December 12, 2004

An Historic Day. A Citizen Uprising.

Sunday, December 12, 2004, the day before the presidential electors of the 2004 election meet in their respective state capitals, is an historic day.

On this day people from all over the United States expressed, and are expressing as we speak, their outrage at the disenfranchisement, fraud, and suppression of their fellow citizens' voting rights.

We are at a major crossroads in American history.

The acts of the electors and members of Congress on December 13th, when the electors meet, and on January 6, 2005, when Congress meets to determine the next President of the United States, will either be based upon the noble principles of freedom and democracy upon which our Nation was founded, and which we have held out as a beacon to the World, or be based upon rank partisanship and naked political power.

From the choices these officials make will it be determined whether our nation stands together in support of democracy, or descends into dictatorship, plunging our lives into a period of darkness from which, history teaches, there is no escape except one fraught with suffering.

No one knows today which path the United States will choose, as there are two state recounts in progress, and a contest of the Ohio election being filed tomorrow morning, and we cannot know today whether the electors and congresspeople will or will not uphold their sworn oaths to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against its enemies both foreign and domestic.

But whichever is the outcome, my heart swells with appreciation for the courage, the indignation, and the stubborn freedom-loving character of all those great people who have been fighting, who have fought today, and who will continue to fight to preserve our freedom.

So as not to lose the historic record of today's national coming-together, I have, before updating our "Calendar of Upcoming Events", made an archived copy, with the link

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Ray Beckerman

New York, New York

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