Thursday, August 11, 2005

A Small Action

I'm becoming increasingly cynical about the people's ability to change anything in the United States. But I'm not quite ready to give up.

The following is from Working Assets:

President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are spending their five-week vacation this summer at the ranch in Texas. Meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan's son Casey won't be spending a five week vacation anywhere this summer -- he was killed in April of 2004 outside Baghdad.

Cindy Sheehan recently traveled to Crawford, Texas, to ask for a meeting with the President. She was stopped by the Secret Service about two miles away from the ranch, and has set up camp there to wait for some free time in the President's schedule. She's hoping that the President can find 15 minutes to meet with the mom of a soldier who gave his life in service to our country.

Cindy is asking that the President explain how sacrificing more troops in the Iraq quagmire will "honor the sacrifices of the fallen." She's also asking that the President explain just what is this "noble cause" he keeps saying we're fighting for in Iraq, and if it's so noble -- why aren't his daughters enlisted in the fight?

Unfortunately, the President has not yet agreed to meet with Cindy. It's also recently been reported that when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrive at the ranch on Thursday, Cindy will be arrested as a "threat to national security."

Please take a few minutes of your day to send a letter through Working Assets or to sign on to an advertisement being placed by MoveOn.org in the Crawford newspaper.

Fellow bloggers, please include this on your sites as well.

2 Comments:

At 8:03 AM , Anonymous Lopez! said...

Wow! It looks like I missed a lot being on the dark side of technology.
Anyway, the more I think about it the more I think we should drive to Crawford this weekend. I have signed letters of support, petitions, etc. I just don't know if any of that helps. What do you think? Should we go? And, if we get arrested, can your back handle it?
Oh, and happy belated birthday, Rowen! She is so cute!

 
At 8:09 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Let's go! The bad back might help us. I can claim police brutality.

Any other Austinites want to join us for some civil disobedience?

 

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