Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I have said before that I am a life long Democrat.  I never voted for any Republican for any local, state, or federal office until 2000 when I voted for George W. Bush.  

The largest single group of registered voters in Tucson, Arizona are registered Democrats.  The city of Tucson holds city council elections in odd numbered years.  Four council members are elected for four terms in one election.  Two years later, the other three council members are elected for four year terms.  There have been times when every council member has been a Democrat since council members are nominated by wards but elected city wide.  In the 2001 election for the first time in my life I voted for all three Republican candidates for the city council.  When I moved from Tucson in 2004, three of the seven council members were Republicans.  (I don’t know the results of the 2005 election.)

I wrote the following letter to the editor after the 2001 election and sent it to the “Democratic” paper three times—November 16, 29, and December 11, 2001.  It was not published any of those three times.  This year with the 2006 election approaching I intend to devote more blog time on candidates for the respective political offices.  I am posting this letter to the editor as an introduction to this political campaign year.  The letter to the editor was entitled:

The Death of the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party had better wake up.  Al Gore should have won the Presidential Election by at least fifteen percentage points.  The Democrats should have won all three city council seats.

However, any political party that doesn’t know the difference between having moral values and discrimination is in trouble.  Any party that portrays the Boy Scouts of America as evil is delusional.  Any party that strives for confrontation instead of inclusiveness will eventually be excluded.

A great Republican President once said, “You may fool some of the people all of the time, you may even fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”  The Democratic Party now looks very similar to the Democratic Party of the 1850’s.  If they don’t change, they may suffer the same fate.

It was signed with my name and the following: A life long Democrat and democrat  

In the 1850’s the Democratic Party supported slavery.  In the second worst court decision in U.S. history, the U.S. Supreme Court supported slavery in its infamous Dred Scott Decision when the court ruled that slaves were property and once they were slaves they could never be free.

Today, the Democratic Party supports the murder of unborn babies, the sin of homosexuality as a civil right, the removal of GOD from public life, and other libertine issues not supported by the majority of voters in the nation.  In the worst court decision in American history, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mothers have a “legal right” to murder their unborn babies.  The U.S. Supreme Court has instituted numerous other unconstitutional decisions that could not be passed democratically through the legislative process.  

This year I hope to help the voters know the positions of the various candidates for public office.    



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