This woman confesses to King George!

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size=5>Here I am, George...
Come and Get Me

size=2>by Kim Redigan
 

Far be it from me to ask the government to take money it
needs to wage war and enrich the arms industry to track down
yet one more peace activist. Therefore, I consider it my civic
duty to say, "Here I am, George. Come and get me." No need to
squander cash that could be spent on refining the techniques
of torture on costly surveillance projects and electronic
wiretaps to track the likes of me.

That overweight middle-aged woman in bifocals standing on
the street corner and marching in demonstrations would be me.

Age 48, married, mother of four, high school religion
teacher, Catholic, garden-variety activist.

Yes, George, I was the one standing outside the doors of
recruitment stations quoting Oscar Romero, who said, "God


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Submitted by PAAMember on December 22, 2005 - 1:00am.

Hello Margaret,
     This has got to be one of the most clever and inspiring articles I have read in a long time. This woman Kim Redigan really lives her convictions.  I hope all will read it. Thanks for sending it.
Peace,
Bob  

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Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
Here I am, George... Come and Get Me
by Kim Redigan
 
Far be it from me to ask the government to take money it needs to wage war and enrich the arms industry to track down yet one more peace activist. Therefore, I consider it my civic duty to say, "Here I am, George. Come and get me." No need to squander cash that could be spent on refining the techniques of torture on costly surveillance projects and electronic wiretaps to track the likes of me.
That overweight middle-aged woman in bifocals standing on the street corner and marching in demonstrations would be me.
Age 48, married, mother of four, high school religion teacher, Catholic, garden-variety activist.
Yes, George, I was the one standing outside the doors of recruitment stations quoting Oscar Romero, who said, "God