From the Desk of Terry Lynch
DATE: Feb. 5, 1999
FROM: Terry Lynch
Montgomery, AL 36124-1035
Internet site: The Pyrotechnic Pen
Additional Information: Lynch Links
Letter to the Editor - For Immediate Release
Please publish and distribute copy of this letter to all US Senators!
SUBJECT: Hatred Is Factor In Impeachment Trial
Open Letter To US Senators
Certainly white supremacists do not have a monopoly on hatred and intolerance. And certainly everyone who hates President Clinton and his fair treatment of minorities is not a white supremacist. But the over-zealous, rabid, narrow minded GOP prosecution of President Clinton can only make one wonder what role, if any, racial hatred plays in the hearts and souls of men like Henry Hyde and other House managers leading the impeachment trial efforts?
There is an old adage which says, "Judge not least yea be judged." Right wing Christians pushing the GOP to remove President Clinton from office would be wise to not so harshly judge the president. It is quite logical to question the motives of any person who acts intolerant. Although they may feel their actions are divinely motivated or mandated by some high call to duty, as I'm sure even Adolph Hitler thought when he murdered 6-million Jewish people, it is dangerous to accept intolerance without question.
I'm sure the majority of Christians are good, moral, righteous, loving people. But I do not know that this description fits the majority of politicians, be they democrats or republicans. This is especially true when you see party politicians fighting, bickering, arguing and throwing below-the-belt legal punches and verbal stones at each other and their most respected public servants, their stated goal to mortally wound and destroy their political adversaries.
What ever happened to the idea that people should love each other, should forgive those whom admit their wrong doing, and together work to make a better nation and homeland for people of all faiths, of all colors, of all political persuasions?
Did this dream die with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Or is the nature of people who segregate themselves into political parties, into white and black churches, into racially segregated social clubs and organizations such that hatred still rules our hearts? Given the partisan nature of President Clinton's impeachment and trial, it is quite reasonable to question the role of hatred in the process. To not do so would be to poke one's eyes out and let hatred blind the masses!
Sincerely, Terry Lynch
5 Feb. 1999
CC: US Senators, President Clinton, WWW.
Lynch is creator of the Help Bill website which is a non-partisan grassroots effort to express support for President Bill Clinton.