It is interesting to me that the same bright
senators who think Bill Clinton was wrong to sell pardons don't mind a bit when
they themselves sell political policy for campaign donations. Senator Mitch
McConnell of Kentucky is ready to impeach Mr. Clinton all over again. Senator
McConnell takes money from the coal mining and other interests all day long,
bends every law in their favor (and against the interests of the people he is
supposed to represent), and he worries that Bill Clinton is doing what? I once
saw some prostitutes arguing over who had the rights to a particular street
corner, and this whole thing somehow reminds me of that scene.
Well here is the law of the land that needs to
be enforced by our new law-and-order Attorney General
United States Code, Title 18, Chapter 11,
"Whoever directly or indirectly,
corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official
with intent to influence any official act; Or, being a public official, directly
or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive
or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in
return for being influenced in the performance of any official act, shall be
fined under this title or not more than three times the monetary equivalent of
the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than
fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of
honor, trust, or profit under the United States."
I urge Mr. McConnell and his friends to dust
off this law and use it as they will. I hope that, once dusted off, it will be
applied against the way they sell themselves to their campaign donors. I insist
that Mr. Ashcroft enforce this law all over town.
I hope you will write your local newspapers
and make this point. Bribery of public officials is what we are talking about.
Let's end this shameful era in our history by ending the special interest
funding of political campaigns and by enforcing the bribery laws, state and
I hope you will do that.
Doris "Granny D" Haddock
Ps. Some of you have joined the Alliance for
Democracy since I joined them as an unpaid organizer. Thank you very much,
indeed. If you haven't, but would consider doing so, you can get information at
The Alliance for Democracy
681 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Tel (781) 894-1179
[In this case you happen to already be at the
Alliance for Democracy's website and can join by pressing the membership button
on left side.]
Thank you again.
I am posting this through Dennis's e-mail
account as I am on the road to make some speeches and don't have my own computer