Skip to comments.Slow Down America
Posted on 03/01/2009 8:42:42 PM PST by jessduntno
We need to slow America down. Slow down, America, and slow down the President and the Congress. Everyone knows that speed kills and haste makes waste. Wonder if the talk shows would be interested in a drive time story?
The Tea Party was a good idea, and a massive April 15th showing on the Mall is good too, but how about a wide spread, simple plan to involve everyone with a wish to get active and create an impact without permits, plans, police, out of pocket expense and driving 1,000 miles. And something that could be done right away.
Maybe a Slow Down America event?
Slow down! What's the Hurry? Haste makes waste. Think of it as the motorized equivalent of going out on your balcony and screaming "I'm fed up and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
Everyone who wants to take part can go, the more the better. Even if they would otherwise be too old, too young, or physically incapable of doing it - everyone loves a Sunday drive. Think massive funeral processions, with lights on and flags, placards and all the signs you want to put on cars and trucks, but with a unifying message - Slow Down America - Haste Makes Waste.
Slow down - not stop - every major artery - on a lot of freeways and highways that just means doing the speed limit - with long, slow processions into every major city right around the time everyone is coming home from their weekend. Movable Sunday night vigils back into the city.
Of course a REALLY aggressive move would be to do it every morning starting at 6am and every afternoon starting at 4pm until we get the full attention of the public, certainly in no more than a few days.
Genuine, no kidding lights-on funeral processions - Death of American Economy processions with (optional, but very effective, if donated) hearses or town cars in every lane leading the procession in a looooong and sloooow trip into the cities...something that can't be ignored...something that is NOT illegal and needs no permits...in every city in America.
Slow down, America, slow down, Congress and slow down Mr. President. Speed Kills. Haste makes waste. Turn that long drive home into a marathon of slowing down and patience. It might be considered obstructionist, but why not obstruct socialism? Besides, we just need to slow things down - get those blue dogs thinking REAL hard about this - get those RINOS to stop rollling over and maybe get some moderate to conservative Dems back in the fold.
Bring the family, make it a nice Sunday drive with some like minded friends...it doesn't take a whole lot of people to clog every main road in a city - if you live or work near one, you know where the weak spots are - 30 or so cars together coming from each direction into LA, Chicago, NYC, Boston...the smaller the city the easier to do, but no logistical genius required to map it out either.
If you fill each lane with a 55mph vehicle starting 30 miles out on the North and South, the East and West, the alternate main routes, etc...you know where they are...just set out at a time that will put you thirty miles from the city at precisely 5am going in or or 4pm coming out - on a weekday or 5pm going in on a Sunday. Find that sweet spot on a road map and - let's call it the Freedom On-ramp - and that's all the organization you need. A lot of us found each other last Friday easy enough.
No laws broken - nothing to endanger the public - just a slow and steady crawl along the highways and byways - don't stop, just take a leisurely drive - let everyone know that America needs to slow down a little and not rush into anything socialist.
Just a thought...from a frustrated taxpayer who wants us to slow down...who wants to slow things down and doesn't understand the huge outlay this administration is demanding for such a small return on investment (I am, after all a businessman and ROI is everything these days). Give me an early morning, an afternoon or a Sunday evening and we could probably field a good sized team that could get a lot of attention by slowing things down...and it could be, that we could accomplish something good...like the man said, "on any given Sunday."
Or weekday. Wonder if the talk shows would be interested in covering a drive time story?
discipline would be critical - we couldn't go and stop in the middle of the highways or do road blocks - there would be knucleheads that would want to start trouble...I know those concerns would be big...but I think we can do this responsibly. There have been some real effective tractor and truck rallies...
For your consideration...
Speed does NOT kill, and taking more time to get started protesting this just means that there will be that much more garbage run through to repeal... IF that ever happens.
And if it was legal, I’d shoot you for blocking traffic and wasting energy and time. GET THE F**K OUT OF MY WAY.
Oh, and by the way? The 55mph double nickel limit was a SOCIALIST invention that proved to NOT save energy but cost the US economy untold BILLIONS.
Personally, I think we should all mail the DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE to the PRESIDENT.....in the same week....
By the time the Sycophant Drive By Media is done spinning this yarn, they'll be putting Bambi's face on a 100 Dollar Bill.
“And if it was legal, Id shoot you for blocking traffic and wasting energy and time. GET THE F**K OUT OF MY WAY.”
C’mon, what do you really think?
I always drive slower than everyone else (the hyper latte sipping yuppies) can go around if they’re in a hurry!
Stu-u-u-upid idea. Pissing people off and keeping them from doing what they need to do will earn you ABSOLUTELY no friends. A few years ago, the firemen in Newton, MA tied up a busy intersection during the morning rush hour by walking as slowly as they could back and forth across the crosswalk. For two hours their brother police officers wouldn’t arrest them. One of the most pro-union, liberal towns in America damn near had an armed revolution on their hands by 10:00 am. They lost every last shred of sympathy they might have had.
I SAY AGAIN, STUPID, STUPID, STUPID IDEA!!!
“By the time the Sycophant Drive By Media is done spinning this yarn, they’ll be putting Bambi’s face on a 100 Dollar Bill.”
By then, that’ll only be worth a buck...
“A few years ago, the firemen in Newton, MA tied up a busy intersection during the morning rush hour by walking as slowly as they could back and forth across the crosswalk.”
The opposite of what I suggested...do no harm, obey the speed limit, maybe a little under. But I understand your point. I ended with:
discipline would be critical - we couldn’t go and stop in the middle of the highways or do road blocks - there would be knucleheads that would want to start trouble...I know those concerns would be big...but I think we can do this responsibly. There have been some real effective tractor and truck rallies...
NO. IT’S JUST A STUPID IDEA. IT WILL GAIN NO SUPPORTERS, ONLY INCONVENIENCE GOOD PEOPLE. THIS IS THE KIND OF CRAP LIBERALS COME UP WITH. DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SAY, “OH, LOOK, A BUNCH OF FOLKS ARE MAKING ME LATE FOR WHERE I’M GOING. LET ME FIND OUT WHAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE SO I CAN ADDRESS THEM IN A JUST MANNER. THEY MUST HAVE AN IMPORTANT CONCERN”?
IF YOU THINK THAT, YOU HAVEN’T PAID THE SLIGHTEST ATTENTION TO THE WAY HUMAN BEINGS WORK.
GET OFF THIS OUTRAGEOUSLY STUPID IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We now have several major issues with which to AROUSE citizens to take action... The action I strongly urge is to occupy D.C. with one - two - even three million citizens.
Obama and the DEMS have provided the motivation for a MASSIVE protest ... We have threats by the Obama Regime to control guns, we have Obama staffing his Cadre to force Amnesty of 20M Illegals upon us (while not securing the Mexican Border)... we have Obama (Reid and Pelosi) moving to force Socialism down the throats of Capitalistic America, we have the banks being nationalized, we have an outrageous - beyond belief Democrat imposed Stimulus Edict, we have Obama and the DEMS proposing - imposing a Gargantuan Budget that will bury our children and grandchildren in debt ...
We have ALL THESE EXCESSES by OBAMA-REID-PELOSI the OPR condemning generations to Socialist Servitude and SECOND CLASS citizenship upon AMERICANS....
I say - MASS millions in D.C. - Summer would be best... localized protest will be ignored and will not work... MASS in D.C. by the millions and SHUT the Government down...
Our future is not dependent upon the convenience of an available set of vacation days, babysitters, or days off... OUR FOREFATHERS did not take a vacation to REVOLT against KING GEORGE... TAKE A RISK to SAVE THIS NATION !!!!
Anything less than MASSIVE will be totally ignored...
“GET OFF THIS OUTRAGEOUSLY STUPID IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Got it. I’ll put you down as a no. We wouldn’t want to try any different kind of activism that inconveniences anyone while we watch the Kenyan getting us to circle the drain...I know...we’ll all write an angry letter to the LA Times...or keep putting twelve people out with placards that get less coverage than the average little league game...this was just some thinking out loud, don’t stroke out...
Speed it up, I say. Run for your lives! We need a hormonally driven, hysterical crash to make way for leadership by real adults: those who are no longer infected by so much chirping, twittering, and uncomely bellowing from sexually confused propagandists on television and radio.
“I say - MASS millions in D.C. - Summer would be best.”
What do you think will have been done to us by then??? that is my concern...I agree that something like that is a great idea, I said so in the beginning, I worry that we can’t get it done in time, plus we all work for a living and some of us can’t get away and we don’t have ACORN picking up the tab...with their new wealth rolling in, especially...we need something that can not be ignored, because it will be, and I honestly fear what will happen between now and the big splash unless there are constant ripples on the pond...
“Speed it up, I say. Run for your lives! We need a hormonally driven, hysterical crash to make way for leadership by real adults:”
Agreed. I would rather spitball and try to get us thinking about ways to act NOW than to wait until we can come up with the grand gesture...by then it may be too late...these roaches are going warp speed on us...
Barry’s face will be on the Hundred Trillion dollar bill.
And the fool will be proud of it, since even though it’ll barely buy a loaf of bread or an hour of electricity rations, it’ll be worth more than the bills all the real presidents are on.
we want America to succeed and Obama to fail. This will only promote the opposite.
Okay. Well, I agree with actually slowing down in traffic, if you can get enough other people to do it. If only a few do it, the tailgating, young meth bullies will make casualties of ‘em.
I want to suggest simply staying at home more. Don’t spend much. With more money, you’ll have more power at the right time to come. With more time spent on a productive hobby (like making car parts from ingots), you’ll become even more powerful. ...and less revenues for the government.
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