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  •  How can we very pointedly show (2+ / 0-)
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    Dixiedemocrat, worldlotus

    the politicians - including the thugs and Tea Party - that there are many Americans who oppose legislating though hostage taking? The Republicans are saying they don't believe the polls (sound familiar).

    I propose our own Stand Your Ground event - We the People must act. Not letters or emails that go to reps who agree with us but whose hands are tied or who ignore people over party. Enough with polls. The Tea Party needs to SEE the silent majority's support for responsible government and displeasure over TP tactics.

    I PROPOSE a STAND UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION walk-out day. AT 12 noon for 12 min (on Tuesday or Wednesday) we should mobilize nationwide to go out and stand on major streets facing towards DC to show our unhappiness with this situation and support for the president for not caving in. To show what?

    STAND UP for the democratic process (Watch Schoolhouse Rock - Don't like a LAW - then elect different reps and try again if you have the votes - after 41 votes, 2012 re-election of Pres. Obama, signed law, ACA implementation already begun years ago, Supreme Court ruling - don't try extortion.
    STAND UP for putting country over party and politics.
    STAND UP for responsible government - a clean CR and a raised debt ceiling without conditions.
    STAND UP for the Constitution and President Obama holding strong vs this coup
    STAND UP TO the strong arm tactics and shadow political manipulators (Koch and company) that are paralyzing our country and putting our political and financial well being at risk.

    The Democratic Party or some national group to run with this idea - Chose a day - send tweets and emails and blog posts, set alarms and show the world that the TP does NOT have the support of Americans.

    In other words, let's do a Political Flash Mob!

    "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." (T. Paine)

    by dmmteacher on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:09:07 AM PDT

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