Pledge of Independence- no votes for Dems or GOP
from the People’s Email Network:
Friends, our premise from the beginning has been that we must first speak out for policy change to our elected officials. For unless we are in fact speaking out, only then can we know if they will listen to us or not. AFTER we do that, it becomes clear who is listening and who is not, and THEN we have the base to hold them to account accordingly, and to remove from office those who will not listen.
We have now arrived at the latter point with regard to each and every sitting member of Congress of both major parties without exception, and the fake Independents can go too.
We are calling for all citizens of the United to declare that under no circumstance will they vote for any candidate associated with either the Democratic or Republican parties, and that we instead dedicate our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor, to electing worthy independents who can demonstrate a lifetime of public policy advocacy on behalf of the people, true citizen legislators.
In support of this initiative, besides asking you to submit the action page above, we have set up a Facebook page which will expand into a national organizing network, with pages for each individual district in the country. For those of you who have resisted participating in Facebook up to this point, we will do our best to find alternate ways to help you connect with this, but it really is time to get with it on this page here.
When you visit the Facebook page above, please become a fan. Then post something on the wall, click on the Voices tab to submit the Pledge of Independence action page that way, start and/or add to a discussion. In short, we need to start congregating, talking to each other, and organizing.
Because where we are now at is this:
For their part the Democratic Party tied its wagon to a fundamentally corrupt health care bill, based on a secret deal made long ago by President Obama personally to kill off any prospect of a public option of any kind. So cynical was the deception in which Democratic members of Congress also conspired that while 51 Senators stated they supported a public option of some kind, after being forced into the procedure of reconciliation (which would only require 51 votes) the Speaker of the House further conspired to suppress even the very weak public option passed in her own chamber, so that those Senators would never have to honor their pledges.
Let us be clear. There would not have even been that 51 on the record had they not been gaming the fact that they thought 60 would be necessary.
Likewise, while more than 60 members of the House pledged unequivocally in August that no bill would pass by them without a “strong” public option, all but two waved through a House bill that was anything but, including a draconian new restriction on a woman’s right to choose for good measure of insult. And the last one standing, Dennis Kucinich, failed in the end to honor even his pledge. He is returning, by the way, all contributions based on this in case you are interested about that.
From all this one truth in inescapably evident. There is not a single Democratic member of Congress who is willing to take responsibility for being the deciding vote on ANY matter of progressive principle.
Not one. Not a single one. Not now, not tomorrow, not next week or month or year, until the end of time.
If they could not pass a meaningful public option NOW, with 51 declared votes in the U.S. Senate, and only that many needed, it will never, ever, ever happen. All this talk about “we’ll get to work the very next day on improving the bill” is nothing but knowing and willful LIES. Never again will the Democratic party have such compelling margins in both houses of Congress. It is not that they couldn’t get it done. In truth, they were never even the slightest bit interested in getting it done, only in lulling us into thinking they would.
The entire last presidential campaign was nothing but a slick corporate con job, which is why we have ended up with a slick corporate health bill, and the slick corporate graphics and the slick corporate slogans are all we are going to get until we DEMAND something different.
For the last couple election cycles, the Democratic “leadership” has been pitching that if we would just elect more Democrats, then they could finally get something done for the American people. What is transparently clear now is that if they only needed ZERO votes to pass a public option, they could not even come up with those. Whatever the required number, they would find some way to fall short in the end.
So what we are left with is a bill that is so despicable at its bottom line, forcing all of us to buy corporate insurance under penalty of the IRS, with no meaningful option that might actually save us any money, that they are trying to find a way to sneak it through so that nobody is actually on record voting for it. That is how utterly ashamed they themselves are of what they are doing.
And by the way, the blue doggy Democrats who ARE voting against it are against it not because it does too little for the people, but because it does too MUCH!!
Which brings us to the Republicans, who have gleefully done everything they could in the last year to grind the entire business of government to a halt, with an unparalleled number of Senate filibusters over even the most mundane matters, tying up hundreds of bills even approved by large “bipartisan” margins in the House. And all for the unabashed and declared purpose of paralyzing our legislature so that the American would experience so much pain and anger that they might exploit that to get back into power.
This must not happen. There must arise in every district of the country strong independent candidates for office, and the people must organize themselves to rally behind the best and most worthy independent challengers. And then ALL incumbents without exception must be removed from office in the next election possible.
We have barely 7 months to do it before the next general election, and we’d better get on it. The social media network we need is fully in place on the Facebook site with 300 million members. The basic conversational resource tools are there, and we have created our own astounding new application functions through the Voices tool.
All we are asking you to do is go there and talk among yourselves to get this thing started, and let’s get it together folks.
Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.
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Written by laudyms
March 18, 2010 at 10:59 am
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