Aug. 27, 2012 By Jack Jodell
With the Republican National Convention set to begin in earnest tomorrow, and with their blatant attempt to deny as many of the opposition’s voters the right to even cast a ballot in full sway, the thought occurred to me that I had failed to mention an important truth in my last post.
Clearly, this Tea Party / Republican effort to disenfranchise millions of elderly, minorities, liberals, progressives, students, and other potential non-Republican voters from voting is shameful and must be stopped dead in its tracks. Not only is it shameful, it is also an affront to our Declaration of Independence and all that our Founding Fathers believed in. For one of the major reasons the insurrection of 1776 which led the patriots to break away from England occurred in the first place was because the colonists objected to being taxed by the mother country without having any say in the matter. That’s right, folks: the colonists rightfully objected to taxation without representation.
Today’s reactionary, Tea Party - infested Republican Party is attempting to do what King George and his 18th Century British Parliament tried unsuccessfully: to deny those who are taxpayers a voice in the way their tax dollars are being spent. It is a hypocritical stance and a cynical way to outright steal an election these forces of reaction don’t even deserve to win!
So don’t give us any more of this Mitt Romney / Paul RUIN lying about saving the economy or creating 12 million new jobs by cutting taxes further on the already severely -undertaxed wealthy. DON’T TREAD ON US, BRO! WE ARE THE MAJORITY 99%, ABD WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!
Take THAT, you phony, anti-democracy Tea Party – infested Republicans!