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Re: E-M:/ Politically Expedient?



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Enviro-Mich message from "Robert Browne" <truegreen@cernunnos.org>
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Al Gore is not much, if any, better than Republicans in office.  While the prospect of GOP control does scare more, can the Democrats do any better?  

Like I said before, after 8 years in office, what has been accomplished?  NAFTA is costing us jobs and environmental protections, Gore is pandering for votes by selling oil instead of reducing our dependence and the last tree to be cut down is in sight.  Nader is the only true vote if people have a conscience.

-Robert Browne




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From: Jeff Irwin <jirwin@umich.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 11:14:19 -0500 (EST)

>Mr. Browne,
>
>Comparing voting for Gore to an environmental Holocaust threatens to go
>beyond the civility and respect you so appreciate.  I have watched the
>actions of Clinton/Gore over the last eight years, and many significant
>pro-environment actions have been taken.  Most significantly, the
>administration has vetoed a bevy of anti-environmental riders.  While
>standing up to the Republicans isn't as flashy as Nader's promises, I
>would caution against ignoring the threat of a Republican federal
>government.
>
>With my apprehension about the Presidential race rising as I see necessary
>Dem states such as Wisconsin, Washington and Oregon fading to Bush, I can
>only hope that Dems win the House.  After work, that is what I will be
>working for.
>
>Regards,
>
>On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Robert Browne wrote:
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>> Enviro-Mich message from "Robert Browne" <truegreen@cernunnos.org>
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>> With all the discussions on who is the better candidate, I appreciate everyones call for civility and respect.
>> 
>> Eight years ago I was "encouraged" to vote for Clinton/Gore because they were "better" than Reagan/Bush.  I held my breath and pulled the lever for Bill & Al.  After eight years of Clinton/Gore, what have we accomplished?  Our environmental protections were sold out under NAFTA, logging continues in environmentally sensitive areas, and most recently, Gore pandered for votes when he allowed oil to be sold out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve instead of reducing our dependence on oil.
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>> Now, I am hearing the same rhetoric saying that a vote for Nader is a vote for Bush.  Hogwash!  Its time to put the political rhetoric aside and do what is right, vote our conscience.  The last time people cast aside their conscience for political expedience, 12 million people died.  You and I remember that as the Holocaust.  Let us not create the conditions for an environmental holocaust by not voting our conscience, Nader!
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>> Respectfully,
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>> -Robert Browne
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