Wednesday, March 01, 2006

100: “Taking Back the Power”


We thought to bring you something special for this issue, and then considered how to present a post representative of the first 100 essays. It is no small task, as the topics range from pure history to rotten politics, from heroes to hubris, and from vandalism to the vassalization of the citizens of this Commonwealth. In the end, we chose to go with the platform that will cure the hubris and the rotten politics, and stop the vassalization of our citizens. There is no better representative of what we are about.

The good folks over at Operation Clean Sweep -- Russ Diamond is the Chair -- have sent out this note to ask you to sign petitions for the May primary of any Clean Sweep candidates you are allowed to vote for. There is also other news, and links to various tools available on his website. Get involved. Let’s stop “politics as usual”!

Greetings PACleanSweepers!
March 7 is the last day to collect signatures to get on the ballot for the May 16 primary election. If you haven't already done so, please sign a petition or help our candidates gather signatures. This is a unique opportunity for change in PA. Let's not miss it by failing to act!

Have You Signed Yet?
Six days and counting.......We are down to the final six days for the Democrat and Republican candidates signature gathering period. If you have not done so yet, we IMPLORE you to seek out your local candidate and ask them if you can sign their petition. Some of our candidates have volunteers who are circulating their petitions, they may not have been able to get to every person who would like to sign. We have asked our candidates to gather double the signatures required to ensure them a spot on the ballot.

There is only one of them and many of you. Get on the website, look them up on the list of candidates and give them a call or send an email to find out how you can help. Six days is not much time and if they fail to get the signatures they will not get on the ballot. You say you want a change? Make it happen by being a part of the process.

First, click on the link below, then go to the PA Voter Survival Guide.
Learn How to Sign a Petition...

PA Voter Survival Guide

For those of you new to politics in Pennsylvania, we've developed a quick way to find out if you have any PACleanSweep candidates in your area.

All you need to know to get started is your Zip Code or the name of your county. Then you can find out which House & Senate districts you live in.

From there you can find out if there are any PACleanSweep candidates running and who your incumbents are. It's easy as 1-2-3!
Try the PA Voter Survival Guide...

PACleanSweep Files Lawsuit...
PACleanSweep has filed a Federal Lawsuit in response to to the anti-CleanSweep website that was launched last month. The lawsuit charges Bob Nye, owner and publisher of the website and Senator John Doe and State Representative John Doe with Defamation, Libel and False Light Representation, and Civil Rights Violations.

Mr. Nye certainly has the right to free speech and PACleanSweep in no way seeks to abridge that right. What we seek is truthfulness and accuracy in representations made of PACleanSweep by Mr. Nye, or any individual for that matter.
Read the Lawsuit...

Upcoming Events
Want to become more involved or learn more about PACleanSweep? Stop by at any PACleanSweep event to meet and chat with other CleanSweepers. We will be holding meetings at the following locations:

3-09: Clarion Meetup/ Clarion Gun Owners

Times and locations are available from the Events Calendar on the PACleanSweep web site.
Events Calendar

It's YOUR Commonwealth; It's YOUR job!
We cannot rest until this problem is solved. Write more letters to the editor. Call more talk radio shows. Blog the bloggers. Read and post on the PACleanSweep Discussion group. Contribute to PACleanSweep.

This is not our best chance to make some changes; this is our ONLY chance. It’s now or never. We’re looking for Founding Fathers for a NEW Pennsylvania.

Sincerely,
Your PACleanSweep Team

Thanks, Russ and friends! Operation Clean Sweep will go far in cleaning out what has become a rats’ nest of greed and avarice. This blogger believes, along with many others, that our current politicians do not answer the need for clean government, for the people. Indeed, they have shown themselves repeatedly as being only for themselves. They will do anything to prevent Operation Clean Sweep from being successful. There are quiet threats, and intimidations (even this blog has been visited by the IRS, and the National Counter Terrorism Center!) occurring daily.

This must stop. You already have in front of you a public record of the abuses and probable illegalities of this state administration, the state supreme court, and their puppet legislature. Now, as you see from Russ’s letter, they resort to outright libel and defamation in public by a sacrificial underling.

These are the acts of political bullies and thugs, who are very scared. They fear losing power. They fear the ignominy of being turned out of office and losing their gravy train. They fear being forced to work for a living. The fear is so great, many who are up for re-election have opted not to run, in order to avoid being a target of Operation Clean Sweep. It is happening in record numbers. It won’t salvage them, however. There will be repercussions. People will be held accountable. As the new general assembly gathers next year to begin work, they will be seeking to undo as much of the damage done, and hardship caused by this group of greed and hubris driven misanthropes. A Constitutional Convention will be convened to take the step required to right the ship of Pennsylvania. Most likely, the legislature will revert to part time status, with the House at least cut in half. Ethics legislation will be built into the Constitution. Lobbyist disclosure laws will also be built in. Limits on the term of leadership positions will be built in to protect the citizens from the accumulation of political power such as that which we are fighting against now.

Stir your stumps, people! Get out there and get involved. Spread the word. Write to your newspapers. Every incumbent replaced in the Primary is almost a guaranteed victory for Operation Clean Sweep in November. Let us rid ourselves of this great insult to the character of Pennsylvanians.

Seize the power back from those who would deny you its use and protection; wield it then for yourselves to secure your lives, your liberty, and your honor!

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