So you say you want a revolution?

I had an idea just now thanks to gdwtch52 over at the orange website.  It’s about impeachment.

I won’t go on about the need for it.  We’ve read about the crimes for years and had even more evidence presented just in the last few days when the government admitted to torture.

There has some interest in pursuing impeachment in Congress, most notably the efforts of Dennis Kucinich, Congressman Wexler, and to some extent John Conyers.  He may be starting to come around. But our Congress members for the most part have so far refused to uphold their oaths to defend the Constitution, most notably Nancy Pelosi.  It appears that if we are to hold the criminals in high places accountable, we’re going to have to give our Congresspeople a little shove in the right direction ourselves.

What if we could get at least one person from every state to commit to walking or biking to DC to face their Congressperson directly?   I’m no organizer, but that would seem to be easier to do than arranging a huge rally. They are usually over in a few hours and rarely get any media attention unless there is tear gas involved.  

This idea may not get attention at first either, but if done correctly it could be very high profile eventually.  Plus, I think a group of people hiking or biking to DC would be seen as a fairly positive event, rather than being portrayed as a mob of angry rabble rousers, not that there’s anything wrong with that…;)

We all have a lot of contacts throughout the leftleaning political websites, and if we care enough about politics to be here in the first place we probably have some friends in the real world who care about the same things too.  If we can spread the word, I’m sure there would be at few dozen people willing to commit.  

As far as getting it organized goes, I have a few ideas but am hoping to get more from people here.  Setting up a website would be a good place to get some networking started.   Once people were committed, we’d need to set up routes.  People could either sleep in the homes of other volunteers, or money could be raised to put them up for the evening.  It would be good to have others join in locally for shorter walks or rides.   We’d have to create some publicity, but it isn’t too hard to crack into the local media to get things started.  Sometimes all it takes is a phone call to get them to cover your story.

This site strikes me as having a crowd where the majority favors impeachment and there are some longtime activists who might want to do something about it. I’m posting this here in the hopes that people might have some good ideas as to how to make something like this work, and also so it might stay up a little longer to give people a chance to see it.

So who of you has some extra vacation time and an axe to grind?

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    • cometman on February 9, 2008 at 1:28 am
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    Imagine if we could keep something like this in the news for a month?  Congress just might have to finally get off their asses.

  1. Gotta tend an essay for a while, but am interested in this idea.

  2. “The will of the people is the best law”.

    Ya, but what if the people are controlled by the manipulation of information.  Controlled to such an extent over entire generations that their “reality” is a matrix like delusion.  Upsetting the Apple cart will not be done through government.  Government is bought and paid for by globo-corp.  We have to fuck up globo-corp.

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