Is America Burning - a Forum To Discuss Issues

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Skyline - Houston, Texas

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


On my Yahoo news the breaking news story below was posted "37 minutes ago" at the time I read it. The Republicans seem satisfied with Alito's responses to questions, the Democrats less so.

So many people seem to focus on abortion rights and although this is an important issue, I think there should be more intensive questions on Civil Rights and Presidential power. Many citizens oppose abortion, but all are affected by Civil Rights rulings and certainly issues about Presidential illegal power grabs.

This is not just an Alito problem; it is part of a cunning strategy to place people in positions of power and influence that are favorable to the overall vision of America's future by Bush and cohorts (or masters, as the case may be. President Bush, himself, may be mere tool in a larger plan).

So please don't relax and feel you've done your duty so far. The fight cannot be won by one shot. A barrage is called for. So email, email, email to the members of the judiciary committee, the other Democratic AND Republican Congressmen and Senators - even if they are not a part of the confirmation approval process, they talk to each other and you can bet they're following this Alito thing closely. And phone, phone, phone. If you can't afford the long distance charges , use your cell phones or a friend's.

Politicians love numbers and statistics. Their office aides and personnel keep track of numbers - so many citizen calls or emails pro, so many anti, and create percentages. Out of blank number of calls, __% were pro, __% were against. Thus the politicians feel they are "feeling the pulse" of the people. Every email, every call counts. Pass the word and urge friends and family to follow suit.

Don't give up now. America NEEDS a moderate on the Supreme Court.


  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 5:52:00 PM , Blogger Gaea Phoenix said...

    What I find truly frustrating about the overuse of the abortion debate in all politics is the very nature of the abortion debate - primarily, that opposing sides are arguing for two COMPLETELY different things:

    The life of the child


    The life of the mother

    I'm not just talking about the cases where a woman's life is in danger because of pregnancy or childbirth, which happens more often than ever should. No one can have any idea what it is like to be in that situation until they are IN that situation & faced with that decision. Whether or not she decides to keep or not keep that child/pregnancy, that woman's life changes FOREVER...physically, mentally, emotionally. So whether you like it or not, yes, it is one person's life vs. another's.

    What does this mean?

    That the debate over abortion will never end, and as it is fueled by ideology rather than reason, it will always be passionate. Whether you believe abortion is a tool of the devil, or a woman's unalienable right, abortion will always be a sore spot for people.

    This, then, is why they focus on it. Rile the public up with something they know will get the masses screaming across lines at each other, and you've no need to talk about civil rights issues, health care, taxes, or education [which is the primary reason there are so many abortions, unplanned pregnancies, and STDs: no one is teaching their children how to take care of their bodies & be cautious during sex. They much rather stick their collective head in the sand, preach celibacy & sin, and hope against the very nature of the human animal. This is sheer lunacy.]. Abortion is a VERY important issue. But it's not the only VERY important issue.

    People need to stop letting themselves get caught up in the passion too much. It leaves no room for rational thought, and I've noticed it spawns the most ridiculously idiotic comments on blogs. (I hope I haven't just joined that party)

    I honestly don't care what you think; just THINK FIRST!

  • At Thursday, January 12, 2006 2:28:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Welcome. I'm leaving for your blog immediately.

    You're right of course. Normally I have a lot to say about a woman's right to choose but it isn't the only issue and we're not going to get a truly pro-choice appointee from this administration.

    I don't think they want Roe overturned. It would take away one of their main selling points - homophobia being the other - Oh, and flag burning of course.

    All the "important" issues that keep us at each others' throats and away from the tragedy happening daily.

    Roe is important but we've whittled away so much at Roe with the Court's blessing that even if it were thrown back to the states I'm not sure it would make that much difference. The states who would outlaw abortion tomorrow have already placed so many restrictions on it most women are as bad off as they were before Roe.

  • At Thursday, January 12, 2006 3:55:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    Gaea, I LOVE the symbolism of your name. Let us hope and pray it is prophetic, that Mother Earth will truly rise from the ashes we are making of her with all the pollution and destruction.

    Excellent comment on the issues and re: abortion.


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