First, let me thank you for saying you like my idea. It gives me hope. And if you are asking how you can help, even though your payments are garnished by the courts, well then, that gives me hope also! At this time, it would please greatly me to answer such a Reasonable question. Last week, you see, I had battled some members in another club, having to remind them: “The FORUM in which you are speaking is supposed to be for persons who want to change the System, not for those who wish to scorn men.” It seems there is currently an invasion of these arrogant and vengeful persons which has spread throughout all the most wholesome and well-meaning groups and clubs–AND NO ONE WILL STAND UP TO FIGHT!!! In an environmentalist club I belong to (also last week), I confounded the members of the [entire] group of them by agreeing that Gore was best for the environment; and I confronted them then with the fact that their Gore/Lieberman ticket also has the most notorious record for man’s inhumanities towards man–and non custodial parents! I caused it to become a matter of “environmentalism vs. humanism”–and believe I was successful to some degree, at least, in getting a few to vote for Bush. There truly is something to be said for both “friendly persuasion,” and forcefulness.
And so now perhaps the reader knows why I am so pleased to answer how he or she can help!
It is agreed and understandable that many persons may not be able to stop their employer from garnishing their wages and follow along with the course of action I mentioned previously. Contrarywise, I have had employers who said they would not hire me, were I to cause them to have to make such payments, and garnish my wages (as they are required by law!). For every one of us who is truly unable to defy the System and withhold a sum of money for some period, there are dozens who can, and must.
Perhaps a person could send extra payments amongst the others to make extra work for the agencies? The payments would not have to be large in order to serve our common purpose and show our disobedience? Or simply sign the declaration I speak of showing your favor for our good cause, and leave those other Talents to us whom they’ve been given.
Perhaps we could all influence others (including our most patriotic employers) by becoming familiar with and able to use the words of Rousseau, Paine, Madison, and others? It might be wise to study the Bill of Rights, become more knowledgeable, and thus better prepared to put up a decent fight for us all?
As it is late and I am tired, I will close with this to also consider: “When wickedness proceeds from the wicked, it is often done with both hands, and greedily. Why not may we proceed with our usefulness, even with both hands, and greedily watching for opportunities?” And finally: “Methinks, that the word of the Lord, may be a burden unto us; if we have any Honor in us, it will be so!” (Cotton Mather, “Essays to do Good”)
As we try to influence others, we must not be willing to back down so easily. I am really getting tired to be associated with wimps!