‘The People’s Will’ by Ron Forthofer

Ron Forthofer ran for Congress and Governor of Colorado with the Green Party.  The full piece can be read here.

Despite our revolutionary pedigree and fine words supporting democracy, the U.S. has often sided with dictators who were willing to serve our perceived interests. Even worse, we have gone beyond this sorry state and helped to overthrow democratically elected governments in, among other places, Iran, Guatemala and Chile. After these ousters, we then supported the brutal dictators who took power.

It’s well past time that the U.S. lives up to its alleged principles, stops accommodating tyranny, and supports democracy around the world. Even former President George W. Bush recognized that to do otherwise doesn’t work. For example, in a 2005 speech commemorating victory over the Nazis he said: “We will not repeat the mistakes of other generations, appeasing or excusing tyranny, and sacrificing freedom in the vain pursuit of stability.” However, Bush, similar to other U.S. presidents, continued to sacrifice peoples’ freedoms through his support of repressive rulers in, for example, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt.

Please call the White House message line at 202-456-1111 on weekdays between 7am and 3pm Colorado time. Request that President Obama support the Egyptian people and finally put the U.S. on the right side of people-led revolutions.

2 thoughts on “‘The People’s Will’ by Ron Forthofer

  1. FYI! [More Don Lake]

    ‘Kansas City’s Choice’ by former resident Gongo Lake ………….

    Star’s editorial | [Mayor] Funkhouser wants another term, but voters should just say ‘no’

    * The Star’s editorial | Two solid candidates to push Kansas City forward

    * The Star’s editorial | [Mayor] Funkhouser wants another term, but voters should just say ‘no’ *

    Mark Funkhouser ought to become the first Kansas City mayor in recent decades to be denied a second term.

    His administration has been characterized by chaos and missed opportunities.

    [Mark] Funkhouser failed to build City Council alliances as promised, brought development in the city to a near standstill, cost taxpayers a grotesque amount of money in discrimination cases and unprofessionally allowed his wife to volunteer in his office despite objections from colleagues on the council.

    Are we sorry we once endorsed him? [2007] You bet. Had we known he would transform from able auditor to alienating mayor, we never would have been enthusiastic about his potential.

    The case to retire Funkhouser in the Feb. 22 primary is best drawn from his past promises.

    •In 2007, candidate Funkhouser said his top goal was to “increase satisfaction with city services.” Referring to the city’s citizen satisfaction surveys, he added: “Oh, if they’re not different, please don’t let me run again. Stop me.”

    Well, the scores are different. Many of them are worse.

    Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/05/2634929/the-stars-editorial-funkhouser.html#ixzz1DD7b7DDd

  2. Michael Michola

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