Constantly Ignored by Congress, Americans Left Little Choice but to Shut Washington, D.C. Down!
(I would like to suggest a date – the day of the 2010 State of the Union Address)
Today I was listening to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program when one of his listeners shared an interesting idea that got my attention. The listener was a small business owner, 30 years in business, who was fed up with Congress not listening to the wishes of the American People. He was calling for all small business owners to fire half of their employees (for a few weeks?) and the resulting loss of tax withholdings and concurrent demands for unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc. by the fired workers would overwhelm the system.
Rush immediately recognized that this idea was actually the same idea that Obama and the left are employing, the Cloward-Piven strategy.
…”The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change….”
It is an interesting concept of turning a wholly leftist/fascist strategy for radical change back on the instigators. Naturally, the caller understood that his idea would involve substantial “short-term pain for long-term gain” and would require a lot of employers taking part to be effective.
What’s obvious is that Rush’s caller was basically expressing the extreme frustration that millions of Americans are feeling right now. How can ordinary citizens get the attention of Congress when they are taking the phone off the hook and locking their doors?
Even though it’s probably not ripe today, the Rush caller idea is simple, powerful, and definitely would get Washington and the media’s attention. However, I believe the pain to the “innocent” temporarily unemployed would be too much. It might be something to try next year during hunting season for hunters looking for some time to hunt and draw a check; or when school’s out for summer so they can go on family vacation. By summer, prior to the 2010 elections, both the to be laid off employees and millions of stressed employers could be eager to take part in such an act of political disobedience. I’m ready now but later might be better.
So what can be done now to get the attention of Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Congress? What if for the days before and the night of the next Presidential State of the Union at the end of January another “Tea Party”/strike is organized to descend on Washington, D. C.? Trucks, RV’s, Cars, Motorcycles, Bikes, Strollers, Wheel Chairs, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, 9/11 Families, Navy Seals’ families, College Students, High School Students, Elementary School Students, Lawyers, Judges, former AARP members, Ordinary Americans carrying bull-horns, cowbells, bag pipes, drums, and every other manner of noise making device imaginable coming to Congress to be HEARD! Wow!
Maybe, everyone could ask his or her Congressional Representative to boycott the 2010 State of the Union Address. (Are you there Representatives Bachmann and Wilson?)
Even though previous D.C. Tea Party demonstrations have had over a million participants, the media have found ways to ignore/ridicule/minimize them. What if 2 or 3 million Americans came to Congress to be heard – could the media ignore that? I don’t think so! What if the sound could be heard when Obama begins spinning his lies and misrepresentations – could the media ignore that? I don’t think so! What if traffic is tied up for days – could the media ignore that? I don’t think so!
Americans are upset and frustrated because they are not being listened to by Obama or the Congress. If fact even Blue Dog Democrats are frustrated. The level of frustration must be extremely high to cause a Freshman Democratic Representative from Alabama, Parker Griffith, to switch parties today.
Why are they so upset and frustrated? Let me count the ways:
Obama and Eric Holder are planning to have 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s trial in NYC! Polls show that 59% of Americans are opposed to this travesty. Congress has power to prevent it but again they choose not to listen the American people.
Obama is closing GITMO and bringing the terrorists to Illinois (within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant). When you ask Americans you find that 64% are opposed to bringing GITMO terrorists to America. Is Obama or Congress listening? No.
Three Navy Seals are being prosecuted for allegedly giving Islamic terrorist, Ahmed Hashim Abed, a fat lip during his capture. Abed was the mastermind of the brutal attack in Falluja in 2004 where 4 Blackwater security contractors were hung on a bridge and burned. Where is Obama and Congress? AWOL.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff are ignoring the very real possibility that Obama is not a “natural born citizen” and is therefore not eligible to serve as President or Commander in Chief. Are they listening? No. Is Congress listening? No. All that is happening is that Obama has/is spending over 2 million dollars trying to keep his school records, long form birth certificate, bar application, college papers, etc. hidden.
Americans opposed to Obamacare are being ignored by Congress. The latest Quinnipiac poll show that “53 percent of voters disapprove of plans to make over the health-care system, with 36 percent in support.” Will Congress listen? No.
Shockingly, Reid and Pelosi’s Democrats are putting measures in the Healthcare legislation that tries to make parts of it not subject to repeal. How’s that for Congress not listening!
No matter what you believe about abortion, the vast majority of Americans (72%) recognize that it is wrong to force taxpayer who believe abortion is wrong to fund abortions. Will Congress listen? No.
The majority of American small business owners (66 against/24 for) and the public (53 against/37 for) are against Cap and Trade legislation. Is the Congress listening? No.
Americans, who keep their own budgets balanced, expect Obama and Congress to keep America’s budgets balanced! Do they listen? No.
And there’s Inspector General Walpin’s firing, Obama bowing to every world leader he can find, Obama photo ops with our returning war dead, ACORN, SEIU, Larry Sinclair, attacks of FOX, Obama’s boot licking media, Cambridge Police “acted stupid”, coming attacks on the Second Amendment, not showing proper respect when our soldiers were slaughtered by a terrorist at Ft. Hood, etc., etc., etc. It never ends.
Americans have been trying hard to have their voices heard vis-à-vis Tea Parties nationwide. Were they heard? No. They were ridiculed and vilified by Obama, Gibbs, Pelosi, many Members of Congress and the mainstream media.
Everyday, more Americans are waking up.
It is time to start saying ENOUGH a little more loudly.