Senator Dick Durbin (Ill) who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee voted to go to war. My vote will be for another senator from Illinois in 2014. I emailed him this message and expect either to get a response from a staffer or worse a “thank you for your interest” e-mail. Illinois needs a man or woman of peace to represent it in the senate. We have a liar in Senator Kirk who fakes his military service to appear as a super murderer. An absolute liar and now we have a progressive senator who votes to kill Syrians in a conflict that is simply not of our concern and even before the United Nations’ inspectors could file their report.
Let’s add Senator Dick Durbin to this list: a typical “progressive” and a warmonger.
I went on his website and e-mailed the following to the senior Democratic senator from Illinois. “Your vote to authorise war in Syria is a disgrace and I hope an end to your otherwise outstanding career. To allow party loyalty or personal loyalty to President Barack Obama to outweigh the moral imperative for non-violence is morally indefensible. How you could vote to kill women and children when the moral commitment to non-violence should govern your ethical actions, is a poor statement on your qualities of leadership. I have voted for you in the past and given on some occasions the maximum amount to Democratic presidential candidates, but will not vote for a warmonger. In this century our leaders need to understand the need to change history so that the future is one without senseless war and violence. I will vote against you, this time.”
I think the senator should read the UN Charter and the Kellogg-Briand Pact. He voted today for an explicit violation of international law and US treaties which the constitution elevates to the supreme law of the land.