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July 3: Democracy Wants You!

by Countable | 7.3.17

The Daily Countable: Take Action Today!

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017

It’s Monday again, CountaRevelers!

Congress is on their July 4th recess, which means they are likely in a town near you. You know what’s super patriotic? Communicating with your representatives in government! Some reps will be hitting the streets in honor of Independence Day while some may be avoiding the spotlight, but that shouldn’t stop you. If they don’t come out to play then there are lots of ways to voice your opinions to them.

Do your patriotic duty, friends. Reach out to your reps this week. Participatory democracy needs you.

The President: Bedminster, NJ

  • The president is still at his golf club in New Jersey, tweeting his hatred of the mainstream new media, though he did pause long enough to mention veterans and a few foreign countries this morning. What he hasn’t mentioned? Policy. I’m not the only one who’s noticed.

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

  • The House is on July 4th recess. Find them in a town near you!

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

  • The Senate is also on July 4th recess. Find them in a town near you!

What to Watch

  • Fireworks. Those of us in smaller towns know that fireworks are cheaper for municipalities when they’re not actually on July 4th, so there’s likely a show near you today! Enjoy!

  • But if you’re shooting off fireworks yourself, be safe, okay? Trips to the hospital are not a good way to celebrate the 4th. We need to you at your best to participate in democracy.

Have fun, CountaPatriots!

"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'"—Marilyn vos Savant

— Asha Sanaker

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  • Cindylen
    07/03/2017
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    If you want to read an amazing bit of writing, try the Declaration of Independence. The history is great, it's why we celebrate, and we still want the things that it talks about. (Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or give me death" speech is good, too.

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  • John
    07/03/2017
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    (Thinking of something unbiased) Happy Independence Day! (Nailed it!)

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  • Cindy
    07/03/2017
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    Good time to contact reps and ask when and where they are holding town halls or other public meetings. Also ask them how they plan to vote on health care. Tell them that "Repeal now and Replace later" is NOT an option. Leaving millions of people w/o insurance indefinitely is not fair and not cost effective for anyone, least of all taxpayers!

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  • Connie
    07/03/2017
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    Too bad our president doesn't follow Ben's advise. Then we wouldn't be assaulted by his tweets. The latest tweets are the most degrading of all. The CNN was made by one of his follower who is a known bigot! Use your head,tRump!

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  • Brad
    07/03/2017
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    In comparison to the long eight years we went thru with Obama the last six months has been refreshing. It’s nice to see our new President working so hard at bringing back American jobs in the USA & stopping them from leaving in droves to other countries as they did under the Obama administration. Our economy is finally making a big turn around, we are finally doing something about illegal immigration which is completely out of control, and our military is getting the support they need. Of course there are so many other positive changes that have taken place since Pres. Trump took office, but I don’t have time to mention them all. It’s sad the main stream media has spent over 85 percent of its time on air trying to find ways to bring down a President. Unfortunately the media has managed to brainwash a large portion of our country with their lies, twisting of the facts, ext, ext. If the press spent more time talking about all the positive things the President has done you would not see this level of hatred. You are not born hating your taught hatred, and I hold the mainstream liberal press fully responsible for what we see going on in our country today.

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  • DrCindyBean
    07/04/2017
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    Impeach tRump. Obstruction of justice. Abuse of power. Impeach.

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  • Dan
    07/04/2017
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    I'm not liberal conservative on all things. I think if you want to provide for the common good, a good place to start would be affordable health care

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  • Judith
    07/04/2017
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    WITH OUT A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT DOING BUSINESS BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE !!!!! DOING BUSINESS DEPENDS ON A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT !!!!! STOP THIS GOVERNMENT DISMANTLING AND TAKEOVER BY PUTIN'S HACKERS, TRUMP, TRUMPS CABINET, AND ALL THE KKK,WHITE SUPREMACIST, EVANGELICAL, REPUBLIMORON INTERNAL TERRORISTS, THAT ARE DUMB ENOUGH ABOUT GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE TO THINK THEY HAVE TIME TO SPEND THE MONEY MADE BY TRASHING THE ONLY LONG TERM SPACE SHIP THAT ANYBODY HAS !!!! EARTH !!!! WITHOUT A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT DOING BUSINESS BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE !!!! FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT YOU AND ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE DEAD !!!!! BUT THE REPUBLIMORONS ARE TO DAMN DUMB TO FIGURE THIS OUT !!!! SO JUST GET THEIR HEADS ROLLING !!!! GET THEM OUT NOW !!!!

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  • Jennifer
    07/04/2017
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    Poor Brad seems to have fallen and taken a major blow to his brains.

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  • Chester
    06/17/2018
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    Did you know: The words Democracy, Democratic and Democrat are not mentioned anywhere in the US Constitution or any of the founding documents but the word Republican is. Note the first part of the sentence in Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution. "Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence." The Liberals have been Indoctrinating us for many years by telling us we are a Democracy. No, we are a Constitutional Republic. Note in the Pledge of Allegiance "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands". Also Benjamin Franklin when asked what form of Government do we have he replied, "A Republic if you can keep it".

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