Monday, August 31, 2009

When Congress Returns

The 111th Congress has some important issues to consider as they begin the second session.
Much has happened since adjournment for the month of August.

A special prosecutor, and both the Senate and House should start probes into the misdeeds
of former vice president Cheney. So much had been back channeled and stove piped that I
do not think even Mr. Cheney can remember it all.

It is a sad, sad state of affairs that has come to light in the last few weeks. If even half of the
allegations are proven to be truthful it makes one wonder, are we a nation of laws? Are some
people above the law? Were there just a couple of rouges, or is this just the tip of the iceberg.

Is it possible that in this day and age government officials can do what ever they want and escape punishment? Are more "bigwigs" doing wrong? Are laws to be laughed at, and only
applied to the poor and down beaten; the common man?

How can we as freedom loving Americans even begin to tell any other country how they
should promote democracy and decency, and honor? We can not run our own country
according to the laws of the land.

Stand up America, let your voices be heard. This abuse of justice must be stopped. Tell your
elected officials loud and clear: enough is enough!

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"