by: Kathleen -- Mon Jan 15, 2007
( - promoted by weeping for brunnhilde)
First let me speak to the people in Iran.
There is a large majority of Americans who are terrified by our government's inability to hear our voices. We do not want war. Not with you, not with anyone. We admire your ancient culture and respect your religious beliefs. While our government takes steps toward instigating another illegal war, this time on your great nation, we, the majority of United States citizens, are trying everything that is in our power to prevent this.
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This letter outlines my fears succintly.
I keep hearing that Iraq is concern number one across the country. While it is a major issue, certainly, and the carnage must be stopped as soon as humanly possible, I believe equal attention must be given to something which doesn't even seem to be registering in the polls: the erosion of our rights here at home.
If we are not allowed a voice, if our rights are frayed, we cannot call our government to task for its crimes, it's corruption, it's mistakes.