2011: A Civil Liberties Year in Review : Patriot Newswire

2011: A Civil Liberties Year in Review : Patriot Newswire.


Clean the House

The 100 communist, marxist and socialist in the halls of congress need to be exposed and voted out. This list was printed from the membership list on cpusa.org and The Progressive Caucus before they hid the membership list from the public’s eye. Those on that list were

Nancy Pelosi, Barny Frank, Eni Falerma, Raul Griava, Xavier Becerra, Sam Frr, Bon Fikner, Jerry Lewis, Laura Richardson,

Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda Sanchez, Pete Stark, Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Lynn Woolsey, Diane DeGegette, Jared

Polis, Rosa DeLauro, Eleanor Norton, Corrine Brown, Alacee Hastings, Henry Johnson, John Lewis, Mazine Hirono, Danny

Davis, Luis Gutierrez, Jesse Jackson, Jr, Bobby Rush, Jan Schakowsky, Andre Carson, Loebsack, Chellie Pingree, Elijah

Cummings, Donna Edwards, Steny Hoyer, Emanuel Cleaver, Frank Pallone, Donald Payne, Ben Lujan, Michael Capuano,

James McGovern, Ed Markey, John Olver, John Tierney, John Conyers, John Dingell, Keith Ellison, Bennie Thompson,

Yvette Clarke, Maurice Hinchey, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Louise Slaughter, Nydia

Velazquez, Mel Watt, Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Robert Brady,

Chaka Fattah, James Clyburn, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee Jackson, Peter Welch, Jim Moran, Robert Scott, Doc Hastings,

Jim McDermott, Tammy Baldwin, Gwen Moore.

These people HIDE behind the term “LIBERAL” but they most of them were on cpusa.org and Progressive Caucus another communist org. so they need to be called what they are and until Americans kick the term LIBERAL and start calling them what they are, we are going to keep taxing and spending and taking from people that are willing to WORK ang giving to the dead heads in our country.

Hopefully, everybody will copy this list of names, send it far and wide and vote all of them OUT.

URGENT Indefinite Jailing of Americans, and Others Get It Worse – Inbox – ‘att.net Mail’

URGENT Indefinite Jailing of Americans, and Others Get It Worse – Inbox – ‘att.net Mail’.  Write your senators.  Tell them to amend S1867.


The immediate case in point is National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867). . .sections, 1031 and 1032, which must be removed by amendment so:
1. American citizens and lawful resident aliens, are not held, INDEFINITELY, jailed.
2. Other persons cannot be DISAPPEARED by the military, without benefit of habeas corpus or trial. And worse…
3. These other persons cannot also be shipped off to a foreign judicial system that might deliver a result the Justice Department wants.

Writing to Congress Doesn’t Work?

Writing to Congress Doesn’t Work?

Most Dispatches ask you to write Congress. Many people naturally assume that DownsizeDC.org‘s Educate the Powerful (ETP) System is designed for you to plead with your legislators — maybe even “reason” with them. 

As such, the ETP System has become a commodity. Sure, our system is the best at what it does. No other system make it so easy. But so what?!

And why bother writing the District of Criminals? You’re not going to change their minds!

We’ve heard that objection a lot. And we’re hearing it more, lately. And it might shock you to learn that…


I don’t think the eloquence of your letters to Congress will make a difference. I NEVER thought that.

I ALWAYS thought that the NUMBER of letters Congress received would make a difference.

And I still do. 

“Politics Is War, by Other Means”

The purpose of the ETP System has always been to mobilize an army.

  • Our STRATEGY was never to beg or bargain with Congress.
  • The ETP System was ONLY a TACTIC, designed to… 

   1) Attract like-minded people,
2) Obtain permission to keep communicating with them, and
3) Provide an easy and compelling way to invite others to participate.

The point is, we’re under attack from the Federal State. Our wallets, our property, our liberties, and in some respects, even our very lives, are threatened. DownsizeDC.org is about self-defense.

But we have an untapped, unexploited advantage. Let me be blunt…

Politicians, as a general rule, are narcissists. Their number one talent is…

 …making enough of the right people like them.

But it goes deeper. Again, generally speaking, politicians can’t stand being DIS-liked. One reason is that if too many of the right people don’t like them, they lose their cushy jobs and the accompanying status.

This is why politicians spend so much money on public opinion polls. THINK ABOUT THAT!

Why would they PAY MONEY for opinion polls, and NOT pay attention to the NUMBER of people sending them letters that take a position on an issue.

The fact is that they do pay attention to what you send them, and they DO CARE about it, but MUCH more so if…


The more “successful” a politician is, the more likely it is that the above character analysis fits him or her. Exceptions are few. 

Both our strategy — pressure — and our tactic — the ETP system — are designed to exploit the average politicians’ need to be loved. We do this in a number of ways…

First, we withdraw consent. This is akin to withdrawing love. And it hurts. I can confirm this because . . .

I recently met some former Congressmen. Interestingly, they volunteered the insight that people on Capitol Hill understand and are motivated by one thing…


This is good, because pain is the main motivation we seek to provide.

We have always aimed to inflict the pain of non-approval.

Step one was letters, and occasional phone calls.
Step two was, and is, WAY more of the same.
Step three will come when we can organize on a local level to inflict even more discomfort. Maybe you could…

  • Visit their offices in person, with a GROUP of DC Downsizers
  • Hold events – rallies, press conferences, etc., demonstrating your dissatisfaction to the entire community
  • Maybe you could coordinate advertising
  • And more

And that’s why, right now, our focus has been on building tools for you!

Step four has DownsizeDC.org using advertising and other broadcast methods to get YOUR message out everywhere, every day. Why?

Repetition makes good ideas familiar, instead of strange. When ideas become familiar, people become comfortable enough to adopt them.

I call that “changing the political environment.”

Under this scenario, eventually, your local politician will feel overwhelmed and surrounded. This is part of what has made the Tea Party successful, but we think we can carry it even further. We think we can expand your toolbox to the point where, with very little effort, YOU can make the pain come from all directions, all the time, with NO ESCAPE for statist politicians, EXCEPT…


In review, we are in a war, fought through the remaining peaceful means available to citizens of a republic. We need…

First, to build the army for our MUTUAL defense.

Second, to change the political environment.

Third, to make statists uncomfortable in office.

If you want to send letters to Congress, and you think that will change things, we have a tool for you. BUT…

If you want the statists to feel pain that comes from all directions, without relent, then we need more numbers, and more tools both to recruit those numbers, and to inflict the pain.

We are working hard to build the kinds of things we need for this purpose, like the feature in Your Downsize DC Toolbox, and the new non-registration sytem we just launched. But there are many more to come — things that will let you lobby the media, and even other organizations, and local candidates, and even to help educate your neighbors!

And all in that unique Downsize DC way — with just a few keystrokes and mouse-clicks. Please help us build these new tools to torture the statists.

Right now is an especially good time to do so because we have a matching pledge from Bill Haynes of CMI Gold & Silver.  

Your contribution will be DOUBLED by Bill, up through September 30. And if you provide the match, we successfully attain our budget goal. So…

Please show your support for this bold experiment we call DownsizeDC.org. Everything you need to do so is on our secure web form.

And then, let’s all kick a member of Congress where it hurts them the most — right in their inflated ego.

Jim Babka
DownsizeDC.org, Inc. 

P.S. I have long believed that once someone of significant means understood what we were REALLY trying to do — deeply understood what we’re explaining in today’s Dispatch — they would show up with a large five or even six figure donation. Honestly, the better YOU and I do at building DownsizeDC.org’s army, the sooner that person will show up. But if that someone is reading THIS particular message, and you really get what makes this project special, simply hit Reply to this message, and I will be in touch.

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Calling all concerned about these united states

Living in SCDist6 is a royal political pain.  Given the general lack of civics teaching in government schools, doing our own teaching and learning could help us understand and act efficiently.  Who’s on 1st?

Hello world!

Another day,  another endeavor!