Hensarling Announces "America Speaking Out"
POSTED: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 5:52pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 7:42pm
"If you believe, as I do, that it is past time to put 'We the People' back in our nation's driver's seat, I invite you to join America Speaking Out."
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today announced the creation of America Speaking Out, a new effort to engage in a conversation with the American people about the direction of our nation. Texans who want to join the conversation that will eventually lead to a new governing agenda can visit www.americaspeakingout.com.
"The reality of politics today is that Washington refuses to have a real conversation with the American people about the direction of our nation. Many Americans believe that leaders in Washington have lost touch with those who sent them there - the people. That is why I have chosen to participate in America Speaking Out, a state-of-the-art web platform that will allow users to share their priorities and ideas for a national policy agenda."
Hensarling noted, "America Speaking Out uses the same online community concept that many popular Web sites do. People can go to http://www.americaspeakingout.com, submit ideas, rate those of others, and post their comments on Facebook and Twitter through the site. Through www.americaspeakingout.com anyone can post a comment or submit an idea and be heard."
"I want to engage in a discussion with the American people about a new direction for our country. Hensarling, added, "The new governing agenda that emerges from this discussion will fit within a principled, conservative framework based on limited, more accountable government; economic freedom; lower taxes; fiscal responsibility; protecting life, American values, and the Constitution; and providing for strong national security."
"Clearly our nation is on an unsustainable path of too much spending, too much taxation and too much Washington in our everyday lives. So many of us are frustrated that we are living in an America that looks much different than the America that promised unlimited opportunity as a birthright. Now is your chance to be part of the discussion about how we should go about solving these problems," Hensarling concluded. "I encourage you to join www.americaspeakingout.com. It's time to give power back to the American people and restore the bonds of trust those in power in Washington have broken."