Posted by Brian at 2:36 AM
Write your congresscritter
Here's the letter I sent to Dianne Feinstein, and similar versions are going to Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi:
Dear Senator Feinstein,
I'm writing this note because I'm concerned about the recent reports from Newsweek among others that the Bush administration is considering the potential for postponing the election in November if the US were to be attacked again like we were on 9/11/2001. I cannot stress enough how important it is that this not be allowed to happen, and how much I am depending on you, Senator Boxer and Rep. Pelosi to stand firm against these plans.
After the 9/11 attacks, the terrorist card was played time and again to push through controversial legislation, to round up innocent people and deny them due process, and to push the country into an unnecessary war. Now the potential for future attacks threatens the very fabric of our democratic society. In the past, we were told that if we changed our way of life, then al Qaeda would have won--that truly is the case now. If we allow al Qaeda to dictate when we--the most powerful nation on earth--hold our elections, then we truly will have knuckled under to them.
We've gotten through worse than this in the past, Senator. President Bush and his administration have preyed upon our national fear for the last 3 years, and it is beyond time we called him on it. Thank you for your time and service.