2006-04-20 / Letters to the Editor

Group meets to promote peace

This is a call to Jamestowners who have had enough.

Are you at all concerned for your children's future as citizens living in this country?

Are you concerned with the current state of affairs and policies of the U.S.?

Are you at all uncomfortable with a president who sees nothing but endless war, who is currently contemplating the use of nuclear weapons against Iran while bogged down in and endless war of attrition in Iraq, who sees himself as above the law, Congress, and the courts?

Are you concerned that the president lied to the American people about Iraq's nuclear weapons capability, chemical and biological weapons, and blindly led this nation into an illegal and unnecessary war with the loss of almost 2,500 good young Americans?

Are you concerned that we are not allowed to honor our dead, nor are we allowed to view their caskets as they come home?

Are you curious that the president who "supports the troops" has never been to a funeral of one of the returning

fallen? Do you feel for the 20,000 to 30,000 young veterans who suffer from permanent disability because they "trusted and believed" their president's call to war?

Are you concerned that American citizens who suffered through Hurricane Katrina are still living in tents along the Gulf Coast because this nation can only afford war?

Grassroots democracy begins with neighbors who are concerned with the direction this nation has taken and the erosion of the Constitution. It is time for concerned neighbors from surrounding communities to come together to discuss

current policies, trends, and possible remedies of censure and impeachment, in a citizen's attempt to bring dignity to the executive branch of government.

The purpose of this nonpartisan citizens' initiative is to ensure the continuity of the Constitution and the preservation of the system of checks and balances, which has served this nation so well for the past two centuries.

Please join other concerned neighbors from surrounding towns who will be meeting at the South Kingstown Neighborhood Guild, Columbia Street, Peace Dale on Thursday, April 27, in Room 25 at 7

p.m. We are privileged to live in a democracy, but with that privilege comes civic responsibility and duty.

Our duty and responsibility is to leave our children and grandchildren a better nation than we inherited. Come help make that happen.

The South Kingstown Justice and Peace Action Group, through its Web site www.skjpag.org, will act as liaison to citizens by providing updated information on this and other pertinent issues. Joe Clifford, 423-2514, Jim Keller, 423-1074,

Michael Larkin,

423-3898

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