Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Where is our moral outrage?

In a time when the MSM touts that the election showed a mandate for a return to values, I have to ask, where are those morals? I haven't seen any signs of morality coming from the Capitol. Have you?

In the President's budget, those in need are starved even further while those already rich will be made immensely richer. It's a full out class war waged by the rich against the poor. The budget is immoral. Where is the outrage?

Our country is considering providing asylum to known terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. This man, probably on orders for his employer, which for years was the CIA, by his own admission blew a Cubana Airlines flight out of the sky. The plane was filled with innocent civilians, including the Cuban Olympic team of fencers. Are they only terrorists when they don't work for us? Where is the outrage?

The news from Ohio continues to break hearts. Have you seen the videos of the long lines of disenfranchised voters, waiting in the rain, some of which were ultimately turned away and not allowed to vote? This is America. Voting is a civil rights issue. Fifty years - half a century - have elapsed since Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus. But just last November,thousands of African-American voters in Ohio were treated like second class citizens. While richer white neighborhoods had enough voting machines so people could get in and out in a matter of minutes, the people in Ohio faced daunting lines, misinformation about polling places, and were in some cases turned away even though they had been in line before the cutoff time. I'm both surprised and pleased to see Common Cause take up this issue. See the short film produced by Erin and Conrad Stanley that Common Cause is now circulating.

I recently had a chance to see the work in progress of a bold film on Ohio called Electile Dysfunction. It should be finished and out this summer. All over the country, little citizen groups are springing up to fight to give us a country where there truly is no taxation without representation. A little moral outrage can go a long way towards righting wrongs in this country. Let it fly.


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