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America is an idea

It is not the land.  It is not even the people.  It is an idea.  That idea is eloquently and concisely articulated in our founding documents.

Anyone who opposes that idea, who thinks it needs to be changed, opposes America.

Anyone who opposes that idea is an enemy of America.

The history of the world is a history of conquest.  It has only one form of government, the domination of the unwashed masses by an elite few.  It doesn’t matter whether it is a monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorship (military or otherwise), theocracy, socialism or communism.  Every single form of government known on planet earth, except America, exemplifies the rule of the few over the many.  Every attempt at democracy has degenerated into tyranny.

Now, we are at a great watershed in America.  The question is, can we retain our republic?

The idea of America is that the unwashed masses are better fit to determine their own destiny than an elite few.

Those who consider themselves among that elite typically oppose America and all that it stands for.  There are many such people in our nation, and even in our government, today who are determined to rob us of our liberty, for our own good.

Are we going to allow it?

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Letter to the Democrat Senators

Dear Senator,

It would appear that the media has done you a disservice in squelching the story of the Tea Parties.  Now the Tea Parties have greater support and credibility than either the Democrat or Republican party.  How much longer before they have more support than both parties combined?  And you really didn’t know it was happening.  We aren’t even warmed up yet.  We are just stretching and flexing our muscles.

What has happened is that indeed a sleeping giant has been awakened.  And, we are not going to rest until all three branches of government are reined back within the confines of the Constitution.  Unlike your own unruly rabble who use violence and threats in barbaric tantrums like those of the SEIU, Code Pink and Acorn, we Tea Party Patriots have been reading the Constitution.  And, unlike many of your erstwhile colleagues, we understand it.  We have been debating, analyzing, researching and drawing and sharing conclusions. 

Within 10 years, I assure you, we will roll back a hundred years of socialist intrusion, corruption and assaults upon our Constitution, our nation and our liberty.  Exactly how, I do not yet know.  There are thousands of groups working on it as we speak.  But all of them have the same goal. 

At this point, I think that passing the Health Care Legislation will release a firestorm of legal activity that would make ACORN and the environmental lobby green with envy.  You see we are not funded by the Republican party, nor any self serving billionaire, we are on our own.  And as such, no one can control us.  No one can restrain us.  We are the people of America and it is our job to restrain you when you prove yourselves incapable of self restraint.  And then, we will replace you.

I am just telling you how it is.  We will not resort to violence, fraud or any of the illegal activity that typifies your party.  Any sham efforts to create such dissention or the illusion of it will be met with ridicule and exposure. 

Read the Declaration of Independence.  Read the Constitution.  We separated our nation from Great Britain because of far less abuse than the federal government has imposed upon us for the last century.  We must restore the Constitution.  Government, all 3 branches, must be reined in.  Your job is to secure our liberties, but for the past 100 years, our federal government has been infringing upon them, deliberately.  We now know there was never any intention of supporting the Constitution or serving the citizens of this great nation.  That genii will never be put back in the bottle. 

But I am not complaining, not really.  Someday when Mr. Obama is sitting in a jail cell for his nefarious activities, and perhaps you will be with him, I will write him a letter thanking him.  Had not these abuses stirred our patriotism and instincts for survival, I would not have met the many Tea Party patriots with whom I am forging lifelong friendships. 

We are now united and when We the People are united, no one can defeat us.  No one ever has and no one ever will.

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Can you hear us now?

Yes, I was there.  Yes, it was amazing.

The most telling sign was the one with a man holding a megaphone shouting “Can you hear us now?”  Since 9/12/2009, the message from the President, from Congress and from the media has been a very resounding “No!”

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As this very wide angle photo of the protest shows, there probably was in excess of 2,000,000 people there.  As a participant, it was not possible, from a person’s eye view to see everyone, to even get a grasp of the magnitude of the protest.  When we saw estimates in the tens of thousands, we knew that was hooey, but 2.7 million, well that sounded like wishful thinking…until I saw this photo.

The interviews that are missing are the interviews of the hotel staffs where many of us spend the night, the restaurant maitre d’s where we went for lunch after the march.  Find out what they think of the tea party patriots.  Do we deserve the vitriol spewed at us?  Are we just a bunch of crankypants, old bigots who are suffering the death throes of our cherished white supremacism?

No, we are the people who fought and died to arrive on these shores.  We are the people who began protesting slavery over 400 years ago when we first learned of it.  We are the people who flooded the shores of Normandy and left a carpet of dead behind us.  We are the people who passed civil rights legislation in opposition to the Democrat party time and time again, only to watch them ignore it and fund the KKK to kill our fellow citizens, black and white.  We are the people who cared for and fed one another during the depression.  We are the people who love this nation for what it was, for what it is and for what it can be.

It will not be another failed socialist state.  That is not an option.

Since 9/12, Acorn has been defunded and the nationalization of health care has been pretty much derailed.  Both can be resuscitated if we stop watching, and we know it.  We are no less vigilant today than we were on 9/12/2009 or 9/12/2001.  We know when we and our nation are in jeopardy.  And we will not close both eyes simultaneously as long as we are.

Call us whatever names you want.   We were all bullied in school just like everyone else…in fact if you talk to most of the bullies, they thought they were bullied too.  We learned how to deal with it.  We learned that words from someone else’s mouth cannot harm us without our agreement.  We may have cried over it, but we didn’t forfeit our identity over it, and we did not become weak or embittered over it.  So go ahead, spread your vitriol and spew your malice.  We don’t care what you think or say because you have long since forfeited our respect.

As I  posted before, we want a laissez faire government, and we want to go back to our lives, our children our homes, hobbies and dreams.  We won’t do it though, until we know it is safe to do so.  And the longer it takes, the more annoyed we are going to become.  Just because we are not the kind of violent, degraded, debauched people who populate liberal protests, do not think we cannot make our weight felt.  We will find a way, it will be legal, but that doesn’t mean it will be pleasant for the people assaulting our nation and Constitution.

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Time to Act on the Intolerable Acts

The purpose of limited government is to permit people to live our lives without government interference. That includes the intrusion of requiring all citizens to be heavily involved in politics. The purpose of the lower house, the House of Representatives, is to have a steady turnover of citizen politicians influencing our government. This body of citizen statesmen is the only arm of the government empowered to introduce new legislation to raise revenues.

The Constitution was so designed that all laws are to originate with the people, not the government.

Neither the executive branch nor the judicial branch is empowered to introduce new legislation, only Congress. And no legislation can be adoped without the approval of the lower House. And that lower house was to be composed, not of politicians, but of citizens, citizen statesmen.

When the Constitution was written, it stated that there was to be not more than one Representative for every 30,000 citizens, with every state to have a minimum of one Representative. With today’s population of over 300,000,000, that would equate to over 10,000 members in the House of Representatives. Would that be too unwieldy? Perhaps.

In 1911, House membership was capped at 435. Since that time, per capita representation has been steadily decreasing, until today when we have less than 1 legislator for every half million people. Is it possible for one Representative to actually be in communication with and able to honestly represent that many people? Apparently not.

Recently, a number of Intolerable Acts, including the Stimulus Package, Omnibus Spending Bill and Budget, have been introduced and passed by a Congress, upon the demand of the Executive Branch, which is prohibited from introducing legislation for very good reason. Our government no longer represents the wisdom and common sense of the citizens of the United States of America.

It is upon the limitation of government, and the ability of the citizens to focus the vast majority of their time and attention on living their lives, rearing children, building careers, pursuing the arts and sciences, glee clubs and football, that the great engine of the American economy rests. At this moment, more citizens are focused heavily on government for the very reason that it is betraying them and abusing its responsibilities.

Americans that should be engaging in entrepreneurial enterprises, investing in everything from fashion to invention, from entertainment to home improvements to literature and travel are instead sitting on their funds, watching government, writing letters to Congress, the President and the Judiciary. They are organizing and holding tea parties. And while their attention is diverted, the economic engine that drives the world economy is stalled.

We are alarmed that our government is no longer predictable, is no longer functioning rationally and requires our interference.

The economy cannot and will not recover without the vigorous re-engagement of these people with the society, the economy and their lives. It will continue to stagnate as long as we the people are pre-occupied with government.

The only way to restore the economy is to restore the balance of government, to allow the people to disengage from the government and return to their very productive lives. This requires repealing the Intolerable Acts.

The members of the ruling elite, no longer governing, no longer public servants, but ruling elite, do not want to obey the will of the people. It is incumbent upon the people of the United States of America to compel the government to bend to their will.

The best way to influence the government is by the very source of our strength and value, our wallets.

We must embark on a series of tests of the underground conservative network with 48-hour spending freezes.

The problem with the government is that it has spent far and beyond its ability to pay. All of that spending must be rescinded. We must demonstrate for Congress what “not spending” is, until they learn from observation and whatever other pressures ensue.

Starting with the 48 hours following the July 4 Tea Party, July 5 and 6, all Americans are requested to impose a 100% spending freeze. This 2-day spending freeze will be repeated once per month until enough people are participating to have a negative impact on the economy that the government notices. At that time, we will proceed to phase 2, a long-term freeze on all discretionary spending. Any spending not necessary to survive, work, and feed one’s family will be restrained.

This spending freeze will continue until the government gets the message that we mean business, and rescinds the Intolerable Acts.

Publius

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