1. topper

    topper New Member

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    What can one person accomplish? I am so disturbed by the current events of this great nation. But everyday seems to bring worse and worse news about what is happening in Congress. We seem to be in a losing battle and have nowhere and no one to turn to. What can we do? Our congress is out of control, unemployment is raging, inflation is creeping up, seniors are being denied COLA in their SS payments, Forced healthcare is looming on the immediate horizon, Veterns are finding massive cuts in care, Taxes are all but impossible to bear with, and everyday or current prez seems to come up with more and more insane and expensive ideas to destroy america and it's people. I am sick and tired of this BS. It is way out of control and i'm so blind with rage that it is unreal. BUT, What can one person do? I contact my congressperson and all I get is a form letter or a 'form letter' response email. No one seems to get a rats rear about our country and it's slipping away from us faster than ever. What can one person do? Organization of people is fine in theory, but from the people that I have talked to, they are all for the idea of some form organization, but as soon as money is mentioned to get things started, they have a host of excuses. In short, no one wants to help out if it involves money or time or talent or anything that requires a person to get off their fat rear and do anything, including making phone calls or writing letters. What can one person do? No one wants to get their name involved possibly for fear of government reprisals. I gotta wonder if it was like that in the 1700's when Americans wanted to overthrow the British? Apparently some folks got involved because we became a nation in our own right. But now we need to straighten out the evil in our country and regain our greatness, but how? What can one person do? Anyone have any good ideas? Speak up, all comments are welcome.
  2. jondar

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    I share your sentiments, and at times the rage you feel. I've read that during the American Revolution, twenty-five percent of the people favored revolting, twenty-five percent favored not revolting and fifty percent coudn't care less one way or the other. I think it's much like this today with the current people who ride in the wagon and won't push.

    I've voted Republican since I was old enough to, and owned guns since I was eleven. But I've come to realize that the Republican party has changed and in the last election I voted, holding my nose, for a weak candidate who had no chance of winning.

    I am fortunate where I live that both my Senators and all Reps but one are conservative. What it boils down to is that all of us who talk the talk have to walk the walk and get out and vote, no matter what the odds are, and if we don't, then we have no right to complain. Let's vote in 2010 and get these maggots out of office. And then in 2012 do the same to the Annointed.
  3. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Topper, you are certainly not alone; there are a LOT of folk around the country that share your frustration from feeling inneffective and helpless to avoid the impending train-wreck that our country is racing toward. We have a full head of steam, hundreds of guys collecting our fares and shoveling more coal into the firebox, and we are all back in the passenger section pulling on that useless cable and screaming to STOP!

    We can prepare physically.
    Have a bug-out kit, and firm family plans in place concerning what each member is to do if the SHTF when they are away from home, at work, at school, or etc.
    Membership in local groups of like-minded individuals is a consideration.

    We can prepare psychologically.
    We must understand that the time may come to do things which are repugnant to us, but recognize that we must do them if the situation calls for it.

    We can prepare spiritually.
    We must clean up our lives from our failures and get right with God.

    And we must work, every day, to try to regain control of the process that has brought us to this state. Investigating, educating, lobying, campaigning, and VOTING.
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    Topper, you are not alone. Like you, and many others here, I have seen this comming for a long time. I talked to people, anyone, and no body seemed to care. Last year I joined a Tea Party group. Jumped in with both feet, and am having a great time. These are people that feel the same way I do, and want the same things for this country that I want. If we stand alone, we are not a power, but if we band together in numbers, we are then a force to recon with. 2 million showed up for the march on D.C. back in September. Each one of us represented at least 20 or 30 more back home that felt the same way we did, but were unable to make the march. Take the plunge, get involved! We need for everyone that thinks the way we do to get involved. The greater the numbers the greater the impact on those that were elected to serve us. When, and if, our numbers get large enough, they will listen to us, or go to the head of the unemployment line.
  5. cakes

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    What can one person do?

    1: Vote.

    2: Run for office.

    3: Leave.


    I guess there is the other option of shutting up and taking whatever they dish out, but that would be what 'they' prefer (whoever 'they' are in your eyes).

    I am not referring to anyone specific, just in general.
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    4: Fight back...
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    Like he said, there is one more option of last resort. One road I personally hope we never have to take. Sigh. . . But if need be. . . .
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    That makes two of us, my friend.
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    Four of us.

    We must fight the political battles right now to wrest control from the socialists and commies. We can't let the feeling of apathy cloud our judgement any longer. We can do something about it. Vote. Encourage others. Establish a dialogue with your elected officials.

    We are a nation whose government is of the people, for the people and by the people. Obviously Washington thinks its all about them. Remind them who the boss is come next November.
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    Doing the box waltz -

    Soap first, Ballot second, cartridge as last resort -
  12. Bobitis

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    Two Million patriots marched on Washington and it was 2nd page news for a couple days.
    The POTUS ran away like a dog with his tail tucked away, and the media was clamped down and blew it off. Even FOX was not exempt.

    We have come to the end times of our nation as we knew it.
  13. topper

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    I suppose I was just venting. I am physically unable to attend much. Leaving home is a chore reserved to special occasions like the doctor or hospital, and being retired I am on limited income. That leaves, writing letters, making calls, and just in general griping about the situation. If the SHTF, I can hold up for a while, but there are limits to that. I am just so incesed about how the lack of care for the current problems there is. Just reading the paper and watch the news occasionally, it just galls me to see the nation slid further and further away from the american people. I will do whatever I am able to do, both physically (which is very little) and financial ( also very little), but most folks I talk to don't even want to get involved at all. Their attitude toward this major problem with our country is appaling, to say the least. I guess, it's back to the desk to write more letters and send more E-mails and make more phone calls. You all have a nice day.
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    Unfortunately, many feel this way.

    The first step is to accept that the death of the country is inevitable. America is getting CHANGE, just not the one it thought. By the time the majority realize it, it will be too late. Essentially, I'll bottom line it: it's TOO LATE.

    Those who think that things can get turned around in the 2010 elections are fooling themselves. It's TOO LATE.

    Once one accepts this, one is better able to move on and prepare for what's coming. What's coming? Imagine the worst things possible - and prepare for that - because it will be WORSE than that. Essentially, there is no way to fully prepare for the death of a nation, especially when there is nowhere else to run to.

    Fa la la la laaa la la la laaaaaaaaa!
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  15. rentalguy1

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    Thank you! These are my sentiments. I will add that I am tired of talking to people who do not listen, and I am tired of writing to people who either cannot read, or do not care what I have written. IF we make it to the 2010 elections, we may have a chance. That would be great. If we don't, and I believe that we will not, then we will have a fight on our hands of biblical proportions. I honestly don't care one way or the other any more. I hit a complete political shutdown a few months ago.
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