Our leaders in Washington these days seem to jump at any opportunity to give Wall Street a break.
So why can't we do the same for Border Patrol Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos?
That's a question I'd love to ask. I suspect that you would too.
President Bush will leave office in a matter of weeks!
And it is highly doubtful that Barack Obama will champion the cause of these wrongfully and vindictively prosecuted American heroes.
So what does that mean?
It means that if President Bush fails to act soon, these brave men are destined to spend a DECADE behind bars... NO TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR... NO CHANCE OF PAROLE.
Some might say that Compean and Ramos were prosecuted to appease a foreign government.
Others might even say they were offered as sacrificial lambs to advance a political agenda.
Still others might say that it was just a horrible miscarriage of justice.
Assuming that any one (or any combination) of these opinions is true:
The foreign government that some would say their prosecution was intended to appease has long since forgotten about them.
The political agenda that some would say their imprisonment was meant to advance - namely amnesty - was defeated (in fact you helped defeat it)!
And the freakish miscarriage of justice has simply gone on too long.
No matter which option you choose, the only reason NOW not to pardon the brave Border Agents or at least commute their sentences is hard-hearted vindictiveness.
And THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE!
You've heard a great deal about Compean and Ramos recently.
You may have sent Blast Faxes and made phone calls to our elected officials - PERHAPS MULTIPLE TIMES - on their behalf.
We're asking you to do it AGAIN... AND AGAIN... AND AGAIN ... if needed!
Because once President Bush leaves office, your time is up and asking again might just be pointless.
Over the past several years we've won our share of battles and we've lost some battles too.
But, out of them all, this is one fight that we simply cannot lose!
At the very least we must fight to the very last minute!
Use the hyperlink below to send a tough personalized Blast Fax to President Bush and the Republican and Democrat Leadership of the House and Senate.
Tell them that the railroading of Ramos and Compean is a gross miscarriage of justice and perhaps one of the most cynical misuses of power in our nation's recent history. Tell them that their continued imprisonment demeans the American people and our government.
Tell them that these brave American heroes are owed apologies for the injustice they have suffered and that this horrible wrong can be righted only if the President pardons these men or commutes their sentences.
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