My Inappropriate Idea For America Speaking Out

America Speaking Out

America Speaking Out

The GOP recently created a website called “America Speaking Out“. Taking some inspiration from President Barack Obama’s grassroots campaign between 2006 and 2008 that used the internet to communicate with everyday Americans. The GOP feels that Congress does not work and is not listening to the American people so they created the website America Speaking Out so that Americans can speak out and be heard, the site also features the ability to thumbs up or thumbs down every idea submitted. I feel that the idea is awesome, finally everyone is able to get their ideas out so that the world, and hopefully Congress can see them, the idea is very democratic.

I decided to create an account on America Speaking Out and made a comment on military spending. I felt that my idea on military spending was valid so I submitted the idea. I was amazed that my idea was not allowed to go through, for unexplained reasons my idea was deemed inappropriate by the website. Take a look and see how inappropriate it looks to you.

We should decrease the military budget by at least 10 Billion dollars. The US is not only the top military spender in the world, but it is so far away from the second military spender, the US spends more money on its military than the next 13 combined. We also need to pull all troops out of the Middle East, not just Iraq and Afghanistan but close all military bases in any Middle Eastern country including closing all ties with Israel until they can prove that they actually are working towards peace. We also need to close basses in Germany and Japan, they are no longer our enemies so there is no need to continue operations there. We can use the money that we save from drastically reducing the military budget by putting it towards health care, spend on lives not deaths.

If America Speaking Out is really a website with the idea of democracy they should allow all ideas to get through, save for advertisements for spam of course.

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