IN a democracy, the people are the bosses. Well, it’s time the bosses start acting like we’re in charge.
There have been many revolutions in our country — all achieved through grassroots movements and non-violent protests such as: women’s suffrage, civil rights, child-labor laws, fair wages, health and safety hazards, the list goes on and on.
These are battles that We the People fought by ourselves, for ourselves, without resorting to violence.
Want a more recent example?
Remember when we all called Congress and told them no, we will not go into Syria?
If you want to put a stop to mass surveillance, there’s an international movement going on all day tomorrow called The Day We Fight Back.
You have an entire day to harass your representatives until they oppose the FISA Improvements Act and support the USA Freedom Act, a piece of legislation that is the first step in reining in the NSA.
In January 2012, the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation was defeated with the largest internet protest in history. Major websites like Google, Reddit, and Wikipedia went dark for a day to make a point. Guess what? Congress listened.
Folks, tomorrow is just the beginning. Tomorrow, on “Off The Grid” I hope to raise awareness of how dangerous the NSA has become, and I will be joined online with people around the world who feel the same way.
If you want to send a message to DemoCRIPs and ReBLOODlicans, who have passed bills like the Patriot Act and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, then join me tomorrow in telling them exactly how you feel.
Over 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the NSA. You know they’re monitoring everything you read online, everything you post, and everything you say into a cell phone.
One simple way to let the government know that you’ve caught on is to put this disclosure at the bottom of your email signature:
More than 4,500 websites including Reddit and Tumblr are posting special banners and ads to urge people to call or email their members of Congress. Follow #StoptheNSA on Twitter to see who’s being vigilant.
There is power in numbers. Let’s put new meaning to the expression “the phones will be ringing off the hook.”
Gov. Jesse Ventura