A new year coming....

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.

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Comments (15)

  1. noahbody

    Big plans Tim. May you fare well with them.

    December 10, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      You’re a part of them Tony. get your thinking cap on.

      December 11, 2016
      1. noahbody

        I will try Tim. I am not very good with politics.

        December 11, 2016
        1. timholzbaur

          But your a good citizen, and that is what we need!

          December 11, 2016
          1. noahbody

            I try. We will see. I cannot promise anything. I know little about politics.

            December 11, 2016
  2. willsblog

    With a 20+ Trillion dollar debt that the Liberals have racked up, the only “change” is going to be to cut costs, reduce the deficit and try to reign in government intervention into citizen’s private lives. The Liberals will claim that they have “better” ideas like taking AWAY MORE rights, passing MORE government, raising HIGHER taxes, hiring MORE government employees, adding MORE regulations, creating MORE unemployment, adding MORE Social programs and REDUCING the economy further.

    December 10, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Will, that’s why this is so important. things have been going wrong for so long, it’s time the peoples voice be heard. who can facilitate that better than a bunch of bloggers?

      December 11, 2016
      1. willsblog

        There is no question that facts were important in this past election. The Liberals did their best at MISinformation but the truth won out.

        December 11, 2016
        1. timholzbaur

          Did it Will? We now have a reality show host as president, a man who (even before he is in office) has backed down on almost every promise he made. It’s a new record I think.

          December 12, 2016
          1. willsblog

            Donald Trump has “backed down”? So Obama ISN’T the President still and Donald Trump has taken over? Last time I checked Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet and the Left is trying to steal the election STILL. Maybe you are hysterical OR you have bought into the lies and propaganda that the Left is still trying to push…

            December 12, 2016
            1. timholzbaur

              Will, he has publicly stated he’s not building a wall, he’s said he won’t repeal Obamacare, and he decided to keep control of his businesses. That’s three promises he forgot. one must wonder what’s next.

              December 13, 2016
            2. willsblog

              Wow, I guess Obama isn’t President anymore…

              December 13, 2016
            3. timholzbaur

              he is Will, but open your eyes. A key figure from Exxon as secretary of state, THE head of Lucas oil as secretary of interior, a key player at Goldman-Sachs as secretary of the treasury…Trump is stacking the deck, and not in a good way. Are you so blinded by hate for the left that you can’t see it?

              December 14, 2016
            4. willsblog

              Are you so blinded by “hate” that you think everyone else feels that emotion? I have never “hated” anyone, God said that “hate” is a sin so it’s not an emotion that I entertain. I speak out about evil wherever I find it and certainly the Left has evil intentions. Obama may have “stacked the deck” but Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet. YOU may be so blinded by “hate” that you don’t know who resides in the WH but, I certainly do.

              December 14, 2016
  3. macabre360

    Sorry Tim. I couldn’t get on your P.M. or home page to send this. Only here I can make contact so here it is…
    ~
    A special invitation for you at your leisure I extend to you. For wingin’ along all this time with me and this feather brain of mine. A short tale and a solemn dedication and appreciation to you and to all my friends here at Thoughts. So whenever you have a few moments to spare came visit this recital I have for you over here. Your V.I.P. table is ready when you are. Bring a friend.

    December 20, 2016