posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 02:55 AM
When I first started this thread, I was planning on a real march. Please read all my posts to see where my idea ended up:
Ok, I've had it.
We're all angry at our government, and they way they are handling our money, yet nobody is really doing anything about it. Sure, we're calling their
offices, and e-mailing and faxing, but they obviously don't take those types of contacts seriously.
The constitution gives us the right to protest our government, so I say we protest. And I am totally serious. Let's plan a March on Washington for
next month (March) when the weather starts to improve.
I know, everybody is saying they can't take off of work to do this, but this is serious. Letting our government know how strongly we feel about this
is very important. Because if we don't speak up and tell them "enough is enough"....eventually the patience of the US is going to snap, and there
is going to be a revolution.
I for one, do not want to see a violent revolution, or a second civil war. I hate violence. I wouldn't mind a peaceful revolution, however, like the
one Ghandi managed to pull off. The best kind of revolution is a peaceful revolution.
You know, in the 60's, people exercised their right to protest. And it worked! It took a while, but the protest ended the Viet Nam war.
The reason that the government keeps throwing away our money is becuase nobody is protesting. We are LETTING them give away TRILLIONS of our hard
earned money...and of our next generations not even earned money!
Sure, I wrote letters to my congressmen and senators. Did they answer? No, they gave me excuses.
I callled their phone numbers to their Washington offices.
Did they listen? No, they put me through to voice mail or put me onto their secretary.
One secretary actually sat there and argued with me, telling me that THIS time, they are going to really watch where the money goes! Ack!!!
The reason that the government keeps doing this is because nobody is exercising their right to protest. Believe me, if Congress saw 1 million people
Marching down Pennsylvania Avenue and up the Capitol steps, they might start to listen. But phone calls and letters just aren't doing the trick.
Anyone want to go to Washington with me? Seriously. I'll start a protest.
Everyone is so busy working and trying so hard to make sure they don't lose their jobs, that they can't see the forest through the trees. But,
saving the forest (the USA) is much more important than saving the individual trees (corporations.) We need to protest to let them know that we are
not going to stand by and allow them to destroy the entire forest to save a few trees. Yes, it's sad to see some trees fall....but le'ts not spend
all our resources saving those few trees!! The weak trees will fall....the strong will survive....and the new seedlings will rise up from the forest
Ok, forest metaphors aside, I'm serious. If nobody protests.....if we don't seriously let them know that we really are angry and not going to take
it anymore....then we have nobody to blame but ourselves if this country goes down in another revolution. If we're not part of the solution, then
we're part of the problem.
One solution is TERM LIMITS, like many people have said. We need term limits, and we need them NOW!
I have an idea for a solution: we need a 4th branch of the government: an economic/financial branch. This branch of government will have the power of
law to balance the budget.
I mentioned this in a previous post of mine. Think about it: our country is run a lot like a corporation. A badly run corporation. And why? Because
every corporation has a CFO and his accountants underneath him or her, making sure that the money is well handled. They know that they can't leave
the accounting to the CEO, because the CEO is the visionary. (Like a president.) They cannot leave the money to the COO or the managers, because they
would exhaust it all in a matter of a few years (like the Congress.) So, we need a financial department, and we need to give them the power of law.
And no bill can get passed unless the financial branch and the legislative branch make sure that any law that is passed is funded, and also keeps a
balanced budget. IF the budget isn't balanced, and if there is no funding for it, then the law cannot be passed.
Isn't that a much better idea than leaving it to the lawyers (Congress) to balance a budget? They're not accountants....they're lawyers. They're
only interested in power and image....not in balanced budgets. We need to take away their priveledge of working with OUR money, because they have
shown us that they cannot exercise that privelidge responsibly!!
But whether you like those ideas, or you have your own ideas, that's fine! Let's put ALL our ideas on picket signs, banners, and MARCH. Let's let
them know that we are tired of our goverment screwing things up, and we aren't going to let this keep happening.
Let's demand term limits.
Let's demand accountability!
Voting them out doesn't work, because they keep promising new and better things to get more people to vote for them!
Seriously, this is getting insane. Our government thinks they can keep sending OUR tax money into bills that aren't well thought out. Nobody thinks
ahead more than the next election....no elected official thinks any farther than 5 years away, or the next presidential election.
This is NOT how a country is supposed to be run! They are supposed to weight the options, they are supposed to THINK things through. Our presidents
(both Bush and Obama) gave Congress scare tactics....yet what have those scare tactics led to? TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF WASTE....and surely more to
Let's also demand that before ANY bill is put up to a vote, that the congressmen and the senators actually have to read it! Do you know who reads the
bills? Their staffers. Seriously. I've heard so many of them on the radio, and they have no idea what is even in the bills they are voting on these
days. Why are we paying them to vote if they don't even know what they are voting on??? Shouldn't that be one of their PRIME responsibilities??
Our leaders in Congress...both the House and the Senate...have both shown that they are not capable of running the country. We need to demand
changes. Serious changes. We need to March on Washington.
I'll bring my own picket sign, and I'll March up and down Pennsylvania avenue by myself if I have to. But I'd like it if anyone wants to join me.
[edit on 11-2-2009 by nikiano]