Please, take a few minutes today to let your House member and your Senators know that you are dead serious about holding accountable anyone in the Bush administration who has subverted our constitutional rights, abused their power or broken the law. You, me, or the rank-in-file citizen would be hammered if we did anything approaching the magnitude of what has happened in this administration.
The war, torture, wiretapping, and the misuse of the Department of Justice for political purposes must not be swept under the rug. To do so would be an injustice not only to those who have suffered but also, and more importantly, it would endanger the future of our democracy. If the abuse of power is not investigated, exposed, and held in check and those people responsible are not held accountable then these abuses will become part of our political culture and will likely happen again.
Our democracy has been threatened and it is now up to us to secure its future.
We, the people, must continue to struggle, to fight, to push for the truth in order to restore justice and preserve our democracy. Congress must act. The Judiciary Committees and Oversight Committees must investigate.
Please email, write, and call the new Congress asking them to investigate until we know the truth of Karl Rove's involvement in my prosecution and the extent of his role in the firing of US Attorneys because they would not prosecute political cases.
I need your help. Our country's future depends on it.
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003