COMMENTARY:

Open Letter to President Bush from a Conservative

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Dear President Bush:

Please consider these ideas for moving forward with your democracy-building efforts in Iraq that sadly less than a majority of the 31 percent of eligible voters that re-elected you president now support.
As a staunch conservative (I will present my credentials later), accept my congratulations on the Iraq elections. Please consider these ideas for moving forward with your democracy-building efforts in Iraq that sadly less than a majority of the 31 percent of eligible voters that re-elected you president now support: As to my credentials as a true fiscal and social conservative, I am proud to say that I use my 13-year-old made-in-America automobile as little as possible (less than 5,000 miles a year) to minimize my gasoline consumption, keep my home temperature at 60 degrees to minimize use of natural gas, have only two credit cards that I pay off fully on time to avoid all interest charges, have borrowed absolutely no money to avoid debt, diligently recycle all my paper, glass, plastic and metal household wastes, wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah, and, like you, have not married someone of my own sex.

With every hope that you are as successful in exporting American democracy as you have been in stemming the tide of law-breaking illegal immigrants and potential terrorists across our borders,

Sincerely,

Joel S. Hirschhorn


The author’s new book, Delusional Democracy--Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government will be published by Common Courage Press; his current book is Sprawl Kills--How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health and Money; he can be reached through sprawlkills.com.



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This story was published on December 21, 2005.