This was obviously a very well thought out post, and I wish to address each of your suggestions from my point of view, attempting to determine how easy or difficult these ideas may be for the average citizen to implement.
As for removing all funds from major banks, I totally concur. This is one of the easiest on the list, and the majority should be able to accomplish
As for your suggestion to stop using ATMs and credit cards...I imagine many people are already swamped with credit card debt, and are having
difficulty relieving it. Not everyone in credit card debt got there from frivolous spending, as some families struggle simply to survive and pay for
bills and food on their incomes, therefore credit cards were the easiest option that probably seemed like a great idea at the time. Most have been
there in one form or another, and I agree that once one can settle their credit debts, they should abstain from feeding the machine.
Next, discretionary buying. This is simply a matter of discipline, and is another of the very easy things on your list to accomplish. I think this is
a great idea, as well as buying products only made in the US, although the higher price-tags will definitely be a deterrent to lower income
individuals/families, and I think in those instances it is okay to buy foreign-made goods. But avoidance is definitely advised if possible.
Mobile services. They are getting filthy rich from cell phones and wireless devices. I know many people who cell phone bills, including my own, are
through the roof. Obviously, as you mentioned however, it isn't feasible for most to ditch their cell phones. A solution, something I did recently,
was to cancel my home phone service, simply keeping the DSL package. The fees they slap on to land-line phones is ridiculous...At least for me.
I personally hardly ever fly, and I would think that the majority of individuals rarely fly as well, excepting those who do so for business as you
Our forefathers warned about the separation of church and state, and I actually hadn't heard of churches being involved in politics before, except
the nuts at WBC. I wholeheartedly agree with you on this point as well, as no one should support a church that has anything on their mind other than
religion and helping everyday people.
I will cut this short, but I agree with the rest of your listings as well. Again, this was an awesome write-up, and I hope that we can all make the
sacrifices required to hopefully start to slowly turn our once great nation around, because at the rate we're going, it is likely that in the near
future things may turn bloody.