Below is an unsolicited e-mail from a Western Michigan University Political Science Student by the name of Brett, congratulating us on all of our efforts. If you get a chance take a look – it is very kind and I would say very true.
I have a good feeling after reading this, that the Super Duper Club will soon have a chapter located in Kalamazoo at WMU. So, say “Hi” to Brett and give yourselves a pat on the back. There are citizens out there who appreciate the efforts you are exerting, to hold this government of our accountable to truth and justice.
and keep up the good work! See you at the meeting tonight.
posting of March 25, 2008, by Brett B to the Super Duper Club.
I was fortunate enough to be introduced to your organization by one of your student members, of whom I have had the great privilege to meet and work with. Having the chance to interact with and get to know this person, I must admit the envy I have for the students of this program and of Oakridge High School. Compared with political studies in my own high school, the content of your program seems more akin to one available at a prestigious university or D.C. think tank. As a future educator of political science, I am inspired by the ability of your instructors to enlighten your understanding and appreciation for the American political process. That being said, while I can tell this group has succeeded in large part due to immense student participation, I implore you to offer your thanks to both Mr. Wood and Mr. Green for providing not only a great curriculum, but for providing this excellent opportunity to further your awareness and involvement in the American political process.
To the Super Duper Club,
Let me commend all of you on your successful undertaking in the fight against not only an injustice in the Democratic Party, but a threat to true democracy in the United States. It is uncommon (and very refreshing) to see such concern and understanding for our nation’s political process coming from a group of students like yourselves. Even in my four political science courses at WMU, I would be hard-pressed to muster as much support for such a club that has developed at tiny Oakridge High. I would love to attend one of your Wednesday meetings and to express my own thoughts on the matter and offer my support, but this is not possible due to evening classes on that particular day. I will be willing, however, to offer any support as far as circulating petitions and offering input and opinions via this blog.
Please realize that because of efforts such as the Super Duper Club, super delegates are coming under increasing pressure to align their vote with the will of the populous in this year’s Democratic Nomination. Maybe during this nomination process, or maybe by 2012 or 2016, the Democratic Party will live up to its name and abolish the practice of super delegates. However, there is still much work to be done. May I wish you success in continuing your fight, and may I again offer any help or services you might need. Simply send any petitions or contact information along with my acquaintance within your program, they know who they are.
I leave you with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” one that transcends both its time and its initial reference:
“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”