Urbin Report

Monday, July 12, 2004

An open Letter by a concerned citizen

Tony writes:

Dear Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Lee (who voted against military action in Afghanistan after 9/11), Corrine Brown, Julia Carson, Joseph Crowley, Elijah Cummings, Danny Davis, Raul Grijalva, Michael Honda, Carolyn Maloney, William Lacy Clay, Edolphus Towns and Jerrold Nadler:

I read with some dismay the text of your letter asking the United Nations to send election observers to the presidential election this year. This call for observers comes, despite the existence within the United States of effective judicial resolution of disputes. This mechanism, known as "litigation," allows for the redress of grievances within the legal system. The fact of your party's failure to win the White House in 2000 does not point to a defect in the electoral process, but is perhaps probative in the defects of your party's tactics.

As a result, I find it personally embarrassing and insulting that elected representatives of my nation feel the need to seek recourse to an ineffective, corruption-riddled multinational organization, rather than trusting in legal mechanisms that have ensured orderly succession of executive power within this country for over 200 years. After all, the United States is hardly East Timor.

In other words, to paraphrase the Vice-President, kindly go fuck yourselves.

A Concerned Citizen