(Jacksonville, NC) Marshall Adame spoke to the Carteret County Democrats at their monthly meeting on May 1st. He spoke about the importance of consistently voting Democratic on important issues and the common misconception that Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. is “acceptable” to Democrats because of his shifting war stance. “Congressman Jones, Jr. is a good man, I believe that, but he’s consistently supported President Bush and the Republican Majority by voting with them when more than 86% of the time” and frankly has not been an effective representative for the 3rd District.
Marshall also attended the 3rd District Democratic Women’s Convention on May 5th in Morehead City. He spoke to the loss of global respect caused by the, historically unprecedented, U.S. acceptance of torture, elimination of certain personal privacy rights, and the “first strike” mentality held by the Bush Administration and past years of the Republican majority in Congress’. “The world thinks we are something we are not because of 6 years of reckless Republican control” he said to applause.
Adame questioned the policies of the Bush Administration, saying that they aren’t true to American ideals and beliefs; “in order to pursue the enemy, we’re becoming like him and that’s not who we are.” He also described the need for communication and diplomatic dialog. “We should not conduct war as a usual foreign policy tool.”
On May 14th, 2007, Marshall Adame will be attending the North Carolina Artificial Reef Coalition meeting at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The event begins at 6:30pm and the program includes information on plans for building new artificial reefs off the Crystal Coast.
Marshall Adame is a retired U.S. Marine who served three years in Iraq as a Coalition Provisional Authority official and U.S. State Department Diplomat. Two of his sons served in Iraq and one was wounded in the battle of Baqubah, south of Baghdad in 2006.
If you would like more information on this matter or to schedule an interview with Marshall Adame, please contact Thomas S. Brock by telephone at (910) 546-0769 or by email at MarshallAdame4Congress@gmail.com.