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Candidate Pledges: A Strategy For Jettisoning The Scoundrels and Restoring Representative Democracy

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And though I shouldn't have to say it, let me make this very clear. I know this is tough talk. But this is not about causing random mayhem or inciting a campaign of vindictiveness or character assassination. It's about taking our country back and having "representative government" represent us __ something it hasn't done for quite some time.

The idea is simply to force the incumbent's hand and accomplish one of two things. Either he comes around under the pressure and signs the pledge, or we run the SOB out of office.

Reward good behavior. Punish bad behavior.

It's that simple.

These guys are acting like spoiled little children, so we'll treat them as such.

Let me add this: This tactic doesn't have to and shouldn't wherever possible revolve around a single issue. Each voting district has its hotbuttons. It has some set of issues which are threshold issues, matters of public policy which a majority of voters have strong feelings about. Each of those hotbutton issues equates to a pledge. Refusal to sign any or all of the pledges results in the campaign I am proposing, a campaign to educate the public. To force the candidate to comply

It's their choice. Either they sign the pledges and start working for us or they go bye-bye.

Confrontation, Coercion, Bullying

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It's unfortunate it has come to this. Politics has always been a rough-and-tumble game. But the game is now so rigged, we have no choice but to give these creeps some of their own medicine. Fight fire with fire. We will get what we demand. Because it is under our Constitution, rightfully ours in the first place.

The important thing is to show these sell-outs that we are fed up with the way our voice has been silenced by big money corporate donors, by the military-industrial complex, by the banksters, by the thieves that have looted the U.S. Treasury and now are coming for even more of our money.

This offensive if properly orchestrated, even only concentrating on a few dozen of these turncoat legislators, is going to be big news. It's going to put on notice all of the politicians who have been for too long sliding by on empty promises 

I strongly believe that if the above-outlined strategy of petitions and pledges is brutally deployed across the entire country against the political puppets erroneously posing as the people's representatives, it has a good chance of changing the way business is done in our corrupted legislature.

It's time to take back our country.

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A more detailed presentation of this orchestrated offensive against targeted legislators unfolds on my personal blog site. The background and the entire battery of candidate pledges is or will soon be available at theses links:

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