Monday, October 25, 2010

Restoring Our Nation: Enemies of the State.

The people of the United States are in the midst of a war. This is not a war of bullets and bombs but rather a war of ideologies that will decide the course of America. Will the ideals of our Founding Fathers prevail and allow our nation to be restored to it's position as the guiding light of freedom and liberty for all the world? Or will the tattered failure of socialism raise it's destructive head once again and replace all that our ancestors fought and died for with a system that plunges us into despair and slavery to our government.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Tea Party Rocks the Nation.

In tonight's GOP primaries the Tea Party proved two things....The first thing is that the nation is tired of "business as usual" GOP Establishment Candidates. And number two, with the help of Republican Big Mouth Karl Rove and the The Delaware Republican Party's little temper tantrum, the Tea Party Express proved once and for all that the Tea Party Movement IS NOT the GOP is disguise. The Delaware primary was a blow-out victory for the Tea Party backed candidate, Christine O’Donnell, over the Republican Party candidates and Tea Party backed candidate for Governor of NY, Carl Paladino, won an upset victory over GOP backed candidate Rick Lazio.

And now the GOP establishment, complete with Karl "Has-Been" Rove (he's 0 for 2 in the last two elections), are gonna take their toys to another sandbox because they didn't get their way...just like a bunch of nine year old Momma's Boys...Pathetic.

Congratulations to MS. O'Donnell  and Mr. Paladino.  They have an uphill climb ahead, against the Democrat establishment, but the Tea Party has the momentum.

Reality Check: A second American Revolution??? (Part Three)

In the second part of this series we explored the question "Are they listening and came to the conclusion that they are not listening.

We have concluded that the Constitution dictates the powers of the Federal Government and that those powers have been overstepped.  We have also concluded the Constitution tells the Federal Government that WE THE PEOPLE can protest and petition Congress for redress of our grievances....and we have. But what do we do if they refuse to listen? What power, short of revolution, do we have to stop them?

Once again the Constitution comes through for us. In it we find that we have the power to replace those who fail to meet our standards by voting them out of office. And that is exactly what we did in 2008...we elected Barack Obama to be our president based on his promise to bring hope that everything was going to be alright and his promise to change the way the government ran. We decided to put the Democrat Party into power because the Republicans had beat us into the ground for eight years and we wanted it to stop. So far it is not looking too good. Not only did it not stop, the democrats got an even bigger hammer and pounded us even harder.

So now what can we do? In November we will try the Republicans again...we will give them another chance to prove that our government will do right by the American People. They need to prove that they are listening. We don't want unsecured borders...we don't want Bail-Outs and Stimulus programs for big business and banks while we lose our homes and jobs...we don't want our privacy violated or our rights taken away in the name of National Security anymore...we don't want them to take control of, and regulate, the internet...we don't want any more war...all we want you to do is secure the borders, defend our country, make sure our money is secure, and make sure we are seen, by the rest of the world, as the peaceful hardworking nation we are... Instead of the hateful warmongers you make us out to be. All you have to do is be in it for the People (ALL of the people, not just SOME of the people) instead of Big Business, Banks and the U.N.

If the Republicans succeed, they can save us all from another bloody American Revolution. If they fail, the People's options become really limited...really fast. When we compare what we have for Government Now to the Government of England in 1776 and can't see a reasonable difference...we have reached the point that it will be time to throw off the chains of a tyrannical government and replace it with one of our own.  And just knowing THAT should bring the Pucker Factor to Full Squeeze for the entire nation. If they fail, I fear we will run out of time, patience, and options. At that point we will just be waiting for the first shot to be fired. And that scares me.

Reality Check: A Second American Revolution??? (Part Two)

In the first part of this series about the growing sense of impending revolution we looked at the source of the Federal Government's power and asked if they have overstepped that power.

 Since most people agree that the Federal Government is operating well outside of the power granted to it by The Constitution, the next logical question is, "What can we do about it?"...Once again, The Constitution gives us the answer. The First Amendment gives us the right to protest and petition congress for redress of our grievances. If the federal government over-steps the boundaries of it's power, as granted in The Constitution, we may protest those actions and ask congress to correct the problem. The real question for us is this, "As a nation, have we protested and petitioned congress, and did congress listen and respond to us?"  I don't think there are too many people who would argue that the Nation is Not protesting....There is a heck of a lot of protesting for all types of issues. Border control and immigration enforcement is one of the duties of the Federal Government that is specifically spelled out in The Constitution. As is sound monetary policy and national defense. I doubt you will find a reference in The Constitution to address mandatory health care. There are those who argue that it falls under "promote the general welfare," and this is the argument used for all federal welfare and entitlement programs, but that statement is in the Preamble and is in reference to WHY we are writing the Constitution and not to a power granted to the government.

So have we protested and petitioned for redress of grievances?  I think most people would agree that with the current "Tea Party" movement that calls for Smaller Government, Lower Taxes, and Less Government Spending, along with the public protests on Immigration Policy, the Public Outcry over the New Health Care Legislation, the Wars the country can No Longer Afford to Fight (not that we shouldn't, but that we can't) and The Rapidly Deteriorating Economic Nightmare, there has been plenty of protesting and petitioning going on.

Are they listening? When The President of the United States laughs and says he hasn't heard of The Tea Party Movement...When more than 60% of The People opposed the Health Care Reform Bill and the majority party forces it through congress without even giving the minority party (or The People) time to read the 2700 page monster, and the President signs it without regard to public outcry...When nearly 70% of the country, and 80% of the State of Arizona, approves of Arizona's state immigration law and the Administration sues the state to stop it while allowing a foreign country's President to address OUR congress and berate the entire country...When the DOJ refuses to enforce laws because they don't like them...When the Patriot Act is not only extended but expanded when we wanted our privacy back...When The Department of Homeland Security labels common citizens as terrorists and calls for monitoring us...When The Speaker of the House suggests looking into Who is funding these protests...I think it is safe to say that our government is hearing us just fine. They are just choosing to ignore all the little people. We have protested and asked for redress of grievances and The Federal Government has chosen to IGNORE us, label us as terrorists, and invade our privacy.

In Part Three of this series we will examine if there is any alternative left to revolution.

Reality Check: A Second American Revolution? ( Part One of Three )

It's a little un-nerving sometimes to think about...A Second American Revolution...and it's not a subject anyone should take lightly. For most Americans, the thought of taking up arms against the government gives us a sick queasy feeling in the bottom of our stomachs. Partly because of the shear magnitude, scope and uncertainty of the thought. No SANE person wants to think about the carnage in terms of life, property and potential for loss of liberty. But more importantly the ever increasing prospects that it might actually happen should leave all Americans pale and shaking. So, I think it would be a good time for a reality check. Lets all just take a step back from the heated debates and anger over the situation and take a hard look at a couple of things before we get to a point of no return.
The obvious first question is why do so many of us feel like we are so close to a situation that quickly devolves into open war against the government? The answer to that question requires us to look at how our government was formed and how it has changed since it was formed. The fundamental tenant of the American system of government was, and always will be, the idea that our federal government should be extremely limited in it's power and that all of the power the government has is given to it by The People and could be taken from it by The People. The founding fathers saw the Federal Government as having the potential to invalidate and usurp the power of The People if it's power were not limited and controlled. So the question now becomes, "Is the federal government acting beyond the scope of power that The Constitution provides?"  Just so we are all on the same page, I want to make sure EVERYONE understands that Federal Law DOES NOT trump or change The Constitution...ever. The Constitution specifically states what the organization,  powers and responsibilities of the federal government are, and emphatically states that any remaining power belongs to the states and to the people...period. Anyone who argues otherwise should go back and actually READ it this time. If you don't like what it says then work to change it through an amendment.

Most people who have ever read The Constitution will agree that the current federal government is acting in ways that are FAR beyond it's limited authority in both the Executive and Legislative branches. This is Reality #1.

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