posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Carseller4
This post was started by someone who wanted advice on what kind of anti-Bush sign would be "cool" on inauguration day! I just wanted to let him
know that while I am 100% for protesting, it also hurts his cause. Regular people watch these protests and get a huge laugh out of it. The sad thing
about it is if 50% of these protesters actually voted, they may not have a reason to protest on January 20th. I mean come on, we just had a free
election, your guy lost. Instead of protesting, why don't you contribute to a particular political cause you admire, or why don't you write letters
to your elected officials and let them know your views, or better yet run for office yourself, or support a certain campaign.
Protesting the "latest" thing is old, and worn out. It actually hurts the party that is connected with it. Republicans don't protest in this way.
They are more likely to E-Mail, write letters, and other ways to contact their Representatives. This is far more effective than joining an angry mob
in the streets with misspelled signs and catchy slogans letting the world see their "ignorance".
But, please don't take my advice, if you feel like you are making a difference by protesting, by all means go for it. Meanwhile millions of others
like me will sit back and laugh at your "ignorance".
Why do I keep replying???
This is the first time that I have protested because of how strong I feel about this issue. I am the only one in my family that doesn't support
BUSH, however I do not down them for that, they believe what they believe, and I believe what I believe.
As for other methods of changing the world? Well I helped to publish a book with an author John Buchanan which is titled "FIXING AMERICA". I did
not write any of the book, I just did the layout for him for pre-press.
I have written to my representatives and senators on many issues. I have written and volunteered at the poles for Stenny Hoyer D-REP. of MD. I have
written to D-SEN of MD Barbara Mukulski as well.
Lastly when John Buchanan was on his National Truth Tour, I was the Event Planner for his speach in DC at the National Press Club a week before the
Like me, he is not crying because Kerry lost, he was just an option to Bush, but then I found out that Kerry and Bush are cousins, didn't see that
I am just sick of the America I live in. I speak out because I want to, not because it's the "cool" thing to do. I have always stood up for what
I believe in, and always will. This is the country I love and I will not sit by and let it go to waste.
BTW I did vote, not for Kerry, but for Badnarik. I am also planning to run for House in 2012 (if I am alive by then).
On a last note, I'm 20.