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September 2, 2014

Is ISIS a Real Threat to You?

ACTION ITEM

 

I told Congress to end the War on Terror using DownsizeDC.org's I Am Not Afraid campaign.

 

I urge you to do the same. You may copy or edit this sample letter…

 

We are blessed. We have…

 

* Only TWO countries bordering us, NEITHER which seeks to conquer us and BOTH of which depend on close economic ties with us  

* Two oceans as our other borders

* A Bill of Rights and, even more importantly, a culture that values free expression over theocracy of any sort

 

Yet…

 

Some prominent members of Congress are claiming that ISIS represents an “existential threat” to this America. Either…

 

* These politicians are trying to manipulate the American people with scare tactics, or

* They don't know what the phrase “existential threat” actually means

 

Please understand…

 

* It's IMPOSSIBLE for Islamic extremists to win our hearts and minds

* It's even MORE impossible for them to conquer us using random terrorist acts

 

In other words, nothing ISIS could do threatens our existence.

 

Thus, I DENY CONSENT to any action that uses ISIS as an excuse for…

 

* military attacks

* budget increases

* new restrictions on civil liberties

 

Could a terrorist attack be coming? Thanks to many of these lying or ignorant politicians, the answer is a resounding yes. In fact…

 

I expect such an attack. Our foreign policies seem perfectly designed to create such BLOWBACK.

 

And men like Dick Cheney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Peter King will be thrilled when it happens. They know they can use the anger that will come to further expand the Military Industrial Complex, which is the true master they serve. So…  

 

* I am NOT AFRAID of ISIS

* I am NOT AFRAID of terror

* But I AM AFRAID of YOU

 

After all, it is YOU, not  ISIS, that seeks to…

 

* gut the Bill of Rights

* create enemies anywhere and everywhere

* spend the country into bankruptcy

 

Congress is responsible for these terrors.

 

The real threat isn't overseas; the threat is YOU.

 

–END OF LETTER–

 

Send your letter via DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

 

A terrorist event may be iminent. The signs are everywhere. The UK just went on high alert, with an address to the nation by their Prime Minister. Our politicians have been using phrases like, “existential threat” or “ISIS is already in the country.”

 

Frankly, given enough time plus the policies of our so-called “government,” it seems that a terrorist attack is inevitable, at some point.  

 

Our job is to prepare as many people as possible, beforehand. We want to, in effect, inoculate them from the propaganda that will follow. The more people we immunize, the less power politicians will have to make things worse. ISIS is, after all, an ultimate byproduct of a meddling, militarist U.S. foreign policy.

 

So there's one more powerful thing you can do to increase resistance to the emotional impact that will follow the next terrorist event…  

 

After you've sent your letter, you'll receive an email, with a copy of your letter. Share that with your friends. Or, you can use our Tell-A-Friend system, at the Downsize DC website, to ask your friends to pressure Congress about this issue. Either method will help you share this idea with friends.

 

  • Encourage people to join you in writing Congress

  • Tell them it's free

  • Tell them how simple it is, especially after they've registered the first time

  • Let them know that their message reduces the politicians ability to exploit anger and fear

 

Truthfully, sharing this information with friends is even more important than sharing it with Congress. But your influence with your friends will be greater, if you can show them you wrote Congress first and they can too.

 

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer,

 

Jim Babka

President

DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

 

 

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