By Richard A. Correa Sr. SGT RIARNG Retired
If you are a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives then you need to GOOOH (Get Out of Our House). This is the message to United States representatives from GOOOH members from all over this great country. And the members of GOOOH, working with those who are concerned about the direction this nation is headed, are going to do all we can to cause these 435 professional politicians to be looking for new jobs come January 2011.
GOOOH is one of the many grassroots organizations that have sprung up since 2008. It is non-partisan and owes no allegiance to any political party. Its members come from all walks of life, all political persuasions, and they all have one thing in common – they are tired of seeing the professional political class that has a strangle-hold on the US Congress, looting the treasury to enrich themselves and their cronies while hardworking Americans foot the bill. They are tired of the corruption of our representatives and senators, and fed up with the special favors to those that keep them in power. And they will no longer allow these voracious scavengers to ignore the will of the people while they pander to the special interests that leach off the federal treasury.
So how does GOOOH plan to change all of this? By organizing groups of citizens in each congressional district to challenge the professional politicians and replacing them with citizen legislators. A daunting challenge to be sure, but as the recent gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, the recent senatorial election in Massachusetts, as well as the close election in New York’s 23rd congressional district show that it can be done.
By using the internet, social networking groups like Facebook and messaging applications like Twitter, GOOOH has been able to organize a network of dedicated volunteers in every state, county and congressional district. These volunteers are reaching out to their fellow citizens (at work, at play, or at home) to garner support and recruit new members. And the response from our fellow citizens has been very positive.
I have been honored with the responsibility of being the state coordinator for GOOOH in the state of Colorado. I have been in contact with hundreds of Coloradans to create the state level leadership group and the many district groups. While the organization of this is still in the initial stages, so many of the folks I’ve written to and spoken with have volunteered to help. In the work that I do, I find myself humbled by peoples’ responses and efforts to change how things are done in our country.
As GOOOH continues to move toward the goal of replacing the professional political class with citizen legislators we ask all Americans to consider what we propose. The United States of America is a great nation because of its people, not the politicians or the government policies they espouse. Our best days are still ahead of us and this nation will return to the prosperity we have experienced when we replace the entrenched incumbents in Washington with citizens like yourselves, who will use common sense in carrying out the duties of US Representatives.
Correa served in the regular army from 20 dec 1970 to 1 July 1980, in the army reserve from jan 1982 to June 1986, and in the Rhode Island Army National Guard from June 1986 until April 1993.
He is a master military parachutist, awarded the expert field medical badge, a graduate of the 82nd ABN DIV Recondo school (the jungle operations course of the school of the americas), an honor graduate of the Ft. Bragg Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense course, the basic parachutist course, the army jump master course, as well as qualified as a parachutist in the British and Canadian armies. He was also trained as a medical corpsman, a surgical technologist, a supply specialist and an infantryman. Correa has served in the positions of senior medical aid-man (including on a LRRP team), infantry scout section leader, a long-range surveillance team leader and as the training and operations NCO of a long-range surveillance detachment.
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