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They support Donald Trump…

Which either means they don’t believe anything Donald Trumps says, or they don’t care about anything Donald Trump says, or they don’t understand anything Donald Trump says, or they are misleading the Delawarean public for unknown reasons….

This should raise giant flags… as if someone were supportive of Hitler… When you are a Republican and you don’t call out the leader of your party for what he is, you are a supporter of all he stands for…

It is not different from wearing a red arm band with a swastika in a white circle in Germany in 1932… No one has to ask you if you support Hitler back then, it was rightly assumed.

If you do not come out public and declare Trump unfit for office, as a Republican it means you support him… Flat out, unequivocally…

Even though you know the person privately does not support Trump because you’ve known and liked them for years, the very fact that they did not publicly come out and say “Vote for me; I do not support Trump” means they are not fit for office… :

Look at who they are silent about….

Someone who called all Mexicans rapists, claimed the president was born in Kenya, proposed banning an entire major religion from entering the United States, mocked a disabled reporter, said John McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured, attacked the parents of a fallen soldier, bragged about committing sexual assault, was accused by 12 women of committing sexual assault, said some of those women weren’t attractive enough to sexually assault, said more countries should get nukes, said the military should be forced to commit war crimes, said a judge was biased because his parents were Mexicans, said women should be punished for having abortions, incited violence at his rallies, said global warming was a hoax sponsored by the Chinese, called for his opponent to be jailed, declared bankruptcy 6 times, bragged about not paying income taxes, stiffed his contractors and employees, lost a billion dollars in one year, scammed customers in his fake university, bought a six foot tall painting of himself with money from his own fake foundation, has a trial for fraud coming up in November for that same fake foundation, insulted his opponent’s looks, insulted his opponent’s wife’s looks, bragged about grabbing women by the pussy, scheduled in court on charges of raping a 13 year old on December 16th,….. … how do you stay silent?

How do you stay silent?  How do you vote for this person?  How do you not create distance between yourself and this “thing” at the top of your ticket?

Do you think it will go away, if you ignore it?  If you say nothing?  If you keep your head down and focus just on yourself?

No, you ARE Republican. You are wearing that red armband with a big red R in a white circle.  This is who you are, unless you step out and say with a loud voice you do not support this “thing”  and you are totally against anything he does.  Silence is complicitness.

As voters we can do something about this…. we can compare the Republicans on our ballot (go to this Department of Elections website, put in your address to see the actual ballot at your polling place, it’s cool) to this list below and vote for their opponent… No matter who it is…

Yes, of course there are Confederate flag waving Trump extremists out there; but they are a very tiny minority.  We know he won’t win but that does not mean we too should accept these things as “part of life” and continue to put in those who silently supported that “thing” by remaining silent… Humanity across the globe is counting on all of you to vote against these listed below…. who by being cowards and not withdrawing their support, imply they silently stand solid on all that Donald Trump stands for….

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

None of these should get into office.  None.

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

Sadly these are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of those two and encourage you to vote them in over their Democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two Delawarean Republicans who have repudiated history’s worst candidate,  Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

 

 

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Donald Trump

The United States District Court in New Jersey ordered discovery on Donald Trump and the RNC’s poll monitoring efforts, with a hearing on November 4th, just days before the November 8th election…

It is in violation of the 1982 Consent decree.

If a 2 month campaign can’t be bothered to learn and follow the necessary rules of play, how on earth can you expect the nation to survive 4 full years of a Trump presidency?

You can’t. No one can…

Yet despite that… These Delawareans STILL support Trump…   They simply don’t care what happens to America…  They are not Lee Greenwood material… They belong in the Soviet Union…

It is ok to be a Republican if you don’t support Trump.  This is in no way partisan… This is about common sense and the following people simply don’t have any…

Surely, you’re not going to defend them, are you?  Yet they are on your ballot and will be your representative UNLESS enough of you vote against them… (Hint: you should vote against them…)

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two republicans who have repudiated the Courtroom Clown Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

Yes this in in your hands… On November 8th YOU can stop nuclear war… first the buildup…

There is one major threat of nuclear war in the next 4 years… We vote either for or against that threat on November 8th… Either you want nuclear war… or you don’t.. You don’t get a 50% nuclear war, or a 25%, or a 10% nuclear war… Either you vote for it our you don’t….

(Time to get up and dance)

Ok, but there is more…   let us say you were diagnosed with breast cancer or cancer of the prostate… You removed your breasts. You removed your prostate.  Would that be enough? Or would you be on regular checkups to catch any loose cancer cells that may have been missed and started sprouting   Sure it is fine to take out the big problem… What about all those 34 loose cancers cells you left to fester later?

Doesn’t it make sense to get rid of ALL those either directly or indirectly supporting nuclear war being rained down on us, at one time?  If you just take out the metastasized cells and leave the unmetastasized ones to develop later, what really was the point?

The point is this…  A presidential candidate is going to cause nuclear war (whether he chooses to or not) and a string of supporters blindly say we support him for president… Doesn’t that tell you all you need to know about these candidates?   Below are Delaware’s Baghdad Bobs… “Nothing is wrong here; everything is fine; we are victorious.”

You choose whether we go all out in a nuclear war.  You know, deep in your gut, you really need to vote against those below who STILL support the guy who’s bad choices will destroy the world…. And seriously, would you feel safe with someone willing to blow up the world setting the course for your life within this state across the next 4 years?  In education (doesn’t matter the world will be gone); the economy (doesn’t matter the world will be gone); in quality of life (doesn’t matter the world will be gone)?   Such a lapse in judgment can not go unpunished….

Think of it this way in light of this statement….

We the following support nuclear war in the next four years.. Preposterous?   Exactly. Amazing that anyone is still voting for them...

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two republicans who have repudiated the Atomic Ant’s Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

 

If you are going to change horses in the middle of the stream… doesn’t it make sense if they are going in the right direction?

This is based on continuing those policies we have in place since Obama took office.  One has to seriously question the judgment of anyone not supporting Hillary in her run. Now is not the time to put our economy in the hands of an unregistered sex offender…

Do you know who supports our nation’s best known unregistered sex offender?

The following  Delawarean people support that unregistered sex offender who is:

  • a) collapsing our economy;
  • b) sending all Hispanics back to Mexico;
  • c) using uncontrolled white militias with hoods in our black neighborhoods;
  • d) treating all women as objects, not people;

Who, then are these horrible people you ask?  The ones who publicly have not disavowed Trump and still support him?

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

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Forget words.  Actions, actions always speak louder than words. Though one might think business would back the Republican because that is what businesses always say, when it comes to managing their money, they show their hand.

The above chart shows today’s stock market.  It was chugging along on normal pace until the exact moment that Comey was misinterpreted to say the email case was opening on Hillary Clinton…

That announcement right or wrong, would signify that chances of Trump  winning just grew, and chances of Hillary winning just fell.

It promoted panic.  sell, sell, sell…  then the word gradually leaked that is was nothing really. The new material did not affect Hillary. Did not affect her server.  Did not affect her emails.  It was …….. whatever..

The panic abated and the market rose to within 8 points of its open….

No you may rail at big business as the boogey man.. But try doing something without money?  Turns out, you need what they can provide.

From this we all learn….

1) American businesses see Hillary’s election as good for business and Trump as a potential disaster for our economy.  They desperately want Hillary to win.

2) Businesses with a genuine financial stake in this investigation believe that Comey has nothing.

What is amazing is that this weekend news dump fizzled out before the weekend began…  I particularly love the Hillary camp’s response.

“If you have something, you need to put it up…”   She is one tough cookie and we are going to work to give her an entire Congress of Democrats to stop politics like Comey’s prank from continuing as usual…  We need your help.

Of course, there are good Republicans.. Delaware has two running this term… Our 8th and 1st Senatorial races… But other than that, you can make a better world for yourself, your elderly parents, your children, and grandchildren, by using the rest of the Republican’s loyalty to Trump as your guide and kicking them out to pasture…

Here are those who need to go…..  Disgusted with Trump and wish you could vote against him more then once?  Well, …. you can, by voting against these guys downballot…. Every vote against these, is against everything Trump stands for….

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

Those two good Republicans running for state office I mentioned?… I must isolate and mention both of them in name again and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, who separated themselves publicly from Trump, are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

I think not many of you know how hard this is….

“It takes great courage to stand up against one’s enemies.  It takes even greater courage, to stand up to ones friends…”

James Spadola and Meredith Chapman really need you to back them as they not only face entrenched Democratic opponents, but also the chagrin of a majority of their own party…

A common criticism they get from the red hats, is how can you do this to your party?   When finding oneself on the receiving end of such a question, silence for them is the best answer and to leave the answers to those questions coming from someone else….

Like me…

I wonder how Charlie Copeland, Colin Bonini, Greg Lavelle, La Mar T.Gunn, and a plethora of state reps and senators, can support and work for putting a non registered sex offender in the White House…

“Locker Room talk” said the non-registered sex offender… “It’s just talk” say both Copeland and Bonini… An “unfortunate choice of words” one of them called it…

If the party is run by such people, it cannot stand.  There is nothing worse than saying you believe there is a place for all people in the Republican Party but your actions support someone who will send all Mexicans, legal and illegal to concentration camps… ghettoize and starve all Afro Americans,  shoot to kill all Muslims attempting to legally enter the country, … encourage every man to grab a women’s pussy because “HE” can get away with it because Donald is President…

How can anyone support as their leader someone who has no care, no empathy, no concern, or no feelings for anyone’s perspective but his own?

The answer can only be one thing… People who support Trump and are doing it publicly, support what he is doing or has done, regardless of all words and slogans said otherwise…

All bad people are Republicans, but not all Republicans are bad…

There are two who probably possess a higher quality of humanness than the Democrat candidates they are opposing…

Voting for either Spadola or Chapman is doing something right for this country…  Electing a higher grade of human for office is always a win-win, regardless of party affiliation.

The Delaware Republican Party needs a top down change before it can ever again be relevant in Delaware politics… Instead of appealing to our worst instincts, they need to start appealing to our best one… The best way to achieve that is to support with your votes or finances these two candidates who not only stepped up for America to run for office, but, very early one, disavowed the non registered sex offender running for our nations highest office, long before “dissing the Don” was cool…

These two are heroes and we really need both quality individuals in the Delaware General Assembly…

Rather embarrassing for the entire party.  In case you haven’t heard, the Wall Street Journal just reported Reince Priebus ordered no more funding of Trump; all funds go down ballot.  Trump signs were stopped in the middle of printing…. The RNC just threw in the towel.

The first and foremost local Republican has always been Meredith Chapman who has distanced herself from Trump early on…

On the opposite spectrum, particularly damning were the comments of Trump’s state campaign manager for his campaign…. Quoted from the News Journal:

Rob Arlett, Delaware state chairman for the Trump campaign, said the remarks in the recording are “unacceptable,” but I’m not minimizing what was said; what is most important and is most impactful are the actions of Hillary Clinton,” Arlett said. “We should be focused on her cover-ups and corruption, not the words of Donald Trump from more than a decade ago.”….

Translated:  we should be chasing false leads of false scandals which have repeatedly been proven false and not to exist by almost everybody by now, all at the expense of ignoring a serial sexual predator who was just a few weeks ago, literally knocking at the door of the White House…  Typical Republican answer btw…

Notice how all Rob Arlett’s concern is over words?  The actions, sentiments, and immorality are apparently quite appropriate with him…

Secondly, Colin Bolini, Republican candidate for governor says he thought it appropriate for Trump to apologize….  He still endorses Trump wholeheartedly according to the News Journal.

Translated:  No, I don’t care that he was married and trying to pick up another married man’s wife , and groped her all over in his 10 year old daughter’s bedroom… He apologized for saying the “pu$$y ” word so therefore I wholeheartedly endorse him… His ethics and my ethics at least are parallel if not on the same track...

Bonini added:  He’ll support Trump because (get this)…. His is the message of government officials being out of touch with the sentiments of the citizens of this country…  Lol! He used this as the reason to continue his supporting Trump. Perhaps the Republicans should find another candidate for governor who is “more in touch” with the disgust the vast majority of Americans feel towards Republican “Hand On Their Pu$$y” Donald Trump… It appears he is the one who is “out of touch” with most American voters; especially all women…

As if to show Bonini how it needs to be done: the Republican running against Harris McDowell in Senate 1, expresses it precisely:

“Our party nominated a pig, and that’s going to make us all have to work a lot harder,” said James Spadola, (please show your support for his courage to stand up against his party and go here and donate) who said he was telling voters before the video disclosure that he does not support Trump….

“OUR PARTY NOMINATED A PIG”.…. Fair and balanced/ concise and to the point.

Some think the Trump thing will hurt lower party candidates… They are right….
Ranking Republicans say this destroys the image they have tried to create out of thin air this election cycle to trick voters into thinking that “Delaware Republicans have worked tirelessly to show all citizens that they have a place in our party.  We believe that every human being, man or woman, has inherent dignity. We stand by our efforts to promote individual liberty and economic freedom”. State Republican Chairperson Charlie Copeland said in his statement.“We will continue our battle to return Delaware to the successes and growth it had under Republican leaders like Pete du Pont and Mike Castle” (way back in the 1980’s, 30 years since the last time a Republican was governor)... He then acknowledged despite the newest scandal (of a married man trying to get in the pants of another married man’s wife in his own daughter’s bedroom during a business meeting),…  he would still be voting for Trump…..

Yep. That’s Charlie.

Meanwhile nationally, disgusted Kelly Ann Conway (who was running Trump’s campaign) dropped out of Sunday’s talk shows. Devastated Mike Pence had his schedule scrubbed for 48 hours, and Rudy Guiliani is filling in for both, doing all the talking. (That should go well). Oh, and if it is still on, there is a must-see debate, Sunday night, too….. with Hillary and you know it, Bill’s exploits will be front and center… It will be the show of a lifetime… seriously…

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Last spring, you wouldn’t find the fifth-graders in Language Arts class reading as many rich, engaging pieces of literature as they had in the past or huddled over the same number of authentic projects as before. Why?

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Because teachers had to stop teaching to give them a Smarter Balanced Assessment online sample test that would prepare them for the upcoming Smarter Balanced pilot pre-test which would then prepare them for the Smarter Balanced test itself – all while taking other tests required by this state.. This amounted to  three tests, each  over 2 ½ hours, in a single week, the scores of which would determine the academic track students would be placed on in middle school the following year.

Even now in the Department of Education are upcoming policy changes they hope to sneak through requiring kids to be held back if they do not score proficient or higher on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Which means if you child got a proficient this year, you had better worry.  He is very close to failing next year.  If he got under proficient, he will if this gets sneaked in, be held back until however many years it takes to pass the test.

This is why the corporate shills Markell, Sokola, Jacques, Lavelle have pushed so hard against opt out…

Opt out is the parent’s right to refuse to play… consider it simply as you writing a note to keep your kid out of dodgeball on the day it’s played in gym.

Ask.  Why should your child suffer just so they can rate both schools and teachers’ performances?   Is that the reason you and your spouse decided to have or keep your child, so he could one day help in the evaluations of schools and teacher’s performances?

Parents by now have seen their Smarter Balanced results.  Parents by now have said this does not represent MY CHILD. By now parents finally understand the silliness of making their kids suffer so heavily just so Corporate America can open public education to private investment.

Parents need to say…. Nope, we’re not going to take it…. we’re not going to take it anymore….

Which incidentally sounds exactly as if it came from a 80’s anthem …

We’re Not Gonna Take It, We’re not gonna take it. No, we ain’t gonna take it
We’re not gonna take it anymore

Opting out of the test is the best thing you can do for your child.  Don’t worry, there are absolutely zero negative consequences against which you cannot be allowed to sue.   So opt out, dare them, if you get one ounce of negative feedback, sue them and pay off your house…

Opt out passed the House 36-3 and the Senate 14-7… both have veto over-ride majorities if they choose to overthrow the governor’s veto.  Already If you live in Christina District, opting out is the law of that land,  officially approved by one of the most parent friendly school boards in this state.

Most of all,… you owe it to your child.  School should be for children again.. and you can make the difference. Opt out.

In response to Governor Markell’s veto on HB 50, the next step is undertaken.  Many may not know how to get a bill past a governor’s veto.  So here it is.

Step 1:  Bombard the leaders…. Just like dropping bunker-busters where we thought Saddam was hiding, you try to decapitate the opposition by taking out their head… Since we aren’t killing anyone we use different tactics which is political pressure.  First off, understand this. You who are reading this are the front line.  If the front line does not react, then the second through 100th lines will not react as well…

Copy and Paste  or create your own and send as an email to the House and Senate leadership…

Dear_____________;

Please. For the sake of democracy, schedule a special session to override Governor Markell’s veto before the School year begins in September.  A bill passed overwhelmingly in both houses was vetoed solely to appease special interests.

Presient Pro Tempore – Patricia M. Blevins (D)

Phone: (302) 744-4133

Email: Patricia.Blevins@state.de.us

Senate Majority Leader – David B. McBride (D)

Phone: (302) 744-4167

Email: David.McBride@state.de.us

Speaker of the House – Peter C. Schwartzkopf (D)

Phone: (302) 744-4351

Email: Peter.Schwartzkopf@state.de.us

House Majority Leader – Valerie J. Longhurst (D)

Phone: (302) 744-4351

Email: Valerie.Longhurst@state.de.us

Step 2:  Pressure your local representative…  He/she has just finished 6 months of emotionally draining sessions followed by long drives and is finally on break. The last thing they want is to hear from you… Which of course means:  NOW, is the time….

Dear _________________:

I’m am disappointed in Governor Markell’s veto of HB 50.  It was overwhelmingly passed by both chambers.  However our Constitution allows for We, The People to override a special interest’s hold on a governor, by having a special session convene and vote to overide that veto.  Please contact your leadership and demand that this take place before the beginning of the school year so all parents and teachers have clarity and can make plans accordingly.

Step 3:  Become a whistleblower, hero, or troublemaker (same thing, depends on who is doing the calling) for your district’s representatives…  Tom Carper for what little he’s worth now, once gave some awesome advice back when he was governor… “If you want us to do something….. MAKE us have no option but to do it…”  I sat in the audience and went, “wow, brilliant” … He’s saying that he has to answer to people too, and if you have more people and clout, he can tell the others sorry and vote against his friends.. and we all know that though it takes great courage to stand up to your enemies… it takes far greater courage to stand up to your friends…

So we as citizens of this great state, have to make it politically so:,… that no legislator has a chance unless he supports the special session to override Jack’s veto….

And one does that… how?

By getting others on board…   Which since 99% of Delawareans are for the Opt Out Bill, should be easy as long as you try…

Go to your computer and type out one paragraph why YOU think the opt out bill must pass… Make it personal and stick to what you know….  Print 5 copies and go to your front door.

Next, go out your front door…  either left or right and knock on the first neighbor you see home… Do small talk because if you are like most of us, you’ve done nothing but say “hi” since Christmas vacation.   In that conversation somewhere say “did you hear that Governor Markell vetoed the opt out bill?  What’s up with that?”…..  It’s summer so most likely they:  a) haven’t heard; b) have no idea what the opt-out bill is unless they have children; and c) are only interested because it is you, their neighbor doing the talking….

Ask them what they think?  Just talk. They are human beings and don’t need preached…  You have deep concerns and let them know… Ask them to call or email their rep…. (they probably won’t) but the next time someone knocks on their door summer 2016,  they will get an earful.  Then, if you have time, go on to another house…

Your effectiveness will come from that you are a human just like them who lives in their neighborhood.  You are not some kids hired from Minnesota with tablets and clipped speech asking them to support Corporate American Philosophy.   You will plant a seed and they will question the big questions…   “Why is our government so out of whack?”  “Why is our government voting for the rich few, and leaving millions in the dust?”  “Why is our government doing this to children so friends of theirs, already rich, get richer?”  “Is this the type of America my parents or grandparents fought our nation’s enemies to preserve?”

These thoughts bubble up over time, so even if you did not get an email or letter sent, you alerted a concerned citizen to now mistrust anything the US Chamber of Commerce or Corporate America hitherto says…

And you will like doing it…   all will treat you with courtesy and sincere honesty and you will return the favor…   You are not there to win minds and influence decisions…  99% of people are already on your side… You are there to inform.

So inform them in your own unique way that our government here in the State of Delaware is in dire jeopardy because the will of the people this session was totally ignored by a governor kowtowing to special interests….   If we get ignored now, we will certainly be later ignored when they try to put a cancer-causing power plant in our back yard… or a nuclear reactor… or raise our electric rates 60%… or have us billed monthly for our water to hide a 35% price increase embedded therein…

This debate really is about who runs this country… special interests who can now buy politicians…. or you and me… That is why everyone reading this needs to actually meet and greet their neighborhood….

Then, and only then,  will your legislator truly listen to you… because you have acquired more power than can be wielded by any lobbyists….