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Posted by Dr_eldritch in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Mar 17th 2007, 01:38 PM


Dear Freepers,

I have been on Democratic Underground openly as a Republican for nearly three years. I am not the only one. There are many moderate Republicans, Libertarians, and others that are not expressly ‘Democrat’ or ‘Liberal’ that post to and visit this site. The non-Democrats are here for pretty much the same reasons the Democrats are; we are all concerned that something very wrong has been happening to our beloved country and yours.

Recently these concerns, these fears, have been proven to be well-founded. So clearly visible is the evidence that even the most staunch administration supporter must admit, even if only to his or her self, that there is real cause for concern. Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, a great crime has taken place against our national security interests, and the perpetrators are likely administration officials.

It is now an established fact that Valerie Plame-Wilson worked as a N.O.C. (Non-official cover) operative for the CIA. It is an established fact that she worked on Counter-Proliferation and gathering intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction. It is an absolute fact that someone leaked her identity, thereby destroying her covert status, to people who did not have the security clearance to apprehend that information. It is a fact that the CIA filed a criminal complaint with the Justice Department.

Only the most self-deluded of you can still tell yourselves that this whole thing was some kind of hoax cooked up by the Wilsons together with the CIA… in that case it is only yourselves you are fooling with such conspiracy theories. The rest of you should be FURIOUS that a national security asset responsible for telling our government who had what WsMD where and when was compromised. You should join those of us who have been carefully paying attention and DEMAND that the perpetrator(s), whoever it may be, be brought to justice.

Not to demand accountability is to condone illegal behavior by our government. Party affiliation does not demand that one protect criminals. Real patriots call for justice no matter who damages our national security, and there is no longer any doubt that real damage has been done.

Democrats and Republicans are not sports teams, but so many apply a sports fan mentality to politics. Wearing the team jersey, in this case, does not mean that you must support and cheer on your ‘team’ no matter how many rules they violate or penalties they accrue. It does not mean you must shout down the other ‘side’ while allowing your ‘team’ to raise ticket prices, destroy the playing field, and gouge us all at the concession stand.
This is not a game. This is OUR country. I am a Republican because I believe in states’ rights, fiscal conservatism, and limited global involvement where we are not threatened. This administration has demonstrably violated real Republican values on enough levels that I cannot consider them or anyone who supports them a real Republican anymore.

This is not about who is ‘right’ and who is ‘wrong’, although I am not ashamed in the least to say that the Democrats have been right far more often than not these last several years, - this is about doing the right thing for America. Real patriots will step up, have the strength and grace to acknowledge that this damage has been done, and work together with us fix as much of the damage as we can, bring the perpetrators to justice no matter what their party affiliation, and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.
The rest of you will continue to dissemble, invent conspiracy theories, keep yourselves fooled, and enable embedded criminals to do only more damage to our beloved country.

This is not a game, these are not sports teams. As a real American patriot whose ancestors fought in the First War for this country, I’m asking other real patriots to step up and demand accountability for and from those in power.

We here are on the side of the Constitution. We are on the side of law, order, and justice. We are on the side of a free and Democratic America…

And you are either with us or against us.

-Dr. E
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