As I was reading through the NEAR UNANIMOUSopposition to the prison, I crossed one card that first hit me in the gut and then brought a tear to my eye. At that point, I was harshly reminded of what we are fighting for. Here’s the card that shook me. Tell me if it hits you the same way it hit me:
It shook me to realize just how perverted in thinking that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and FL-20 Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Senator Bill Nelson (D) and Southwest Ranches Mayor Jeff Nelson are in trying to CONVINCE us that we want a post American century corporate-police-state-type world. A world where they, as leaders, have created an environment so devoid of hope and so lacking the quintessential aspects of the American dream (for all, INCLUDING immigrant families) that all they offer us are 300 near minimum wage jobs as private corrections officers in our “upscale community.”
If you oppose this prison and EVERYTHING wrong that it stands for, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask what you can do to help YOUR community. WE live here and WE have a right to say that we don’t want this facility irrespective of what our COMPROMISED politicians tell us. THEY work for US. Not the other way around.
Also note that Senator Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mayor Jeff Nelson are ALL up for reelection in 2012. Don’t forget that AFTER this meeting, Mayor Jeff Nelson went on the record saying that he believed the majority of SWR residents support this prison.
We will blog the very interesting statistics regarding those who attended the ICE meeting on November 5th and their position(s) on the prison within the next couple of days. Stay tuned.