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“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” - Frederick Douglass

Earthquakes Happen

These days we Oklahomans are constantly reminded of the golden oldie, “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

No, we’re not dancing; we’re having one earthquake after another. In fact, the Washington Post recently reported “there were 183 quakes in Oklahoma with at least a 3.0 magnitude between October 2013 and April 14, 2014.”

A national earthquake made even bigger news on Tuesday - a political earthquake of literally stunning proportions. In Tuesday’s Virginia 7th congressional primary, unknown and sparsely funded economics professor Dave Brat knocked out incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. 

Given how bright the lights were inside the Capitol Tuesday night, one can only guess how many members of Congress sat in a stunned stupor as We The People shifted the tectonic plates under the Capitol dome.

Imagine a challenger with no smarmy political consultants writing canned ham attack ads or a political machine bundling campaign donations, taking out the 2nd most powerful member of the United States House of Representatives!

It just doesn’t happen this way. According to CNN, Cantor spent around $100 per vote and Brat spent about $5 per vote. But it did.

Cantor’s public shellacking was especially humiliating given that this is the first time a sitting majority leader has lost a primary election since the position was created in 1899. While talking heads will pontificate for weeks, the reason Cantor is on the unemployment line is an affliction suffered by too many elected officials.

When you consistently ignore, dismiss and use public policy to punish the people who elected you, the people will have the last word. It reminds me of Bill Cosby when his TV character Dr. Cliff Huxtable told his son Theo, “I brought you into this world, and I'll take you out!”

Ladies and gentlemen this is the terrain altering power of grassroots, and this is the kind of real power that just sent the House Majority Leader packing.

As Brat’s 23-year old campaign manager, told the Washington Examiner, their campaign was “100-percent grassroots. Grassroots, grassroots, grassroots, grassroots, grassroots.”

The FairTax® campaign is also a grassroots campaign - the largest grassroots tax replacement campaign in the country. Isn’t it going to be earth shaking when the FairTax knocks out the income tax? Washington will be shaken to its core!

Finally, tonight FairTax grassroots activists and delegates begin their national meeting in Houston, TX. The meeting begins with a dinner featuring Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) as the keynote speaker. Saturday and Sunday the newly elected delegates will get down to the business of governing Americans For Fair Taxation® as they assume their position on the board of directors.  

Please keep these dedicated leaders in your thoughts and prayers as they seek to guide and direct passage of HR 25. 

And last but certainly not least, Lydia Child said, “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” Happy Father’s Day to FairTax Fathers near and far – may you have a most blessed day on this day and always.

Until next week,

Cindy Canevaro 

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