By Hannah Miller
Today is my first day at the Pink House. This week the actionable items appear to be FISA and yet another bill to fund the Iraq war - $160 billion, to extend into 2009, even after the next president takes office.
So our action was to highlight little copies of the Constitution with pink highlighters - the Fourth Amendment ... we'll take them to Capitol Hill later. I'm happy to be here. It's an incredible place. It's very positive, the people are lovely, the spirit of peace is here.
But I don't quite understand why we need a peace lobby. I don't know why we have to go to Capitol Hill and tell them they shouldn't wire tap us or keep on with an illegal war that the American public doesn't want. Peace should be the default. War is now the default. But it should take a great deal of effort and lobbying and begging and pleading and screaming to get us into a war. It should take years of lobbying to get us into a war, and keep us in a war. It should take a major public relations effort, and mass organizing.
But it's the opposite. War is the standard, and the doors are opened for the military and the contractors. Our voices are barely heard.
Hannah Miller, of Philadelphia, PA