April 3, 2004
ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny
Because I did not get a reply from Mr. Jenkins to my
numerous requests to get an appointment to see him and discuss my husband's
situation with him, it occurred to me that maybe there is someone in his
office who does not forward my letters and information to him. I find that
hard to believe - extremely hard to believe! - but it is a possibility. As I
already reported, several weeks ago, I did get one very formal,
non-descript, short letter from Congressman Jenkins, saying that he is
looking into our situation. But how, specifically?
A friend of ours, a former Congressman from the West Coast,
has visited Congressman Jenkins's office twice on our behalf and reported
back to me that Mr. Jenkins has met with officials of Immigration/Homeland
Security, who told him the same stinking lies that were used when Ernst was
arrested in the first place: that there was an immigration irregularity that
permitted them to take this drastic step. He "missed an immigration
meeting" and "overstayed his visa." For that, banned from the
USA for 20 years!
I did not hear that information from Mr. Jenkins himself,
and there has been no move on his part that I know of since our friend's
visit to champion Ernst's cause and get it advanced toward freedom.
I also want to say that I have nothing personal against Mr.
Jenkins. It is coincidence that he happens to be my representative, and that
I live in the district that he represents. I realize that he is not the
person with the power and clout to get Ernst released, but chances are he
knows how it could be effected and could open some important doors for me.
I also realize the realities of getting re-elected -
certainly Cynthia McKinney found out who it works - and I don't want to hurt
this man. I have been told he is a former judge. From all the feedback I
have gotten, he is nice, kind, sincere, responsible - at least in the eyes
of those who have met him or followed his political career. But so far, he
has ignored me completely except for that one non-committal letter a few
weeks ago - and my husband was kidnapped on his watch and is still rotting
in a Canadian jail in inhuman conditions, and something has got to be done!
I know that Congressman Jenkins has been misinformed about
me, about Ernst, about Holocaust Revisionism, and about what this global
struggle is really all about. He will find out, and it will be his decision
what he will do with that information. I am quite prepared he may not allow
me to stay in his office to proceed with my political hunger strike, and in
that case, I have a fall-back plan worked out. Of course, he has a choice.
He can short-circuit my hunger strike right at the beginning by granting me
an interview and showing some good will by helping me to come up with a
realistic plan to secure the freedom my husband deserves.
A friend from the South sent me this:
"Dear Ingrid, I faxed numerous "Free Ernst
Zundel" faxes to Congressman Jenkins's office today and then I
telephoned his Washington DC Office and asked a Jenkins aide why the
Congressman was refusing to meet with you. The aide's name was Richard
Vaughn and he assured me that the Congressman would meet with you anytime
you liked and was always available to his constituents. Apparently the Fax
campaign had an impact, or the aide was a liar, which is also a real
possibility with these politicians. In any case, I wanted you to know what
Congressman Jenkins's aide Richard Vaughn had to say."
I don't know who Richard Vaughn is - and if he is the person
in charge of Congressman Jenkins's appointment calendar. If so, my telephone
number is 865-774-7756, and this ZGram will be faxed to him in a few
minutes. The name that was given to me about a week ago by a somewhat huffy
lady in the Freeport office, when I called and asked for an appointment,
sounded like "Lennard" or "Leonard." The number worked,
but an answering machine jumped on. I left a message with my request. I have
yet to receive a reply.
Stay tuned and spread the word that D-Day is approaching.
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Take a look - and tell a friend.
Write to Canada's Prime Minister and complain
over the unfair treatment Ernst Zündel has received.
Prime Minister Paul Martin
House of Commons
Telephone: (613) 992-4284
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