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Forum Post: America it is time and it is long past time to seize greatness. We have brushed up against it time after time.

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 20, 2012, 8:18 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33487) from Coon Rapids, MN
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The revolutionary war. Started and fought and won. Cause? Was corruption of leadership and misrepresentation of the colonies here. The abuse and exploitation of the colonists. This was the cause of birth for the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.

Result: We have abuse and misrepresentation to this day, only being committed here by our own elected officials being bought by American business.

The Civil War, largely fought for the same reasons. North practices against the practices of the South. One truly humane action taken was to free the slaves.

Result: The Federal government and the population at large turned a blind eye on the continuing practice of slavery being continued under another name. This continued widely unchecked until the 1940's. It has still not gone away completely. Debtors prisons are still around they just are not identified as such. This also fueled by business greed and a timid Federal Government.


We have sent men to outer space. We have landed on the moon. We are capable of doing the incredible the what was thought impossible.

Now we have the technology and the wealth to change our fuel base from fossil fuel which is killing us to a clean energy structure that would include Solar Power, Wind Power, Tidal Power, Geo-thermal technology, and Hydrogen fuel and power generation.

We are not pushing this or embracing this. WHY? Again a timid Federal Government and corrupt Business.

We are still the richest country in the world and yet we have a multitude of homeless people. And are tearing down abandoned Homes. Why? A timid government being influenced by corrupt and greedy Business. Again things have not much changed since the original revolutionary war.

What has been missing all this time? Alertness to creeping corruption a timid Federal Government, and a lack of proper involvement of the Population at large.

Now we have movements with the proper motivation and communication like never before.

Let us not drop the ball this time.

Lets take it all the way!



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[-] 1 points by ClearView (73) 6 years ago

Hey DKA I like your focus for dialogue : )

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33487) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Thanks. I want to get people thinking "what if" or "why not" and get them talking to each other to start forming a consensus of thought - "We Can" so Why aren't WE? This should help fuel the feeling to jump on board the movement for positive change and growth.

[-] 1 points by ClearView (73) 6 years ago

Instead of authorities seizing property for someone abiding by local laws governing the cultivation of medical marihuana, how about government, after a corporate repeat offender of betting against your own investors, seize all of those corporate properties, open the books, jail the perpetrators and return the property(after fines representing a percentage of the value of the company) with clear guidelines of ethical and legal economic behavior.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33487) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Properties seized as the result of corrupt practice should be redeemed for the public good. And criminals should be dealt with as criminals, no one should be above the law, and so far that is what it seems the corporate criminals are being allowed to be. Federal Government the Justice system turning a blind eye.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33487) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

OSTA : First we had one, then two sponsors for the "One Subject at a Time Act." NOW WE HAVE SIX!

We've just gained 4 new co-sponsors.

This means that you now have multiple new chances to become more powerful! Here's how to . . .

Do two simple things that will make it more likely that some of these new "One Subject" sponsors will . .

  1. Ask their friends in Congress to become sponsors too.
  2. Also sponsor our "Read the Bills" and "Write the Laws" acts.

STEP ONE: Go to the Facebook pages for each new co-sponsor and thank them for supporting the "One Subject at a Time Act."

Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Mo-Brooks/155220881193244?sk=wall Representative Ann Marie Buerkle of New York: http://www.facebook.com/RepBuerkle?sk=wall Representative Robert T. Shilling of Illinois: http://www.facebook.com/congressmanbobbyschilling?sk=wall Representative Allen B. West of Florida: http://www.facebook.com/AllenWestFL?sk=wall

Use your "thank you" to suggest that they send a "Dear colleague" letter to their friends in Congress, asking them to become co-sponsors too.

Also ask them to consider introducing the "Read the Bills Act" and the "Write the Laws Act." Share the links for those bills with them . . .

https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/rtba/ https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/write-the-laws/

Many of you have done this already with Reps. Marino and Posey. It's had an effect. In fact, we know it's been a positive motivator for Rep. Marino to seek additional publicity for OSTA and to recruit his colleagues.

STEP TWO: Call and say thank you for sponsoring the "One Subject at a Time Act", and suggest that they send a "Dear Colleague" letter asking other members of Congress to also co-sponsor "One Subject."

Rep. Mo Brooks: Phone: (202) 225-4801 Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle: (202) 225-3701 Rep. Bobby Schilling: (202) 225-5905 Rep. Allen B. West: (202) 225-3026

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