Keeping Katherine Harris Separate from State!
Katherine Harris helped George W. Bush to the White House over Al Gore.
As noted in this article from The Nation:
"...In the months leading up to the November 2000 presidential election, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, in coordination with Governor Jeb Bush, ordered local election supervisors to purge 57,700 voters from the registries, supposedly ex-cons not allowed to vote in Florida. At least 90.2 percent of those on this "scrub" list, targeted to lose their civil rights, are innocent. Notably, more than half--about 54 percent--are black or Hispanic. You can argue all night about the number ultimately purged, but there's no argument that this electoral racial pogrom ordered by Jeb Bush's operatives gave the White House to his older brother."I guess we should forget about the voter purge.
But this wasn't Harris' strategy. She doesn't deserve all of the credit! Ohio's Blackwell used the same strategy, (he was also Secretary of State as was Harris, and he was also the campaign manager for Bush for Ohio as was Harris in Florida. It was Ohio that gave the election to Bush over Kerry. Coincidence?) as reported:
"...Blackwell's two most potent acts of disenfranchisement, skeptics say, were the purging of 133,000 mostly Democratic voters from the rolls and the non-counting of 92,000 ballots rejected by voting machines as unreadable. "It's clear to me that somebody thought long and hard back in 2001 about how to win this thing," says Fitrakis. "Somebody had the foresight to check an obscure statute that allows you to cancel people's voter registrations if they haven't voted in two presidential elections." Fitrakis notes that newspapers reported the purging of 105,000 voters in Cincinnati and another 28,000 in Toledo. But because the purging was conducted gradually between 2001 and 2004, no one saw the big picture until the Free Press connected the dots.So haven't these two stalwart soldiers for "W" earned higher office?
Ken Blackwell wants to be Governor of Ohio.
And Katherine Harris would like to make you think she is qualified to be a Senator from Florida.
Unfortunately, Ms. Harris is better at applying make-up than understanding America!
Katherine Harris had a very nice interview in the Florida Baptist Witness. In this interview, which I would encourage you to read in its entirety she had this to say:
"The Bible says we are to be salt and light. And salt and light means not just in the church and not just as a teacher or as a pastor or a banker or a lawyer, but in government and we have to have elected officials in government and we have to have the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."That "LIE" Ms. Harris? About Separation of Church and State? And the bit about "...because God is the one who chooses our rulers."? We ELECT our REPRESENTATIVES Ms. Harris. We don't have rulers.
Ms. Harris went on:
"But the real issue is why should Baptists care, why should people care? If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin. They can legislate sin. They can say that abortion is alright. They can vote to sustain gay marriage. And that will take western civilization, indeed other nations because people look to our country as one nation as under God and whenever we legislate sin and we say abortion is permissible and we say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not Christians, because they don’t know better, we are leading them astray and it’s wrong. ..."We should only be electing Christians? What kind of advice is that? Bigotry plain and simple. Asking voters to vote only for one religion as if that was any guarantee of leadership. Denying votes to those who believe differently than you Ms. Harris. Simply shameful, backwards, and bigoted.
Ms. Harris you do not belong in any elected office in the United States of America.
Mr. Blackwell does not deserve to be Governor.
Al Gore should have won the election in 2000.
John Kerry should have won the election in 2004.
Instead we have these charlatans running around pursuing higher office for themselves. This is no time to reward past misbehavior and current lack of judgment and tolerance to these scoundrels. Send them all packing.
Hey Senator Kerry, keep on coming! We got your back! America needs your brand of leadership now more than ever. We need educated Americans like Senator Kerry to bring us back onto the track of brotherhood, freedom of religion, freedom of press, and yes the freedom to elect those who get the most votes in an election.
Help is on the Way!