I'm new here so please forgive me if I'm touching on old news that has already been discussed and beaten to death. I've been defending the Fair Tax for a few years now, and it is becoming apparent to me that we are fighting a losing battle if we do not coordinate.
Pessimistic, maybe, but it wouldn't hurt if there was some framework that takes our efforts to the next level. I'm talking about the equivalent of a Fair Tax War Room.
Twitter, Myspace, Facebook. All those are fine and dandy, but we need a Fair Tax Central Command that coordinates Fair Tax Defenders and monitors Websites and discussion forums where it is found that the Fair Tax is discussed. Then, if whoever is defending there gets into trouble, a message can be sent out with an appropriate link to "send in the troops!"
One thing that is particularly frustrating is when I read a news article that includes an accompanying discussion forum. Whenever the Fair Tax is mentioned in one of these articles, the opponents descend like flies and bash the Fair Tax by spewing all the typical lies, deception, and math tricks. Their network is hardwired into their DNA. They operate on the Hive-Mind principle. Thats how it seems anyhow. We need to counter.
If the Fair Tax is not properly defended right then and there, the readers, maybe just a few, are influenced in the wrong direction. Then, as news articles do, the discussion disappears into the annuls of history because the news story is dated. After a day or two, hardly anyone ever revisits that article again. Just a few people at a time multiplied by 10,000 articles starts adding up however. We can't allow the misinformation to persist without presenting the truth to those readers.
We need a rapid response network to go put out these fires and monitor that thread until the news story gets old and no one is reading it anymore.
Just an idea.
Also, I'd like to invite all of you to visit my effort at Newt Gingrich's "American Solutions" website. My solution, "Fair Tax or BUST!" is geared towards uniting Conservatives under the Fair Tax banner, developing arguments and rebuttals in support of the Fair Tax, and urging Newt and the folks at American Solution to endorse, support, and strongly push for the Fair Tax. Please, if you are already not a member there, visit and sign up.
I recommend you use Internet Explorer because Firefox and Chrome are not entirely compatible with the site. Please remember to rate my solution and add to the discussion. Also, in Section 8 of my solution, I have started a "Fair Tax Honor Roll" to which you can add your name and further encourage Newt to endorse the Fair Tax.