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What Americans Elect Wants From You / What Americans Elect Will Tell You

Personal Information the Americans Elect Corporation Requires from all Applicants interested in becoming State Committee Members or Electors

Full Legal Name

Address

Birth Date

Social Security Number

Duration of Current Residency

Citizenship Status

Voter Registration Status

Name of Congressional Representative

Plans to Move, if Any

Criminal Record

Reasons for Supporting Americans Elect

Justification of [...]

Contrary to Leader’s Maxim, Americans Elect Remains Closed Off from Citizens

“If the cost of a movement based on persuasion rather than coercion is occasional freelance action, by impetuous followers, the larger benefit is a movement that distributes initiative to its farthest outpost. Movements that expect people to take the personal risks inherent in nonviolent action have no alternative; they have to become what they want [...]

SportyPal Tracks Hikes From Your Smart Phone For Free

The above is a map of my hike this morning up and down Ragged Mountain in Maine. It’s been automatically generated through a combination of my HTC Ozone, a smart phone running on a Windows Mobile operating system, and SportyPal, a piece of software (called an “app” by those in the know because somewhere [...]

Americans for Freedom of Information Website Appears

A few days ago, I said that the Americans for Freedom of Information — a supposed group claiming to have obtained a college transcript proving Barack Obama’s Indonesian citizenship as one “Barry Soetoro” — had no presence whatsoever on the world wide web. Now I stand corrected.

Federal and State Governments Keep Asking Terrorists to Check This Box

Nearly two years ago, as a condition of her continued employment at a state university, my wife was asked by the State of Ohio Department of Homeland Security to check a box to indicate whether she was a member of al Qaeda or one of 132 other listed terrorist organizations. That’s right, buckaroos: the state [...]

Washington, DC Inauguration Protest Planning Thread on Forum

I’ve started up a thread in the forum in which I’ll describe as transparently as possible the process of trying to get a permit from the National Park Service for a pro-constitution DC demonstration on Inauguration Day, January 20 2009. The Park Service confirms they have received my application as of October 22. I’ll be [...]

Tip for the Terrorists: Use FedEx!

This morning, I gave a call to the National Park Service to check in and found out that if I wanted to carry any kind of a sign when standing in the crowd at the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2009, I’d have to apply for a permit. A free speech permit. To carry [...]

National Park Service Erects Roadblocks to Free Speech at Inauguration

I have the intention of attending the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2009 with a sign calling for the next president (whoever he is) to fulfill his oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

It’s a very simple plan to engage in free speech relevant to the [...]