GOOOH Mock Session in Houston, TX

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Introducing GOOOH: The viability of returning control of the US Government back to We The People

I am very excited about firing up this blog, a place that I hope will become a hotbed for the fantastic exchange of ideas bubbling up from American Patriots across the USA.

In order to inspire truly productive commentary and debate, we must begin with an agreed-upon resolution and a set of common values, a paradigm from which we will all be working.

So to begin this blog I will start with the GOOOH Mission Statement: the objective of ending the reign of elitist career politicians and return America to a truly representative republic.

GOOOH stands for 'Get Out of Our House' and is pronounced like the word 'go'. It is a NON-PARTISAN plan to evict the 435 career politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives and replace them with everyday Americans just like you.
If you are tired of career politicians, GOOOH is for you. If you believe money has corrupted Washington, GOOOH is for you. If you believe politicians have too much power, GOOOH is for you. If you are weary of the death grip the two parties have on our government, and are ready to return control of our government to the people, then GOOOH is for you.
GOOOH is NOT a political party. It is a system that will allow you and your neighbors to choose, among yourselves, the person who can best represent your district. Members will identify a true citizen representative, an Independent candidate, to represent their district. How we get access to the ballot will be dependent on when we reach our membership goal. It is possible we could form a party in a few states as the method for getting on the ballot, but we are not a party in the classic sense: we have no platform and are a bottom-up organization.
GOOOH is an evolving system and your input is requested. The questions are changing based on the feedback of members just like you. Participate in the forums, take the survey, and send us your thoughts. This is YOUR system. We will perfect it with your input.
GOOOH is a new system that will allow "we the people" to select true representatives, not choose between a Democrat and a Republican. If we continue to elect career politicians who represent their party, the special interests that fund them, and themselves, nothing will change. GOOOH is a non-partisan process that will allow us to effect the change we all know we need.
GOOOH will allow you to:
  1. Help select your Representative - while being considered yourself
  2. Hold your Representative accountable
  3. Replace career politicians - with true representatives
  4. Take the money out of the process
The GOOOH process allows Americans of every political leaning to participate in the selection of their District's Representative while being considered themselves. Through GOOOH's Candidate Selection Sessions you and your peers will select the candidate in your district who best represents your district's views. Even if you do not wish to become your district's representative you will want to participate in the process and have a direct say in who is chosen to represent your district. GOOOH will fund a single national campaign to promote the 435 candidates (one from each district) who are selected to run against the party politicians. Because GOOOH is a process for selecting representatives (not a "party") we expect a person left of center to be selected in San Francisco and one right of center in Colorado Springs -- but it will be up to the GOOOH members in each district to decide.
Originally, the founder of GOOOH proposed excluding lawyers, members of political families, and individuals with more than $11.5 million in assets (250 times the median income). They were not to be excluded because they are bad people, but because they are overly represented in government today and, generally speaking, no longer seem to represent the common man. However, based on input from our members, the Question Committee has voted to remove the exclusion of lawyers and the wealthy. Instead, it has been decided that members of these two groups must simply declare that they are a lawyer or have more than $11.5m in assets in each Selection Session in which they participate. It will be up to the participants in each pool to decide whether or not that is of concern. We believe this change is indicative of the continuing evolution of the GOOOH system.
We hope you will join GOOOH today and help us take our House back from the politicians!
For GOOOH to succeed we will need 500,000 participants. We will continue to build our base of supporters until we have the participation we need, at which time we will begin our effort to access the ballot. The rules are different in each state, and the politicians have done a great job of building barriers to prevent competition, but they have left the drawbridge down. In some states, we may be forced to form a party, call it the GOOOH party for now. In states like Washington and Texas that is not presently an option. In some states our candidates may run as Independents. In others we may run as a Republican or Democrat, even competing in the primary if time allows. We may run on some other Party’s ticket, such as the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party. When we reach our membership goal, the rules in each state and the willingness of established parties to cooperate will help determine how we access the ballot. But one thing is certain: once we get to 500,000 members and begin our push, politicians will find themselves in an extremely difficult position justifying why a GOOOH candidate will not be allowed on the ballot. And remember, 500,000 is just the start. We will soon have five and then fifty million or more supporting GOOOH. How many state representatives are going to want to stand in the way of us getting on the ballot? We look forward to that “discussion.”

For more information please visit the GOOOH website.


  1. I am really excited to see this blog get started, and more excited about the sound principles behind this movement that can positively affect the politics of the USA and get it away from the elitism that our Founding Fathers worked so hard to remove from government. Way to go, GOOOH!

  2. Dear GOOOH:

    We have a lot in common. I'm really unhappy with the way things are, and I think our Founders had it right, but our country has gone astray.

    I think we might be able to work together. That is why I would like you to know about the book I am working on. It will advocate the use of Internet voting in all US elections. Its entitled

    How to Sideline the Superrich in All US Elections with Secure Internet Voting

    The first draft of the book is finished. Two chapters discuss the security issues. It can be done with all the security of an online purchase or electronic banking.

    One chapter is entitled "The Original Intentions of the Framers for US Presidential Elections." Those guys detested parties. I think we Americans should get our country more in-line with their vision.

    I also discuss the outrageous costs of running for president. Obama spent about $740,000,000 in 2008. Of course, this gives an unfair advantage to the superrich who can make big contributions.

    Most importantly, I show how a system of presidential elections based on Internet voting can neutralize the power of Big Money, and make the president and vice-president directly dependent upon the people who elected them.

    The superrich, and everyone else, will be free to spend as much money as they want to, but with the system I propose big spending cannot influence the voter's choice.

    No agent/pub, yet. But all my chapter drafts are online for free reading or downloading at:

    You and your readers are welcome to read any of this, and comment on it to me, or in your own writing.
    (BTW the two Polanyi essays on the list are not a part of the book on Internet voting.)


    William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.
    Political Scientist, author, speaker, CEO for
    The Internet Voting Research and Education Fund
    A CA Nonprofit Foundation


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