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"But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection." (Henry V, Act V, Scene 4)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Dick Thompson Letter 10/02/04

The Crawford, Texas, newspaper has endorsed Senator Kerry instead its most famous resident, President Bush.

The newspaper's ( editor provides a stinging rebuke to the president for actions which have hurt individual Americans and the United States itself. The editor's list of Bush misdeeds is familiar to those who know what the Bush admistration has actually done, in contrast to what it says:

1. Using false documents and misinformation to start an unnecessary war with Iraq;

2. Destroying national and international unity of purpose to destroy 9/11 and other terrorists;

3. Exhorting us to sacrifice in the face of terrorists by shopping;

4. Rescinding basic legal rights provided us by our Constitution;

5. Emptying the Social Security trust fund of $507 billion;

6. Trying to slash Social Security benefits;

7. Cutting Medicare by 17 percent and reducing veterans’ benefits and military pay;

8. Eliminating overtime pay for millions of Americans;

9. Passively letting oil prices rise 50 percent;

10. Giving tax cuts to businesses that send American jobs overseas;

11. Giving billions of in government contracts to cronies without competitive bids;

12. Turning a budget surplus into the worst deficit in the history of theUnited States;

13. Destroying the United State's moral, economic and military leadership in the world;

14. Cutting the Community Oriented Policing Program (COPS) by 94 percent to increase our security;

15. Fighting creation of the 9/11 commission and failing to endorse its recommendations.

The litany of Bush lies, errors, deceits, failures and manipulation goes on. Fortunately for the rest of us, his hometown neighbors have had the courage to confirm for us what he is. All we need to do for our beloved nation and ourselves is enact regime change in Washington. We can't stand four more years of blind, swaggering incompetence.


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