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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Buy Citgo

I hate socialism, but I freakin' hate imperialism. So this forwarded email provokes the opposite reaction from me:
Cindy &Chavez
Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

Venezuela government is sole owner of Citgo gasoline company

Venezuela Dictator Hugo Chavez has vowed to bring down the U.S. government. Chavez, president of Venezuela, told a TV audience: "Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with the U.S. empire. We have to bury imperialism this century."

The guest on his television program, beamed across
Venezuela, was Cindy Sheehan, the antiwar activist. Chavez recently had as his guest Harry Belafonte, who called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world."

Chavez is pushing a socialist revolution and has a close alliance with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Regardless of your feelings about the war in
Iraq, the issue here is that we have a socialist dictator vowing to bring down the government of the U.S. And he is using our money to achieve his goal!

Venezuela government, run by dictator Chavez, is the sole owner of Citgo gas company Sales of products at Citgo stations send money back to Chavez to help him in his vow to bring down our government.

Take Action

Please decide that you will not be shopping at a Citgo station. Why should
U.S. citizens who love freedom be financing a dictator who has vowed to take down our government?

Very important. Please forward this to your friends and family. Most of them don't know that Citgo is owned by the
Venezuela government.



Why are these nitwits so frightened of Venezuela? It has less than 10% of our population, the size of its economy is 1% of ours, with military expenditures at a quarter of 1% of ours. It does not support terrorism against the United States.

Frankly, Chavez is right when he says: "Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with the U.S." If buying from Citgo gives him the wealth and diplomatic leverage to resist unprovoked American invasions of other countries, do it!

Chavez's desire to thwart American aggression is not the same as "vowing to bring down the government of the U.S." Frankly, those who inflate the importance and power of men like Chavez are a greater threat to the liberty and security of the country than Chavez would ever wish to be. They make Americans all the more paranoid and all the more eager to support unnecessary wars.

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