of aggression. Awfully un-Christian of you.
I am genuinely sorry to hear that so many Americans, especially the young, have lost their faith because of their profound disillusionment with hypocritical rhetoric. Apparently, there is no way for them to distinguish between their religion and your claims of faith. That is understandable since you claim God guides you and you are acting in his name. It is no wonder you disdain liberalism and democracy. Under it, you would be answerable not only to God, but to the American people, to whom their Creator gave certain unalienable Rights that you and the televangelists have chosen to ignore. How ironic that, in the name of God, you deny your peoples God-given rights.
When young Americans survey the way in which the hypocritical regime has enriched itself and impoverished the country, and enforced its rule with such harshness, what are they to think of this God who rules over them in this way? As a result, they abandon their religion and, unfortunately, many turn to drugs.
Your answer to the abuses under which the American people live is unchecked presidential power. Since your country is so richly endowed with a heritage of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law, your disdain for this heritage is nothing short of astonishing. And your statement that the Constiution is "...Nothing but a god-damned piece of paper" is utterly shocking.
You know that we know you are doing this. In fact, you deliberately exacerbate the free worlds worries with your continued exhortations about war on terror. I understand that your policy of confrontation helps you to consolidate your domestic power and that is why you generate so much tension. The more likely you can make it seem that America will be attacked from by terrorists, the more some of the more fearful and sheepish Americans will rally around you. You bang the drum of attack and terror. You get stronger. Soon the American people will soon realize you have no intention of protecting them, they will soon weary of this artificial hysteria and begin to wonder why your government fails to provide even the most basic necessities.
Many also understand the real reason you want such unbridled power. Of course, many in your party have the dream of being a world hegemon, and the prospect of your having uncheked executive power already worries many Americans. But you also want them for the same reason as other despots throughout history. Once you possess unchecked power, you believe you will be immune, as as did Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and many others, from external pressure for domestic political reform. You can tell the world to take a hike and to leave you in peace to oppress your own people. This is why Americans who wish to see a return to genuine democratic, constitutional order despair at the thought of your succeeding. They know they will be finished, that no one will then dare speak up on their behalf.
So this is not really about unlimited executive power; it is about the rights of the American people your desire to take them away, and our desire to see them respected. We don't worry about Great Britain, or France, or India, having such unchecked power, because they are democracies; they are founded on the unalienable Rights of their peoples. People who are free to exercise those rights seldom seek to take them from others. We, and the rest of the world, are worried because of the nature of your regime, because you deny you own people its rights. Therefore, we take you seriously when you say you will take rights from others, as evidenced by your domestic spying program, your secret prisons, your use of extreme rendition, your suspension of habeas corpus.
I, and many other Americans, do not think the American people are going to let you get away with this. They see their religion prostituted to power and their great culture traduced by fanatic ideologues. We are on their side.
P.S. I attach a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Blow it out your ass.
P.S. The President has asked me to return your copies of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. He requests you read them without adding any of your own words. They are not historical versions of Wikipedia.
That's the best you can do? Peurile insults that pass for argument...? The moral and intellectual banckruptcy of the Bush Administration and its supporters are why America is going to hell in a handbasket.
Clinton took us into the moral and intellectual bankruptcy.
Now we're trying to dig ourselves out of it..
Hell huh? i thought you liberals were atheists, so hell can't exist for you.
You can tell yourself that liberals are athiests. Doesn't make it so.
Funny. I can't think of any question owhich begins: "WWJD" which would be answered by "drop bunker busters". But that's "moral" I suppose.
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