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Sign the American Freedom Pledge

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"SIGN THE AMERICAN
FREEDOM PLEDGE

We are Americans, and in our America we do not torture, we do not imprison people without charge or legal remedy, we do not tap people’s phones and emails without a court order, and above all we do not give any President unchecked power.

I pledge to fight to protect and defend the Constitution from assault by any President."

  http://www.americanfreedomcampaign.org/


The site keeps you abreast of Bills pending in Congress that affect our Constitution, our civil liberties and the balance of power between the Executive and Legislative branches of our government.  You can read the text of the Bills, decide for yourself, and can contact all of your Congressional representatives at once with a few simple keystrokes.  You don't even have to compose your own email, it's done for you.  It is a very convenient way to let your voice be heard.  Believe it or not, voluminous emails on issues do have an effect on Congressional voting.

If you give a damn, please get involved.

Thank you.



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Comments

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justxploringComment by justxploring - February 15, 2008, 3:29 pm
Rick, I've signed a few petitions and then I wonder if it's the government collecting names. I mean, wouldn't this be a great way to find out who might create problems in the future?
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Rick GComment by Rick G - February 15, 2008, 3:58 pm
Good point, Nancy, and I wouldn't put it past them (the government). However I am fed up with the Administration's constant fear-mongering as an excuse to take away my civil rights. I'll take my chances and if I end up in a detention camp then so be it. I will have stood up and fought the fight and will die knowing I gave it my best shot.

If I thought this might be a government entrapment program, I wouldn't have posted it. I truly believe it is 100% legitimate.

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Rick GComment by Rick G - February 15, 2008, 4:04 pm
PS to Nancy...I've already received some return "form" emails from the congressmen and women I've contacted, so I know the emails are getting to their destination.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - February 15, 2008, 4:41 pm
Rick, I've signed online petitions too. I still would rather sign a paper one if it's available. BTW, if you are better at searching than I am, I want to find a protest by Floridians who want to be heard. It won't do any good but to me the most important thing is to say "I'm not invisible." Sad to think of the irony of the whole FL & MI thing. With the candidates being so close, we would have made much more of an impact voting in March and the powers in Tallahassee said it was to have more say in the election process. Sorry to go off-topic.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - February 15, 2008, 6:08 pm
Nancy, I just want to clarify something. This isn't a petition. It's a way to familiarize yourself with these laws and if you want to, send an email conveniently to your House Representative. Taking the pledge is just becoming a member of the site like LP does before they can post. They want to know whom they are sending emails for...it is an email to a US Congressman and becoming a "member" validates your emails. Name, address (for congressional district), email address is all they want.
The email dialog box can be edited to just what you want to say to your Representative.

I must warn you of how these emails are handled. They are not read by anyone. Their staff sorts through them and notes the issue and your opinion (Yes or No). Much of the time this info can be garnered by the subject line of the email. But here is the beauty of it all...your email is like a vote on the issue. If a majority of the emails from their district take a side on the issue the congressman is forced to sit up and take notice. The first thing a politician does when they get into office is start planning for their re-election. And he won't get that by going against his constituents. I think this is much more powerful than the voting booth every two years.

I'll see if I can find something re: your primary.

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