Monday, November 5, 2012

An Open Letter to Barbara Boxer about the Supreme Court

November, 5th, 2012 Monday

A Special Open Letter to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

The Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

2500 Tulare Street

Suite 5290

Fresno, California 93721

RE: From International Activist, Organizer, Businessman and Writer: Brother Tracy Gibson

President and Founder of:

The Black Millionaire’s Network

Post Office Box 42878

Philadelphia, Pa 19101

Dear Ms Boxer:

I like your last name. I didn’t used to be so partisan and was often ready and willing to sit and talk peace and compromise with more conservative elements in Independent Parties and among the Republicans, but now ALL I see and hear on TV is how they won’t budge on this or that issue. I’m tired and I’m ready to put on my Boxer Gloves as well!!!! The Tee-Party and the Right Wing among the Republicans have effectively pulled the wool over our eyes so many times, we Progressives have been in a tail spin and unable to see things clearly.

This letter is going to be a short one. There are two things I want you to think about. First I want you to promise you will share this letter with Performer Barbra Streisand because she has connections with the elite Progressive forces out there in California. This is very important, as you will determine for yourself shortly after you receive this letter.

Second I want you to consider two issues that are very important in regards to equal treatment and fairness for people and groups of people who still largely feel left OUT of the political process in this Great Nation of ours. 1) When I talk about how we have had the wool pulled over our eyes, there is no better example than who sits on the Supreme Court right now and professes to, in some strange, twisted and quirky fashion, represent Black people. This is about some Real Wool!! Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas does NOT Represent Black people!! He represents the Status Quo and the rich and the Republicans just like the President who put him into office, Mr. George H.W. Bush the First. We, as Black voters have done without any Black representation on the Supreme Court since Thurgood Marshall left the High Court in October, 1991. {Information from the Philadelphia Free Library}.. Since then, there has been no effective voice for our issues and concerns as an oppressed group of voters, so our concerns, such as: Day Care; Affirmative Action; Anti-Discrimination Laws; Reasonable Gun Laws; Women’s Rights; Welfare Rights; The Rights of Workers; The Rights of Prisoners,; and against the Death Penalty, etc. have had to be championed by other ethnic groups on the court or just go un-heard. This is an egregious miscarriage of Justice and something that desperately needs to be addressed by our thinking Progressive politicians and the President, when he gets re-elected tomorrow. This can all be resolved by finally putting a qualified Black woman on the Supreme Court in place of the next person who leaves. This will be controversial, but I need you to take up this banner. There are hundreds of thousands of Black voters in California who I think have had the wool pulled on them as well, and I want you to help inform them about this single issue, as you go around and ask for support for other positive and progressive legislation. Something tells me I have written the correct person here and that you will take up this cause.

The other thing I want to talk to you about is implementing a ten-year term limit on Supreme Court Justices. I feel this would help to institute a greater degree of democracy and fairness in our Social/political process. As it is, with Supreme Court Justices having an unending term—{or at least only ending when the Justices are ready to leave} leaves the court open to political manipulation that is totally out of kilter with the political beliefs and political realities that are reflected in our society at any particular given time.

I want to know what has to take place to institute a 10-year limit on Supreme Court Justice Terms. Is it an Act of Congress that needs to be ratified by three fifths of the States?; Is it a Presidential decree?; Is it a Congressional / Senate vote?; Or is it thousands of signed and sealed petitions from ordinary American citizens? I need to know as soon as possible, and I need to know because it is one of many things I plan to dedicate many years of my future time on this planet to. This one new law will restore a great deal of confidence in our process and I feel it is THAT important. If we can get this Supreme Court Term Limit, we will ALL see our political beliefs reflected more accurately by the High Court—regardless of if we are conservative or liberal, Progressive or TEE.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding these matters.

Peace and Blessings,

Brother Tracy Gibson,

President and Founder of the Black Millionaire’s Network;

Post Office Box 42878

Philadelphia, PA 19101



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