Dear Sir,
I DON'T wish to shatter Phil Green's belief systems, so I'll just give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was born yesterday, or has been in a coma for six years, or lives on top of a mountain in Santa Ponsa where news never penetrates.
George Bush's notion of democracy is summed up in his proclamation a few weeks ago, “I'm the Decider.” Gone are our vaunted checks and balances; this is an imperial presidency. One person, one vote? Tell it to the Texan Latinos (Wetbacks to all our red state populace) who were gerrymandered out of their voting rights by Tom DeLay, who even created one Congressional District 200 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide in order to keep those pesky Hispanics in their places, thus adding six Congressional seats to the Republican Party's hold on the House of Representatives.
Having the Republican Party as a permanent majority is little Georgie's idea of democracy. George W Bush also believes in fairness; fair is for the top one percent of the population in income to get even more tax cuts, while the minimum wage, currently the equivalent of 3.91 euros per hour, has never been increased under his aegis.
Democracy is spying on Americans without warrants, suspending the right of habeas corpus, condoning torture and incarceration without warrant or representation or appeal, manipulating intelligence to “justify” a pre-emptive war unsanctioned by Congress, handing no-bid contracts to political supporters like the Halliburton corporation and others, appointing political cronies to oversee disasters like Katrina and then praising them when they fail dismally: “Helluva job Brownie!” George Bush did not win the popular vote in 2000 and started as an appointed President, not an elected one, and in many states there was no such principle as one-person, one-vote; it was manipulation by money, cunning, and a total lack of principle. “George W Bush” and “Democracy” are mutually exclusive terms. George Bush is a man without learning, without a sense of history, without scruple or morality or weight or gravitas, without a plan or a sense of direction, without interest in the world or people, without the capacity to understand the consequences of his own or the government's actions, without empathy or pity or compassion. I could go on, but I think I can just sum it up by saying: George W Bush is the worst President in the entire history of the United States.
Or am I being a tad harsh here?
George Scott, Binissalem


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