Ken Observes 9-11 by Calling His Representatives

On this remembrance of 9-11, what better way to observe the unprovoked invasion of our country by one from the Mideast than by not committing an unprovoked invasion of another country from the Mideast by our country?

Called my Southeast Michigan representatives this afternoon:

  • Rep. John Dingell: I told a staff member I opposed war and said there were lots of other options before war became the answer. He took down my name and address but didn’t say where Dingell stood.
  •  Sen. Carl Levin: I said the same to Levin’s staff member. The staff member noted that the senate vote had been pushed back. Levin was looking to see if Syria would be serious about Russia’s offer to put their chemical weapons under international control. Further, Levin didn’t believe we would have gotten to this point without the threat of force. The staff member said Levin is hoping for a diplomatic resolution but didn’t say anything about if or when Levin believed military force would be necessary.
  •  Sen. Debbie Stabenow: I said the same to Stabenow’s staff member. He said with Obama’s speech last night, they’re pushing back the vote. So she hasn’t made a decision yet. He took down my name and address.

I don’t always believe that our representatives are listening to us but in this case I do. But only if lots of voices continue to say no to war and we cry far louder than the neocons and the murder industry.