Saturday, January 17, 2009


My submission to the Citizens Briefing Book came too late in the cycle to get traction in the voting, but there is a grass roots movement forming anyway.

Check out this link to see the suggestions bubbling up on the subject, and submit your own thoughts there if you are so inclined.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Citizens Briefing Book

I just came across the Citizens Briefing Book at I have no idea how effective this will be in helping the new administration to stay in touch with the grass roots, but I like the idea.

There are thousands of ideas listed there, many of which are redundant. One of them so far was originated by me, and it is a topic you are familiar with from these pages. You can find it here.

I strongly suggest that you sign up with this government web site and vote on the ideas that you feel strongly about. I have just begun to browse through the ideas there, and it's a bit overwhelming if you try to absorb it all. I started by searching for a few topics. By far, the issue of the drug war and decriminalization of marijuana is the most active topic I have come across so far. Also very active is the issue of investigating the outgoing administration for war crimes.

Check it out.