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An Open Letter to Jimmy Carter
March 29, 2004
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
Dear President Carter:
Americans want democracy to prevail on Taiwan. For democracy to prevail on Taiwan however, the person inaugurated president on May 20, 2004 must be the person actually elected president by the 13 million voters who went to the polls on March 20, 2004.
Alas, the credibility of the Republic of China's 2004 Presidential Election has been thoroughly undermined by rampant election fraud, including vote-stealing, ballot box stuffing, manipulation of vote totals, and even a stage-managed "Wag the Dog" assassination attempt.
That is why Taiwan desperately needs the Carter Center. Taiwan needs an honest broker. Taiwan needs the Carter Center to supervise a fresh, clean, credible presidential election that 23 million Chinese on Taiwan, 1.3 billion Chinese on China's mainland, not to mention 290 million Americans can genuinely trust.
As a libertarian anti-interventionist, I categorically reject foreign interventionism. Unqualified respect for national sovereignty is an essential safeguard against neoimperialism and neocolonialism. As Private Citizen Carter however, you would be acting in an unofficial capacity, as a private arbitrator, not the Imperial President of a foreign hegemon.
If ever the world needed former American president James Earl Carter to be its political and moral conscience, now is the moment. Please help save Taiwan from the tragic fate that has befallen Burma, Indonesia, the Philippines, and other failed Asian states.
A Concerned Citizen
Contact the Carter Center. Request emergency assistance. Force the Chen regime to hold a real, not a fraudulent election, this time under microscopic Carter Center supervision!
The Carter Center