Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Purple Finger of Freedom

And now for something completely different. I cannot but admire the bravery of the people of Iraq. In a few days, they will have gone to the polls not once, not twice but three times in defiance of the Islamo-Fascist terrorists. Here's a great idea I heard about today.

Raise a Purple Finger for Freedom - Show Solidarity with Free Iraqis in Their Upcoming Election


On December 15, the people of Iraq will do what no American should ever have to contemplate. They will risk their lives to vote. For the third time this year, the brave people of Iraq will go to the polls to determine their future. This time they will do so to elect a new government under the constitution that they approved in an October referendum.

On January 30, 2005, AP photographer Andrew Parsons took this iconic photo to the left of an Iraqi woman flashing a "V" for victory after she voted. Her finger stained purple by poll workers to show that she voted became a symbol of defiance to the terrorists, a symbol of pride, and a symbol of freedom.
Last January, 10 year-old Shelby Dangerfield from Montana demonstrated her solidarity with the freedom-loving Iraqis by inking her finger.

Join Bill Bennett, Sean Hannity, Martha Zoller and other radio hosts who are encouraging Americans to follow her example by asking them to ink their right index finger purple from December 12-15 to show support for the freedom loving people of Iraq as they prepare to vote on December 15th.
Here are some other things you can ask your supporters to do to show support for a free Iraq:

From December 12 - 15 ask your supporters to ink their right index fingers purple or wear a purple ribbon.

Tell them to encourage their family, friends, and neighbors to do the same.
Ask them to email photos of themselves flashing their "Purple Finger 'V' for Victory in Iraq to Pictures@PurpleFingerForFreedom.Org for posting to the web site.

"Look at how long it took us to move from independence to the Constitution. Well, let’s see 1776 would be a good place to start with independence. It was 1788 before we had our first election under the constitution. So, we should take such pride in what’s going on in Iraq because it was the process we’ve gone, we went through as a new nation that has set a model for the world. And the Iraqi people of course we should very proud and supportive of what they’re doing, but we should notice that it is the American example that has led people to the idea of constitutions all around the world, the idea that you need a plan of government, a framework for governing. And, gosh, it makes me almost want to be a teacher, you know, on December 15th to be in classrooms across this country and talking to kids about what’s happening in Iraq and how our own history is reflected in it.”

--Mrs. Lynne Cheney, Diane Rehm National Radio Show, November 30, 2005

Let's show the world that freedom loving peoples are united.

Thanks for your support.

The Ad Hoc Committee in Solidarity with Free Iraqis

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