Honorable Senators and Representatives of Congress,
History will judge you by your actions, or lack of action on January 6th, 2005...
On that fateful day, I and millions of other patriotic Americans urge you to stand up and do the right thing.
Stand up for Democracy for all parties and for all voters, each of us citizens of this great country. It is our Constitutional Right to Vote, and to have our vote count. And it became your sworn duty to uphold and insure that right, when you took your oath of office:
"I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
You know as well as I do that there were numerous and unprecedented voting irregularities on November 2, and since then during the recounts. (If you didn't know, visit http://miamedia.com/votergate to read what the media is saying and the research has unearthed.)
Millions of tax-paying, loyal, voting Americans are counting on you to do the right thing, and thoroughly investigate the Nov 2 vote, so we will have in our voting system, and our elected officials. And I do mean you.
We call on you and beseech you to do your sworn duty to the American People:
Ferret out every voting irregularity, failure, mistake, inconsistency that made the Nov 2 election the most notorious one in recent history.
Find and prosecute any illegal acts, no matter where that may lead.
If you are not certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official vote tallies for President and for others on November 2 were accurate, then you must challenge the Electoral Tally on January 6, 2005 and call for a full investigation.
Then, work to fix the problems in our election system that led to the Nov 2 voting fiasco.
The famous words that Thomas Paine uttered 200 years ago still ring true:
"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right
by which all other rights are protected.
To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery. . ."
Will you kowtow to what expediency would have you do, or will you prove to yourself, your family, and your grand children that you are a person of backbone and character like Thomas Paine? Will you go down in history as a Statesman who is admired because you did the right thing when your country called on you, when the people who elected you to office depended on you?
Follow your heart and your conscience.
Stand up for Democracy on January 6, 2005. Challenge and investigate the Nov 2 vote.
December 31, 2004
The Votergate Resource Center