We are in the 50th anniversary year of the voting rights act being passed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and simultaneously dealing with a feckless subprime court that has been instrumental in trying to gut it and render it useless.
Somehow or other it appears as though we think this is going to be rectified by some mysterious, heroic "others" who are going to come to our rescue, riding in or a horse or a Harley like some kind of comic book super hero and save us from the big bad racists who continue to try to undermine our progress. Somehow or other we appear to believe that now these things can be handled via remote control and other non-action actions, while we sit back and look cerebral, cool and disgusted.
Well, guess what - we got the first bill passed through hands on activities and in your fact protocols - and that's exactly what we have to do this time around as well.
Power concedes nothing without a struggle - it never has and it never will. Yes we can post petitions and get them signed - in fact that's an excellent idea. But once we've submitted our petition, it's time to take action; stand toe to toe, nose to nose, face to face; eyeball to eyeball - staring them down and letting them know that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take their b.s. anymore!!! - And we're moving forward with what we know and what we have, as well as inventing those things that need to be brought to bear to dismantle their system.
That said, I'm forwarding a copy of a petition that is being circulated so that you may copy it, sign it, forward a blank to one or several of your friends. It's high time we registered in on this bit of chicanery and let them know that we aren't going to take this garbage any more.
And make no mistake about it - it is definitely our right to vote, but it is also our RESPONSIBILITY TO VOTE AS WELL - and let no one convince us that this is optional or not important. If it wasn't they wouldn't be working so hard to try and usurp it and destroy our capacity to participate and have a say in who runs this country. Protect your rights - sign up and show up.
STAY BLESSED &
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