I served my country as a soldier during the VietNam era and have served my country and freedom in every political year since as a citizen activist in the caucus process. When you see first hand how few it takes to make a real difference you will wonder why you were not involved before.
Let me give you a word on the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all absorbing, and for the time being putting all other tumults to silence. It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and this will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those they oppress.
Frederick Douglass 1849
What Gives Me Hope
The fact that hopelessness is a self serving prophesy.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
End the rediculas "Drug War" and it's Racist "Prison Industrial Complex" in my jurastiction by refusing to persecute or prosecute.