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CO Author Debbie Boen, founder of FreeThinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties in Clarksville, comments on Rep. Blackburn’s August newsletter
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says in her August newsletter that “the liberal majority of Congress will not deliver these promised goals: curb government spending, secure our nation’s borders, and institute the most ethical Congress in U.S. history.”
Congresswoman Blackburn is right to blow the whistle on these urgent matters!
We desperately need to curb government spending. Our government charges the taxpaying citizens of the United States a daily fee of $200 million dollars to support the invasion and occupation of Iraq, while corporations such as Halliburton are getting rich off both the war, oil production and the average American.
We need to secure our nation’s borders! It’s not just a matter of illegal immigration, or the threat that can sail through porous ports and land in our airports nationwide.
We need to stop corporations from outsourcing their work to sweat shops in other countries. Wal-Mart alone is putting all of its potential competitors and smaller local companies out of business by offering the lowest prices while paying its employees poverty level wages with no benefits.
We need to elect and install the most ethical Congress in U.S. history. All those elected and appointed folks who do not follow, uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America need to go. It’s our job to vote them out of office.
We cannot stand for or afford any more gross violations of our civil liberties. Illegal war, illegal wiretapping, illegal seizure without representation, torture, lying to and using the American people to attain personal war profit — all need to be dealt with severely, with imprisonment and heavy financial penalties as part of that package.
Representatives who would dehumanize, demean and discriminate against citizens of the United States by labeling them and using that label to ignore them need to go. What we need are people who have good judgment and look beneath the surface for the truth.
We need to get on the same page in history. As a country we are in crisis situations that cannot be ignored:
I believe Marsha Blackburn is saying to us “How can smart people not face glaring truths that are staring them in the face?”
These are serious times that require urgent action. We are in this together and there is no time for name calling.
More than ever we need representatives, regardless of party affiliation, who will, like Marsha Blackburn says, have the guts to stand up to the bullies in government, speak up for the people, and not bleat out the same rhetoric that is used to distract everyone and keep them from looking too closely at the facts.
Contact Representative Blackburn
I encourage everyone to let Representative Blackburn know how you feel about what is important.
You can contact Ms. Blackburn at the following offices:
Washington DC509 Cannon Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2811
Clarksville1850 Memorial Drive Clarksville, TN 37043 Phone: (931) 503-0391
Memphis7975 Stage Hills Bvld. Memphis, TN 38133 Phone (901) 373-5811
FranklinCity Hall Mall 109 3rd Avenue S. Suite 117 Franklin, TN 37064 Phone: (615) 591-5161
Marsha Blackburn’s Voting Record
For information on Rep. Blackburn’s voting record, visit http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/b001243/
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter’s choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.
TopicsCivil Liberties, Education, Iran, Marsha Blackburn, Voting Machines
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