Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gilad Shalit Twitter Campaign

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On August 28th, 2009, kidnapped Israeli Defense Force soldier Gilad Shalit will celebrate his 23rd birthday. But for the fourth year in a row, it appears he will most likely celebrate this important milestone far away from his home in Israel. Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas in the summer of 2006 and has remained in captivity since. Negotiations for his release are ongoing.

‘Tweet4Shalit’ is a virtual grassroots movement inspired by the struggle Gilad Shalit must endure daily as a prisoner of war and as a victim of Islamic extremism.

For more information, see this link. Thank you.

Gilad Shalit Twitter Campaign!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Something "fishy": A U.S. citizen who is against Obamacare because of verifiable facts

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Dear White House:

I am most strenuously against government taking over our health care in this country. I want to be very clear about this.

Whenever possible, I do try to share with others my belief that the proposed health care legislation is a very bad choice. I don't have to lie or make things up to do this, either; all I need to do is present verifiable facts in a calm and logical manner. I am a working American, a voter, non-violent and reasonable, just a regular person exercising my right to free speech.

It is deeply disturbing that our government is now apparently calling on people to report citizens for exercising their Constitutional rights, merely because they do not agree with the government on this issue and dare to iterate those beliefs in writing. I saw this solicitation with my own eyes on the White House website this morning, but could scarcely believe it.

What are we to make of this? What possible virtue, what possible justification is there in gathering names of dissenters?

This is not the America I know.

Sincerely and respectfully submitted,

Brenda Cox Giguere

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