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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 15, 2006

Apathy is Deadly

So says the bumper sticker that I purchased yesterday.

I normally do not boutique shop, but I also spent way too much money on this t-shirt.

“Stop Bitching – Start a Revolution”

I do not blame anyone, after traveling this frightening political landscape, for becoming pessimistic about our future. However, look at what is at stake, the entire existence of our Country, and perhaps this planet, are contingent upon us taking our Country back.

The future wrests in our hands.

This is the most important fight of our lives and we cannot afford to fall into the discouragement and hand wringing and sense of doom that the Right wants us to. They want us to give up. They count on us staying home and not voting. Their goal is to encourage apathy in us. The fewer people involved, the lower the turnout at the polls, the greater their chances at stealing another election.

Goddammit – I know that it is frustrating and I know that we are not hearing from the Dems the words that we wish that they would say. One of the difficulties is that the Dems are denied a platform to speak. They are asking for equal time and some networks secretly acknowledge that the bully-pulpit has been unfair.

So, I ask – who will speak for the Democratic Party? I do not mean which spokesperson will they put forward. What I am asking is that we speak out for the Dems. They need our voice and they need us to be loud.

It is a shame when the supposed “freest” Country on earth needs to cheer, and start a letter campaign of thanks, when one media personality speaks the truth.

Look at the monsters who we are up against. How can anyone support this kind of behavior and these kind of people? I doubt that if Americans knew the truth and had it presented to them in the correct manner, that they would continue to support the Right.

In fact, Americans support impeachment, they do not support a get out of jail free card as Specter proposes. We absolutely must contact our Senators and Harry Reid and demand a filibuster on this tragic legislation. 1-888-355-3588

The facts are simple: if the President was within the law (a Federal Judge found that he was/is not) then there would be no legislation necessary to allow him to wiretap without a warrant.

Here are some fabulous talking points on the lawlessness of this administration. Feel free to offer other sites that have talking points; every little bit helps.

Here is an excellent site for talking points about issues that the middle class cares about. We need the Suburban vote. Use it. Talk to people. We absolutely must educate the public. We cannot afford to count on the media or the Democratic Leadership – who is denied a platform to speak. It is up to each of us. We must be the voice for the Democratic Party.

It is our Government. We are the Government. Remember this – a Representative Democracy is only a Representative Democracy when we participate.

If you cannot find anyone to talk to,attend one of these events.

Apathy is Deadly.


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