Dark Money For Good
In the near future:
Date: November 1, 2020 – Two Days Before National Elections
Bang! Bang! Bang!
On the front door of our home, our next door neighbor frantically bangs on the glass while yelling. I could hear her as I opened the door.
“Turn on your radio! TURN ON YOUR RADIO!”
“What’s going on? Are you okay?” She was completely panicked.
“Listen to your radio, we’re under martial law! I gotta go tell … “ She was off our porch and running to the next house.
“Huh? What’s she talking about?” I looked to my wife for answers as she began searching for our emergency radio.
“Do you think this has anything to do with our internet and cable being down? I thought it was off because we forgot to pay the bill again.” My wife turned on the radio. A familiar female voice came from the speaker. Andrea Mitchell’s speech is slow and clear but an underlying tremor is present:
“For our listeners just tuning in, let me recap the extraordinary events of this morning. At about 9:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, there were several massive explosions though out the country. One explosion was at the CNN building in Atlanta Georgia, two more at the New York Times building and the MSNBC Building in New York City, and the last one so far, at the Washington Post building in Washington DC. There are hundreds of casualties. All four building were completely demolished. No word yet on who was killed or injured. I am broadcasting remotely.”
“Then, at 10:00 a.m., the President of the United States, speaking to the nation from the White House Situation Room, declared a national emergency. For the safety of the country, he is invoking martial law for the protection of the citizens. He is canceling the National Elections, including his own Presidential election until he is sure it is safe to hold elections peacefully. He confirmed reports that many governmental officials, including the Speaker of The House, have been taken to safe, undisclosed locations, for their protection. There are unconfirmed reports that the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar, has also been taken under protective custody. Through martial law, the President has dispatched the military to every state capital and issued a nationwide ban on mass gatherings or protests …
I was in shock. “He took over the country! Really, is this happening? He can’t get away with this!
My wife calmly replied “Who’s to stop him?”
“What do you mean? Of course there are people to stop him. This is America!”
“There’s no one who can stop him now. Our chance was last year when Congress voted to impeach him. We should have fought harder to have the Senate remove him. That was our chance to get rid of him. People, like Michael Cohen, warned us that the President would not leave office. We should have taken action last year, right after the impeachment.”
“Yeah, but I didn’t think he would cancel the elections. I thought we could just vote him out. This is a nightmare! I feel like I just got hit in the gut … damn … what are we gonna do?”
We remember clearly, three years ago, in 2016, the evening Mr. T won the Presidency. Our stomachs turned and for weeks it seems we were living in a bad dream. But that bad dream is our current reality: the United States’ system of governance and our way of life, is in danger.
Now is the time to act. Do whatever you can, but do something. In the next few weeks the United States House of Representative will be conducting impeachment hearings. They are deciding whether or not Mr. T’s conduct is a risk to our nation. If they decide it is, they will write up articles of impeachment, specific charges of wrong conduct. One such charge may involve Mr. T cheating in the upcoming Presidential election. Other charges may be abuse of power, bribery or obstruction of justice. The Senate then holds a trial to decide whether or not the President of the United States is … fired … and removed from office. Vice President P. then takes over. This has never happened before in the history of our country.
If he is not removed, the president will be embolden and the above scenario is a possibility. Now is the time to go forth and act. Whether or not the Republican Senators remove him from office will depend greatly on public opinion. Now is the time for protests, rallies, writing letters, writing postcards, talking to family member, contacting Fox New advertisers and else anything you are capable of doing. Do it now.
As for my wife and I, we have decided to create four different legal entities to work within the campaign finance rules and regulations. We think of it as Dark Money For Good. Our purpose is to raise seed money for groups or organization fighting for our democracy. We can’t compete with the, literally, billions of dollars coming from Dark Money groups, probably much coming from foreign countries. But where can we beat them is with people; students, women, small businesses, people in non-profits, do-gooders, patriots, people who believe in our democracy, those who took an oath to uphold the U. S. Constitution, yoga class participants and high school students, just to name a few.
Many of these of groups have energy, passion, stamina but no money. Some people have money, but can’t put their money everywhere. We hope to bridge this gap and connect people with one another. Think of it as similar to EMILY’S List, which brings seed money to individual potential candidates running for office. We will attempt to bring seed money to groups of women working for democracy, who do not necessarily want to run for political office.
We are just beginning. If you are interested in helping us with Dark Money for Good, please contact us at LivBold@aol.com. The name of our federal super PAC will be “It’s Not OK – PAC. We are also creating a non-profit association to receive undisclosed, anonymous contributions, a State of Michigan super PAC, and a limited liability corporation. We’ll play their Dark Money game, except we will play ethically, with integrity and for the Good of our country.
So, what are you going to do? Whatever it is, we strongly encourage you to do it now. This is our opportunity to protect the country. It’s time.