Meaningful Distinction:

Patrick S. Lasswell Look outward for something to accomplish, not inward for something to despise.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Moon Over Washington

Honorable Representative Blumenauer,

I draw your attention to the article here: that lists peculiar goings-on this March at a Senate office building where the Reverend Moon was crowned "King of Peace" by Rep. Davis of Illinois. I do not know if you were present; since your name escaped mention in the article, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and full credit for keeping your head down. Although it was not advertised as such beforehand, this event was a disgrace, and Representative Danny K. Davis, 7th District of Illinois, has not repudiated the events of that evening. This is beyond the pale, and he deserves censuring in the strongest possible terms.

The founding fathers had some pretty specific things to say about royalty and the US Government, starting with "NO!" Time has shown the wisdom of this specific prohibition. Giving the slightest hint of official sanction to the regal pretensions of a religious cult leader, regardless of how much he donates to campaign funds and charitable institutions, is a violation of the spirit and the letter of the Constitution. I urge you in the strongest possible terms to respect the proven wisdom of the founding fathers in this particular case, and censure Rep. Davis for his folly.

Please do not allow our democratic foundations to be eroded by the arrogance of the highest bidder and the weakness of fools.

Patrick S Lasswell
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