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  •  a copy of the fax i sent (4.00)
    i'd recommend that people hit the theory of the unitary executive when contacting the senators.  yes, it's bad enough that alito will vote to overturn roe, but we've got to appeal to our senators' vanity on this one:

    Dear Senator,
    I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of Americans demanding that Samuel Alito's nomination be filibustered.

    The reason I am concerned is because he has a long-documented history of supporting the theory of the unitary executive.  If this theory is affirmed by our Judiciary, it will practically nullify our Constitutional system of checks and balances and completely throw off the balance of power between the three branches of government.  The theory gives the Executive branch more leeway in decision making than is granted in our Constitution, essentially granting him/her the powers of a monarch.  I find it extremely disturbing that a nominee to the highest court in our land subscribes to such a belief.

    Back in American history, we were taught that the founders of this country fought a war for independence against a King.  We were also taught that the system of checks and balances was sacred, and was the main protection against the rise of an American monarchy.  The unitary executive theory threatens the very foundations of our democracy, and I am begging you to do the right thing.  FILIBUSTER ALITO and protect our republic.

    go use this tool, people!

    •  thanks anna (none)
      I was totally blocked trying to write my wingnut senators -- I couldn't think of a single civil thing to say. Your fax hit all the right notes, so I've borrowed heavily from it and am hitting the fax machine now -- thanks!

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