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From: barry levine
Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Subject: re: Mr. Obama’s Pacific Monument
To the Editor:
Expanding our Marine Preserve is not small thing. It will enrich Americans and the World for generations hereafter. But Teddy Roosevelt did much more than establish our National Parks. In busting the Trusts that proposed to deliver all of America into the hands of the wealthy elite, he saved capitalism in America and spared us a Workers Revolution like the one that Shattered Russia.
President Obama has three more years in office and many opportunities to secure his legacy. He can still be the president who prosecuted torture. He can be the president who finally recognized the Kurds' right to self-determination. He can still be the president who enforced our Fourth Amendment guarantees against an ever more intrusive NSA. But until he takes back power to the people from a new generation of "malefactors of great wealth", he doesn't deserve mention in the same breath with Teddy Roosevelt.
Barry Haskell Levine