Saturday, October 11, 2008


Let me be perfectly clear.

Our country is not designed to be one in which the government tells its citizens what they can and cannot do.

In this country, the citizens tell the government what it can and cannot do.

Our Constitution is the rule book that is supposed to limit the power of the government and place the bulk of it in the peoples' hands.

That's a problem, because most of the time we citizens are really content to let the government tell us what we can and cannot do.

The first time Congress tried to pass the "Bail-Out" package, the Congressional switchboard lit up with calls...tens of thousands of calls.

And guess what? It worked!

The bill did not pass.

Then lawmakers did an end run by letting the Senate bring up a similar, if more deceptive, bill.

They acted so fast that citizens, still recoiling from their victory over Congress, did not muster the phone-power to stop them.

I love blogging and reading conservative blogs. It is a great outlet for opinions of every ilk.

But blogging can only take us so far.

Contact with our lawmakers is imperative if we are going to make a real difference.

They respond to Emails, letters and phone calls.

If you really want your blog to make a difference, back it up with contact.

It does not take long. If you get through to your lawmaker of the opposite party, it will take even less time, 'cause they want to get rid of you as soon as possible.

But the guys (and gals) on your side want very much to hear from you.

It boosts their ego when you call.

It also influences them, when enough of us call.

So don't just spout off in your Internet Dayjournal, make some real noise. Let them know you're in charge, not them.

Always be civil, and be not provoked to wrath, but state your case clearly, concisely and politely.

Don't ramble. You will lose them.

Like a good Boy Scout, be prepared.

Now go out there and get 'em!

Do it!


Addendum: You are aware that Sarah Palin has been investigated for an inappropriate firing in Alaska.

Here is the final conclusion in a two part finding (page 8 of the report):

"Governor Palin's firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads."

What do you want to bet this part of the report never finds the light of day in the MSM? Only part one, which is contradictory.

Read about it at Insta Pundit .


Anonymous said...

Joe, Thank you for your visit and for adding me to your blogroll. I will add you as soon as I am done writing here.

You make a very good and important point. It does no good to complain if you don't back it up with your actions. I write and e-mail my representative, but probably not as much as I should . I think after a while it just gets so frustrating. (my democrat reps) Your post gives me incentive and the push I need to get more aggressive. Good post!

selahV said...

Joe, you can bet your bottom dollar that part will be kept a secret. yep. sick sick world of media manipulation. selahV

Anonymous said...

It's no secret. I read both parts, both parts were reported to the media. It's your perfect Ms. Palin who keeps forgetting the findings on the abuse of power. She was found guilty of abuse of power. Period. It's not an opinion, it's a fact.