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June 11, 2008
myself as a Candidate
March 5, 2007, I announced
my candidacy for President of the United States.
That's why some of my commentaries refer to me as a candidate
for president. That was long before Ralph Nader
entered the race. Now I no longer
think that my candidacy for President serves a useful
I decided instead to
seek the US Congressional House seat in my district (7th
District, WA State). We need
legislators who understand the issues and have the courage to
June 9, 2008, seven days after I enrolled myself as a
candidate for Congress, Dennis Kucinich finally entered
articles of impeachment against George W. Bush.
Surrounded by empty seats in the House Chamber, Kucinich completed
the reading of his impeachment document at
the major reason for my decision to
run for Congress, was that my incumbent
opponent, for more than four years, refused to enter articles of impeachment when
he was asked
to do so... by me and others. Of
course, I could be running for Congress in any
district in America and say the same thing. The price paid
for his/their negligence has indeed been dear.
late in coming, this turn of events by Kucinich represents a great
opportunity for Congress and for all of us to redeem ourselves by finally taking responsibility for
the crimes and injustices that have been committed by Bush and
his many enablers... we among them. Why do I say
"we"? Because Bush's crimes were perpetrated
day in and day out almost from the moment he stepped foot into
the White House and it was our
responsibility to stop him when we saw that he was an out
of control criminal running amuck and that our representatives
were stupified like deer in
you think my attitude has a twinge of anger in it, you are not
mistaken. I am not happy at what has happened to us, to
the rule of law, and to the millions of people whose lives have been
trampled upon by my country and my people. But I have
not lost my love for you.
if I were a lawyer, like say, Hillary Clinton, or a law
professor and legal scholar like Barack Obama, or if I had
been a prisoner of war like John McCain and had a lot of time
on my hands to think about it, maybe I could think of a crime
that George W. Bush and his staff and military enablers didn't
commit, but for the life of me, off the top of my head, I find
it difficult to think of one: from petty larceny to grand
from lying to a nation
to instigate illegal
crimes against humanity, any number of war
profiteering, subversion of the
Constitution, extra judicial
executions, invasion of
turpitude, malfeasance in
office, corruption of
subordinates and the
media, fraud... and the list goes
Can you think of a crime the Bush Administration didn't
commit? Not an easy task.
and many others spent more than a few years trying to defend our
Constitution, which is to say, trying to defend our
children and our grandchildren from these criminalsÖ while
those who took a sacred oath to do the same...
Now Iím asking for the opportunity to represent you,
hopefully with more wisdom and courage than those now serving. We
have a lot of work to do. Do you think the
same people who have been there these last eight years have the
vision, integrity and character to do what needs to be done...?
My extensive writings, which state clearly
what I stand for and what you might expect from me, are available at
my web site. Given how the
main stream media usually treats independent or minor
party candidates, the best way for you to get to know me
will be by reading
my books and/or
not asking for money, but I would like your vote.
If you think I'm worth supporting, you might forward this
introduction to people you know and/or to folks you think might
This is how I intend to run my campaign: No
paid commercials. If I'm invited to speak someplace, I
might welcome the opportunity, but I'm not going to be engaged
in fund raising of any kind. I don't think it should be necessary.
Do you really need to see signs in every yard and a lot of
hoopla to vote
Most people can read, think, and act
with purpose when they really
to, and in my view, this would be a
perfect time in the life of our damaged republic for citizens
to want to.
you care about our country, our children's future, and our world, you
will read what I have to say and then vote as your conscience
Some say money rules politics in America.
I say, when you enter the voting booth no one can tell you how
to vote no matter how much money they have or how
fills the airwaves to disinform you.
I am asking
you to have the courage to think for yourself and to vote with
honor when you pull that lever or check that box.
have no political advisors, ghostwriters, speechwriters, or
pollsters. I believe that telling the truth and
restoring the rule of law is the only way out of the morass
which we find ourselves. At least that's where we need to
begin. Read my basic platform
for a quick overview of what I think is important and where I
stand on many issues.
imagine you will not agree with everything I have to say.
I might not have all the skills or attributes you think a
public servant ought to have. Iím not claiming to be a perfect human being.
But Iíve done my best to be a responsible citizen
and now Iím prepared to do the same as your representative
if you decide you want to hire
any event, thank
for taking time to read this and for seriously considering
whether or not to read more.
a spirit of friendship and brotherhood...
Mark A. Goldman
for Congress, 7th District
me suggest that you go back now, if you haven't already done
so, and click the underlined links embedded in what you've
just read for important background and/or contextual
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