Tuesday, April 12, 2005

THE LAST WORD

Hopefully this will be my last comments on dear old Tom Delay. The man makes me wish I had stock in Pepto Bismol.

Ran across a blogger who shall remain nameless who believes that Tom Delay deserves another chance. Another chance to do what? Threaten judges who don't dance to his tune? Trample on the concept of separation of powers? A concept he obviously either doesn't understand or just doesn't give a damn about. Figure out new and creative ways to raise money from corporate donors? Sell out another piece of OUR country to the highest bidder?

The preamble to our constitution starts with WE THE PEOPLE, not we the Republicans, not we the Democrats, not we the drug companies, not we the credit card industry, not we the companies of Big Oil, but WE THE PEOPLE. That's all the people Tom, not just the people who support your narrow view the direction this country should be going.

There is more to a "Culture of Life" than what happens before birth and at the doorway to that path we're all going to take. It's about clean water, clean air, making education and affordable medical care available to everyone. Making sure that the working poor don't have to work two or three jobs just to stay in poverty. It's about making sure the Wal Marts of this world don't subsidize their low prices by paying wages so low that their associates have to apply for food stamps or use the local emergency room as their primary doctor because they can't afford insurance coverage for their families or by buying products from contractors who run sweatshops. So, how 'bout it Tom. How about a little We the People for a change.

The saying "What goes around, comes around" was never truer than in this case. Here's hoping it comes around sooner rather than later.

10 comments:

donah42 said...

Amen.

ibspiccoli4life said...

Wonderful post.

dave

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lisaram1955 said...

Once again, a wonderful post.  You have such a poetic way of making a point..with a definite economy of words (at which I am hopeless when I do a political entry.)  Brava!  Lisa  :-]

candace636 said...

::Standing ovation::::
Candace

oceanmrc said...

Came over from Lisa's.  Well done!

fdtate714 said...

Just found your journal and will be coming by more often.
On the subject of Bug Man Tom, let me just say Amen.  I agree with everything you just said.

cw2smom said...

Well said....I so agree!  Lisa

krobbie67 said...

Amen to that! I've scanned through some of your older entries that I missed. You've been doing some great writing! I hope you keep it up. You have a way with words and breaking things down to the simple. :-) ---Robbie

schoolgal040 said...

Hello-
I have also been keeping up on Delay and can't say one single good thing about this waste. He has alos adorned the pages of my journal, several times. I love your entry and coudn't agree with you more. Will he resign, probably not. Should he resign slither back to wherever he came from-----YES!

Thanks for the entry,
Gayla
http://journals.aol.com/schoolgal040/SoMuchMore

hestiahomeschool said...

I can't agree more about the protecting the Earth as part of the culture of Life...I am anti -abortion, anti-capital punishment, anti-war (a pacifist) and anti-murder.
  I am a Quaker.  I am the grand daughter of Cherokees, so I love the good Earth as my Mother, and I feel that part of being a good person means loving Her and Protecting her.
  I think that starving that poor woman to death in Florida was cruel.  I would not wish a death like that on anyone.  However, I do not stand in judgement of people who have to make those horrific choices.
   People who are as liberal as I am are often astonished to find out that I am anti abortion/anti active euthanasia.  I have simply seen too much death to take it lightly, but on the other hand, I do not think life should be held on to so tightly that it loses all meaning.  And BTW, I backed up my anti abortion stance by adopting a child born with multiple medical problems and special needs.  It is not enough to talk the talk.  That is what Delay needs to learn.

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