Standing up or sitting down
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (adminstrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery. -Thomas Jefferson
We have been so blessed to know so many who stand up for their freedom. We wanted to thank Tim and Gina for standing up and redressing grievances with their local officials. This is an age old duty that everyone is tasked with. Too bad some people ignore the calling. But I congratulate these two very sweet souls for caring and stepping up to the plate, I have been deeply inspired by them and so many people in Washington. The people in this state are truly the reason that I call Washington home, and I always will.
This is from the March 7th City Council meeting (2011) in Spokane WA.
I’d rather stand up for the challenge rather than sit down for the show in most cases.
Lately I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out by what are changing about my rights in this country.
I have had some serious objections to how freedoms are changing, and how authoritarian figures are increasing their rule.
I have tried in the past to be very active and involved in declaring my freedom. It seems that it is always a very high stress level that I commit myself to, I hate taken a back seat to the actions taken to work on my freedom. Sitting down just doesn’t work for me.
So I have done what little I can do, with having a full family and more on the way, as well as with our ever changing situation, it has been hard to be active when I am feel called to action more than ever. With the new expenses and the new baby that have introduced their selves in our lives as of late, I have been taking more hours of work. Which means less hours working on the initiatives that I am currently working on.
But with my extra hours, I do try to do what I can from home, including making materials to promote the agendas, and posting easy to access information for people to read online and in the local classifieds papers.
But I only have a few signatures to show for my efforts, and that makes my kind of depressed and critical of my work.
Kimi on the other hand has been able to put lots of petitions in people’s hands, from Spokane to Ellensburg, several businesses and volunteers have petitions, and even though we won’t be around to pick most of these up, everyone knows that there is an address on the petitions to send them in directly to Sensible Washington. So hopefully those seeds produce great fruit. Kimi has filled up a few petitions herself. But it seems like it’s going to come down to the wire on Initiative 1149.
We have heard of an event that Sensible Washington is putting on for 4/20 in Spokane, and there is a huge reggae show on Spokane. We have added a lot of things to the calendar that people can attend and get signatures at. Big events are the best place for signatures. Lines work well as people have nothing else better to do but sign something they care about.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.