Share with us what you personally are thinking today. What is going through your head?
What do you think Moveon.org should do next — either right away or between now and Election Day?
Have you thought about what you personally want to do to help before Election Day? Do you have anything in particular in mind?
Is there anything MoveOn as an organization can do to help you do that?
I’m sure they’re expecting an echo chamber of typical liberal talking points. Let’s give them something better, though. Let’s tell them all about Ron Paul’s message of returning to the libertarian and sound economic principles our constitutional republic was found on! C’mon, r3volutionaries, let’s tell MoveOn what we’re thinking!
P.S. If you’re not a Ron Paul supporter, that’s fine. Answer the survey anyway, especially if you’re not part of their assumed demographic. 🙂
They were marching through the heart of Downtown Fresno to demand immigration reform.
. . . The message; today we march, tomorrow we vote.
Many marchers also came to protest recent raids in Valley communities, like Mendota, where federal agents rounded up illegal immigrants and separating families.
Wait, I have an idea. How about instead of just walking around in the streets, yelling, waving signs, blocking traffic, and such, you make reasoned arguments? How about that? Maybe you could do some of these activities:
A few minutes ago, I received an email from “CREDO Action.” Here are the important parts:
President Bush wants an endless war, but the majority of Americans want to bring our troops home. Now there is a real plan, endorsed by military leaders, over 50 congressional challengers, and 50,000 citizen co-sponsors like you.
. . .
The Responsible Plan will:
End U.S. military action in Iraq
Use U.S. diplomatic power
Address humanitarian concerns
Restore our Constitution
Restore our military
Restore independence to the media
Create a new, U.S.-centered energy policy
And then there is a link to a page where I can help deliver this “Responsible Plan” to a Congressional representative’s office and another link to a page where I can sign a petition endorsing the “Responsible Plan.” Uh-huh. Right. Like I’m gonna do that on the basis of seven hugely vague phrases that are utterly without details. Sure, maybe I want to “Restore our Constitution,” but maybe what I think about that is not exactly what the people at “CREDO Action” think about that, or what the authors of this “Responsible Plan” think about it.
This afternoon I participated in a small protest of the income tax. We met at the Hilton downtown and walked to the Federal building. Alone the way we chanted, “Income tax is theft! End the IRS!” I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who took pamphlets from us. I’m sure most ended up in the garbage, but I’m hopeful that some of them were actually read. I’m hoping we changed at least one person’s mind today.
The most fulfilling part of the event was meeting and conversing with more Ron Paul Meetup members. There’s quite a variety of opinions in the group, which makes for lively debates. 🙂 The worst part occurred after we moved from the Federal building to the Omni William Penn hotel, where John McCain was having a fundraiser. Most of us stayed across the street from the hotel, but a few picketed right in front of the entrance. I wasn’t comfortable doing that, but I didn’t have a big problem with others being there. What I did and do object to is picking a fight, which I believe one of the group was trying to do. He was hoping one of the hotel staff would bump into him, and when one did he made a scene. Thankfully, a cooler-headed protester diffused the situation with polite banter.