Thursday, April 14, 2005

Misguided Republicans/Misguided Nation

  • The Patriot Act
  • Attempting to dismantle Social Security
  • Disenfranchising voters in African American Communities
  • The War in Iraq
  • The New Bankruptcy Law
  • Tort Reform
  • Getting involved in the Terri Schaivo situation
  • Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Paying Journalist through Government agencies to promote a partisan agenda
  • Increasing Funding for the Defense Dept. and 2 Wars
  • Decreasing funding for Domestic Programs like Medicaid
  • Attempting to take money away from Social Security therefore deeming it ineffective
  • Appointing the policy leader for the Wars to head the World Bank
  • Appointing the National Security Adviser to be Sec. Of State
  • Appointing someone opposed to the U.N. to be ambassador
  • Appointment of federal judges that only have experience as corporate lobbyist
  • Using the powers of the Presidency to distort true Christian values
  • Neglect for a responsibility to the environment
  • Empowerment of corporations & business interest on infinite levels. Therefore decreasing the power of the citizens & the voter. A VOTE is the deciding factor in a Democracy, not Dollars.
  • Deterioration of the ability of average citizens to be able to influence their government
  • Outright attacks against the financial stability of the poor & working class
  • Corruption and disregard for ethics and true morals in politics
  • More Cabinet Members to resgin since the impeached Pres. Richard Nixon
  • Perpetuating policies that collectively are producing a terrible economy, coupled with encouragement of corporate practices that possess a disregard for and lack of respect for the pocket book of the consumer.

    America is a Democracy first, before any other ideology, even before capitalism.

    Whatever your political affiliation I want u to think about what all the above items mean to you and the intentions of our government? Could you surmised as I do that everyone one of these items brings benefit, money, and power to those that really own our country; the corporations, the land, the oil? Is this right, and is this American? Hell No! And I ask you, because a majority of the people voted for these unworthy people to lead us, and I especially ask Republicans: “Who guides you, your God or your greed? President Bush speaks of an Ownership Society. I speak this: the only thing you truly own, that is only in your hands, is your soul. When it really matters, how will you account for yourself?” It is this thought that should guide yours and the decisions of our leaders.
-Anthony T. Brooks

2 comments:

Anthony said...

"Dear Mr. Brooks:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the United Nations. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to respond to your concerns.

We need a U.N. with resolve – a U.N. that acts with effectiveness and purpose. We need a U.N. that is up to the critical tasks it faces in today’s dangerous world. During the 1990’s, the United Nations failed to stop genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia. Despite these calamitous precedents, the U.N. has yet to effectively respond to the ongoing displacement and slaughter of tens of thousands of people in Sudan.

The recent allegations of kickbacks in the Oil-For-Food Program and sex scandals among U.N. peacekeepers in the Congo demonstrate further how seriously the United Nations needs reforming. It is completely unacceptable to have a U.N. Commission on Human Rights that includes countries like Sudan and Cuba. Until the U.N. addresses the many issues like these, the stature of the organization will continue to suffer in the eyes of the world.

I firmly believe that the president’s appointment of John Bolton as Ambassador to the U.N. will help facilitate the reform process. He is a tough-minded diplomat committed to the future success of the United Nations and its importance to the stability of the international community. I proudly supported Mr. Bolton when his nomination came before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and I will continue to support him through the entire confirmation process.

Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. If you have any additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mel Martinez
United States Senator"

Thank you Senator Martinez for your response in regards to my opposition to the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the U.N.

With all do respect sir your reasons for supporting Bolton do not convince me. Nor do I believe you should vote simply according to party lines.

The United States is just as responsible in a neglect of attention on the matters you stated as the United Nations. Furthermore the U.N. does not operate independently from the U.S. The U.N. is housed in NY, and we serve on the Security Council that decides on the activities of the U.N. in cooperation with the international community. John Bolton appointment as ambassador would destroy this cooperation.

If the U.S. truly wanted to stop the genocide in Rawanda and Sudan we would have sent our own troops. In regards to the Oil For Food Scandal, American businessmen were just as guilty. Actually we have our hands in theses scandal at a greater degree then any other country. Isn’t this a misguided reason to support Bolton?

The U.S. has no right in seeking to dominate the U.N. Nor is such heavy weighted influence in our best interest. In our failed international endeavors the U.N. has been one of the only credible voices of reason. What is right for America is not right for the world. The U.N. is a venue for diplomacy, compromise and mutual cooperation.

Your words discourage me in continuing to have faith in your sincerity & commitment to serving the citizens of our great state of Florida.

Your constituent,

Anthony Brooks

Anthony said...

From Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL):

"Dear Mr. Brooks:

     Thank you for contacting me regarding the nomination of John Bolton
to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

     I am deeply concerned by the Administration’s nomination of John Bolton to serve as U.N. Ambassador.

 In a time when the United States should be working with the U.N. on such issues as the genocide in Sudan, appointing a self-declared critic of the U.N. as our representative is not a step in the right direction.

     The ongoing Global War on Terrorism requires that we work and cooperate with other nations. Now, more than ever, we must foster our
relationships in the global community.

 I believe our membership in the
U.N. serves an important strategic purpose in advancing U.S. policies and interests through multilateral diplomacy. The U.S. played a major role in
the creation of the U.N. and continues to maintain a strong leadership role
throughout the organization.

     As a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, I have been
an active participant in John Bolton’s confirmation process, and I voted against his nomination. The nomination was reported by the committee
without recommendation and will now be considered by the full Senate.

  I
appreciate your taking the time to be informed on this issue. Please do
not hesitate to contact me in the future."