Dear "Peter King Watch"
I wrote this as a letter to Newsday, similar to a letter they had printed of mine on 7/5/05, which is referenced on your website. I never received a call back so my assumption is that they aren't going to print. I figured maybe you would like it as a letter from a sometime blogger and a frequent visitor to your website.
Are You Feeling Morally, Intellectually and Politically Wrong???
A Cure For What Ails You...
As of late, courtesy of political speeches by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and President George Bush, Americans whom disagree with policies regarding Iraq or the manner of which this war has been fought, have "moral and intellectual confusion" and are "appeasers". This bullying tactic has been used by Peter King (R-Seaford) for over a year now.
Last summer, Newsday printed a story about a constituent of who was dismayed with the government policy and tactics in Iraq. Upon writing a letter to his elected representative, he received a response back from Rep. King calling him "morally, intellectually and politically wrong."
So to all the patriotic Long Islanders whom disagreed with the invasion of Iraq, according to Peter King, you are "morally wrong."
The good Americans whom have changed their mind in the face of facts and believe that the invasion was a mistake or think we need to add or even remove troops, according to Peter King, you are "intellectually wrong."
And the multitude of Democratic and Republican House & Senate members, retired generals and political pundits on every side of the aisle that have called for Donald Rumsfeld to resign, according to Peter King, they all must be "politically wrong"
Apparently quite a few of Mr. King's constituents have received this form letter, cementing this as his position for anyone whom disagrees with the policies he supports. Together, the majority of America that has the gall to question these men or the execution and policies implemented in their War on Terror, are "appeasing the enemy".
Peter King is scraping the bottom of the barrel and hoping the muck gets him re-elected. I can only recall the words of a great Republican, a man whom, if alive, Peter King would represent today.....
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
President Theodore Roosevelt
Lets hope the voters on Long Island reject this un-American tactic that believes that the best asset of our democracy, debate, aids the enemy.