Tuesday, August 30, 2005

just stop it

No names, no scorn, no epithets, no malice at all. I just have one thing I'd like to tell the current occupant of the White House.

Stop it.

It's wrong.

Stop it, now.

Today, George W. Bush mentioned the devastating effects that hurricane Katrina was already being reported to have during the first few hours after it came ashore. It was the customary palliative sentiments, and he concluded his remarks by addressing the residents of the areas being affected by the storm, saying "America prays for you."

No, it doesn't.

Some Americans do. Some don't. For the president of the United States to make such a statement, such an assertion, is wrong. The president is the president of all of the people, and he should certainly be aware that not all people share his beliefs. Every time he makes that kind of comment, he is deliberately choosing to be the president of only part of this country. It's starting to get to the point where I am no longer simply embarrassed to be an American, I am getting disgusted to be an American. It is wrong for you to make me feel that way by your reckless disregard for the fundamental principles of this nation.

Mr. Bush, stop it.


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