National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to President Bush: 'If it's good for the Baltics and Russia, what about here at home?'

If we look back on American History we will find that all of the patriotic rhetoric of freedom, justice, equality for all, etc., were just that–rhetoric. In action, there was freedom and democracy for some, not for all. Yet president after president, and politicians went on and on about America’s virtues promoting justice and equality, and all the while restricting and denying the rights and liberties of other Americans. Those Americans such as people of Color and women eventually “rebelled” via civil rights movements and demanded that they too receive equal treatment under the Law, and that politicians practice what they preached; justice for all. Now the people of the LGBTQ Community are demanded their civil rights, and that once again politicians practice what they preach. In this case, President Dubya Bush, when he recently went to Russia and some of the former Soviet Republics.

Speaking in Latvia on the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII, George Bush lectured Russia and Vladimir Putin, saying, “The promise of democracy is fulfilled by minority rights, and equal justice under the rule of law, and an inclusive society in which every person belongs.”

Mr. President, you support amending the U.S. and state constitutions to deprive a minority – gay people – of a right the majority takes for granted and sees as fundamental, namely marriage. You oppose giving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans equal protections under the law from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Your administration has relentlessly sought to exclude even the words ‘gay,’ ‘lesbian,’ ‘bisexual,’ and ‘transgender’ from any federal funding initiative.

So, the question is, ‘If minority rights, equal justice under the law, and inclusive society are good for the Baltics and Russia – why not here at home?'”

Well given America’s hypocritical history when it comes to promoting civil rights and liberties (ie: the Bill of Rights only applied to some people before all the political movements) it should come as no surprise that even in the year 2005, groups of people such as the LGBTQ Community are still waiting for their fair share of civil rights, freedom, and democracy. Yeah, ‘justice for all‘ my ass. We could be much better and actually practice what we preach, before we go off and lecture the rest of the world on democracy and freedom.

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One Response to National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to President Bush: 'If it's good for the Baltics and Russia, what about here at home?'

  1. Equal Rights for Everybody is Key:

    My name is Christopher King, and I totally agree with Attorney Van Nostrand on the point of equal marriage and other rights for homosexuals, for which he and Attorney Renee M. Landers received awards from the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association.

    But when it comes to discrimination against a plain-old male n*gg*r, well that’s where we have a problem that you can see in my online video at my website:

    Actually you can also view the piece in Boston and Cambridge throughout the month of June; just contact BNN and CCTV for run times.

    Where I have zealously represented homosexual clients in my practice, and agree that they have a right to be married just as anyone else, Van Nostrand in his practice has:

    1. Allowed his client, American Tower Corporation, to destroy sexually-tinged emails from Caucasian Manager Leslie Klaidman toward me, despite me writing him four (4) letters asking for retention — at least one such letter written with the help of well-respected Civil Rights Attorney and Professor Louis A. Jacobs, Esq.,

    2. Refused to reconstruct the hard drive or mirror image even after Federal Court Judge Lindsay ORDERED American Tower Corporation to produce emails relevant to me. But Judge Lindsay is Black, so maybe Van Nostrand is just being consistent in his disrespect.

    All this, mind you, is interesting because the Department of Labor fined American Tower $300,000.00 for Overtime violations after I sent another fired male n*gg*r there to the Department to issue a Complaint.

    All this, mind you happened immediately after former Caucasian American Tower VP Jody Mitchell had the nerve to tell the entire staff that I was a “Dangerous Black Man,” when they fired me 2 hours after I demanded overtime pay, citing statute. She also called the Woburn Police and called me a “scoundrel.”

    Interesting, n’est-ce pas?

    As such, all I can say is that when you take a stand to be fair and to promote Civil Rights, you do it for everybody, not just for your own pet projects. Van Nostrand’s approach, in my opinion, is hypocritical and stands inimical to the greater Cause of Justice.

    Very truly yours,

    Christopher King, Esq.

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