(Revised version 4.0)
Since many religious leaders won't speak out against the war in Iraq, and since most political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Thursday, January 20th, has been designated across America as NotOneDimeDay.
On NotOneDimeDay, all of us who oppose what's happening in our name in Iraq will speak up with a 24-hour coast-to-coast boycott of all forms of consumer spending. Join us!
On January 20th, don't spend any money. Not One Dime for gasoline. Not One Dime for necessities nor impulse buying. Not One Dime for anything for 24 hours.
On January 20th, please avoid all big box Superstores like Walmart. Please don't shop the Mall or go to local convenience stores. Don't buy fast food. Carry your lunch to work. Find a place to picnic with your Blue co-workers. For 24 hours, do everything you can to help slow our great consumer economy to a crawl. Spend the day before or after, just not that Thursday.
Read a book, take a walk, visit a museum. Enjoy the day! Revel knowing that you're turning your back on GwB's Inauguration Day while opposing the Iraq War as well.
The goal is simple. Remind politicians in power that the Iraq War is immoral and illegal; that those responsible for starting this war are the one's responsible for stopping it.
NotOneDimeDay is ALL about supporting our brave young men and women in uniform. Politicians put our troops in harm's way. Now over 1,300 valiant Americans and an estimated 100,000 Iraqis have died. They owe our soldiers a plan -- a way to come home.
There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing agenda to rant about. On January 20 you take action by doing nothing.
You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed. For 24 hours, spend nothing
-- Not One Dime -- to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their
higher moral responsibility to end the War in Iraq.
[Historical note: Ironically the Dime was chosen for this first national resistance action against Gwb since the 2004 election. The face on our Dime -- under the word "Liberty" -- is FDR. GwB has set as his goal to eradicate all remnants of what FDR accomplished, including Social Security. Within Red America there's a movement to replace FDR on our Dime with Reagan. FDR honorably guided us through WWII, our last 'holy' war. GwB's NeoCons plunged us into the most corrupt war our nation has ever known, predicated on lies. On Thursday, take a look at the Dime you choose NOT to spend, and thank FDR for the life you have.]