My friend Alicia Colon, former columnist for New York Sun, has launched a website that will attempt to do the seemingly impossible: reform New York — by kicking the bad people out of government.

Infuriated by a clip of Sen. Chuck Schumer saying that American people don’t care about “itty bitty pork amendments,” she checked when he would be up for reelction — and found that more than just this fixture’s term is up: both New York senators, Governor Paterson, Rep. Charles Rangel, half of the City Council, and half of the state assembly.

Realizing what an opportunity this presents, Alicia started the website ChangeNYin2010.com, which will give voters the facts about who these corrupt politicians are and offer links to their opponents.

As she wrote:

We can vote them out if we can generate enough tea party people. Voter turnout is always low in non-presidential races so even though it sounds like a pipe dream, I’m tired of doing nothing. I’ve recruited a few people who will send me info to put on the site. If you have contacts in upstate NY, that would be nice.

So she’s looking for people who know people anywhere and everywhere in New York State, to get them involved in spreading the word about this effort — and to let them know that ousting the corrupt freaks who run the state is doable. A flyer reads:

DON’T LEAVE NEW YORK
FIGHT TO CHANGE IT

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT
AND IT WON’T COST YOU A CENT

CHANGENYIN2010.COM WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY

DON’T JUST COMPLAIN ABOUT HIGH TAXES — YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM

TAKE BACK NEW YORK FROM CORRUPT POLITICIANS WHO ONLY CARE ABOUT STAYING IN OFFICE-NOT ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Email-info@changeNYin2010.com

“When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson

Her mission statement:

The American people have forgotten that the Constitution of the United States empowers the people to control their government. Whatever crisis we are presently in, the solution is staring at us in the mirror.

For too long, we have been complacent about what happens in Congress and the White House. There is no excuse for allowing the corruption in our state houses and Washington, D.C. to continue when all we have to do is pay attention.

The mainstream media has abdicated its responsibility to provide the truth about political campaigns objectively and has elected instead to promote the agenda of one party.

ChangeNYin2010.com will fill that information void. We will provide voters with videos and quotes from incumbent politicians to demonstrate how they have lost touch with their constituents. We will provide links to the sites of their opponents so that the voter can make an informed choice come Election Day. We will also be conducting interviews of new candidates and asking them questions on issues that concern the voters now.

2010 is the year that nearly all the New York politicians are up for re-election. We can change the office of the Governor. We can elect new senators and congressional representatives; we can change the majority in the state Assembly and Senate. We can also change the City Council. These are the offices that have control of our lives and all it takes for us to wrest control from them is the vote.

We here at Changenyin2010.com urge American citizens to register to vote. Do not wait until the last minute so that you will not be disenfranchised.

Change was the big theme of the 2008 campaign but the only thing that has resulted is that Americans have been left out of the process. We must always remember these words of Abraham Lincoln:

…. that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.