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Forum Post: Ask not what you can do for your party but ask what is your party doing to you? A modern twist to a famous JFK question.

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 22, 2012, 12:23 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Unite in common cause. Hate the things that are wrong in this world. Support each-other in making things right. This is where the healing will begin.

The Government of "The People" by "The People" for "The People"

We are the 99%. Take part in "The Peoples" Lobby.

Take action. See samples of how below.

192,815 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 8:27am central time 01/22/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

The petition to save abandoned houses has 16 signatures. We picked one up at around 11:07am 01/16/2012. Were just rolling right along.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Savingpeople-savinghomes-payingdowntheNationaldeficit/

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

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[-] 2 points by MsStacy (1035) 2 years ago

Petitions alone won't do anything and petitions for useless change can get in the way of real progress. Sanders amendment doesn't say anything about the not for profit corporation like Citizens United, so what is the point? Why go through the long difficult amendment process and only solve a small part of the problem?

Homes that are actually abandoned go to the government now when the property taxes aren't paid. If someone is paying the tax the property isn't truly abandoned. Someone that is paying for it obviously wants it even if they are not using it at the moment.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Wrong on all counts. Petitioning does make a difference look at the hold put on the Keystone pipeline issue for one. Then there is the matter of content or lack there of. In Sen Bernie's case you can contact him about possible oversights, or even better as this is an open process you can also author a petition and circulate it, filling in the missing information/issues/items and you can even refer to an existing petition that it should be taken into consideration with. As for these current abandoned houses ( did you even bother to watch that 60 minutes episode? ) these properties are being torn down, they are not being reclaimed and resold.

[-] 2 points by MsStacy (1035) 2 years ago

No I don't watch television at all any more. Someone owns the property, if the house on it is torn down I would assume that is the most economical thing to do. Property taken for local taxes goes to the local government, they already try to sell it and get it back on the tax rolls. If it goes to the government for federal taxes the IRS auctions it. The petition asks to do things that are already provided for.

For Senator Sander's amendment I believe I'm free just to oppose it, there is no requirement for fixing a flaw he should be aware of as a politician. Maybe petitions had something to do with blocking Keystone maybe not, there were many people in favor of it so apparently not all petitions are successful.

I've been wrong before but I stand by my statement, if petitioning is all you're going to do, it won't be enough.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The twist in the question presented is apropos to the original though.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country:

Unite in common cause. Hate the things that are wrong in this world. Support each-other in making things right. This is where the healing will begin.

The Government of "The People" by "The People" for "The People"

We are the 99%. Take part in "The Peoples" Lobby.

Take action.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Just because you elected someone to office, it does not mean that they should be allowed to run around loose in the chicken coop like a fox.

Unite in common cause. Hate the things that are wrong in this world. Support each-other in making things right. This is where the healing will begin.

The Government of "The People" by "The People" for "The People"

We are the 99%. Take part in "The Peoples" Lobby.

Take action.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Unite in common cause. Hate the things that are wrong in this world. Support each-other in making things right. This is where the healing will begin.

The Government of "The People" by "The People" for "The People"

We are the 99%. Take part in "The Peoples" Lobby.

Take action. See samples of how below.

194,285 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 9:51am central time 01/23/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

The petition to save abandoned houses has 16 signatures. We picked one up at around 11:07am 01/16/2012. Were just rolling right along.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Savingpeople-savinghomes-payingdowntheNationaldeficit/

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Beyond Race Religon and Politics.

Unite in common cause. Hate the things that are wrong in this world. Support each-other in making things right. This is where the healing will begin.

The Government of "The People" by "The People" for "The People"

We are the 99%. Take part in "The Peoples" Lobby.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28238) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks.

Seems to be the appropriate question.

Because some are more apparent/transparent then others does not mean they are acting/notacting alone.

[+] -7 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

the repelican party is DONE

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[-] 0 points by Kirby (25) 0 minutes ago

You have deluded yourself.

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That is not very likely. I've been engaged in revolt of the social construct for quite some time - and only articulated a case for revolt in 2009.

Here we are. On the cusp of revolution.

The repelican party has lied - repeatedly - reganonomics is a failure, blue dress stains do not trump issues of national security like terrorism, and Global Warming is here.

Holding up the budget debate with brinkmanship, creating market uncertainty that drove jobs and market numbers down six weeks into that debate, and all for the purpose of political gain - these are all issues of very serious national concern. We cannot keep kicking the can down the road when it comes to our national debt - and we cannot balance the budget on the backs of middle class America.

Repelican policy of economic deregulation has brought us to the brink of economic collapse.

It is inevitable, given both the sum of the lies and the sweeping policy failures - the people will vote these repelican fools out of office.

It's just a matter of time.

It's also a matter of national security.

  • the repelican party is DONE.

You will see this become quite apparent over the course of the next six years.

What is uncertain is whether there will be ice caps left at either pole by that time.

we will see.