Following the national syndication of an article about Brattleboro, Vermont’s petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution, the local newspaper received responses from around the country. The following email was sent by a friend of IfP:
Emails are coming into Brattleboro from all over. Some [positive], some [negative].Here’s a sample from our local citizen journalism site, iBrattleboro:
“I live in Delaware and read about your town’s move to arrest Bush and Cheney. I have sat here and wondered for 5 years wondering why we haven’t made moves to impeach them. Even with a Democratic majority it hasn’t happened. So I salute and wholly support your efforts. Where do I sign up?!! Newark, De”
“You guys make me proud. My wife and I travel a lot internationally and actions like yours re Bush & Cheney are ones we like to talk about.” – Edwards, CO
“I am overwhelmed with admiration for your town because you dared to say aloud what so many of us, all patriots, all Americans, feel to be true. I have never visited Vermont, but I shall make it a point to do so, and to come to your town, this summer. Keep up the good work!” – Saint Paul, Minnesota
“I for one plan to spend my vacation in Brattleboro this year (aren’t they the ones who have all the public nudity? Or is that Montpelier?)”
“The people of Brattleboro should be celebrated as true patriots. The negative, threatening emails from Americans should only show proof at how morally corrupt segments of our society have become. Sad, really….”
“Bravo, you are indeed brave citizens, who have the guts to demand the arrest of Bush & Cheney. An excellent way for the rest of us who are sickened by the actions of this administration to really voice our displeasure with the king (Cheney) and his jester (Bush).” – Studio City
“Thank you so much for having the nerve to raise a stink, cause a stir, make people mad, look screwy, take abuse, and generally stand up for your principles.
Evil is rampant in Washington, DC. Bush and Company are just the top of the heap and all of them are worthy of little less then impeachment, trial and . . . well I don’t know what punishments they would deserve by law on the charges you endorse but whatever they are, they are not harsh enough.
I write to voice my appreciation of your courage. Thank you for speaking out and saying what millions would really like to say.
The naysayers are all Right wing loons and don’t really count. It is the rest of the nation that believes your right in your efforts.
You do have many supporters out here in the REAL WORLD.
Rancho Mirage, California”
“Greetings from South Bend, IN.
Just read story on your referendum to indict the Booby Twins, Bush and Cheney. MORE POWER TO YOU!!! After stealing 2 elections, and twice taking an oath to “uphold and defend the Conststution of the U.S.” I believe you are right on in your display of disappointment in our present leadership. I find it somewhat hypocritical of those who disagree, to threaten you with terroist acts and then say that you’re not grateful to be protected from terroism by our idiot president and his henchman.
The first act of terrorism on American soil was The Boston Tea Party. George Washington was called a terrorist by the English. Lincoln would have been hung by the Confederacy for Treason. It’s all a matter of linguistics.
Liberals Think! Conservatives follow.
May God Bless You!”
“I just read today your town’s petition to arrest Bush and Cheney for crimes against the Constitution. Thank you. He has taken things too far, created a war based on fear alone. I may have to look into moving into your town.”
“When true blue Americans smell a rat in Washington, one who disregards the Constitution, the rights of the citizens and plunges the nation into debt, they need to stand up and make a statement. Your wonderful little town (I’ve never been there, don’t know if it is small or large, but I do know it is filled with wonderful people with brains)……..made a statement and one that is logical. Don’t let those small minded people who think a president who refuses to read the world’s newspapers, or pay attention to the condition of this country and its financial health, but focuses on a war that we don’t need or want and can’t afford is a president we need to blindly support. He has to go! One more year may spell the end of the United States. How many young people have to come back (if they are lucky enough to make it back) with arms and legs missing? This war is for his ego or to show his daddy that he has risen above his drug and alcohol days and is doing more than his father was able to do. How did this fool get to be President?????
If we fall, it will more than likely be due to the air heads in Washington who are only interested in feathering their own nests, and protecting their health benefits and their retirement funds. The rest of us are going to Hell in a hand basket thanks to a president who lied and cheated his way into office…not once but twice!! How the heck did that happen?
I am proud of your town and I salute you for being good American citizens and taking a stand that we all should be taking. God Bless Brattleboro! I have never responded to any story I have ever read on the Internet, but I feel, after reading some of the Bubba comments from fools, that you need to know that not everyone supports those idiots. Is there someone from your town who feels qualified to run for President? I’d vote for them!
“Dear Fellow Americans of Battledore,
I admire your intelligence, your courage and you willingness to take action against an administration that has lied to it’s citizen and has acted illegally and unconstitutionally on several occasions. I wish more Americans would realize that it is not only our right under the constitution to question and challenge our leaders when they act improperly but it is our obligation. You are all better Americans than the angry fools who wish you harm. They are ignorant and no better than the terrorists they claim to despise. I support your actions and wish you well.
Los Angeles, CA”
“Well you bunch of cow milkin hippies need to wake up cause if you think it’s bad now wait till you get one of those gay lovin, baby killin, lettin the illegal mexicans come over for free democrats in office then you gonna see bad you limp noodled cock eyed weirdos”
“You people are either incapable of individual research: e.g.; no internet, no libraries, newspapers without integrity (probably true), no FOX NEWS. Or you people have beem so immersed in hatred of President Bush, so irrational that facts, THE TRUTH is beyond comprehension or more than likely is ignored due to an agenda driven thought process.” [hyperlink added]
I had just about given up hope, for the sanity of this nation. At 73, I can now rest in the peace of mind, that this nation will long endure, as long as there remains a voice for true liberty, in the midst of creeping tyranny. Thank you Brattleboro! Keep up the good fight and pass the torch to future generations, of Sons and Daughters of Liberty. I came to Oregon to die and now I wish I had gone to Vermont. All I have is my Social Security check, but if money alone will be a cause of failure, I’ll gladly put you in my monthly budget. It won’t be much and I would gladly give my life instead, against the ‘golem’ of tyranny that’s coming at us through time. I’m enclosing a quote from A. Lincoln, which I find full of wisdom.
“All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.” ““ Abraham Lincoln – ( 16th President of the United States of America – 1809-1865 ).
Thank You All,”
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