What if we could create change in the United States, not by going to war, not by signing petitions, not by voting, and not by old-school protesting?
I have been giving this a lot of thought lately. Why? I get so many petitions in my inbox to sign now that I really think it is a joke. If you are friends with me on Facebook you might have seen a comment where I complained about a petition I received to force, I think Old Navy, to sell size 0 and size XXXL at the same price (Because people are starving, but let's focus on money spent on a shirt). I see protesting, and nothing seems to change, but, as I looked over Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, I saw something that did cause real change, and something that we could all easily do, without fear that we will get hurt. Please see the Bus Boycotthere.
Please leave your feedback on whether or not you think something like this might work.
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First we take ONE problem at a time. Example: Going off the momentum of ending Federal sharing of, what I believe to be unconstitutional, seized-assets. We, the people, make a clear statement. Restore Amendment IV and End Civil Asset Forfeiture.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Learn More about Civil Asset Forfeiture HERE.
We, the people, make our statement: No more Civil Asset Forfeiture without a Warrant and without conviction. AND, if any asset is lost for valid violent offenders (Murder, rape, etc..where their is a victim) The money must be put into a trust that is used to help victims of violent crime. No money can be kept by state or local entities.
What we do: Simple: No more traffic violations. I know this sounds silly, but traffic violations generate a lot of money for state and local governments. To do this: Every person that agrees makes up 10 postcards, and sends out 10 postcards: 9 to people they know: 1 to a state or local representative. Then, each of the people send out another 10 postcards. Even if only a few comply, with the right Start Date: Enough people will be working together that it might work.
To avoid Traffic violations. Know your route. Know speed traps. Brush up on all the laws, and follow them. Use your blinker. Come to a complete stop. Don't speed, no matter what. Make sure you have a license plate light. Make sure your lights are working. Don't drive your car if it is unregistered or not insured. Don't park illegally. And if you get an unjust ticket, please fight it. Hints to help with that: HERE.
Really, who can argue over this. Follow traffic laws in order to change forfeiture laws. The key to this is getting the word out. And I believe, getting the word out is as simple as mailing out postcards. Making Youtube Videos. Posting on Social Websites. And the best thing is: It is a win-win for the people. (The post card is very important though.) And really: You are simply asking for the government to follow a law, by following the law.
I don't know: Do you think this is a Stupid Idea? Is it worth chasing after? In the end, I am sick of using the old way of doing things: It no longer works. I think it is time that we unite, and focus. We could start by finding out what is the MOST PRESSING ISSUE that needs to be fixed now. (While this will create arguments among the people, I think it could help us focus). Also, please add in any ideas that we could do that would work: No traffic violations or not buying products from big corporate donors. Or a day we don't buy gas. Or a week where no one buys any type of license. Something, anything that will make a big impact without breaking any laws, as this will get more people involved. Something that will Make the Government Remember that it is: We The People, not The people and the government.
What is something you think we Need to Change: But is also something that many can get behind. After we are able to change ONE thing: The others will come easier.
As always, have a beautiful day. And Please, join in the conversation, because I am seriously thinking about this.
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