It's been said that the only sure things in life are death & taxes. I'm ready to protest both! Here's two email driven protest ideas that use snail mail to deliver.
Not everyone considers abortion to be death (any doctor can tell you that life begins at conception!) or if they do, do not value the life of unborn humans. Truly inhumane.
Would you like to participate in Red Envelope Day, on March 31, 2009?
1. Get a red envelope.
2. On the front, address it to
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500
3. On the back, write the following message:
This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.
It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.
4. Mail the envelopes March 31st, 2009. (everyone on the same day).
Tell every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live.
It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority.
It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up.
Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard.
Barack Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, uttering the now infamous line, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. [Applause.] That's the first thing that I'd do.
"An empty red envelope will send a message to President Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue [The Freedom of Choice Act, which will essentially "undo" every law currently in place to limit abortion in the U.S... (i.e., parental consent laws, parental notification, waiting periods, prohibition of transporting a minor girl across state lines to obtain an abortion, etc.)].
Join me in this quiet, but clear message of protest.
Rachel's Bible study class did it.
Now about taxes, I received a longer version of this (yes it's brown for TEA):
There's a storm abrewin'. What happens when good, responsible people keep quiet? Washington has forgotten they work for us. We don't work for them. Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer.
I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan. I am sick of Congress raking CEO's over the coals while they, themselves, have defaulted on their taxes. I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar. I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people that, knowingly, bought more house than they could afford. I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes.
I, like all of you, am a responsible citizen. I pay my taxes. I live on a budget and I don't ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I may make. I have emailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first. No one listened. They voted for it, pork and all.
O.K. folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won't make a difference. Well, yes it will and YES, WE CAN!!
If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes. If you are fearful of the fallout from the reckless spending of BILLIONS to bailout and "stimulate"without accountability and responsibility then we need to become ONE, LOUD VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB AND HOME IN AMERICA . There is a growing protest to demand that Congress, the President and his cabinet LISTEN to us, the American Citizens. What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic free fall.
So, here's the plan.
On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a TEABAG (TAG) to Washington , D.C. You do not have to enclose a note or any other information unless you so desire. Just the TEA BAG (TAG). Many cities are organizing protests. If you aren't the 'protester' type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG (TAG). Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way.
This was not my idea. I visited the sites of the 'New American Tea Party' and an online survey showed over 90% of thousands said they would send the teabag on April 1. Why, April 1?? We want them to reach Washington by April 15. Will you do it?
Send it to; 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington , D.C. 20500 .
What will this cost you? A little time and a 40 something cent stamp. What could you receive in benefits? Maybe, just maybe, our elected officials will start to listen to the people. Take out the Pork. Tell us how the money is being spent. We want TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Remember, the money will be spent over the next 4-5 years.
It is not too late to make a difference.
I was told that teabags themselves would cause problems in the mail (& not arrive at their destination) so to send the little tags off of your tea bag strings instead. I have a nice little collection going. :-)
Please join in the protests that represent your beliefs. Stand for your rights as citizens. Pray for God's mercy. I have been praying for Him to defeat the giants in the land. These days, their home town seems to be Washington D.C.
Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My FACE and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Now to get more stamps...