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1. Supreme Injustice
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Toward Another “Just War?”
TiM to Florida's Disgraceful Supremes: Resign!
from the Truth in Media Editor and Founder to Florida Supreme Court
PHOENIX, Nov. 22 - Last night, we sent you a copy of our letter to the Florida Supreme Court (enclosed below), asking also for your support. We have been overwhelmed with your responses. Thank you. Some of your letters are posted below. Keep them coming…
Also, feel free to take part in our today’s poll - What would you do with Florida's Supreme Court? Click on this URL: http://www.truthinmedia.org/Poll.html - to take part.
And now, here’s our letter from Nov. 21:
followed this evening's developments involving the Florida Supreme Court,
then you probably know by now that this UNELECTED judicial body has
decided to usurp and override the powers of Florida's elected Legislature;
of Florida's elected executive branch, and to punch a perfect chad out of
the Florida voter's choice. These justices have just unilaterally changed
the rules of the game - AFTER the game had already been played.
below is a message that the TiM editor has sent to the justices of the
Florida Supreme Court, which is likely to be remembered from now on as the
Florida Court of Disgrace. Their respective e-mails are shown below. If
you agree with the sentiments of my letter, please join me in writing to
them and expressing your own outrage.
appreciate it if you would send a copy of your letter(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org,
so we can consider them for a special TiM Readers' Forum on this topic.
Djurdjevic, Founder, Truth in Media, Phoenix, Arizona
P.S. For what it's worth, all seven Florida Supreme Court
judges have been appointed by Democratic
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 21:46:47 -0800
Sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
The Justices of the
Florida Supreme Court
Subject: Florida Court of Disgrace
You should be all ashamed of yourselves! Your politically-motivated meddling into an already badly flawed electoral process is disgraceful. You are making our entire country the laughing stock of the world, not just the state of Florida.
More importantly, along with your own, you're destroying the credibility of our courts. Which self-respecting American will ever again respect a decision by a politicized judge? Or the authority of a President who lawyered his way into the White House?
"Your Honors," if you really have any honor - individually or collectively - you should resign forthwith.
Bob Djurdjevic, Founder, Truth in Media, Phoenix, Ariz.
P.S. For what it's worth, the writer is NOT a member of the Republican Party and did not vote for either Bush or Gore.
TiM Readers Respond…
Some reactions to... Resign!
(TiM’s letter to the Florida Supreme Court)
- You’ve Awoken a Sleeping Dragon
TiM: Dear Bob, The
Supreme Court email addresses you sent in your email were undeliverable.
I wonder if they have changed their email addresses?
The only one I could get through with was this one firstname.lastname@example.org.
suppose they were getting too many emails of truth.
that one, I sent is the following:
“How dare you take it upon yourselves to overrule the
legislative laws that were in place before the 11/7/00 Elections.
How much were you paid or promised by your criminal friends?
What you have done is awoken a sleeping dragon.
And all eyes are aware of the injustice you have done.
God help you.”
Paulene Robinson, L.A., CA
Thanks for Your Soap Opera
To TiM: Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much!
just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the entertainment value
which your international daytime television debut provided to me and my
family. I thought it poetic that it interrupted the regular soaps, and I'm
hoping the networks will take it on as a regular series. Or have they?
an independent voter, I found your performances enthralling. The
blithering idiocy combined with the brash arrogance, gut-wrenching
dialogue and open animosity was so dynamic that at some points, I found
myself laughing out loud, while at other times I could do nothing to
restrain my pity. After all, there you were with the world as your stage,
and you couldn't even put complete sentences together.
seemingly, could you do anything to conceal your bias and the fact that
you had already made up your collective minds as to the basic direction
you were going to take and were merely scratching about, trying to figure
out the most "acceptable" way to promote it. Several of you even
copped attitudes with lawyers who were merely relating the positions of
their clients. That is, when you weren't interrupting them. Incredible!
I just wanted to write and say thank you. So . . . thanks!
- Extreme Court of Shame
the Florida Extreme Court of Shame.
agree with the forwarded message completely. You have brought shame to
Florida and the entire nation. You have destroyed whatever faith I had
left in our court system and our government. You will permit overseas
military ballots to be thrown out on the slightest technicality, but allow
endless counting in South Florida until Gore is ahead.
in this country should hang their head in shame - everyone but the Florida
Supreme Court. You have no shame. But shame will be your heritage.”
Davidson, Mims, Florida
Unknown- I Am Enraged!
To TiM: I
am enraged Bob. I do not understand why these evil people are so desperate
to win the Presidency, unless there is some evil rendezvous with some
future event they have in mind. There is no honor, either, in the Demo-rat
the seven judges of the Florida Supreme Court:
day when you stand before the Justice of our Lord, there will be no
recount, no changing the law in midstream, nor any appeal. You have thrown
this election to crooked vote counters in three counties in Florida widely
known for vote fraud and by extension this nation, of whom, will now
suffer through a grave crisis.
do not believe in the rule of law, but legal positivism. Had you have been
judges in Germany during the 1930's, you would have not had any safeguard
against the Nazi regime for the Nazis legally put those people in the
death camps under the benefit of the law just as you have legally allowed
millions citizens in the wombs of their mothers to be aborted.
makes right. We have more compassion for dogs and cats. And given the kind
of justice you have dealt the citizens of Florida, it appears that the law
which was suppose to safeguard citizens to freely chose their president
can be turned over by the bought and paid for justices of the opposing
political party. It appears that the next American Revolution will require
throwing justices into the Boston harbor rather than tea.”
P Sarsok (state unknown)
- You Walk in Step with Worst Men of Last Century
“Before the issue of separation of powers was presented to
you, one could properly presume that each of you, while socially active in
partisan political gatherings, had a respect and pride for the history of
your office; but that was then, and this is now.
Before you accepted argument on the detail of the election
laws of Florida - a set of codes you had never previously determined to be
inconsistent with the Constitution of these United States or the
Constitution of the State of Florida - and about such laws you were not
being asked in the present time to validate or invalidate one could
presume you could not, and would not assume authority you did not have.
But then you spoke, and in the blink of an eye, washed away any
presumption of learning, depth and wisdom you might engender by the mantle
of your office.
Tonight, the unintended consequences of your decision to usurp
the authority of the executive and legislative branches of government by
judicial decree will bring America to the realization of how
unconstitutional, how capricious, how arrogant, and how disrespectful you
are toward the duties of your office and toward those you pretend to
Tonight, you walk in step with the worst of men born in the
last century, who held themselves to be more equal than the rest. In time,
America will wash away the shame you brought upon her, but as for
yourselves; May you always live in interesting times.
Robert Drobot, Milpitas, California
- Exactly What the Rest of the World Is Thinking
To Tim: Re.
Florida Court of Disgrace.
letter to the crooked Judges is exactly what the rest of the world is
thinking. What a corrupt world we live in.
JERSEY - Judicial Usurpation: Court Acted on Its Own Motion
Supreme Court of the State of Florida, seven judges, all appointed by
Democratic governors, has, on its own motion, ordered Katherine Harris,
the Florida Secretary of State, not to carry out her statutory duty and
announce on Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) the winner of the presidential
election in Florida and, thus, the winner of the presidential election.
what authority does the Court do this? With no appeal before it, the Court
acted on its own motion.
in Florida have strongly condemned the Court's action. To challenge a
voting process in the courts is to attack the very cardinal principle of
self-government. People have the right to elect their representatives
without judicial interference. If after the process there are allegations
of fraud or questions of statutory interpretation, then the Court could,
in proper order, review it.
the Court in Florida has done is to inject itself into the very heart of
the self-governing process. This is a case of judicial usurpation, the
arrogance of power of the unelected, black-robed, new leaders of American
society. It is the very thing that I, Robert Bork, Russell Hittinger,
Hadley Arkes, Robert George, and Richard Neuhaus wrote about in the
controversial "End of Democracy" series in the journal First
Things in 1996. We warned then that judges would be usurping the right of
the people to govern for themselves, which is at the very heart of the
American political contract entered into by our Founders.
not only smacks of judicial usurpation, but it also smacks of
partisanship. The media has been quick to point out that Secretary of
State Katherine Harris, though she is acting on the advice of career
officials and a Democratic law firm, is a partisan. She may well be, but
the same media have said almost nothing about the seven judges.”
Charles W. Colson Chairman, Prison Fellowship Ministries ,
- You Should Be Ashamed of Yourselves!
PHOENIX, Nov. 22 - AMPHIKTYON
is this Greek correspondent’s pen name. The writer’s real
identity is known to TiM:
should be all ashamed of yourselves! Your politically-motivated meddling
into an already badly flawed electoral process is disgraceful. You are
making our entire country the laughing stock of the world, not just the
state of Florida.
Democratic Party after its enslavement to the well known small, but very
powerful ethnic minority, ignored the interests of the USA and put the
Zionist clique's interests above the U.S Constitution. Now the High Court
of Florida has become an organ of the Jewish people that are heavily
populated in the Palm Beach, Florida, that are natively connected to Mr.
Joseph Lieberman. I do not
want to think of it as a conspiracy, but it seems awfully like it.
it is justified the Benjamin Franklin Declaration concerning the Jewish
corruption, which is kept in the Smithsonian Museum?
is clear that the Zionist gang of Washington is trying to keep the power
by usurping the vote of the American people, that elected the Republican
Party and George W. Bush as the new President of USA.
importantly, along with your own, you're destroying the credibility of
your courts. Which self-respecting American will ever again respect a
decision by a politicized judge? Or the authority of a President who
lawyered his way into the White House?
Honors," if you really have any honor - individually or collectively
- you should resign forthwith.”
- Judicial Usurpation: Court Acted on Its Own Motion
the Justices of the Supreme Court of Florida:
whole of this election has been a blatant miscarriage of justice - now,
only to be sanctioned by your ruling. You may dismiss and discount the
dissent of people like me as mere political sour grapes, but there is a
great deal more that was lost here today than a mere political battle.
destruction of a nation's sense of justice is something to be mourned and
it is a gravity of inestimable consequence. The very thing which gives our
society its security and its strength has been trampled on with a wink and
a nod. A sense of justice among the people is bound up in an unconscious
trust that knows there is a rule of law that governs and a judicial system
that honors and upholds the separation of powers which is foundational to
our form of government. Pure democracy, with all its attendant evils, has
shown its ugly face in America and justice has been sacrificed on the
altar of "the will of the people, at all costs".
proves the arrogance of believing a nation to be eternally resilient. Tear
out her heart and soul and she will die a sure and swift death. A society
cannot thrive or survive where true justice does not prevail - no matter
how lofty and ambitious the goals of well-meaning, but nevertheless, blind
and foolish men.
are those moments in history when people sense the significance of the
moment. This is one of those and it is not lost on many Americans. And, we
are not rejoicing - we are mourning. "Today's" headlines, the
story of the day, will be read and felt in the moment but, our posterity
will not just feel it, they will live out the consequences of that story
in a time yet to come."
Sitler, Colville, Washington (state)
- Congratulations on Your Letter!
PHOENIX, Nov. 22 - The
name of this TiM correspondent from Belgium is known to TiM, but is being
withheld at the reader’s request:
Bob, Congratulations on your letter. Being Belgian and living there, I can
hardly write anything to those people, but I must say that I really
enjoyed your piece and forwarded it to some Americans here. All the
- Shame on You All!
on you all! The disgrace you have heaped on the traditionally suspect and
disdained legal profession is eclipsed only by that brought to it by your
fellow Democrats, Bill and Hillary Clinton. Future history texts --
assuming there ARE any -- will devote entire chapters to your contribution
to the final division and "Balkanization" of this once proud and
generally united country.
highly partisan "decision" to allow the Gore forces to continue
their fishing expedition for sufficient votes to defeat George Bush is
disgraceful. Historically, watershed events are seldom recognized as they
unfold. Many of us see THIS
act as THE event taking us to a new, lower road at the end of which a
Bachert, Norcross, Georgia
- Gore Will Do Anything to Win
A great note to the Judges. I
have watched all of this saga via cable on CNN and Fox news. I am just
astounded by this whole business. I can recall Bush saying during the
election campaign that "Gore would say anything to win". It now
looks like with the help of the courts, the changing of rules and vote
counters with a bias to keep counting until they get Gore over the line
that Gore will also do anything to win.
our elections are not perfect, we certainly do not allow politically
appointed biased vote counters to make decisions on the validity of votes.
We also have standard rules that apply to all voting papers. i.e. they are
consistent in every electorate across the whole country. We also have a
consistent method of how to mark the ballot paper. Get it wrong in any way
- and it’s an invalid vote - no official making a decision on what they
think the voter intended.
am really annoyed with this whole situation.”
- America-Orwellia: Rule of Lawyers, Not Rule of Law
seems that the USA is no longer subject to the "rule of law",
but rather the "rule of lawyers". Well, washed-up ex-lawyers
anyway. The rest of the world
is laughing in your face. What a farce!
bunch of politically biased, activist judges, on their own initiative,
decide to a subjective interpretation of votes to go ahead in certain
selected counties. All votes are equal, but some votes are more equal than
others! Not only that, but some votes (from military personnel) are less
equal than others!
will America be renamed Orwellia? You
have just destroyed any remnants of your nation's credibility.”
Weilo (country unknown, but the letter came from overseas)
- Egregious and Blatant Abuse of Judicial Power
Justices of the Florida Supreme Court,
you have done the country a favor by such an egregious and blatant abuse
of judicial power--which anyone with a decent sense of the rule of law can
appreciate. Thus, we can
begin to cross the threshold of "legislative review" of judicial
actions. May initiate our nation to review the judiciary's role in our
pray to God that that Florida Legislature moves to set aside this self-
aggrandizing and misguided decision. I fear, however, that even this would
not suffice to disturb such happy frames of mind as your own.
N. Moniodis, Canton, Michigan
- Florida Legislature Should Appoint Own Electors
letter! Gore said he was glad
to see the Constitution working. If we are lucky, he can see the Florida
legislature appoint a Republican slate of electors to compete before a
Republican congress because, THAT'S THE WAY IT WORKS.”
Gastrich, El Cajon, California
UNKNOWN - No Judge Is a “Mini God”
you the benefit of a doubt, that your decision might be based on some kind
of honor, my biggest concern with you people is that you believe that
somehow, contrary to all logic, you believe that hand counts are more
accurate than machine counts. If that were true, the entire county would
be using hand counts for every election. We use machine counts today
because they are faster, more accurate, more efficient, less susceptible
to manipulation and mischief by crass political meddling.
true feelings, however, are that you people on the Supreme Court believe
that you can override anything, any decision, made by anyone, at any time.
You believe that you are not constrained by anything because you are a
judge. Being a judge you are the next best thing to GOD.
Constitution intended this. No constitution, state or national, intended
to make every judge a mini-GOD. If this were the case we would be an
authoritarian dictatorship governed by unelected judges appointed for
Constitution intends that we be a representative democracy. We are a
Republic governed by elected representatives answerable to THE PEOPLE. The
people of Florida, through their elected representatives, did not give you
the power to control elections. The people of Florida gave the power to
govern elections to the Secretary of State. Ms. Harris is totally within
her legal rights, whether you like it or not, granted by the
representatives of the people, the legislature, to make decisions like
setting deadlines for elections to come to an end, and whether or not
ballots will be hand counted by the mischief making meddlers.
PEOPLE DID NOT GIVE THE SUPREME COURT THE RIGHT TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS!
If you are not governed by a Constitution, what are you governed by, your
conscience? Heaven forbid.”
Haymond (state unknown)
- You Have Disgraced the Name of Justice: Horse Thieves!
“Gentlemen and Ladies of the Florida Supreme Court,
(and I use those terms very loosely),
You have disgraced the name of Justice with your most recent
ruling in the Election cause. You have used your power to usurp the
balance of powers as set forth in our Constitutional Republic of these
United States of America and in the state of Florida. All because you’re
nothing but low down horse thieves! Thank God we still have a law in
Montana that allows us to hang horse thieves! Maybe you would consider
practicing law here?
You have in effect, tried to "read" the mind of the
voter, never mind that the Electoral College has yet to vote! I am trying
to figure out if your trying to "read" in advance of the true
election, or "read" the mind of the mindless voter? Maybe you
should go to the Purple Rose in Cassadaga, ask for June and have her give
you a reading... it may make a hell of a lot of more sense than your
collective attempts at rationality have done so far. In Freedom and Liberty,”
Michael Heit, Member, Montana Electoral College
UNITED KINGDOM - Democracy Seems to Have Gone Out the Window
The ongoing debacle (as it seems to us) in this matter refers.
The eyes of the world (those who can access the Media) are on this process. But much puzzles those experienced in electing Governing bodies/people, even if not in America.
We gather you are not an elected body, were not asked officially to intervene, yet took it upon yourselves to do so, overruling the Head, Katherine Harris, who WAS legally qualified and entitled to make decisions according to Florida Law. This does not look very good, honest, fair or just to most of us watching. Democracy seems to have gone out of the window, in the process.
I am not a lawyer, though have a fairly good working knowledge of English Law, and doubt very much if similar actions here by our Government would be tolerated. I have no axe to grind, I am not partial to either man, not being involved in US politics myself - just an onlooker who does not like what she sees. I doubt if I could respect either man in the unlikely event of moving to the US during his term in office. The winner will have little personal effect on me, except that I will feel uneasy regarding what I see as a major loss for democracy in the world.Yours Faithfully,
(Mrs) E L V Jennings, United Kingdom----------
- You Have Made a Mockery Out of Rule of Law
is expressed through their State legislators not through you. If your position of judicial authority is unclear then we suggest you spend thirty minutes of your time in studying Hamilton's Federalist Paper #78.
You have made a mockery out of the rule of law. Your job is to judge - notlegislate.
This message is not in defense of either candidate - it is an expression ofdisgust over the circus taking place in the name of legitimacy in a nation that purports to champion fair elections in countries all over the world in the name "democracy".
It is difficult to believe that your court and your party's candidates areignorant of the rule of Constitutional Law which you are sworn to support and defend. If that is true then you are unqualified to judge the intent of the law.
Incidentally, you might also study Madison's Federalist #10 in order tounderstand why this nation was established as a Constitutional Republic - not a democracy as described by demagogues from both sides of the political bullring. Emphatically,"
R.E. Pletka, Portland, Oregon
TiM Ed: A short while later, we also received the following message from the same TiM reader:
- You Despise the USA: How Do I Tech My Children about Honesty and
do I teach my children about honesty and justice? From now on, my children
can go back after taking tests and say, "Oops, I meant to mark the
you get it what you are doing? This is a country of laws. You are putting
the great USA on the level of Nazi Germany and other communistic
countries. Your action in this case shows me your despise for the USA. So why don't you resign and move to Russia, China, Cuba or
Vietnam and stay there? Leave this great country to the law abiding
are making laws, not interpreting laws, as your duty should be. Please
resign and have some honor, you certainly didn't have any in making your
Ihde, Malibu, California
I'm speaking for my whole family.
Journalist: Media Is the Primary Villain
Bob: I spent 30 years as a community journalist and pulled many a
bleary-eyed, all-nighters on election day. I see the media as a primary
villain in this current Florida disgrace. Politicians are what they are,
and if they play in the cutthroat, money-talks arena we have ALLOWED them
to create, they almost are forced to compete with maniacal and unethical
should be a notch above that. HA! I become more and more embarrassed for
my profession every time I turn on the TV. These zitbrain network
reporters need to go back to Reporting 101 and pick up what we hicktown
reporters learn early on.
elections are fraught with problems from fraud to incompetence. Though the
former takes its share of victims, I believe the latter claims more. As
one Florida reporter recently opined with a knowing grin, "There is
not sufficient competence involved here to mount a conspiracy."
you put any state or community under the microscope like they have in
Florida, you will come up with war stories just as bad or worse. The
networks talk as though they're dealing with professionals instead of
primarily a bunch of easily-influenced, small town political operatives
who are partisan volunteers. Remember they are chosen and appointed
strictly on the basis of local political affiliation. Even big cities are
"small town" when you get down to the nitty-gritty precinct
feel sorry for some of the seniors in Florida - more because they are
being exploited and abused by the media and the politicians -- than for
the fact that some have become befuddled by a punchcard ballot. I remember
what a fiasco it was in my home county the year they began using punchcard
ballots and computerized counts. It was pure torture. We reporters waited
endlessly for results.
could go on and on with a laundry list of election night trivia that in
the framework of a warped CNN commentary could be construed as very
sinister: The poll worker from one township who left a sack of ballots in
the trunk of his car after transporting his precinct's ballots to the
board of elections in the county seat, the election decided by the flip of
a coin after several recounts still yielded a tie, the hundreds of ballots
that are always invalidated because people vote for Donald Duck, Mickey
Mouse or George Washington and the absentee ballots that are always thrown
out because they aren't postmarked by election day.
addition to continuing the affront of their bias toward the Gore camp, the
media are covering their asses for their inexcusable practice of
"exit polling" and related miscues by beating the recount
process into the ground. Everyone predicted a close election, so the
public would have been better served if the media had prepared everyone by
boning up on procedures that automatically occur when the vote is close.
close elections, absentee ballots are ALWAYS a factor, but the media was
woefully unprepared (or unwilling?) to explain all the nuances and rules
of absentee balloting. They just keep regurgitating the disgusting party
lines f rom both sides.
happened to the "educate" and "inform" part of our
credo? As for the "military" absentee ballots, the media made it
sound as though Uncle Sam should back up to every base and ship with a
ballot truck and pass them out to whoever wants them, then hold the
soldier's hand to make sure he or she punches it correctly and gets it
mailed way in advance to compensate for the inevitable screw-ups.
(Remember the origin of the acronym SNAFU?).
ballots are done strictly on an individual basis with the voter's home
county board of elections, whether the voter is serving in the military or
simply working or vacationing abroad. They are purely the responsibility
of the individual voter (Obviously the real problem.) There are not
"sacks" of ballots, but ballots are in the regular sacks of mail
and we all know the vagaries of that system, stateside or overseas. The
media fail to explain all this and instead create a distortion that gets
people so fired up they become blind to the fact that our politicians and
lawyers are burning our Constitution at the stake.
media also has downplayed the damage it did in Florida by giving the state
to Gore while the Panhandle on central time was still voting.
was in Florida on election day and had voted absentee in Ohio. (I had my
ballot hand-carried to the board of elections a week before the election
because I never trust the mail.) I was flabbergasted by those premature
network announcements. What abominable journalism. Small town reporters
get fired for those kinds of blunders!
flood of lawyers (remember all judges are lawyers) is more insult to
injury, but we know what kind of bottom-feeders they are and should be
smart enough to just ignore them entirely! Unfortunately, the media didn't
and by beating to death all the election misfires as though they were
something new, whipped up enough sentiment so the slimy lawyers could move
in and convolute our entire democracy.
this case, it goes all the way to the top, and with the aiding and
abetting media, these judges (spell that political hack lawyers) are
hell-bent on destroying what is left of the principles on which this
country was founded. I consider this current election atrocity being
played out in Florida the domestic equivalent of our pitiful foreign
policy, which led to the heinous bombing of Yugoslavia. The people seemed
helpless to do anything then, just as people seem helpless to put an end
to the political abomination in Florida now.
people are pretty evenly divided on Gore and Bush, which says a lot about
how screwed up our country is. We can't even field a candidate strong
enough to entice a majority of voters. I'm a registered Democrat who voted
for Bush, primarily because his voice and presence over four years would
make me cringe a tad less than the phony, plastic Gore who stood by and
did nothing while the despicable Bill Clinton betrayed and embarrassed the
you're middle class, it's all a matter of whether you want big government
or big business to put the squeeze on you. There's not a dime's worth of
difference in my book. Bush obviously has his big business hooks, but Gore
serves both masters. What a pathetic choice to have to make.
the media ever give a third party candidate the proverbial snowball's
chance in hell? No, and for those (myself included) who have cast a ballot
for such a candidate knowing he couldn't win, but who wanted to make a
statement or lodge a protest, I'm sorry to be forced to acknowledge that
the targets are impervious to any such influence. It makes nary a ripple
in their grand agenda.
is no question we need to get serious about standardizing ballot forms,
improving methods of tabulation and cracking down on fraudulent voting
practices that have been going on for decades, but not when we are in the
throes of a tight election.
for the rest of our broken system, I don't know what the fix is. I do know
that when you control the media, you have the power to control everything.
I doubt we would have the fiasco we have now, if the members of the media
were doing their job, instead of blatantly showing their head-in-the-sand
liberal bias, and tripping over each other to shove a microphone in the
face of some ill-informed, confused or politically motivated voter in
order to meet their own mass agenda.
we should all just stay home on election day. Go on strike. NO ONE VOTES (TiM
Ed.: Also see “No
Vote Is Better than Fraud Vote”, Aug. 14, 2000). I
don't know what it might accomplish, but the debacle couldn't be any worse
than what's out there now.
all of the above reasons Bob, I appreciate your efforts more and more each
day. As a journalist, when I think of "Truth In Media" or
recommend it to someone, it's one time I don't have to hang my head in
shame for my profession. Best regards,”
Bernish, Kent, Ohio
- Florida and USA Stand in Awesome Shame
rewriting of the law and the electoral process is disgraceful. You are making our entire country the laughing stock of the world, not just the state of Florida.
Your refusal to uphold the clear and straight forward reading of the State's election law does immeasurable damage to the credibility of the Court System.
"Your Honors" should resign forthwith.
Robert Draper, Palm Beach, Florida
ARIZONA - Your Actions Constitute Fraud, If Not Treason
UNKNOWN - Only in Florida!
in Florida can a Supreme Court write laws and set deadlines above and
beyond what was thought to be Legislative duties in most states.
Democrats, went to the Supreme Court and got THEIR laws enacted.
Republicans, have to go to the Legislation, present a bill, wait for it's
decision, pass the law, and than wait the normal year before it can take
that sounds fair to me, how about you? Is it now acceptable practice to
play a game or contest and than seek out a "friendly" arbitrator
to change the rules in your favor, simply because you're losing? Think
Morgan (state unknown)
- Are You All Proud of Yourselves Now?
the Florida Supreme Court:
watched the entire proceeding. I noted how you attacked all of the
Republican witnesses (Mike Carvin and the rest), never allowing them to
finish a sentence without butting in.
And how you assisted the lawyer (David Boies) representing the
party of your own political inclination.
if Gore is finally named president, after however many counts it takes to
knock loose enough chads to get the result you all desire, and denying our
servicemen the franchise, we will all have you seven to thank, won't we?
you all proud of yourselves now?
Pierre, United States Navy (Retired), Oregon
(via Florida) - An Absentee Voter: It’s a Kangaroo Court
friend of mine forwarded your e-mail to me. I am glad that you're willing
to do something about this sad state of affairs. I'm an American citizen
living in Europe (an absentee voter from Florida!!!).
is definitely a case of democratic 'lawyering' and totally unjust. As you
say, the judges are not elected - in this case, the majority of them are
Democrats. They have voted
from within themselves and not 'impartially'. It's a kangaroo court.
does seem, however, that after all his maneuvering, Mr. Gore has still not
picked up enough votes to declare him the winner. One wonders how this
will play out? Good Luck!”
Europe (via Florida)
CALIFORNIA - In the Old West, Horse Thieves Were HungNov. 29, 2000
people who count the votes do count. Stack the court, like Stalin and Hitler. Make rules after the election. Usurp the legal authority of the Attorney General.
When the silent majority protest about the recounts, LIEBERMAN goes ontelevision and calls them the mob. When JACKSON leads his protest it was a cry because they were not getting the votes counted although they were counted several times.
When I think of Democrat I think, LIAR, CHEAT, SOCIALIST. I have developed anew attitude since election day. In the Old West, horse thieves were hung."
JB, Califoria, USA
CALIFORNIA - A Loyal Democrat: Gore Is A National EmbarrassmentNov. 29, 2000
TiM Ed. Well, as JB, our first above California reader can see from Ms. Vernon's letter, not all Democrats are horse thieves, nor "liars, cheats and socialists." But those in Al Gore's circle certainly seem to qualify as such.
Toward Another “Just War?”
PHOENIX, Nov. 22 - “Along with your own, you're destroying the credibility of our courts,” this writer said in his Nov. 21 letter to the Florida Supreme Court justices. “Which self-respecting American will ever again respect a decision by a politicized judge? Or the authority of a President who lawyered his way into the White House?”
“One wonders how this will play out?” asked a worried absentee Florida voter, now living in Europe, in reference to the unfolding American electoral farce.
Put these three rhetorical questions together, and you can see where it may all lead to - to another war.
George Bush Sr.’s popularity was ebbing in 1989. Ronald Reagan’s vice president was suffering from a “wimp” factor. So what did he do? He launched the Panama invasion. Which turned out to be only a little prelude to the “Desert Storm” (Gulf War) that the same president unleashed one year later.
Suddenly, Bush’s approval ratings soared. Suddenly, he was the tough guy. Never mind that a woman (Maggie Thatcher) had to prop me him during the overtures prior to the Gulf War by giving the U.S. president a little pep talk. Such as, “George, this is no time to go wobbly.”
Bill Clinton followed the same formula. The number of armed conflicts into which this sorry draft-evader has led our nation in an effort to boost his popularity, and to deflect the country’s attention from his disgraceful behavior, are too numerous to list. Suffice it to say that at the height of the Monica Lewinsky-related impeachment hearings Clinton ordered our military in the Persian Gulf to carry a new series of air strikes against Iraq, killing scores of Iraqi civilians (see “Klinton’s Amerika, Israel’s Tomahawk”, December 1998).
Yet the Senate failed to impeach him. Which in hindsight may be a blessing in disguise as it would have pushed up Al Gore to the presidency without forcing him to lie and cheat first. Or to start another war.
Which takes us back to that TiM reader’s question - how will this play itself out in the end?
One thing is for sure - regardless of whether Al Gore or George W. Bush win the presidency, neither man will have the authority to govern. After eight years of the Democratic rule, the country is hopelessly divided right down the middle. So what the new president may need in order to try to “unite Americans behind him” is launch another “just war.”
“Yikes,” lament the civilians world over?
“Yahoo!”, cheer the “death merchants” and other globalist corporate multinationals who have paid for both Gore’s and Bush’s campaigns. Their motto has been, is and will be: “Perpetual war for perpetual commerce.”
What better excuse for dipping again into the U.S. taxpayers’ pockets than by starting a “war of unification,” a “just war that will make every American proud of his own country again.” Right?
Well, count this American out. The plot is becoming boringly predictable. Maybe some “dumbed down” and “numbed down” Americans would fall for it. But if I want to see another “just war” in which we kill civilians for their own good, I’ll go to a Hollywood movie. Or turn on CNN.
As for the American armed forces who may be called upon to die and win such a “just war” - so that another globalist president can continue to erode our rights and freedoms, well maybe some of them will remember what happened to their “absentee ballots” in Florida. And then tell their Commander-in-Chief to go stuff himself. Unless, of course, he is prepared to lead them into battle - personally and from the front line trenches.
Fat chance of that ever happening, right? Leadership by example? Only in museums...
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