Recently, I have gotten email that basically says, OK , you have made your point and we hear your call to action, but what can we do? I’m just a mechanic or a student, or a housewife.
My answer is simple. First let me ask a few questions. Do you pay your taxes? Have you lost 30% or more of your house value? Has your 401K been raped lately? Did you lose your job? Are you without health care coverage? Do you have less than 10% of your annual income in savings? Is your credit card maxed out just to buy food and fuel? Are you on a fixed income and had to make the decision last month to eat or pay your utility bills?
I suspect that 90% of us can answer yes to more than one of these questions. My point here is first you have the RIGHT to demand change. In fact, you should be really angry. But I am only one person you say. I agree, as the song goes, one is the loneliest number. However, we are not alone and we are not powerless. TPTB would want you to believe that and they use MSM to convince us every day that this government is controlled by powerful lobbyists and they are right in that, but what they don’t say is how afraid they are we will figure out how powerful our vote is. How powerful referendum actions are in the structure of our government.
So my call to action has three simple steps.
1). Every day check to see how your congress men and women are voting on every bill. If even 20% of us banged Congress’ website every day, that alone would send red flags flying inside the beltway. www.congress.gov or www.senate.gov
2). We need to start a grassroot’s movement right now to demand our congress and for that matter our local state legislatures immediately pass a public campaign finance bill and outlaw corporate and PAC contributions. NOW, right now.
3). Threaten to throw the bums out every day by mail to them. Let them know we know what they are up too and we aren’t going to put up with it any longer. This link will give you everyone’s email address. www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html
Hey, I know they have us all busy just putting food on the table and doing all of these actions would be too time consuming. So, form community groups and task each member to take just one task to watch one congressman or one senator. Then meet each week to draft your phone and mail campaign. AND most importantly VOTE every time you have the chance. A 80 or 90% voter turnout would scare the Bejesus out of the politicians and the pollsters. This has nothing to do about whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. This has nothing to do with whether you are a liberal or a conservative. This has no reflection on your religious beliefs. These labels and games are be used to conquer and divide us. See through these facades. This great nation is crumbling before our eyes because of greed and incompetence. Our freedom and indeed our very security is being undermined and tore away. Surely we can act to preserve our family’s security. Realize that this is VERY PERSONAL.