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Hope Is Dead, Long Live Independent Activism

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We came across a very brief obituary notice this morning, about a curious individual with a single word for a name, in an obscure newspaper of diminishing circulation and soon to cease publication altogether itself. The notice read:

Hope, a professional political campaigner and poster model of Washington, DC, dead at the age of 26 months, from starvation and abuse. No surviving close relatives.


Pledge of Independence Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1040.php

Friends, our premise from the beginning has been that we must first speak out for policy change to our elected officials. For unless we are in fact speaking out, only then can we know if they will listen to us or not. AFTER we do that, it becomes clear who is listening and who is not, and THEN we have the base to hold them to account accordingly, and to remove from office those who will not listen.

We have now arrived at the latter point with regard to each and every sitting member of Congress of both major parties without exception, and the fake Independents can go too.


We are calling for all citizens of the United to declare that under no circumstance will they vote for any candidate associated with either the Democratic or Republican parties, and that we instead dedicate our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor, to electing worthy independents who can demonstrate a lifetime of public policy advocacy on behalf of the people, true citizen legislators.

In support of this initiative, besides asking you to submit the action page above, we have set up a Facebook page which will expand into a national organizing network, with pages for each individual district in the country. For those of you who have resisted participating in Facebook up to this point, we will do our best to find alternate ways to help you connect with this, but it really is time to get with it on this page here.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Independents/273947939969

When you visit the Facebook page above, please become a fan. Then post something on the wall, click on the Voices tab to submit the Pledge of Independence action page that way, start and/or add to a discussion. In short, we need to start congregating, talking to each other, and organizing.

Because where we are now at is this:

For their part the Democratic Party tied its wagon to a fundamentally corrupt health care bill, based on a secret deal made long ago by President Obama personally to kill off any prospect of a public option of any kind. So cynical was the deception in which Democratic members of Congress also conspired that while 51 Senators stated they supported a public option of some kind, after being forced into the procedure of reconciliation (which would only require 51 votes) the Speaker of the House further conspired to suppress even the very weak public option passed in her own chamber, so that those Senators would never have to honor their pledges.

Let us be clear. There would not have even been that 51 on the record had they not been gaming the fact that they thought 60 would be necessary.

Likewise, while more than 60 members of the House pledged unequivocally in August that no bill would pass by them without a "strong" public option, all but two waved through a House bill that was anything but, including a draconian new restriction on a woman's right to choose for good measure of insult. And the last one standing, Dennis Kucinich, failed in the end to honor even his pledge. He is returning, by the way, all contributions based on this in case you are interested about that.

From all this one truth in inescapably evident. There is not a single Democratic member of Congress who is willing to take responsibility for being the deciding vote on ANY matter of progressive principle. Not one. Not a single one. Not now, not tomorrow, not next week or month or year, until the end of time.

If they could not pass a meaningful public option NOW, with 51 declared votes in the U.S. Senate, and only that many needed, it will never, ever, ever happen. All this talk about "we'll get to work the very next day on improving the bill" is nothing but knowing and willful LIES. Never again will the Democratic party have such compelling margins in both houses of Congress. It is not that they couldn't get it done. In truth, they were never even the slightest bit interested in getting it done, only in lulling us into thinking they would.

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