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This blog is my online peace journal with information and reflection on a variety of peace topics -- personal, local, global -- as well as peace and justice related links that I find helpful and/or inspiring. For more formal information on peace, justice and nonviolence, I urge you to explore the webpages of The Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (see FOR), of which I am a member and join our New York Fellowship of Reconciliation (see NYFOR) listserv. Also, check out my alternate Peace Hugs blog as well as my links page.


"The God of Peace is never glorified by human violence."
-- Thomas Merton

"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart."
-- St. Francis of Assisi

"There is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence - there is only a choice between nonviolence and nonexistence."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hey, Nancy: hold them Accountable!

Hope is in the air. For all the election fraud that took place -- from registration scams to robocalls to lost absentee ballots to electronic voting fiascos (stolen and eaten votes -- see Brad Blog and his links), enough people came out on Election Day to create a landslide for change. That said, let's look into the Sarasota Florida race and insist on a re-vote. (18,000 votes were "lost" -- a 15% undervote is unacceptable, especially when the missing votes are in Christine Jenning's best EDs and she "lost" by under 400 votes.) And Francine Busby's vote (California) still looks questionsable. We mustn't be too polite. "We have been too nice too long." But as the Bush administration knows and fears there is so much more than stolen elections for which they should be held accountable.

The illegal spying, the torture, the war profiteering, the signing statements, a raped environment, the selling off of America to the highest bidders (or the cheapest ones in the case of those outrageous trade policies which bring us cheap do-dads -- made by slave labor -- at the cost of American jobs), the tax breaks for the people who don't need that much money, the multi-faceted dimensions of crony capitalism, and most of all the unjust, unneeded, unmerciful preemptive war on Iraq which had nothing to do with 9-11 or weapons of mass destruction, decimating Iraq and the Iraqi people and killing our American troops, where the only winner is Halliburton.

You must use the "I" word -- and that word is INVESTIGATE. And then you must go from there, if the facts are what most of us see the facts to be, to the ultimate "I" word: IMPEACHMENT, not out of revenge but out of justice. If you don't understand this, seek out John Nichols' book, THE GENIUS OF IMPEACHMENT: The Founders' Cure for Royalism published by The New Press. [Bob McChesney had a great interview of Nichols about his book on Oct. 8th, listenable/downloadable at Media Matters.]

Yes, I am thrilled that I saw you in Pennsylvania (see my Flickr.com site) and I am thrilled with your populist ideas. But the people voted for more than just candidates, they voted for change, for American jobs, for healthcare, for peace and justice: for accountability. Remember, "No justice, no peace" and "If you want peace, work for justice." Don't listen to Republican nay-sayers and spinmeisters: rein them in. Investigate. Work for justice. Work for peace. Work for all Americans. Work for the people of the world and an America restored to its position of integrity and real democratic values. We're praying for you and America.

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne
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June 2003

"Our country currently lives under a single-party form of government. One ideology (pro-corporate, coddling the rich, neglecting the middle class, patronizing the poor) is governing like there's no tomorrow. Should they continue, they'll be right."

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