...I'm on the brink of homelessness and I feel TERROR. I was laid off in 2003 from a good paying job. I looked for another until my benefits ran out, then I had to get a near minimum wage job. I don't have health insurance and my savings are almost gone, so it's getting harder and harder to pay the rent. What I feel when I think about what might happen if my kid had some serious illness I couldn't pay for to keep him alive is TERROR. What I feel when i think about having depleted all of my life savings and ending up in shelters is TERROR. When I think about the neighborhood my kid plays in and all the meth addicts around here I feel TERROR. The thought that I might be homeless and scratch my unbathed nuts on the street one day, to be tazered or shot by a cop who claims I'm reaching for a weapon makes me experience TERROR.
...I'm glad we have a pious Christian president like GW Bush and a government full of people devoted to supporting this war on TERROR, because millions of Americans live with the same kind of TERROR I am feeling. I'm sure if his daughters were very sick and without health insurance, and he'd lost all the money he made from insider trading on Harken Energy, the Texas Rangers scandal, and his Nazi war fortune trust fund, he would feel TERROR, too.
...Please President Bush, address the nation on the war on TERROR and tell us how you intend to defeat TERROR caused by poverty, inadequate health care in the world's richest country, and corruption in the police state you're creating.