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- 12-05-2006, 01:13 PM #21Originally Posted by DavidWidmanDeportacion? Si Se Puede!
- 12-05-2006, 01:32 PM #22
But as you said, even people who could travel 10 miles to participate don't."Too bad ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation." Henry Kissinger
- 12-05-2006, 02:43 PM #23
So far we've been unable to get that message across to the extent necessary for the changes we want.
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Some people write and some don't.
Some protest and some wont take the time.
Some donate money to the cause and some dont.
Seems like everyone is going in different directions with this (meaning, what they are willing to do). And it seems like if everyone focused on one thing at a time, as a mass group, things would be more productive.
More organization seems to be in order but...
I guess theres really no way to control that.
- 12-05-2006, 02:57 PM #24
We are starting to get some media coverage in our favor and that is what we need more of. When the Marine from Iraq got killed by an illegal it made the news. The more we push the media to write our side as well, then we will gain. People need to hear the truth and learn how much of their tax dollars pay for the illegals. When they see why they can afford houses and items we can't afford then they will get involved.
- 12-05-2006, 10:02 PM #25
This is great. We need something like this.
- 12-05-2006, 10:36 PM #26
Fantastic, but I hope it's not too late:
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- 12-05-2006, 11:38 PM #27
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MW, I think you're right. I heard Harry Reid say that they would address immigration in the new year in the first 10 pieces of legislation they deal with, so time is of the essence.
I also agree that we need to hold a very large demonstration in Washington - how about for George Washington's birthday? Get everyone connected with these various organizations all across the country to commit to go, and to each bring 5 or more other family/friends. Organization, and people committing to show up would be key. Congress needs to know how furious the American public is over their game playing, hypocrisy, and sacrificing the welfare of this country. An angry mob surrounding the Capitol can hardly be ignored.
- 12-06-2006, 05:10 AM #28
I don't know what William thinks about all of this?
But if everyone is throwing out ideas...heres one.
Some of us are disabled and can't go to these protests, but maybe myself and others like me could give toward those busses to bus people in. Maybe somehow there could be a seperate fund set up for that. Then have a sign up sheet. I wouldn't post this openly though for the opposition to see. There could be a sheet for people willing to commit to being in the actual protest, if they could provide their own transportation or would need help. Those who could give money....and when...
Here is another idea....but in order for both of these to work Americans are going to have to unite...and be true to it. They have to literally see that this is more important that our own little circle of life.
I also think not shopping for ANYTHING BUT THE BARE NECESSITIES FOR ONE WEEK...would have business screaming and the politicians.
If we couldn't do it for a week maybe the first time a weekend.
That means no shopping, no eating out, no going out to see a movie, bowling, etc. NO RENTING MOVIES...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE. GIVING UP ALL THE EXTRAS. Business and politicans would be screaming...
I don't have the answer...but I do think Americans are going to have to act in one accord...BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.Please help save America for our children and grandchildren... they are counting on us. THEY DESERVE the goodness of AMERICA not to be given to those who are stealing our children's future! ... and a congress who works for THEM!
- 12-06-2006, 05:42 AM #29
JAK, your ideas are great, but I really don't think we would be able to ralley the American people to the point that they would be willing to attend a protest or even give up their entertainment even for just a weekend. I don't mean to sound negative, but from what I've seen, they just don't deem illegal immigration all that important. Its very important to me and all of the other folks here, but even though the vast majority may want their laws enforced, they are not acting on that. The lack of will to stop illegal immigration from the govt and because the lack of will from the American citizens to stop it is why we are where we are. It's also because of the lack of money. We're not funded like LaRaza and the ACLU. We would need a sponser, maybe several of them. We would need organizers and the like to pull off a major protest in DC. That kind of will and funding just isn't there. Funny though, the will is there against the war in Iraq and was there for the Vietnam war.
I would attend such a protest..but I'll be damned if I'm going to show up and only a hundred or two show up. We need Hundreds of Thousands to show up. If that were possible, I think it would have already happened, but I could be wrong. Good luck, I'll be watching the boards for any organizing that may happen.Hey, it doesn't really matter to me, baby, everyone has got to fight to be free. You don't have to live like a refugee!--Tom Petty
- 12-06-2006, 11:49 AM #30
When the amnesty bill comes up, that might be when we can really get this together. If and when that comes up, I will be making arrangements to travel to a protest if one exists. I hate flying, but I'll do it.The John McCain Call Center