A new year coming means changes. Besides the normal "going to a gym" and losing weight, there is to be political change. Donald Trump promises new ways in Washington DC, but that is yet to be seen. I guess he deserves a chance. After all, we gave the "no experience" Obama a chance didn't we? The biggest change outside of my personal life, I hope, will begin right here at Thoughts and other websites. Next year I hope to begin a political action group tentatively called "Free Bloggers for Responsible Government and Representation". It's goal will be to discuss, debate, and act on what we the people feel should be happening in American government.
We, as bloggers, have a power to write and act on these thoughts. We can affect change in the way the government thinks and works. Writing our senators, congressman, and even the executive branch, calling on them to act responsibly and chiding them for failing to. We can write to editors, post on social media, and place phone calls to representatives in efforts to persuade, convince, and bully (yes, bully) our government into listening to the American people.
Originally, I thought we could just make a change in the election of 2020, but that changed as I thought about the way we could create a powerful force in American politics. We can move in with President Trump and the new and old representatives and try to affect change in the way our government deals with issues and our countries future. I already dislike the choices for the cabinet. A banker caught in the middle of the 2007 bubble burst (Goldmann Sachs) for Treasury, an oil man for department of the interior, etc.
His choices reflect a move to remove any blockages to big business making a profitable future for themselves. The environment is a concern for me. I am not a tree hugger, but I like trees. Something about the leaves they produce creating oxygen, which I breath. I also like blue water in our oceans, blue skies above me, etc. Giving an oil man the power to roll over environmental concerns bothers me. His choice of an outspoken general for national security is great, but some of the things I have heard him say are disturbing. I'm not a softy when it comes to national security, but appointing the general from "Apocolypse Now" as the head of our military is a scary thing.
Now, there is much to come, and many changes to make (especially that weight thing, and getting to the gym more) but for now, this gives you an idea what Iam looking to achieve. I ask you to become involved, to help me, to help us affect change and create political influence for the people of the United States. We have the power of voice and pen, let's use it.