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Forum Post: What's next for your movement?

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 21, 2011, 1:01 a.m. EST by tedscrat (-96)
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There is apparently agreement that the system needs fixing, or replacing? I am having trouble seeing how an egalitarian system is synonymous with a strong nation. While more control and decision making needs to be made by local communities, a certain amount of central control is needed to oversee everything. I think that is an unavoidable necessity in a nation of 300 million.
Of course, the less central control, the better. I know where some of you stand. Some of you make sense and some do not. But what is next on your agenda. It seems that serious change can only come about through working within the political system. Streamlining government, abolishing the tax code, and introducing a flat tax seems like a start. If not, what ideas do you have? I have been reading and watching, and am wondering what you will do next.



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[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

"The events above noted gave unmistakable evidence of the unity of American sentiment against British oppression; but something more must be done to bring about united action. There must be some central authority to which all the colonies could turn for guidance. This political union came about in the formation of a Continental Congress. This Congress was the result of a spontaneous and almost simultaneous movement throughout the country. From New York came the first call. Paul Revere had been sent from Boston on a fleet horse to rouse the people of New York and Philadelphia, but ere he reached the former the Sons of Liberty had taken action for a congress. The Massachusetts legislature added its voice in June. Delegates were chosen in all the colonies except Georgia, and they met in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Among them we find such leaders as Washington, Lee, and Henry of Virginia, Dickinson of Pennsylvania, Samuel and John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut.

The Congress was not a constitutional body; many of its members had been chosen irregularly. Its authority was limited to the willingness of the people to respect and obey its suggestions and mandates. The very fact of its existence had a meaning of great significance, but it was too profound for the comprehension of George III. It was less a congress than a national committee, an advisory council of continental magnitude. It attempted no national legislation. It was controlled by conservative men who counseled moderation. They made a declaration of rights, mild but deeply sincere; they prepared an address to the king, disavowing a desire for independence, another to the people of England, and still another to the people of Canada. They also approved the policy of non-intercourse with Great Britain, and formed an association to carry it out. The forming of this association, which at first constituted the revolutionary machinery, was an act of great importance. Its object was to secure a redress of grievances by peaceful methods, by enforcing the non-importation and non-consumption agreement. To carry out this purpose committees were to be formed in every county or township in the colonies. These worked under the guidance of the Committees of Correspondence. " http://www.usahistory.info/American-Revolution/Lexington.html