Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Email To John McCain, Arizona Senator, 08/01/2013

Senator McCain,
First, I would like to thank you for your recent public statements, as I appreciate the fact that you have spoken out against the "Stand Your Ground" laws that say that someone with a loaded gun can stalk you, pick a fight with you, and if you make the mistake of defending yourself, they can then legally shoot you.
Your party seems to be in the news quite frequently, as of late, theorizing why they keep losing the White House and why they have, as you stated, "Lost their way." I could write a huge list but I thought I would edit it down to the highlights (Top Ten) that your party has become famous for saying something about or denying and that the average person already knows.

1) About supposed "Right to Work States" and the lowest minimum wages (Below a 'living' wage.). If the minimum wage had risen commensurate with corporate profits and the cost of living index, it would be around $28.50 an hour. Corporate Officers' salaries and bonuses have increased several hundred-folds while worker wages remain stagnant. The Point?  When slavery was legal in the United States, slave owners were only required to give the slaves enough food, clothes, shelter and health care to keep them healthy enough to keep working. If that is all a worker can afford now, what is the difference? Also, taking away overtime pay removes any incentive to work more than contracted hours and is obviously unfair and motivated by unlimited greed.

2) All of the GOP run "RED STATES" cost the Federal Government more while paying less in income tax. They complain the loudest about spending while they are the actual ones doing more of it.

3) If the congress cut our present military budget down to one half we would still spend more on supposed defense than ANY OTHER COUNTRY, including China. The military is not supposed to be used as an employment location device. We don't have any business promoting war for business purposes and a vehicle for corruption and skimming off of the budget.

4) Despite having at least 3 degrees himself, your religious zealots like Rick Santorum deride citizens from pursuing higher education spending because they don't want an informed public that knows that God doesn't start wars over mineral and oil rights/cheap labor.

5) Wealthy people stricken with unlimited greed don't impress anyone for complaining about "Big Government" while campaigning to run for office as PART OF that "Big Government"  that they supposedly hate, that is STUPID!

6) Despite what the GOP Judges that George W. Bush hand picked, when they rule in favor of political stances instead of reality, calling that conservativism instead of what it is, bias, RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND THE VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS HAVE SHOWN US THAT REPUBLICANS DON'T CARE ABOUT FAIRNESS OR RIGHT ANYMORE, JUST WINNING CONTROL, no matter who they destroy.

7) If you can afford to buy congressmen, you don't need more tax breaks. Also, people like Mitch McConnell being married to Elaine Chao (A complete conflict of interest with his job to protect American citizens, which is tantamount to treason.), who served as the only cabinet member in the G.W. Bush Administration to last all eight years, who then became a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation (Another one of the Koch Industries Owned Political Shilling PAC. like the supposed "grass roots movement", the TEABILLIES.), she contributes to Fox News and various other media outlets (Which try to misinform the public and are outed constantly for being nothing more than propaganda.), and her father along with his corporate allies that pay Mitch to keep any jobs from returning to the U.S., to the tune of several million a year.

8) Your daughter Meghan speaks out constantly against GOP policies like the ones that got your party labeled as "the stupid party" but eventually you will die, and people like her will give up voting Republican while hoping to cause change from within to return what they were tricked into believing was "their party" to the same kind of people that seemed to disappear with the end of the Eisenhower administration. I knew your wife and grew up in the same neighborhood with the Hensleys and my sister, Susie Walker (her maiden name), was one of her childhood friends. I read what Meghan writes and imagine she learned a lot of her "values" from you, so, I can't imagine that you actually believe any of the nonsense that rolls so fluidly from the mouths of your party members (Considering you wouldn't have a party without allowing the extremists to join your ranks.) that take the complete willful self delusion on the part of any human with an ounce of dignity and grace towards others.

9) Cutting us up into groups, culturally or demographically, only impresses stupid people (And only temporarily.), when ANY POLITICIAN, regardless of party or race, doesn't treat us all just as Americans. It is an insult to think we are all stupid enough to believe that talking points are actually plans or policy, while remaining constitutional. You just can't hire enough News Trolls (Someone who says inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic statements in a news broadcast or at least on the air, with the primary intent of provoking listeners into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. They do this to distract from the actual issues and to get their name repeated in other news forums or shows in order to remain relevant and to sell their books to the crackpots who wish that the ridiculous things that they say would be true .) like Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter to actually rewrite history. We know that the "Southern Strategy" was real and that the last fifty years of using racism, while encouraging it's perpetuation and growth, for votes, won't work anymore now that anti-contraception and anti-abortion has worked to create the overpopulation (Starving masses used for prayer but most importantly votes and tithing.) that people like the pope created their massive wealth from.

10) Eventually racism, sexism, homophobia, and any other discrimination will become law instead of open opinion. It isn't open for debate among intelligent well educated adults who live in any large U.S. city. I picture a day when we will have "Hate Management" courses that will be court ordered until people lean how to act. 50 years ago, no one would have imagined D.W.I. laws that we have now or "Anger Management" classes being court ordered for people who can't control themselves in public. Racists who use the old thinking of "The White Establishment" being more civilized, while committing atrocities in public, are soon to be a thing of the past.

Charles Darwin wrote, "Adapt or die." That, MY FRIEND, is your whole party's choice. Trying to change the propaganda instead of your behavior towards the public is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.
So, as you obviously are getting ready to retire, you might want to go out as one of the old school "Party of Reason" people, or attempt to continue trickle down nonsense, destruction of the working class, and the constant war on everyone who knows your party's true motives and knows better than agree with the selfishness.

Steve Walker of Phoenix, AZ

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