Doug Hughes, an actual USPS mailman, landed his own gyrocopter on the Capital lawn to personally deliver letters to Congress. The letters address the problem of corruption in politics, and its solution – campaign finance reform.
I have thought about walking away from this whole thing, because it’s crazy. And I have thought about being 75-years-old and watching the collapse of this country, and thinking that I’d had an idea that might have arrested the fall – and I didn’t do it.
And I would tell you, completely honestly, I’d rather die in the flight, than live to be 80-years-old and see this country fall.
— Doug Hughes
We are grateful to Mr. Hughes for his heroic action of protest. We are very glad he was not injured. But a lot of folks secretly, regretfully, believe his action was in vain.
The Democracy Club
Doug Hughes has a website: The Democracy Club. Thoughtful, well-written, nicely laid-out. Along with coverage of his ‘Flight’ plans and his political essays, he also spotlights the following anti-corruption groups:
The only reason I know about Hughes’ website is from my email. There, I noticed a person joined Wolf PAC after they learned about it from his website. (Which, I presume, he/she visited out of curiosity after seeing coverage of Mr. Hughes’ amazing Capitol lawn mail delivery.)
Outlandish Mail Delivery Is Successful
FACT: Doug Hughes’ brave action encouraged at least one person to believe they could do something about saving our democracy. EDUCATED GUESS: Most likely, there are many, many more!
Doug Hughes wasn’t trying to convince Members of Congress to do something about campaign finance reform. That would be futile.
Rather. he admirably demonstrated to The People how to stand up and use our own power.
Welcome to the Democracy Club.