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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Debt ceiling shenanigans: More evidence Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Boxer must be 8-balled
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Following is a sample letter:
The fight to raise the debt ceiling highlights how ineffective our political leaders have become. Regardless of your opinion on the issue, the fact that we have politicians squabbling like children, blaming the "other" party, unwilling to work together for the good of our country highlights the absolute need to elect new leaders.
The Patriot Proclamation (text below), calling on America to fire Congress, recently appeared in the USA Today and the Houston Chronicle. The sponsoring group, GOOOH.com, offers a non-partisan plan to elect citizen legislators and end the madness in D.C.
I respectfully request that your paper print the proclamation for your readers to consider.
More generally, we’d like you to join our “Letter To The Editor” team. Information is available at this link. Joining the team is a simple way you can help promote GOOOH, as your schedule allows. If you'll commit just a few minutes a month you can make a tremendous difference. The politicians will hopefully keep our nation afloat a bit longer, but the two-party system they insist on supporting will always prevent them from addressing the underlying problems. Time is running short. We must convince the nation to consider alternatives. GO offers a solution.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to replace the politicians who have failed to properly govern our nation, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel us to this action.
We remind all that we still hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created Equal, and that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. In order to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. However, when those in power become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to replace them, to alter the system by which they are chosen, and to institute a new process that is more likely to secure our Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that processes long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations persist, it is our right and our duty to throw out such leaders, and to provide new guards for our future.
Such has been the patient sufferance of We the American People; and such is now the necessity which compels us to alter the process by which our leaders are chosen. The history of the present and recent politicians is a history of repeated malfeasance and usurpations, all having directly or indirectly established an absolute control over We the People. To prove this, let these facts be submitted to a suffering nation:
The politicians have continuously ignored our Constitution, trampling the rights of the States and the people.
The politicians have completely destroyed the concept of equality, dividing the nation into countless factions in order to garner political support.
The politicians have criminally refused fiscal responsibility, incurring debts and obligations designed to enslave our posterity in the cruelest of ways.
The politicians have repeatedly failed our children by blindly supporting a failing, and in places, inept education system.
The politicians have blatantly abused our citizens with a ridiculously complex and intrusive tax code.
The politicians have consistently championed political correctness instead of making the difficult decisions that wisdom demands.
The politicians have cunningly rigged the election process so that the vast majority of incumbents are re-elected despite an overwhelming disapproval of their work.
Too many politicians have routinely ignored our Creator.
We have warned them from time to time, with correspondence of every kind, but they have been deaf to the voice of reason. We must, therefore, rally the members of this nation and peacefully replace those who have ashamedly usurped power that belongs to the States and the people.
We, therefore, as dutiful spokesmen for citizens all across America, hereby request that every patriot in this country join the GOOOH movement and help select a new slate of independent citizen representatives who will serve the people of their district.
For the good of this nation, and for the future of all who will follow, with a firm reliance on Divine Providence, we respectfully sign this Proclamation and mutually pledge to our fellow countrymen our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.