By Cindy M. of Portland, Oregon. Cindy describes herself as a stay-at-home mom and a former federal employee. [Editor's note: This guest column was submitted on Monday afternoon.]
On a day like today... when Bush commutes the sentence of Scooter Libby in a very clever move, which appears to not only keep him out of jail, but also appears to keep him from being called to testify before Congress because his appeals process is still ongoing... I am ready and willing to "go to the streets" to protest.
But I am stumped by the lack of a call to protest. I have become concerned over the past year, when so many times we Americans should have protested in the streets -- and didn't. It seems to me that the activists who once would have called for protests and/or organized them, are sitting in front of their computers blogging.
While spreading information via the internet is vitally important, we need the activists to come out from behind their computers and organize the protests. Our elected officials need to SEE the people to fully understand the degree of dissatisfaction with this administration. A visual image is very powerful.
The internet can be a key component in organizing and spreading the word about protests, but unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be happening. I am not a good organizer, or I would step forward, but I AM anxiously waiting to join others in protest. Where are they?
Am I missing something or are our activist organizers no longer interested in leading people in protests?
I would appreciate your insights.