Hands off Assange

Guest blogged by M. Washington

Dear Pres. Obama and Congress:

I want to publicly state my outrage at our government’s public assualt and obvious desire to punish Julian Assange, the spokesperson for WikiLeaks.

Mr. President: You promised a lot of things when you were campaigning, and I believed you to the point that, for the first time in my voting life, I contributed to a campaign fund.  It wasn’t much, as we are one of the statistics that have fallen below the poverty line in this Depression (I refuse to call it a recession, as I huddle here in a cold house that I will soon lose).

One of the things you promised was transparency.  I am sorry to have to say this, but it is just one of the many promises you made that have fallen far short of its goal.  In seeking ways to extradite and prosecute Mr. Assange, my government shames me as an American citizen.

It further shames me that Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held in deplorable conditions, in solitary confinement 23 out 24 hours a day.  When you were elected, I proudly hung an American flag out, for the first time ever in my whole life.  Now, we will be hanging it upside down as a sign that this country is facing internal distress the likes of which we may have never ever seen, not even during the Vietnam era.

If by attesting to my right to publicly support Mr. Assange, WikiLeaks, and Bradley Manning, I must be “put on a list”, be tapped on my phone, or visited by MIB (), I want you to know: bring it on, but there better be warrants.  I just wanted you and Congress to know what I am sure a lot of Americans are thinking and are too afraid to say:


Thank you for your time.


M. Washington

3 responses to “Hands off Assange

  1. I bet they be knockin’ on me door soon enough alrighty….lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

  2. Oh, and I forgot to add: FREE BRADLEY MANNING!

  3. Assange may be a blabbermouth, but he’s entitled to a fair trial and he’s NOT a U.S. citizen, so he owes no loyalty to the U.S. government. Transparency only works up to a point.

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