How to Save America in 250 Words or Less

– an essay contest

Let’s not pull punches: America is in peril.  The America we know — the one we envision when we see “USA”, see the flag — is moribund, on the verge of no return.

True liberals are the only hope of salvation for America.  Only we possess the strength, the ethics, and the clear understanding required to rescue the dream first conceived 250 years ago by the original American Liberals.

But what to do?

In the absence of any real leadership from the traditional sources, True Liberal Nexus will mount up and bravely lead the charge.  Hence this essay contest.  In no more than 250 words, tell us how to save America.  Give a broad outline of a plan, set a theme, or focus on one vital aspect of our salvation.

This is how it starts. Defining goals. Then realizing the imagined.  So submit your essay.  What, 250 words too few?  If you can’t express your vision in less, then it is not a true vision.

The best submissions will be posted here, and the best author of all will receive a really cheap prize. Submit to


6 Responses to How to Save America in 250 Words or Less

  1. John Smart says:

    Oh yeah..I’ll take a crack at this. Is there a deadline?

  2. tamerlane says:

    See contest rules below.

  3. tamerlane says:

    How to Save America in 250 Words or Less
    Contest Rules

    Entries must be received no later than May 15, 2010.

    All entries become the property of the entity known as ‘tamerlane’ and may be used by tamerlane / True Liberal Nexus for any purpose. Entrants further agree to have their name / pseudonym used by tamerlane and/or True Liberal Nexus for any purpose, including but not limited to, promotional purposes or publication, in the context of an entrant to this contest.

    All prizes issued for this contest are purely symbolic in nature and have no cash value. Prizes may not be exchanged, either for other prizes or for cash.

    Winners will be determined by tamerlane and in a completely arbitrary manner. Entrants agree to abide by the decisions of the judge(s) and to refrain from seeking redress in any manner against undesirable outcomes of the contest.

    Tamerlane reserves the right to alter or cancel this contest at any time and for any reason, to alter the prizes being awarded, or to issue no prizes at all.

    By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to these terms.

    If any of these clauses prove to be unenforceable, the others clauses shall nevertheless remain in effect.

  4. Carolyn Kay says:

    I only need four words to describe how to save America:


    Carolyn Kay

  5. Plastic Obama Band says:

    Big meteorite destroys Washington DC.

    The culture of the place itself is corrupt and poisonous; it doesn’t matter anymore who you send there or what regulations you impose from the outside. Anybody or anything new is corrupted, some quickly and others gradually.

    • tamerlane says:


      Love your handle, no so impressed with your “solution” (sic).

      I’ll take your meteor as an allegory for political reform. But it’s uninspired, and about as constructive as Alice Kooper’s puerile “school’s been blown to pieces”. I was looking for something akin to Lennon’s “Imagine — it’s easy if you try.”

      Instead of an action plan, you give us the same, old “throw the bums out” mantra. Yeah, so throw them out … and replace them with who exactly? Eliminate Washington corruption — great! But how?

      The time for whining & grouching is over. If you have something proactive to offer, we’d all love to see the plan. But when all you talk about is destruction, you can count me out.

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