I read Frank Rich's article today and it hit home. And he is right, we are to a large degree sitting back as the administration take us down the road of totalitarianism.
And I, like many here I would guess, to a large degree are unsure as to what we can do to change this.
Yes I am working actively to help candidates in the '08 election. And not just nationally but here in Colorado where we Dems barely hold the legislature and so '08 is important at a state level too here.
Yes I write letters to my congressman, which again matters here as it is Mark Udall and he should be out in front on congress flexing it's muscle rather than hiding in the crowd. But in spite of my sharply worded letters, he remains in the crowd (busily running for Senator). And just how hard should we pressure him since winning the senate seat here is important.
We can march - they ignore us.
We can sign petitions - they ignore them.
We can fund MoveOn.org ads - they ignore them.
We can blog about it - they're unaware of it.
We can talk to our neighbors - they agree with us.
Yes Frank Rich is right, we need to do more. And if there is something we can do that will be effective, count me in. But I have to be honest, I do not know what else I can do. I think he is very right that we should be doing more - but what?