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I am really Grace Kelly, political activist, peacemaker, progressive and very proudly a Democrat. I believe in good government and working for the common good. I blog because normal media no longer covers the important news, and because normal media is very biased while pretending to be neutral. My reporting is more honest, for you know my perspective, its not hidden.
I could tell you more about my history, yet that tells you nothing of who I am. This is who I am:
The date that I dedicated myself to being a peacemaker was Nov 11, 2005 and I did it in blogger style, writing a memorial note, in which I realized that I owed something to all the solders who died for freedom. Those of us, who work with words and persuasion owe a debt to those who put their lives on the line. It is up to us, who work with words and persuasion to fix our politics, to fix our country's leadership and to bring a political solution to the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war. It is up to us to do our part.
My Original Note:
Subject: Honor for Country and Freedom
Date: Nov 11, 2005 1:15 PM
On this day, I hope you will join me in honoring those who have fought for freedom in this country.
First and foremost, I wish to honor those who have lost their lives in battle, those who have been wounded in battle and those whose memories of fighting in battle will always haunt them. They and their families have truly suffered for our country. I will always find these people to be noble and good, no matter what I think of our country's policies. I vow to always lend my voice in support of benefits for these families and would fully endorse an increase in my own personal taxes to do so. So I give honor to all those who have served in the armed forces or served in secret intelligence forces, your valor is great!
Second I give honor on this day to those who fight for freedom, by fighting for civil liberties. Like the film, Good Luck and Good Night, many have risked careers and social standing to speak out. Some even have lost their lives too. I always honor everyday people, who if they can do nothing else, stand on a bridge waiving a sign, hoping to make a small difference. For what is our country and what honor do we give the heroes, in our armed forces, if freedom and all the values that we
stand for are lost?
Third, I weep in shame for the many who have been tortured in our country's name with little evidence and with no due process of law. I weep in shame for the Patriot Act using 30,000 National Security Letters to collect and keep all records in secret searches regardless of innocence or lack of a shred of wrongdoing. I weep at corrupt massive spending, financed by our national credit that cannot even provide water to hurricane victims, days after a storm. I weep for the media coverage that does not cover stories like our use of white phosphorus in war, which makes national news in other countries. I weep for the national resources that being lost in this administration, for how can we ever recover places like our great national parks. Mostly I weep for myself, who unlike the heroes in armed forces who have kept our country safe, I did not have the strength and the skill to keep safe our country's freedom and values. I weep in shame on this day.
(end of original note)
Be it resolved, that I dedicate my skill with words and persuasion to fix our politics, to fix our country's leadership and to bring a political solution to the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war.