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Dear Representative and Senators,

April 13, 2006

I write you with an unprecedented sense of great urgency, to entreat you to take a meaningful and uncompromising stance against the use of force against Iran. This is something that every leader with an honest sense of morality is obliged to do.

Under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Iran has the right to enrich uranium. Even if they were to decide to produce nuclear weapons, experts say it will be five to ten years before they achieve them.

Any attack on Iran— even one limited to conventional weapons —would represent a blatant, naked act of aggression against a country that does not threaten us.

You must immediately take a strong, unequivocal stand against any sort of attack against Iran, take meaningful legislative action to reclaim the war powers that constitutionally belong to Congress, and demand an honest return to sane diplomacy.

Your Constituent Montag

To the readers of this blog,

I urge you — hell, I beg you — to write your leaders with a similar message. Plagiarize this one if you don’t have the time to write your own. I’d be honored. I have been told that it doesn’t take a lot of letters to make a difference. Five or ten letters expressing the same sentiments can be enough to gain a legislator’s notice.

And, please drop a comment here to let me know when you do it. Comment anonymously if you want. If the blog is working properly, there should be no need to fill in your name or email to comment.

If this smacks of desperation, it is because I am feeling — well — desperate on this issue.

Don’t forget to read this (see previous post): Morality, Humanity and Civilization: “Nothing remains…but memories”

  1. PhotoZel permalink
    April 13, 2006 1:33 PM

    I sent a version of your letter and my comments to my 2 FL Senators and my Rep. I hope there are a few brain cells left in Washington to understand, but I am not too sure.

  2. April 13, 2006 4:59 PM

    Yeah, for any liberals/progressives/Democrats that have been waiting to act until something really big comes along…this is the big one. I am going to send letters and emails, but I’m sure it will take more than this to stop action against Iran. We will have to get our noses dirty on this one. I would start squaring away sources of bail money, as protests will undoubtedly be necessary, and we know how well this administration tolerates dissent.

    It is imperative that we stop things now instead of waiting! Good work, Montag.

  3. April 18, 2006 10:28 AM

    Thanks, PhotoZel and JR, and those who responded privately. I hope more people won’t sit still for this this time. If you’re reading this, check out JR’s post, too.

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