I have been cruising through these threads and many of them involve congress's attempt to pass the NDAA bill that will in essence signal the end to
America as we know it. Yet, after all the talk about how bad it is and what it will do to our way of life, I see no one even trying to come up with a
solution for it. I may be new here, but if this bill can do what we think it will do we have to stop its passage.
Obama may veto it, but we can't risk that. 1 in every 5 bills vetoed by the president successfully get congressional overrides. With the massive
support this bill has, it will almost certainly get that override. It may buy us sometime, but we can't risk waiting that long.
We have a couple options open to us that I will explain and expand upon here. Our first course of action, and probably the easier of the two, is to
start a campaign to bring this bill to public awareness. Our second, and more risky, option is to use the recall laws to force the senators who voted
"aye" to S. 1867 out of office as a warning to the rest of congress that we do not take this # lightly.
I'm sure you guys are aware of the SOPA/PIPA bills. Fight for the Future led a successful viral campaign to bring it to public awareness and got
millions of people to call their congressmen and managed to stop SOPA. The PIPA campaign is still in progress since the bill hasn't been voted on. I
recommend this route since it is easier to organize and to do the second option we will likely need the support garnered by the campaign.
The recall laws are a little trickier since they vary from state to state. Unfortunately only 18 states allow the recall of a federal elected
official. However, there is hope. The debate over recall is left open to interpretation by the tenth amendment which declares, as I'm sure you know,
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to
This means if we can gather a large enough following, we can force the states to allow a recall. I haven't laid the plans out in their entirety yet,
but I think we can make it work.
Even if we don't do the recalls, we should at least bring this bill to the public eye. Then we can direct our followers to flood their senators' and
representative's inbox and phone lines.
However, there is a very vital issue. If we are going to act, it must begin now! The bill is in reconciliations and since it is a budget it will
likely be voted on BEFORE new years. This is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.
Since congress is trying so hard to keep this bill secret, let's pull the rug out from under them. We have the oppertunity to do what is
unprecedented, we can put a full stop on this conspiracy and protect the freedoms that let us speak about what is wrong with this nation. If NDAA
passes this website will likely be taken down and its members hunted down for supporting "terrorist activity".
Are you willing to fight this bill, or would you rather vanish quietly into the night.
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