Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Is it time for a third party to emerge?

February 20, 2013

This is a reposting of a previously posted article

 

I wrote this article last year and I feel as strongly about this issue now as I did then.  With early voting already started and election day quickly approaching I urge you to refuse to continue to vote for “the lessor of two evils”.  It is time to break the cycle!!    Let’s let our elected officials know that they can no longer take us for granted and that we will require them to represent us and put our country’s needs before their own or we will fire them.

 


 

As our country continues to spiral into oblivion I find myself not satisfied with the current two party system.  More and more each day I realize they my interests are less and less represented in Washington.  With this understanding I have to begin looking at what my options are.

First, I could believe that my representatives know more than I do and have our country’s and my best interest at heart. After all, they say all the right things while they are trying to get my vote.  They make all the right promises and go on the right shows.  Maybe they really do have the country’s and my best interest at heart.  To do this I would have to stop paying attention to what they are doing and shift into blind faith mode.  Hmmm, I don’t think so….

Next, I could disassociate myself from the whole process.  I could stop paying attention to politics altogether and stop worrying about what goes on in Washington or Nashville.  But in order to pull this off I will have to stop caring about my children’s and grand-children’s futures.  I know I can’t do that, so…..

Thirdly, I could work to reform one of the two major parties from within….to return it to it’s core, stated values so that it would once again represent me.  To do this would require the help of many higher ups within the party.  These are people that are not easily accessed.  I would have to find someway to speak with them and convince them to help me advance the reform agenda I have.  This is viable option for local and state representatives.  I mean, I could make an appointment and actually get to speak with them, or I could knock on their front door and ask to speak with them, or maybe I would see them at church or the little league field.  Unfortunately, this is not an option on the federal level.  These people only want to hear from me when I am casting a vote for them.  The rest of the time they seem to want me to sit down, shut up, and trust them no matter what I hear or see.  At one time I thought this was the best alternative.

Lastly, I can look to change the rules of the game.  To do this, new players must be introduced and paradigms must be shifted.  To do this I would have to leave my comfort zone.  I would have to realize that the only way to stop or change the monstrous system we now have is to stop feeding it.  The old saying about the definition of insanity comes to mind here.  I would have to accept the fact that I would have to take some steps back in order to ultimately go forward in a better way.  At this point I am beginning to think that I can do this.  It is worth the short term cost in order to get the long term gain.

I believe it is time for a viable third party to emerge.  I believe we can’t fix our issues by remaining on the same path.  Drastic and radical changes must be made and made now.  I invite you to join me in looking for that viable third party.

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ObamaCare Ruled Unconstitutional

January 31, 2011

Freedom and Liberty still holds in the United States.  Click here to read.

It is Nearly Election Day

October 28, 2010

Election day is next Tuesday unless you voted early.  If you have not already how you are going to vote I encourage you to take some time over the weekend to examine the issues important to you and those that affect the country and then look at the candidates to see which ones will best represent your position.  Then, go a vote accordingly.  Please make time to exercise your constitutional right.

What issues are important to you?  What is motivating you to vote as you will?  Leave a comment and lets discuss them.

Obama Following the Alinsky Textbook

June 26, 2010

This article posted over at Human Events brings an interesting perspective on Obama’s divide and conquer methods.  I have heard others make the connection of Obama to Alinsky’s book Rules for Radicals but I don’t remember seeing it explained by using the specific rules from the book.  It is very informative to see the rule and then some specific examples of what Obama has said and done.

Take a moment to read the article and tell me what you think.

Girly-man Obama trying to sound tough

June 8, 2010

Does anyone take Obama seriously when he tries to sound tough like this?  I really doubt it.  Watch the video yourself and see if you can keep from laughing when he “talks tough”.

RealClearPolitics – Video – Obama Seeking “Ass To Kick” Over Oil Spill.

Ray Stevens – We The People

December 28, 2009

What About The Constitution?

May 27, 2009

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Perspectives On Profiling

April 16, 2009

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Obama’s Tax Plan

March 16, 2009

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This says it all.  No further commentary needed.

Montana Has It Right On Second Amendment By Chuck Baldwin

March 4, 2009

Montana Has It Right On Second Amendment
By Chuck Baldwin
March 3, 2009

This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2009/cbarchive_20090303.html

According to ABC News (Feb. 25, 2009), “The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

“‘As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,’ Holder told reporters.”

Holder also said that President Obama would seek to make the assault weapons ban permanent, close the “gun show loophole,” and ban “cop-killer” bullets.

At this point, I believe it is incumbent on me to say that both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have made a career out of doing everything in their power to strip the American people of their right to keep and bear arms. Even under the rubric of the abovementioned “few gun-related changes,” there is the potential for widespread assault against our Second Amendment.

For example, the so-called “assault weapons” ban is as phony as the Bush-Obama stimulus spending bills–and just as fraudulent. A semi-automatic rifle, which is incapable of automatic fire, is not an “assault weapon.” By definition, an assault weapon must be capable of fully automatic fire. A civilian AR-15-style rifle–in any configuration–is functionally identical to any semi-automatic hunting rifle. In fact, many hunters commonly use AR-15-style rifles for all types of hunting, both predator and big game. The term “assault weapon” is simply a dangerous-sounding moniker that makes it easy for a compliant media to intimidate the public and public officials into passing a ban against semi-automatic rifles.

Furthermore, does anyone believe that if Obama and Holder were successful in outlawing semi-automatic rifles, pump and bolt-action rifles would not also be targeted? Get real! I well remember gun control zealots during the Clinton years railing against bolt-action rifles, calling them “sniper” rifles. And once rifles are outlawed, how long would it be before handguns and shotguns would fall victim to a similar fate? As always, the issue for these people is not what type of firearm it is; the issue is the infringement of the right of the people to keep and bear arms–any arms.

Of course, the “gun show loophole” is nothing more than the prohibition against private citizens selling and trading their own personal firearms. I would like to remind the Obamas and Holders of this country that liberty is not a “loophole.”

In the beginning, the private sale and trading of firearms was almost exclusively the purpose for which gun shows were started. Today, commercial firearms dealers dominate gun shows, but it is still a convenient marketplace for citizens to buy and trade guns. This is a freedom and right that is as old as the country itself. Shoot (pun intended)! I remember when we were free to buy guns from a Sears & Roebuck catalog.

And as to banning “cop-killer” bullets, what bullet is not capable of killing? Any bullet that is not capable of killing a good guy is not capable of killing a bad guy (be it two-legged or four). This is just another approach to the same goal: the infringement of the right to keep and bear arms. Obviously, any gun without a bullet is pretty much useless.

The Democrats went down this road in 1994. Are they really willing to go down the same road again? It looks like they are.

It was largely an aggressive gun control agenda that caused the Republicans to sweep both houses of Congress in 1994 and render Bill Clinton without a majority in either chamber. It was also an aggressive gun control agenda that caused Al Gore to lose the Presidential election in 2000. Even Bill Clinton publicly acknowledged that fact.

All of that said, however, the underlying reality is that it is the individual States that must ultimately be guardians of the Second Amendment (and the rest of the Bill of Rights, of course). States must be willing to resist any and all efforts by the central government to intrude upon their independence, sovereignty, and liberties. If this was not the case, why did the individual States not dissolve after the federal government was created by the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787? Why? Because the States were deemed to be superior entities. Superior in assignment. Superior in responsibility. Superior in nature. Superior in scope.

As James Madison said in the Federalist Papers, No. 45, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

Therefore, when the federal government begins to intrude upon the rights and liberties of the people, it is the responsibility of the States to resist.  Obviously, the way the federal government tries to keep States in subjection is through bribery: by threatening to deny federal tax dollars unless States comply with their despotic machinations. And, sadly, most States have succumbed to this menacing temptation for far, far too long.

The good news is that States are finally beginning to fight back.

According to World Net Daily, “So far, eight states have introduced  resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.

“Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.”

Pertaining specifically to the Second Amendment, the State of Montana, in particular, seems to have it all together. In anticipation of the recent Heller Supreme Court decision, a host of Montana’s senators and representatives–along with its Secretary of State– proposed a resolution stating “that any ‘collective rights’ holding in D.C. v. Heller will violate Montana’s compact with the United States, the contract by which Montana entered the Union in 1889.”

The Montana resolution recalls, “When Montana entered into statehood and adopted the Compact as a part of the Montana Constitution in 1889, included was a provision guaranteeing the right to bear arms to ‘any person.'”

The resolution continues, “To be clear, the wording of the right to bear arms reservation in the Montana constitution is exactly the same today as it was in 1884.”

Furthermore, the Montana resolution says, “There is no question that the contract into which Montana entered for statehood was predicated upon an understanding that the people of Montana would benefit from an individual and personal right to bear arms, protected from governmental interference by both the federal and Montana constitutions. That was the clear intent of the parties to the contract.”

The resolution ended by stating sternly, “A collective rights holding in Heller would not only open the Pandora’s box of unilaterally morphing contracts, it would also poise Montana to claim appropriate and historically entrenched remedies for contract violation.”

In other words, representatives and senators in the State of Montana unequivocally put Washington, D.C., on notice that it would not tolerate the infringement of its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. I don’t think I’m reading anything into the resolution by assuming that they were implying that they would secede before they let the federal government trample their Second Amendment liberties. (Plus, I’ve just been told that New Hampshire may also be preparing to propose such a resolution.)

Montana has it exactly right!

Now it is time for every State legislative body in America that believes in the Second Amendment to step up to the plate and let Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and the rest of these gun-grabbing socialists know that they will not tolerate even one more attempt to infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms–and that includes any so-called “assault weapons” ban.

And let’s never forget that the purpose of the Second Amendment was not to ensure the rights of hunters, but of citizens to protect themselves–and their States–against the tyrannical tendencies of their own government.

P.S. If anyone wants to see firsthand testimony regarding the importance of the Second Amendment, I encourage him or her to watch this testimony given before Congress not long ago:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4069761537893819675