This Magazine Staff
Boycott America! Jan 20th, 2005
Not One Damn Dime Day – Jan 20, 2005
Since most of our religious leaders do 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. On Jan. 20. please don’t spend 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 Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target… Please don’t go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please don’t buy any fast food or any groceries. For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut down consumer spending.
The object is simple. Remind the President and his advisers that the war in Iraq is painful, immoral, and unsuccessful; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it, since they work for the people of the United States of America, not for the international corporations
and K Street lobbyists who 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 (it is estimated) 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 its people.