Okay the hospital first. It was a scheduled trip yesterday for a minor procedure. No cause for alarm. The only reason I’m bringing this up is because of one observation I made. It just hit me this morning.
Setting the stage, I had an endoscopy, i.e. the doc put a scope down my throat for a looksee. To that end I was knocked out. (good thing as I’ve got a heck of a gag reflex) Sooo… my wife (or someone) had to accompany me to drive me home.
As I was waiting for the doctor to show up to explain what he’d done, etc. my wife checked her phone. She made a call, then another, then another. I’ll tell you upfront she hates talking on the phone (or so she always told me) so I ascertained she was on there for good reason. She was. You see, she had to take off from her business, right at the start of her busy season, to comewith me. Now I tried to put this off until after the rush period but she would have none of it, bless her heart.
You’ve probably guessed by now she was taking care of business. In the hospital. While we were waiting in the recovery room for the doctor. So what’s the big deal? Think about this for a moment in context.
She was doing business miles from her office. She could take calls, make calls, and stay connected without stepping foot in her actual place of business. My epiphany?
If she can do this, WE can do this as citizens. WE can take care of our nation’s business, or our part of it, no matter where we are at the moment. Sorry, but now we have no excuses. How can we insist we are “too busy” to hold our representatives accountable? How can we say we just don’t have time to make our voices heard? We can be “there” from anywhere, no matter where “there” is.
Truly, the technology has arrived to enable us, empower us all to take back control – to truly do our bit to govern ourselves. We have the technology, what we lack is a framework. We still need to put the infrastructure in place to exercise this power. Now for me, that word “infrastructure” is a bit scary, eliciting visions of roads and bridges and power lines. None of this is what I’m talking about. We have all that. Again, the technology, the tools are available, all we need do is put them in place and apply them.
For instance – Zoom meetings. Now I’m using “Zoom” because we all know what this is so we can envision it. It need not be this specific platform, but imagine a county, town, or school board meeting in a Zoom-like setting. The representatives are all there (or dialed in), as well as citizens both physically present and also dialed in. Meanwhile, we can also all access a forum to address various issues. I like to forum format as it lends itself nicely to segmenting topics so they are easy to track and discuss.
Websites already collect and disseminate documents, calendars, and other information pertaining to government activities. We can make them better, more responsive but the basis exists already.
How Does All This Relate to Current Events?
Let’s start with Trump in New Hampshire. He nailed it and this right after he nailed Iowa. One pundit stated Trump is actively working to rack up better margins than any candidate in history to crush any contention that team Biden won 2020. At least that is how I read his views. He sort of has a point but in my view, we need massive numbers for a much simpler reason.
We need enough voters to totally overwhelm the cheating elites. Let’s face it, the elites, by cook or by crook, tallied up 81 million votes for Biden. Argue all you want about whether they were legit or not, Team Biden remains in the White House. IF we are going to rout him out we need to roust the whole team. How can we do this?
Turn out in massive numbers. Really, REALLY form that “Red Tide”, or rather a Red Tsunami to put Donald J. Trump in the White House again. WE the People NEED to make a statement and the time to make our voices heard is NOW. We cannot afford to dick around anymore – but simply electing Trump won’t cut it. We need more. We need to establish our presence – to make it perfectly clear we will no longer be ignored. How can we do this?
By taking our participation one and then several steps forward. Trump needs to be elected but we must ALSO give him a SUPERMAJORITY in Congress – in both the House and the Senate – or at least as much of a majority as we can. But that’s not all.
We NEED to make it clear WE SUPPORT TRUMP and thus OUR REPRESENTATIVES MUST SUPPORT TRUMP. We cannot allow a repeat of what happened in 2020. We must weed out the “never Trumpers” and the rest of the RINO bastards. They must go.
Thus we can begin to wipe the slate clean, roll up our sleeves, and clean house. If I had my way, our goal would be to aggressively pursue a limited government – to drastically reduce government programs with an eye to eliminate the bulk of these worthless efforts.
We need to systematically dismantle the federal gun control farce. I’d start with the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act 1968.
We need to dump the Federal Reserve.
We need to repeal the 16th and 17th amendments – (Federal Income Tax & Senators elected by popular vote) This will dismantle the IRS and restore States’ Rights and their power in the Senate.
If I had my way, ALL taxes would be subject to voter approval before one cent is collected. No more should we hand representatives blank checks. They would need to better account for every dime they spend and then explain in detail exactly why they think they need more money.
It starts now. If you are not registered to vote. Register now. As you are reading this you can likely register online or at least find out where you can register in person. While you are at it, find out how to obtain voter registration forms. Carry some with you at all times so you those you talk to have no excuse.
It matters not one whit whether you agree with anything I have to say. If you are a citizen YOUR voice counts exactly as much as mine does. Make it heard. Let the best citizen be victorious.
WE the People ARE the government. It is time we started acting like it.