What We Must Do Now
On the heels of my previous post, which has generated a lot of attention (though not so in terms of petition signatures and letters to Congress, according to personal info relayed to yours truly), a fairly new contact of mine offered a suggestion as to how to up the ante on calling for the impeachment of America’s putative president and Attorney General Eric Holder. I think it’s an outstanding one which should be implemented at once. Without further adieu, let’s go.
This individual, who shall remain anonymous except to say she is a patriotic woman, suggested We the People being organizing en masse outside each and every local office of every Congressman and woman throughout the nation. Considering that not too many folks have the time and money to travel and stay in Washington until Barack Obama is (hopefully) forced out of office, this appears to be the best alternative and perhaps even more effective than going to DC. If all 435 offices (minus the couple current vacancies) of our Congressmen and women (and we may include all 100 U.S. senators as well) was manned from Monday thru Saturday every week with signs and calls for the removal of our usurper president, the media would not be able to ignore the impeachment calls as they are largely doing so now. And of course, neither would Congress.
This would have to be a consistent operation. While having a mass turnout at every office is ideal and something we should strive at, the seemingly more pressing concern would be to have at least bodies out on a daily basis. In other words, it would be great to have 100 men and women outside of every local congressional and senate office. However, it would be better to have 10 of them 6 days a week, than, say 100, three days. Consistency is what is needed, though numbers are also essential.
This would strictly be a grassroots effort without some big name organization wanting to lead the way. It must be run by We the People. However, organization in terms of putting together individuals and groups wanting to participate is very necessary.
Although this is just for starters, my theory of an organizational flow chart is as follows:
- We would need 50 state coordinators who would oversee operations in all 50 states. Although I have not decided whether we should include senate offices at this time, since senators only conduct trials after impeachment are approved, for the moment we will proceed with just the 435 members of Congress.
- Underneath these coordinators will be local coordinators who will be assigned (geographically speaking) to a member of Congress. The local coordinator will oversee sign and picket operations with that Congressman or woman. He or she will be encouraged (but not required) to establish a relationship with a person or persons working for the particular lawmaker. It may be especially difficult to do so with a liberal Democrat.
- State coordinators in states with one legislator representing the entire state (Vermont, Delaware, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Montana) will be local coordinators as well, however, they will be able to select individuals underneath them to represent individual district offices. This is necessary in both Dakotas and Montana since they are geographically speaking large states. It will be at the coordinator’s option in Delaware as it is a tiny state geographically, though there are three district offices. It will be necessary in Vermont as there is only one district office for its one rep.
- Local coordinators will have individuals underneath them if the Congressman or woman has more than one office in his or her district. If the district has only one office, then the local coordinator obviously represents that district.
- Information as to locations of district offices as well as other contact info for each of the members of Congress can be found here. Although I haven’t counted how many offices there are altogether, it is somewhere in the range of 1000-1500. So this will be a massive operation.
Anyone interested in being a state or local coordinator or someone willing to work under a local coordinator (if applicable) should reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This operation must be peaceful but firm and determined and it must be consistent. We will hopefully arrange for impeachment and other signs to be held outside these offices for public awareness; however, individuals and groups may (and are encouraged to) bring their own signs as well.
Messages on signs cannot be physically threatening in any way. They can and are encouraged to be strong in content but foul language will not be permitted. The pickets and signs will create public awareness as to what Obama is doing to America and will hopefully spur drivers and other passersby to participate. The message on the signs, for those bringing their own, must somewhere state the need for Obama to be impeached or otherwise removed from office. It can state reasons for his removal but it must signal a call for removal, bottom line.
We need to get things going soon as the longer we wait, the more we risk losing our country. We need to put the fire to act in our elected men and women. There is private talk of impeachment in some respects. But we need to stand up for America and insist that Congress do its duty to the Constitution and the American people. It likely won’t occur without us doing the legwork (literally). Let’s get the ball rolling now.
Contact me at the above e-mail address with any questions, suggestions or comments.