Well, and predicting this stuff is about as difficult as getting a welfare recipient to accept more money.
About a week ago, I uttered these immortal words ("Social Impotence") -
Where am I going with this? I've once again realized that resistance IS futile. The borg is here to stay.I went on to say that I've pissed away enough time ranting and raving about government - all for naught - and my subsequent posts would focus on practical solutions to minimize the impact of Big Bro.
Don't take that as a defeatist attitude. It's not. It's pragmatic. The inertia of our growing government - federal, state and local - cannot be stopped. Too many special interests, including the government itself, rely on the existence of big government. Those of us who cherish personal liberty have become socially impotent. There is nothing we can do to change our nation's course.
True dat. Still I must admit that I just can't keep my piehole shut about government abuse and expansion. It's my meth, so to speak, and I gotsta have it. So, I'll work the ranting into the prepping.
Oh look! Here's an example all ready. And one that fits the quotation above. Ain't that convenient?
I happened to plop my butt down in my chair while the Republican Coronation was on the tube. The Talking Head on Fox had wet himself over the fact that Romney was getting close to the number of delegates he needed to wrap up the ticket. I decided to watch until the toe-curling climax.
Some lady up on stage would mention the state, and the number of votes they had. A representative from the state would give a Chamber Of Commerce blurb about their great state and say how their votes were cast. Another lady up on stage would then repeat the number of votes cast. BUT only those cast for Romney.
I'm like, "WTF? Why are they only mentioning The Mittster?"
So I decided to pay a little closer attention. For instance, when they got to Maine, the first lady on the podium noted that they had something like 23 votes. The person from the state then yammered on, and proudly announced that, "Two votes go to the next president of the United States, Mitt Romney!" The other lady on stage said (very Stepford Wife-ish, btw), "Romney: Two votes".
I'm thinking, "Uhm, what about the other 90% of the votes cast by their state? Who got those?"
During the Coronation, per party rules, a group of five states submitted the paperwork necessary for Ron Paul to be included in the vote. The old-school Repubs didn't like that, so they shut it down. They changed the rules - in mid-stream - so that 8 states had to submit the paperwork -
According to the chairman of the Nevada delegation, Wayne Terhune, his state, along with at least four others, submitted nomination papers for Paul on Tuesday afternoon. He said current party rules require that five states submit nominating papers in order for a candidate's name to be placed in nomination.Think about what happened here. We're not talking about Democrats trying to change the Republican party, we're talking about insiders getting the shaft. The folks chosen to select their candidate for their friggin' party to go up against Barry!
Whether you love him or hate him, Ron Paul is all about small government and fiscal responsibility. Romney toes the party line.
And we've seen what the party line has gotten us.
Accept The Challenge
Plain and simple: If you want to change the national politics in America you must vote for a third party. Until the Dems and Repubs feel the fear of losing control, they have no incentive to change. Quite the opposite.
"But Chief, it will just give the election to Barry by drawing votes away from Romney." Eh. Maybe, BUT SO WHAT? Like having The Mittster in charge will make any difference.
"But, but, the Supreme Court. Yeah, the Supreme Court. Those appointments are forever. We'll be doomed if the liberals take a majority."
Uh, perhaps you haven't been paying attention. Dubya's boy, Chief Justice John Roberts - conservative constitutionalist extraordinaire - just saddled us with the "It's A Tax - No It's Not - Yes It Is" Obamacare.
Or maybe you were referring to the conservative justice appointed by Dubya's daddy - David Souter. As wikipedia notes -
Souter sat on both the Rehnquist and Roberts courts, and came to vote reliably with the court's liberal members.You remember Dave, right? He voted "aye" on the Kelo v. New London case which said that taking your privately owned property and giving it to another private party was consistent with the original intent of the eminent domain provision of the fifth amendment.
Or perhaps you're confusing him with Justice Anthony Kennedy - a rah rah Reagan appointee - who ALSO voted for Kelo. In fact, he was the swing vote that gave the win to the land-grabbers.
If the government wants your shit, they'll just take it. And Republican appointees won't get in the way. They know who butters their bread.
It seems as though if a case has to do with taking your wealth - via taxes forcing you to buy health insurance, or via the outright theft of your real property so your local public officials can earn more money - those Republican, "small government" types fall right in line with the Libs.
You can close your eyes, and wish really, really hard that the Republicans will change. This time will be different. But they won't change. You can click your heels together, chanting, "I want to go home. I want to go home." But when you sneak a peek, you'll still be in Oz.
We need to change the political environment, and voting for "the lesser of two evils" is insane. They're the "equal of two evils". The Dems will bleed us financially, and the Repubs will bleed our liberty. Same destination, different paths.
One last thing to think about: Look how a local issue - a city using eminent domain on a piece of local property - opened the door for more Marxist "ALL the land belongs to The People" legalities across the nation. As I noted in my Social Impotent piece, vote and act locally. Don't let the Marxist bastards get a toehold in your community.
One more one last thing: If you're a Dem/socialist/Marxist who likes the whole idea of giving away land and cash, why don't you start at home? Literally put your money where your mouth is. Write a damned check to Uncle Sam. If you think a 75% tax rate is a great thing, DO IT!
And sending money to a private charity doesn't count. If you're more than just a mouth-breathing, platitude-spewing piece of crap, you'll send a check to the federal government for everything in excess of 25% of your income.
Then give your home and land to the federal government with the stipulation that you get to live there, just like the welfare rats get to stay in the public housing we're all paying for.
I'm not holding my breath, mouth breather...
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