We’ve settled the difficulties with Jane Hamsher’s elbows, Cujo359’s stopped shedding, and I’ve gotten help with my snoring. There’s no better time than now to join us in bed.
There’s 3,240 of us right at the moment. That means your donation doesn’t have to be big to talk big.
Why donate, you ask me? Why should I bomb Washington with my hard-earned dough? So glad you asked:
The force and power of a moneybomb is simple and straightforward. We all donate on the SAME DAY, and working together we send our political leaders (Democrat and Republican) a freedom message they will never forget. So help us make it work. Pledge today; then come back and donate on the 8th. Let’s show our leaders once and for all that there is a POWERFUL movement here that will settle for nothing less than constitutional governance in America.
That’s right. It’s for that poor, abused bit o’ parchment otherwise known as the Constitution of the United States of America. It’s for that document that has stood between us and tyranny for over 200 years. It’s for that hope, and promise, and the rule of law.
Some politicians have gotten the idea that once elected, they don’t have a mandate to protect the freedoms and rights enshrined in that document. We beg to differ. Money talks, and we plan to force them to listen.
We’re doing it on August 8th for the symbolism:
That is the day in 1974 when Richard Nixon was forced to resign from office for his lawbreaking and surveillance abuses. That day illustrates how far we have fallen in this country in less than 35 years, as we now not only permit rampant presidential lawbreaking and a limitless surveillance state, but have a bipartisan political class that endorses it and even retroactively protects the lawbreakers.
And if you want to know how your cash will be used, Glenn Greenwald can ‘splain. He doesn’t just sum up.
What we’re doing here is no more and no less than changing the way politicians calculate the cost/benefit ratio of their actions. If they realize there’s a steep political price to be paid for shitting upon our constitutional rights and freedoms, they’ll likely choose to shit elsewhere. Those who don’t will rightfully get their arses kicked.
The politicians who have enabled Bush to break our laws with impunity, who have extended vast warrantless wiretapping powers without so much as a thought for the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee that we shall be secure from unreasonable search and seizure, who have allowed America to slip-slide down the slope toward a totalitarian surveillance state, need to be made very aware that there are consequences for their actions.
Money talks. Our money can make them listen.