Tuesday, April 12, 2005

A speech worth reading

Here is a speech by Cindy Sheehan entitled, "Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs". Ms. Sheehan's son was killed in Iraq exactly a year before she delivered this speech at the famed Riverside Church in New York City. She is a part of a movement called, "Building the Beloved Community" which seeks to spread the peace and justice message throughout the country. This one paragraph speaks volumes:

Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs....gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far. We've watched these thugs parade themselves before the whole world as if they are courageous advocates for Christian moral values....and for the spread of democracy. Yet we all know that they are now putting in place, all across this country, a system of voting that provides no way to validate the accuracy of the counting of the votes. Our loved ones have been buried in early graves even as these arrogant thugs parade themselves before the entire world, insisting that democracy is worth dying for, killing for, and destroying entire cities for, all the while they are busy here at home overseeing the emplacement of an electronic voting system that invites fraud at every turn, an electronic vote-counting system that provides no way to validate the votes cast, and that, by it's very design, prohibits recounting the votes.

Please click on the link and read the whole speech. It is moving. It is disturbing. It is truthful. May it be energizing to all who read it that we may take whatever action we can to help our country wake up.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:22 PM

    It is a extremely articulte speech. It deserves a much wider coverage. Thank you for quoting it. Marilyn


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