The Russian Bear left a few questions to taunt me and you with yesterday on The Unusual Suspects.
I had to answer. I can't leave everyone wondering what I think and hurting their heads over these ideas...
Well, MommaFargo, you gonna run? Start out local. Maybe go for State Representative? You can get the Law and Order crowd; be an advocate for working women. You know the issues from first hand experience. Is it your calling?
Let me have Madea, my Cabinet Advisor answer this one for me:
Absent running yourself, what will you do this election cycle to advance your ideas?
Well, I could do two things. Vote boycott to show my protest and not participate in our government demise like a true hippy (I would be posing as a hippy, however) or vote all the incumbents out on my ballot or take an educated and informed vote? Hmmm. That's all I got. Or I could do one of those and run my mouth, as usual.
For that matter, what will any of you readers do to help steer the country in the direction you think it should go?
Yeah, what The Russian Bear asked...answer that, peeps!
Post a sign in your lawn?
You know, The Harry Potter House does not have political clutter. It is Switzerland. Actually, no one has approached me to put up signs. One person left a bag of mailers and stickers on my door knob. I think they are intimidated by my house, thinking it is haunted and the WHO LIVES THERE ANYWAY of an atmosphere scares them off. I have not seen any big campaigns around here. I think Indiana has lazy politicians. I have been reading about them in the news.
Write letters to your current representatives?
Great idea! I have done this in the past. Once, I received a very detailed answer, probably signed with a stamp, but I felt it made it's way to my Senator. Once, I received an award from the same Senator for victim's services and he even said he was so impressed by the recommendation letter, he presented the engraved crystal award himself and gave me a follow up letter. I have it framed. Another letter I sent to the OTHER Senator...probably went into the shred pile and was made into fire bricks for the homeless.
Please do something other than comment on the Internet. Take the frustration you feel and direct it towards making a difference.
I agree, Yuri. I think we all need to take some positive action toward fixing our country. Even if we do little things or big things...positive action for change! I think that might be stolen from a political sign.
What are you willing to do to have your voice heard?
Oh, I have run naked through the streets screaming with a bullhorn to rise up the people before. At 3:47 AM when everyone was sleeping and I runned really fast. Ok. Maybe I was in uniform and talking to a hostage taker in the 90's. That really didn't have any political merit, but it shows the extent I am willing to go.
On another note, I have many voices in my head and we come up with some great ideas. I thought Frank, Mary, Angus, and Delilah told Lola, Gladys, and Kathryn the way it is and they were heard.
In all seriousness, this is a good question. I am willing to get out of my comfort zone and talk to my representatives via phone, letter, or personal visit. INDY is close, so it is cheap for me to do so. Local government here is a complete befuddled mess. It's WORSE than our federal government. I am about to go VOCAL on all of them. They might be shell shocked.