Monday, August 24, 2009
Time For a Third Party!
I've been trying to hold out hope for the Republican party for a long time now. Not so much that I consider myself Republican, more like maybe they will come to their senses and run a CONSERVATIVE candidate. I have always said that Bush was NO conservative. Conservatives find ways to take and spend less of our money and lessen the size of government, hence the name conservative, root word "conserve", any questions? Bush did neither. Actually, he completely went the other direction. Sure he gave us a little tax cut so he would seem more conservative. This tactic was a smoke screen. Bush loved to use the phrase "compassionate conservatism", wow that's sounds catchy and caring. Too bad it's B.S.! "Compassionate conservatism" means simply this, No conservatism at all!!! We haven't had a conservative candidate since Reagan. Bush Sr. and W. are elitists. Just like John McCain and Barrack Obama. They only care about themselves and their self serving ideologies. What this country needs is a third party, or a third choice, if you will. If you want "change", this is the only way that I can see it to be possible. The problem is that the party lines are blurred. They are not set in stark contrast anymore. Hell, both parties have abandoned their platforms. Democrats used to be for the working man. Republicans used to care about capitalism. Now the new Democrats have become the old socialists, and the new Republicans have become slaves to big business. In this scenario we the people lose out every time. Joseph Stalin once said, "No matter who they vote for, they're voting for us." That seems about right for our government too. I can't stand these ignorant college kids and their obsession with socialism. I know we are all young and stupid once, but now it has even more severe consequences than ever before. We are at the precipice in this country, especially with socialized health care right around the corner. Listen, if this passes, it will NEVER go away, no matter how bad it fails or how much it costs. Look at social security, medicare, medicaid, etc. If we can't stop whats happening, I fear we will all be very sorry(and broke) for a really long time. The need for a third party and a return to the original interpretations of the Constitution is now, as well as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is not a list of rights that the government bestowed unto us. It is a list of rights that CAN NOT be infringed upon by the government. See the difference? We are so preoccupied with the idea that the government gives us our rights (thanks public school system) that we accept anything the government passes as law even if it is Un Constitutional. Our creator gave us our rights, we then lend them to the government. The government does not lend them to us. Now, which party do we turn to? I don't know. There are so many parties now, how does one choose? Based on values, ideology, fiscal ideology, etc? Well, I say all. We must find a party platform that incorporates all of these things. The closest party with a fighting chance is probably the Libertarian party. The best choice for the country is probably the Constitution party. I hate to abandon the Republican party but, they abandoned me first! I mean John Freakin' McCain?!? is that really the BEST candidate you Republicans had to offer? Well, now you know why I no longer consider myself a Republican. I am not leaving you, you left me, never forget that! I know alot of people who feel like I do. Now is the time to pick a party(not the D or R), make a stand, and take back our country! We are in a position now in this country to which none of us have ever seen. We the people have had all we can stand from our government. The Republicans had eight years and did nothing to advance conservatism, if anything they redefined it leaving a bad taste in the people's mouths. Conservatism is not George W. Bush, it is not John McCain, is not Lindsey Graham. This type of so called conservatism is how BHO got elected. The majority of the people in this country are conservative, but the meaning of conservatism has been hijacked by spineless appeasers in the Republican party. Just as socialists have hijacked the Democratic party. Only seven months into this disaster of a presidency, the people are sick of the shady dealings and broken promises of this administration. Now is the perfect time for a new party to step up to the plate. To offer "we the people" an alternative. We have had enough of the same old worn out political arguments. Whichever party steps up, it needs to get started. We have until 2010 to vote out the career politicians and get some new blood in those seats. New blood with a new vision, one that does not lead to a more authoritarian state, but to a more free state, where we decide for ourselves what type of car to drive, what type of light bulbs to own, what type of toilets we can put into our homes, if we want to drink a Coca-Cola, we don't have to pay a higher tax because it is a sugary beverage, this is lunacy that this conversation is even happening! How have we gotten so far from personal freedom? Please for the love of country and your fellow Americans, stop the madness! Stop voting for the same two parties that are responsible for all that is wrong with our country. Every domestic problem we face as a nation, can be traced to our government's intervention into our lives. Every financial crisis is created by regulations, interference in commerce, and ever increasing taxes. The government then sees the problem, and tries to impose some other system that is even worse, the whole while, claiming it will fix the problem that it created. The remedy is almost always worse than the crisis. By worse I mean that the government's span of control over our lives increases. I for one can make my own decisions. I will decide what my family needs, wants, and receives, not some faceless bureaucrat whom I've never met. Thomas Jefferson said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have...The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." Let those words sink in good, they couldn't be more true. Our founding fathers were no idiots, they were perhaps the smartest people to ever set foot in this nation. this is a call to all of you who are as fed up as myself. Do the research on some alternative parties. Maybe we can turn this train around while we still have the freedom and will to do it.