From: Melinda Pillsbury-Foster <[address removed]>
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 3:10 PM
Take Back the Republican Party
Why is it that Establishment Democrats, after finally coming out of their holes and pounding their chests, are still unwilling to provide America and Americans with what is most needed? That is justice. The criminals of the Bush Administration must be indicted. Instead of doing taking action the eyes of Establishment Democrats are on the lucre that will now come their way.
The Spanish courts are taking action but otherwise we hear only ineffectual grunts from the trough in Washington. Those same principled few who identify themselves as progressives demand from their own party action and are ignored. This is a problem for all Americans. We need justice so that it can never happen again and, by demanding accountability, to bring those stolen trillions back to us.
It is time for action from all people of principle and honor.
Let that begin as Real Republicans to do the job of cleaning out the Stables of the GOP and taking it back to its roots. This letter is for you if you once thought the GOP meant small government, low taxes, and adherence to the founding principles on which America stood.
Indict George W. Bush
The Republican Party has a long and honorable history. Representing those who believed in local governance, low taxes, and individual rights, the GOP built a fund of respect and trust we relied on. NeoCons used that reservoir of trust to steal from all of us, canceling the Constitution and shredding our economy and our rights.
There was a time when the GOP stood for the founding principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. Republicans accepted the Constitution as the rules bind government leaving them to exercise their individual freedom.
The GOP was, for such men as Barry Goldwater, the means for taking those same values into the future.
It can be again.
I was raised Republican. I grew up hearing my father talk about the need to ensure women have the same opportunities as men; all wars fought be just. He taught me to look back with pride to ancestors who turned Republican to fight against slavery and for women's suffrage. He taught me to honor my conscience and live a life I would be proud to report to God.
That was changed by the same people who sent us into unjust wars for their own profit, who used our trust to steal America blind over the last decades.
Today the GOP is a morass of opportunists. Such men as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and others sell the rhetoric of individual rights, freedom, and responsible behavior, for cash, living the ethics of greed.
My friends have urged me to reregister Democrat. That I will never do. Too much of my family invested their lives, hopes and dreams for me to walk away. Their dead voices urge me to a very different course. They urge me to do all within my power to take the GOP back to its roots as the voice and hand of justice for all Americans. They would remind me that responsible people shoot their own rabid dog.
It was my father who taught me you cannot responsibly leave hazards to the welfare of others behind. "Clean it up," my father would say.
We need to purge the GOP of the human trash who have used its power to deceive, steal, pollute, and destroy the freedom and wealth of Americans. Up to the office of the presidency we must have justice. We must demand accountability.
As it exists today the Republican Party is the enemy, a danger to all it means to be an American. Therefore we must take it back and see that those who misused its power are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
You will hear voices that urge you to ignore the past and fight the present administration's policies, which are horrendous. But I say to you that you first put your feet on a firm foundation. Until we have demanded that the guilty be prosecuted and cleansed our own house we have no place to stand. Stand with me. Demand indictments.
The big government Democrats now in charge will be reluctant to create precedents that will bind them, too. We will hammer them into action clearing the way for us to realize the promise that made us Republicans and Americans.
Our site includes a list of the guilty. Now we are compiling a list of officials and a plan to force them to do their duty, investigate, indict, and convict.
It can be done ��� and when it is we will have cleansed our Party and be ready to restore the vision that is still America.
If you are a Democrat, Green, or other American with principles this may well be the place for you.