"We believe the federal government has grown too centralized, too intrusive, and too expensive. We believe in constitutional limits, smaller government, civil liberties, federalism, and low taxes. We want to end laws and programs that don't work, cause harm, and violate the Constitution. We want to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states."
This is "a quick summary of what DownsizeDC.org is about" & I like it! If you have not visited them (see my 'Interesting Places') please take time to see what they are working to accomplish.
DownsizingDC is tackling thorny issues that demand our congress actually does the job for which we HIRED them. Please keep in mind, I believe in STRICT TERM LIMITS because as these reps are showing, & as pelosi stated, it is all about POWER. This has been the way -- no matter the party affiliation -- for too long. It must stop!
We did not vote for them to have POWER. We, the PEOPLE voted for them to represent our ideals & values. My own senator sent me a letter telling me that because HE did not PERSONALLY agree with, & was disappointed in, a vote in our state so he would not take the position the voters (his constituents) took -- he would, & will, vote differently.
EXCUSE ME? He was not elected to vote for HIMSELF; he was elected to represent the voters. PERIOD. That should be good enough for him, but it is not. He will continue to vote as he sees fit, regardless of what his constituents want or need or demand. A very good example is that his office was flooded 20 (against) to 1 (for) the bailouts & the budget; yet he continues to vote FOR the bailouts & obscene budgets. The 20 to 1 came from a staffer who answered the phone each time I called to ask the rep to vote against the bailouts & the budget mess.
So, go to www.downsizedc.org & you will find issues where you can add your voice. Eventually, the din will overwhelm them & they will HAVE no choice but to LISTEN to WE, THE PEOPLE. Please remember, this is who we are: WE, THE PEOPLE.
Every Grass Roots Organization in the country needs to be watching & supporting DownsizingDC. I support grassrootselpaso.org & now am a fan of DownsizingDC.