posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 06:16 PM
I am going to state this again just so that everyone is clear, I shouldn't have to but with the allegations flying I have to. It's sad that I have
to, but I do.
Just because I work for the "big bad gubbment" does not mean that I do not have a brain of my own. I see injustice every day, and I have spent the
better part of my adult life fighting that injustice. I have found myself on the backend of reprimands and censures more times than I care to count,
I was taken off a duty that I loved because I morally could not take the orders that were given to me, and I love this country with all of it's flaws
and it's majesty.
That being said:
Some ideas were put forward in this thread to help people that may want to get involved and change the system. Among them were getting involved at a
local level, buying from small shops in your town, and not the big box markets. Frequenting farmers markets, and getting involved in local politics,
whether it be the School Board, PTA, PTO, Police Auxiliaries, Town Councils, City Councils, or the like.. Get involved in your state, with the State
government, there are always volunteer positions available for people, and the legislatures normally like to see the citizens involved. Lobby at your
state house, go office to office to your state legislature and talk to them, tell them your position on things. Speak at public hearings...
And if we all work enough together, maybe we can get 38 states to agree to have a Constitutional Convention held, where some things could be hardwired
into the Constitution for the next 200 years, a convention could add all of our electronic media to the first amendment, it could strengthen the 2nd
amendment, mandate yearly fed audits, the possibilities are limitless as long as the population works together. But to sit and try to circumvent the
system through slight of hand and legal trickery is to give into what everyone thinks is wrong with the system. It's standing there and saying "I
give up, but here, I'm going to make your lives as miserable as I perceive you've made mine"
For better or for worse, the United States of America is a pretty good nation, it has problems, some of them come from the fact that people today seem
to think that 200 years ago our founding fathers were thinking of drones and fully automatic weapons, and computers, and cell phones, they weren't,
but as a nation we haven't kept up with the technology, it's overtaken us, and we have come to rely too much upon it. The danger is that we also
seem to think that every little thing on Youtube is 100% fact, and anything else can be explained by using a video. Some of it is common sense,
something majorly lacking in today society.
In closing, just a notation. I volunteered my time on the board for a homeless shelter, I worked for the residents. The abuses of power I saw there
were staggering but through HARD WORK and people calmly sharing differences, and not resorting to "You can't talk to me because I am not my
Strawman" things got better, and people enjoyed a pretty good standard of living considering the circumstances, but the key was, HARD WORK.
Anything that claims that you can make a difference by simply making up a paper with a bunch of fancy looking words on it because it's some strange
loophole in a commercial code, is not remembering what made this country great to begin with, the hard work and perseverance of our forefathers.