Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war
in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage
to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is
"Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.
On "Not One Damn Dime Day," those who oppose what is happening in
our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of
all forms of consumer spending.
During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one
damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for
impulse purchases. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.
On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Walmart, KMart and
Target. Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store.
Please don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that
For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy
down. The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war
in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for
starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.
"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work
for the people of the United States of America, not for the
international corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the
corporations and funnel cash into American politics.
"Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The
politicians put the troops in harm's way. Now 1,200 brave young
Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The
politicians owe our troops 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 "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take
action by doing nothing. You open your mouth by keeping your wallet
closed. For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to
remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral
responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the
PLEASE PASS ON