At least 25 good reasons to vote "No on Bush" in November 2004.

 

The Editor

The Sunday Insight Opinion/Editorial Section

The San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, CA

 

To the Editor:

So the author of your lead editorial in Insight (The Chronicle, March 7) wants us to reconsider and support the unelected war criminal and mass murderer who, as Ralph Nader says, is a giant corporation masquerading as a human being in the White House? No, thank you. Shall we reconsider and support the man whose largest campaign supporters stole twenty-five billion dollars from California rate payers during the phony rigged "energy crisis" in 2001? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who recently had the democratically elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrande Aristide kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to the Central African Republic, where he is currently being held incommunicado and under house arrest? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man whose Administration has worked relentlessly for more than three years to destroy democracy in Haiti by choking off all international development loans and grants and who has rearmed the thugs, drug dealers and death squads with American-made M16 rifles and who are being euphemistically called 'rebels?" No. Were John Dillinger and Charles Manson "rebels?" No, they were just common thugs.

Shall we reconsider and support the man whose brother, with the help of the Florida Secretary of State, disenfranchised thousands of poor black voters before the stolen 2000 Presidential Election? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who sent a mob of screaming thugs to stop the legitimate Florida vote recount? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who went crying to the Supreme Court to hand him, a very sore loser and second-place finisher, the Presidency in a bizarre presumptuous absurd one-time-only ruling? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who has presided over the worst economy with the most job losses since the Herbert Hoover Administration? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who has single-handedly destroyed American consumer confidence, which took a nose-dive ever since he took the lead in the Presidential polls in the summer of 2000? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who is smirking while thousands of good-paying technical jobs are being outsourced to low-wage countries such as India and China? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who has been lying about Iraq for the last two-and-half years? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who has illegally and criminally staged a war of aggression against the people of Iraq? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who, along with his neo-idiot friends, has the demented dream of invading, occupying and remaking Iraq into an American puppet state while stealing its vast oil reserves and setting up permanent American military bases on its territory? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man whose first act upon stealing the Presidency was to tell the CIA, the FBI and the NSA to stop all investigations into possible Saudi terrorist links? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man whose pre-9/11 FBI just couldn't be bothered to investigate Saudi citizens attending flight schools in the U. S.? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who managed to ground American fighter squadrons in the eastern U. S. on 9/11? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man whose Administration has been stonewalling the Commission investigating pre-9/11 domestic intelligence failures? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who went against the wishes of the voters and demanded two massive self-serving tax cuts for the rich? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who is trying to destroy the sixty-year-old success story called the social security system? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man whose idea of fulfilling his one-year tour of National Guard duty in Alabama is showing up for one free dental exam? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who has been working to destroy and degrade our remaining natural environment? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who is working to weaken our environmental laws and regulations to benefit his campaign contributors in the mining and oil extraction businesses? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who promised us a modest and humble hand in foreign policy during the 2000 campaign and when he got in office, launched a unilateralist interventionist foreign policy the likes of which has never been experienced since the Spanish-American War of 1898? No. Shall we reconsider and support the man who has become the world's biggest treaty breaker? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man who wants to enshrine anti-gay bigotry into the U. S. Constitution? No.

Shall we reconsider and support the man whose failed Texas oil businesses were twice bailed out by Bin Laden's father? No.

Well, that makes twenty-six "no's" and there are plenty more where they came from.

Yours truly,

 

James K. Sayre

 

7 March 2004