For those who don’t already know, Cindy Sheehan (a well-known anti-war activist who lost her son in the Iraq War) is running against Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat in San Francisco. In my opinion, every American who recognizes the tragic crimes that have been perpetrated by the Bush Administration — and which have not been energetically opposed by the Democratic leadership — should line up behind this courageous woman. She is fighting an uphill battle, and she needs and deserves our support.
We all know that Bush & Co. are evil to the core and belong in jail. That’s old news and doesn’t require any further discussion. But, perhaps every bit as responsible for the terrible situation our country is in are the members of Congress who knew that what was going on was wrong but lacked the courage or conviction to put their careers on the line in order to resist the murderous Administration. And, if anyone is emblematic of the complacent, weak-willed “opposition”, it is Nancy Pelosi.
In addition to caving in to the Administration and enabling it to pursue an obviously unjust war and continuing to fund it for 5 years, Pelosi single-handedly took impeachment “off the table”. Now, stop for a second and ask yourself why she would have done such a thing. Do you think she has any doubt that the Administration has committed impeachable offenses? No. Rather, she has made a cold-blooded political calculation that not enough Americans care about the damage that has been done in our names and that pursuing impeachment would be “politically risky”. In other words, she has condoned and enabled mass-murder because she doesn’t want to risk losing her job, and she is counting on you not to notice or care enough to do anything about it.
So, my question to you is, is she right? Is it true that not enough Americans care enough to demand that our government oppose the criminality of the current Administration and hold Bush & Co. accountable for their crimes? Why haven’t you called or e-mailed your representatives in Congress to demand that they support impeachment? Why haven’t you written a check to Cindy Sheehan’s campaign to help her fight for something that is so obviously right?
We have all been asleep at the switch for far too long, and the consequences have been truly horrific. It may not be too late to prevent the collapse of our society, but it is damn close. If you would rather spend that $200 on a new iPhone, or $60 on another eighth of weed, rather than use it to help someone who has paid the ultimate price in her quest to save our country, then you truly don’t deserve all of the privileges and benefits you enjoy as an American citizen — and you probably won’t continue to enjoy them for long.
To join me in contributing to Cindy’s campaign, please visit Cindy Sheehan for Congress.