Do Minorities rule in America?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes, minorities DO rule in America – for one simple reason. The minorities make a LOT of noise. They gather their friends for rallies, they stage protests, and they make phone calls, write letters and send emails.
But we in the "Silent Majority" are busy making a living, taking care of our loved ones, and keeping our mouths shut. We discuss and complain among ourselves when we don't like what the government is doing, but that's as far as it gets.
Maybe it's because we think our individual voices won't make a difference – we think no one will listen or pay any attention. Or maybe it's because we're lazy.
Or maybe its because we're falling prey to "gradualism." Robert Ringer likens it to "Cooking the frog slowly." We give up some small liberty without a fight because it just isn't a big enough deal – and then we do it again with the next one and the next one.
I know, some strides have been made. But too many of us are sitting back letting "the minority of the majority" do the heavy lifting. We're looking to a handful of ambitious people to speak for us.
It's time to give them some help.
We can make a difference.
I think what happened because of the threat of Internet censorship proves that those folks in Washington will listen if we make enough noise.
Because Google got behind it, 4.5 million Americans spoke out in one day – and our lawmakers listened.
It bothered me that concern over the Internet moved more Americans to action than concern over any of the other very real threats we're facing today. But maybe that just happened because someone made it easy to speak out.
Are we so complacent that we'll only stand up for our liberties if someone else makes it easy?
Voting isn't enough.
As we all know, our Senators, Representatives, Governors and Presidents don't always honor their campaign promises. Once they get into the political swing of things, too many of them start trading favors and forget why they were elected. That's why we have the "pork" and the idiotic spending bills that are driving America to bankruptcy. It's why we have laws that are damaging to Americans.
Today I realized that while I do follow up with some things on line, I'm just as guilty as my neighbors. I don't write those letters and send those emails – even while Congress is making decisions that matter very much to me.
So I went on line and found a website where I could get the contact information for those decision-makers. Then I cut and pasted the information for Idaho into a word document and saved it where I'll find it easily. After that I bookmarked the site, because it has email links - even contact forms.
If you're as concerned about our future as I am, please do join me in becoming one of those folks who writes letters and sends emails.
The website is: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
We in the Silent Majority need to end the silence. I hope you'll join me in doing just that.
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