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August 9, 2011

Treason, seditious conspiracy by the Republican Party

WEATHERFORD — I have come to the conclusion after watching Republican governors and politicians in various states where they have the upper hand conspire to change rules and laws that affect all the citizens of the state and the country under the fine hand of the American Legislative Exchange Council known as ALEC, founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich and other conservative activists frustrated by recent electoral setbacks.

ALEC is a critical arm of the right-wing network of policy shops that, with infusions of corporate cash from all the wealthy men and corporations, along with the Republican members of the Supreme Court, has evolved to shape American politics in order to undermine our government in the most hideous manner I have ever known a group of supposedly intelligent men all claiming to be Christian and with upright moral character to do.

A deliberate planning of great infusions of money into states that had previously not been run by a Republican governor, picked one who had no character and bought him in by lies and promises, got him elected, and the moment he was in he changed and became a different type of monster, just like the ones that get to the house of representative’s then on up.

They change and they do not go to Washington to work for the citizens of this country. They work for the ones who paid their way even though they had to have the vote of the stupid citizens to get them there. Then they do not know who we are when we write or call and request they do or not do certain things. They do what they damn well please.

I can name the names of all of them, but papers won’t print them. I know many great journalists who do write and name names as they investigate their dastardly deeds, but for some reason, citizens do not pay attention or maybe they don’t really care.

They better start paying attention or they will reduce 90 percent of the working people of the poor and middle class to the same level as the countries they have outsourced to. Or to the level of slave labor that the south had many years ago — furnishing you enough food to be able to work, clothes to cover your backsides and a shack to live in.

No benefits or education privileges. No Social Security, Medicare or unemployment insurance, no unions. People will have to work until they die.

The Republican governors of every state have already made laws that people must have voter IDs, which is to repress voter’s rights. And they claim the reason in doing so is to eliminate voter fraud, which is a ball-faced lie.

The voter fraud is on their part. They want to stop all people who vote for another party other than Republican, which is usually the poor and middle class people who vote on a Democratic ticket.

All through the Constitution of the United States: Amendment XIV

(1868) Section 2, we started with male citizens 21 years of age, no American Indians, no negros and no women.

Amendment XV (1870) Section 1, the right of the citizens to vote shall not be denied for males 21 years and older on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude. Section 2, states the Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. So what did that really mean? They could do what ever the decided on along the way!

Amendment XIX (1920) Section 1, finally, the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex — or hey just being a female woman.

Amendment XXIV (1964) Section 1, “Everybody got the right to vote, even if you didn’t pay poll tax or other tax.”

Amendment XXVI (1971) Section 1, “Everybody got the right to vote at 18 years of age.”

Anyway you look at what is going on in our country by the Republican Party, Tea Party and comrades is treason and/or seditious conspiracy.

Evelyn S. Connaway also writes a blog titled, “From the Pen of Shotgun Granny.” Read more of her writing at www.shotgungranny.com.

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