Can we do it in America ?, The two party system has us mired down in partisan political ruts . It will take a grass roots movement to effect change enough to foster a revolution in a " we the people "political maneuvering that will guarantee the changes that we need . Agree ? Disagree ?
How can two such different planes in one spectrum be joined . It seems to me like the time is beyond right . I am interested in an answer as to "What begins a grass movement "
There have been many grassroots social movements in American history. In history classes, I learned about the abolitionist movement, the 8-hour day movement, the women's suffrage movement, the industrial union movement, and others. I have been active in the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and others. I have started getting active in the responsible stewardship of our planet movement. A social movement is complex, with multiple, ever-changing, often conflicting organizations. What is needed is individuals willing to contribute what much or little time and effort they can to advancing society toward the vision of the grassroots movement they favor. If you have a vision of a grassroots movement, be a leader -- write down its why and how and call a meeting of a few like-minded colleagues and seek consensus and then grow from there.
One of the best books I have read about the dynamics of starting or participating in a grassroots movement is SOUL OF A CITIZEN by Loeb. There are some pdf excerpts online.
I'm hoping that Bernie Sanders running for President will be the focal point of a grassroots movement for "we the people" democracy.
Be wary of what you seek , Bernie Sanders is from my home state of Vermont , a once avowed socialist , he is very much an organized labor supporter , Bernie is very nationally oriented in his actions in the political arena , at least we think so as his absence in Vermont is quite noticeable ., One of the' progressive three ' all three of Vermont's representation are very liberal . Cong. Peter Welch , Senators , Bernie and Pat Leahy ,
If one wishes to vote for someone far more a socialist than even an independent then Bernie is your man . Personally ,I believe that Bernie Sanders is a wizard of rhetorical speech , he almost never stops , One must listen , right ?! He has ben known when pointedly questioned about very important issues that he disagrees with , to actually get mad and leave the room . This has been done in more than one of his "town meeting " style of public speaking engagements .
We don't actually need Ideologically , fringe political scientists , we need independent movers and shakers !
There is a grass roots movement to limit terms for the US Congress. Go to www.termlimitsforuscongress.com to sign the petition. We the people can limit these thieves without their approval. The only way we can change their hold on our rights and freedom is to fix their loopholes to accept bribes or campaign donations as they say by limiting the time they are on the take. Term limits is our only hope of saving this country.
"Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician. The junior United States Senator from Vermont, Sanders has been a U.S. Senator since 2007. An independent politician since 1979, Sanders is associated with the Vermont Progressive Party and was a member of the Liberty Union Party from 1971 to 1979. Sanders announced his intentions to seek the nomination for President of the Democratic Party on April 30, 2015, in an address on the Capitol lawn."
Grass roots movement to vote out the globalists:
Don't vote for either Clinton or Bush in the primaries. That's my suggestion.
How would we get the word out? We need to tell people to pay attention to these politicians' agendas and read between their lines… I am sure it will become obvious. Observe, I say.
We used music to spread the word, ahorseback… Would that work again?
Are you still practicing your Slide?
You got some appropriate lyrics?
Ah Kathryn , Thank you for asking ,I'm trying not to punish myself with self taught music , only occasionally ! lol .,.......... We HAVE TO create term limits now ! That's the only possible chance we have of re-claiming our country . There are no "leaders " worth keeping for very long , they merely become polluted by the $$$$$$!
That and Corporate lobbyism has to be more than eliminated !
by ahorseback 4 years ago
Do you believe a grass roots political movement can happen in America ?Or is the United States as we have known it totally doomed ? What we need to do is send a huge message to Washington D.C. , By voting all incumbents out of office ! Clean out the trash so to speak , No...
by GA Anderson 2 years ago
I was driving back from Ms. Lilly's this morning when I heard a political discussion concerning speculation whether Hillary Clinton might consider Elizabeth Warren as her V.P., and whether Senator Warren would consider such an offer.It was like one of those Jet.com commercials with the exploding...
by SparklingJewel 8 years ago
Grassroots Gag OrderFellow Patriots,There is a movement underway right now to clamp down on our free-speech rights in way we previously couldn't imagine.I'm not kidding, this piece of legislation will have you spitting your drink... so sit back, swallow any fluids, and brace yourself for this rest...
by ahorseback 2 years ago
I would like someone on the extreme left to reconcile President Kennedy's ......."Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You But What You Can Do For Your Country " placing that up against Bernie Sanders free everything ?Any takers ?
by Stacie L 2 years ago
In what ways are Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump alike?These two candidates are not the status quo politicians. How are they alike?
by GA Anderson 2 years ago
*Thread credit should go to Credence2 for his Bernie Sanders enthusiasm - which prompted a look at his platformLooking at presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' website was a real eye-opener. Great sounding programs - paid for by the greedy rich, and the evil corporations of America.Many of...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|