Congressman Tries Crowd Sourcing Legislation from Online, and it WORKS

To begin, screw Wired. Unremarked upon one evening over a week ago, an event occurred in which a representative democracy, human ingenuity, and the networking capabilities of the internet came together in one beautiful synthesis, to effect real positive change in the world. Degrading it with slander, lies and the usual liberal slurs of ‘conspiracies’ (because Senate and Congressional investigations on the same topics are obviously chasing conspiracies as well), racism, and the like only prove how important and meaningful the event was, to be so viciously attacked like that.  So, allow this article to strip away the lies and tell it from the point of view of someone who was there.

On the evening of the 24th of July, a strange post appeared among the newest entries in the Reddit forum The_Donald, a collective of Donald Trump supporters dedicated to making America great again.  This post, telling of a looming congressional investigation, requested simply a list of all the known scandals that had been studied by users on The_Donald and elsewhere in the bowels of the internet.   If you happened to see the description of the forum within the Wired article, please note the randomly timed screenshot of The_Donald at the time of this writing and notice the complete lack of substance in Wired’s description of this site.

So, after some initial derision and doubt from The_Donald users, who tend to be wary of lies and fakes, discovered that he was in fact a staffer and his mission was to bring together as many of the scandals that had emerged like weeds from the Obama regime to be put into some unspecific legislation.  The users that were engaged in this thread immediately lept to action; and no, it was not just one users’ suggestions which were being implemented, as much as Wired may want to tear down an individual user and expose them to harassment, much in the vein of CNN.

Scandals were listed out or linked to from other websites, such as then-AG Loretta Lynch directly intervening in the FBI Clinton Email investigation to downplay it in the media, Fusion GPS’ illicit activities during the campaign, the pay-for-play interactions between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, the lucrative speaking engagements and gifts received by Bill Clinton connected to Hillary’s actions as Secretary of State, the questionable causes of Mueller’s appointment as Special Counsel, the Obama regime’s manufactured reasoning for the FISA warrants on the Trump campaign, and the rapidly spreading Susan Rice unmasking scandal.  Many of these scandals have documentation and publicly published evidence from activist legal actions such as Judicial Watch’s litigation, reporting from free-minded news organizations such as Circa, and even leaked documents posted to Wikileaks.

All of these various sources, meticulously tracked by users in The_Donald, came together in a flurry of a mere hour or two, providing the beleaguered staffer with all the information required and more.  Without a word he retreated for the evening, and the hundred or so users who had seen the post waited with bated breath.  Then, two evenings later, a second magic evening occured.  Democrats on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee were pushing an amendment to demand an investigation into the firing of James Comey.  It was then that Representative Gaetz submitted a substitute amendment, expanding the demands for information on all the previously mentioned scandals.  Thousands online watched as an amendments whose list included surprisingly similar items to the conversation a few nights prior was introduced and successfully passed by the Judiciary Committee, much to the chagrin of the Democrats.  To the users of The_Donald who had been present for the prior conversation, it was a miracle unfolding.

A congressional staffer, working apparently a fair bit of overtime, was in need of information, which he was unable to get from the mainstream media, as the scandals he needed information on simply weren’t being consistently or thoroughly covered.  Desperate, he reached out to the users of one of the few places that collected that information and propagated it as much as they could, to keep it on the internet in the distant hope that one day lawbreakers in DC would be held to the laws they wrote and were sworn to uphold.  This was a group who normally would have had no say in the actual legislative process, but through the wonders of social media they were able to directly assist in writing legislation in a way that only lobbyists could reasonably expect to. Even then they could only do so after shelling out legally grey incentives to those who reside in the DC swamp.  There was no corruption in writing this amendment, just a representative asking for voluntary information and receiving it in spades.

The media, represented by the hit piece written by Wired, wants to demonize this interaction, and believes that by smearing it hard enough they can embarrass and force a kind of submission from those involved in this somewhat unique and miraculous occasion.  But the users from the forum that helped to crowd source this amendment are not embarrassed at the fact that they had the opportunity to directly influence their government, and, if asked, would be more than happy to do so again.  It’s hoped that the congressman whose staffer reached out, and other Senators and Representatives, aren’t frightened by the abusive and slanderous backlash by the leftist media from something they seemed to not have anticipated.  The union of a representative democracy with the purest information sharing elements of the internet came together for the miracle of truly crowd sourced legislation that worked, and it is an idea worth repeating that possibly represents the next great step in the United States experiment in democracy.

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