“WE” PEOPLE! – May 31, 2009
I am not a Democrat. The Democrats are the farthest thing away from what I believe – polar opposites. The Republicans have moved away from me to the point where I no longer identify with them. So, for now, I don’t know where I fit. I don’t believe I’m a Liberterian because they go too far in some directions and I can’t support those beliefs. I guess I’m “an American.” That’s it! I’m an American!
My beliefs, core values and standards haven’t changed for decades. The parties have changed. Each party has been taken over by charistmatic leaders and marketing tactics, forgetting what is best for Americans. They seem to be consumed with how to get themselves elected and nothing else. Case in point: Arlen Specter. He jumped parties because he couldn’t win a Republican Primary. He couldn’t win the Republican Primary because he didn’t vote like a Republican too much of the time. Now he’s a Democrat and won’t vote the total Democrat line – at least I don’t think he will – and so he won’t be able to win a Democrat Primary, either. But he can’t see that. He doesn’t see that party switching revealed his core belief; “Get thyself elected at all costs.”
“Get thyself elected at all costs.” This is the core belief of politicians. I don’t want politicians in office.
I want Americans. True Americans. People who believe in America and what it has always stood for. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY! FREEDOM! SELF-RELIANCE! TRUE JUSTICE! ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT! INNOVATIVISM! FREEDOM OF SPEECH! FREEDOM OF RELIGION! THE CONSTITUTION! THE BILL OF RIGHTS! SEPARATION OF POWERS – LAWS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY CONGRESS – NOT PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS, NOT COURT JUDGES! THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS! THE RIGHT TO OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY! TAXATION ONLY WITH REPRESENTATION! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, “OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. NONE OF THE OTHERS MATTER UNLESS WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.”
“…that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — 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. “ Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
Notice that nowhere in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, or even the Gettysburg Address, can we find, “Get thyself elected.” We can only find “WE THE PEOPLE….”
Not “We the slaves”, nor “we the pocket books”. Not “we the humble and lowly servants who pay the bills for the lavish spending of the wheeler dealers who think they are far above us.” The people have almost forgotten who “WE” are. It’s time to remember and stand up. “WE” are the government. “WE” make America prosperous and safe. “WE” elect representatives. AND “WE” CAN REFUSE TO ELECT THOSE WHO DON’T ABIDE BY OUR CONSTITUTION.
Look around your neighorhood and find the true Americans among you. Then see which have some courage and leadership qualities. They will be the “WE” people who serve without expecting anything in return. They will be the “WE” people who made it on their own and don’t have their hand out. Encourage these “WE” people to run for the office that most affects your life. Keep populating the offices of government from local to federal with “WE” Americans and someday “WE” will have the current deplorable situation turned around.
“WE THE PEOPLE” IS THE ONLY THING THAT PRESERVES OUR FREEDOM FROM TYRANNY. BE A “WE” INDIVIDUAL. ELECT ONLY “WE” PEOPLE.
(Note: Please pay attention to what a politician says vs. what he/she actually does! Listen to what each one says and then compare it to what he/she actually does. If they don’t match, throw them out for not keeping their promises and lying to the electorate, just to “get thyself elected.”)