Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Cuppa Caffeine Anyone ???

I saw a video from Dan Burton’s web blog. It was a camera video actually and the video was horrible. The video was taken of the Republican revolt in the House, after Pelosi shut off the lights etc. I was struck by the flood of light streaming in thru the windows high up in the dome. While the faces of the people there were blurred the light was pervasive. That was an epiphany for me.
Pelosi may be able to turn off one kind of light, but there still remained a light, a different kind of light and that light like our freedom is inalienable. It does not flow thru Pelosi’s hand or anyone’s no matter how important they think they are.

I was outraged by that act of Nancy Pelosi. I get mad enough when my rights are shut down. When I watch as my elected Representative’s right can so easily be shut down, I get furious. She has the unbridled arrogance to do that? She has the chutzpah to complain about the Chinese stopping free speech? China is not even a democracy. America was till she flipped the switch. The Chinese must be thinking, “let’s recruit her for that open spot on the Politburo”.

The British probably thought of that tea in the harbor incident so long ago as just those colonists having a hissy fit, acting juvenile etc. Perhaps it was, I wasn’t there. What it spurred on however was not. That tea thing was a catalyst for the anger the colonists had over their lack of freedom. This recent "shut the lights off inside the dome" thing, is forcing us to see that our light and our Freedom are really inalienable, and may just be the catalyst “we the people” need to take back Congress and force it to work the people’s will not theirs.

The only thing missing is a call to arms to those outside the system (Citizens) by the leaders of the “lights Out Revolt”. The Citizens support this, they only need a way to focus their frustration. The anger is out there, the People will come. The technology is there. A call to arms through the internet by leaders like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Dan Burton, echoed by others could start something that couldn’t be denied. The organizing genius of Newt can readily be used through his pioneering Web presence.

I commented on John Boehner’s blog that we should set up something similar to the British model of a “Shadow Government”, but after Pelosi and her stunt we should call it the “Sunlight Government”. Hold mock legislative sessions outside in the light of day, in the sunshine of Transparency in government during the recess. Invite the country to come and watch, in person!!! Show America what the alternative to a Pelosi Do Nothing House would look like. Show America the common sense, Get Something Done approach the country is literally dying for.

If you think that I’m naïve or reading too much into this thing you may be right. Maybe you think the people aren’t behind this. Well see this Pew Poll
For those of you who don’t think new different ideas can work a couple of people jump to mind. Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. I’ll leave you with this link about (a conservative art teacher no less) in the Midwest, who is trying to cash in on the new conservative craze by opening a Conservative Coffee Shop. Kind of a protest to the whole Latte crowd.

Hey drink enough caffeine and anything’s possible.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

2 comments: said...

That entire ephisode was one for the books. We're smart enough consumers out here that we understand simply approving new drilling will reduce prices. It's supply and demand.

ANd a handful of Democrats know that too. That's why the Democrat leadership in Congress, including every single one of Michigan's Congressional Democrats, voted to adjourn. They don't want an up or down vote.

Bart Stupack, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, the whole team... they all prefer a five-week paid vacation to helping Michigan moms and dads at the gas pump via the free market.


live dangerously said...

Hi Nick.

Got this from Boehner's people.
On Monday, August 4th, Republican Members of Congress will meet on the House Floor at 10:00 a.m. to continue our fight in addressing record high gas prices. We ask that Speaker Pelosi reconvene the House of Representatives in order to vote on the American Energy Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation that seeks to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. While the lights in the House chamber have been turned off and the microphones silenced, we still have an opportunity to make our case to the American people.

Throughout the day, the Republican Cloakroom website will post updated information on action taken by Members on the Floor. A link to the text of H.R. 6566 – American Energy Act, can be found here.

Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. are encouraged to come to the Floor and speak out against Democrat inaction.

Adam J. Wolf

Floor Assistant

Republican Leader John A. Boehner

H-204, The Capitol

(202) 225-4000