A nice letter to the Editor of the Spokesman-Review on Nov 12, 2006
Vote heard 'round the world
In response to Mr. Thomas Sowell's editorial ("Democrats hiding
extreme agenda," Nov. 8): sour grapes aren't becoming of you or your
We didn't vote, coast to coast, for an overwhelming change in
policy because we are stupid or cannot see through glib speech and
slick politics. We voted for change because we want change.
We are tired of Republican campfire tales of terrorist bogeymen
in our closets. We are tired of hearing about the great economy when
many of us cannot make a living wage. We are tired of the politics of
hatred, discrimination and personal attacks over differences in
opinion. We believe that this war is wrong. We believe that diplomacy
is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness. We believe that a
person's and (moreover, a nation's) morality shines through in their
actions truer than through words. We also want accountability,
oversight and our voice to be heard.
This country works best when one party can check the other. This
brings out the best ideas from both, the policies most likely to
benefit the counttry as a whole. We can start to get back to the
example for the rest of the world.