Christ is inspiration?

William Tinker (
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 08:55:08 -0500

This is what our presidential candidate for republican party says that
Christ is his inspiration,than who is Barbara Bush?
Sorry George there are some americans who really have studied your
compassionate messages that are riddled with contradictions,if you were so
compassionate you would have out lawed the death penalty in your state .
Instead you hve let 135 prisoners to be executed while you have been
Governor of Texas if thats compassion for your fellow man,I would hate to
see sympathy from you!
Bill Tinker

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Hearn <>
To: William Tinker <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 11:25 PM
Subject: Redrafted letter

> In a letter to Austin homeless advocate Tony Hearn, dated Dec. 17, Texas
> Governor George W. Bush, who is also seeking the Republican presidential
> nomination, wrote the following:
> "Thank you for your message about assistance for the homeless in Austin.
> "I believe that all residents of the Lone Star State deserve safe,
> affordable housing. Although I understand that you would like me to
> intervene, opening another shelter in Austin is a decision that must be
> addressed by local officials. I encourage you to continue working with
> these officials to find solutions to this problewm.
> "I appreciate your continued concern for your fellow Texans.
> "Sincerely,
> George W. Bush"
> Tony Hearn had written Gov. Bush asking him to encourage the mayor of
> the capital city of Texas, Austin, to open an emergency overflow shelter
> for women and children who were on waiting lists at existing shelters.
> Tony responds to Gov. Bush:
> Dear Governor:
> I am heartened that you believe all residents of Texas deserve safe,
> affordable housing.
> In my letter to you, I asked you to perform a simple act: ask Austin
> Mayor Kirk Watson who has an office only two blocks from your mansion to
> consider opening an emergency shelter for homeless women and children in
> the capital city of the state which you serve as governor. Apparently,
> you believe you cannot make a simple request of local officials for
> compassion for the homeless poor.
> You did not read my request correctly (I did not ask you to open a
> shelter; I asked you to encourage the mayor and council to open a
> shelter).
> Governor, I feel pity for you. You say you believe Texans deserve safe,
> affordable housing, but you won't make the effort to ask the mayor of
> Austin to solve this emergency in your own hometown. What is belief
> without action? You told the nation that Christ is your inspiration.
> Don't you think Christ would have you use your influence to encourage
> local officials to be compassionate? Have you no notion of a "bully
> pulpit?" How can you seek to be the leader of the free world when you
> cannot even ask the mayor of your own hometown to look into solving the
> lack of safe shelter for women and children?
> You say "opening a shelter is a decision that must be addressed by local
> officials." Well, yes, opening a shelter is a decision that must be made
> by local officials, but, Governor, finding a solution may be addressed
> by all of us. And I would hope, Governor, because you have made
> compassion such a prominent part of your campaign for president, that
> you would begin to address finding an appropriate solution to
> homelessness in your own hometown.
> You write: "I encourage you to continue working with these officials to
> find solutions to this problem." In simple language, Governor, may I
> just respond: "ditto!"
> The U.S. Conference of Mayors is looking for a solution. Perhaps, I
> expected too much of you during your political activities to address the
> problem, too.
> Sincerely,
> Brother Tony Hearn
> --
> Have a nice daze! {}
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