I am not sure how to dress the truth where it will gain attention of those who are opting out of the political process and those who continue to fall for the sexy-smooth pitch of those who encourage voting against self-interest. I am not sure how to dress the truth to get progressives to run for office in Mississippi even when it looks to be a losing battle. Currently the Republicans in Mississippi do not have a Democratic challenger for Lt. Governor, Secretary of State or State Auditor. I pray the Green Party of Mississippi has candidates. ( I enjoy wine, craps, and sex too much to run for office. Also, I am not afraid to tell the truth as it is and not as we may want it to be). I do have someone in mind to run for office,the woman who took the videos in the links below. I have asked her husband to get her to run for office in Mississippi. She is very passionate about progressive policies and works in the community, at ground level, to promote such policies. I doubt if anyone would be able to attack her moral code in this uber-Christian state. If allowed, I will post her name online so we can get her to be a write in candidate.
I am posting links to the speeches given by those at the rally at the capitol in Jackson, MS last week. A word of caution, I am not a professional protester or speaker. I am passionate about my country and the freedoms we enjoy. After 9/11, I saw fearful Americans giving away their rights to the government. I saw predators waiting in the wings ready to consume the rights of Americans. We now see the results of being fearful (Wisconsin and Ohio). It is time for us to let go of the fear and to organize for a better tomorrow. We as adults must accept the truth that we are all on this rock together and we must work together for a better world.
Remember we have more work to do. MoveOn.org is holding organizing parties until Tuesday, March 8th to prepare for the next events. If you can host a party to help frame our national voice please click on the link below.
Father Jerry Tobin
Mr. Bill Chandler MIRA
Carl Gibson – US UnCut
Luke Lundemo – Moveon.org (Listen to this speech. He nails it for Americans)
Albert Gore (Listen to this speech. Our elder telling the truth to us - it hurts but it is a truth we need to hear)
Bob McElvaine – Millsaps College
Scott Nine – Institute for Democratic Education in America
Sue Harmon – WJTV Interview
Jerry Tobin and Savina Schoenhofer - Prayer and Song