Ron Paul Miami becomes Open Government MiamiSubmitted by hectorinmiami on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 16:59
Announcing Open Government Miami: Opening the hearts & minds of The People and making it easier to understand why government works the way it does and how to change it.
The vacancy left behind with the Ron Paul Campaigns will be filled with a journey for activists to establish responsible, public policy initiatives. We are the pressure that makes the change.
This is a labor of love: Six years ago I began a journey of discovery into the bowels of Miami's Banana Republican Politics. Today, I find myself a lot more introspective and have found out that most of the problems in today's politics begins with mistrust. Mistrust and government tend to go hand and hand, no? But this mistrust comes because of The People's general ignorance and miseducation which leads them to mistrust everyone's motivations. Rather unite, we fracture and crumble.
This dangerous ignorance starts from a lack of understanding of an individual's role in society. They see themselves as a unit rather than a member of the whole, individually expressed. We are a product of our society after all.
There is a willful and very deep ignorance that people have toward government. Too many people have abandoned trying to learn about government because our political system is "broken" (a straw man argument). But they give up on the institution without realizing that there is none other that ties us all together as strongly. So I tell people, "It's the only way we can stay involved in each other's lives. And the only way we can figure out how to do business together, too."
Remember, government has an enormous role on every decision we make from the moment we wake up to the moment we lay down to sleep. Government cannot be ignored, it won't let you.
Open Government Miami is designed to relate educational opportunities where you can learn how to become a civic and political activist (they are NOT the same thing!) and hopefully make great friends and have great experiences. Plus, I will let you in on juicy bits of knowledge of how elections and the public policy are used regularly to enrich a few key industries here while leaving the rest of us lagging behind (i.e. urban blight, a weak business climate, water pollution and many other such issues).
There are two events this week that I want you the reader to consider attending:
Rothbardian Circle Miami featuring Dr. Walter Block
Cost: Free; sponsored by Mr. Luis Rivera
When: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:30 pm (up to 11:00pm)
Where: Hampton Inn Suite (near Brickell), 6th floor EGRET Room
Address: 50 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/120253768174807/
Civic Activism Empowers Political Action
Cost: Free; sponsored by Open Government Miami
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am (up to 1:00pm)
Where: Simpson Park Meeting Hall (near Brickell)
Address: 55 SW 17th Rd Miami, FL 33129
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/476148892474268
Remember, our work can't just be happen within the bowels of the Republican Party, we have to reach farther and lower because of one simple truth: Political solutions always happen from the bottom up. So we are creating a political & public policy blog to organize trainings and publish info for the goal of up-ward reform. This is the grassroots digging deeper roots.
None of this will happen without your continued participation which is the inspiration behind what I am doing. Thank you.
Hector C. Roos
Contact: (305) 300-7237
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