As the current regime continues to trample on our constitution and the maniacal Moron-In-Charge endlessly maneuvers to anoint himself King-For-Life, We The People become more angry and agitated and it is fairly well known that if you poke a hornets’ nest enough you will get stung.
I would hope that this country can avoid that near inevitability.
One thing is absolutely clear in my mind...
If We The People are going to sit on our hands and wait for the Crony Capitalists in power, aka the Republican Party, to do anything to save this country then this country is lost.
I may discuss how we went from the most patriotic and most prosperous nation in the world to our current dismal situation at a later time.
A person that I have long admired, K. Carl Smith, said: “I was born black so I assumed that I was a Democrat”. And the same is true with the vast majority of people born in this country; we adopt the political leanings of our parents. My parents were Republicans so I assumed I was a Republican.
I have not considered myself a “Republican” in many years even though I have consistently voted for Republican candidates whenever they appeared to be the better choice; something that has not always been rationally possible.
And each time I look at the current “Republican Party” I feel like I have stepped through the looking glass. What a bizarre world it has become indeed!
And just why do I no longer consider myself a Republican?
I ceased being a Republican because that Good-Old-Boys (GOB) club of Crony Capitalists ceased to reflect my beliefs and value systems a long, long time ago.
I am a Constitutional Conservative. During my teenage years in Vietnam when the anti-war demonstrations were in full bloom and when the military censors (yes, they do exist) would allow some mention of those demonstrations to filter through to the Stars and Stripes I would tell my men: “That is what we are fighting for.” Initially, many thought I was being sarcastic but they soon learned that I was being earnest. We put our lives on the line to defend that very principle: the right of free men and women to voice their opinion and to challenge our government; a right that is being rapidly eroded by the current regime.
The current GOB club, with rare exceptions, are basically high priced prostitutes - selling their favors to the highest bidder; totally bereft of moral character or conviction.
And we call them our “representatives”? Really?
One of the major issues, as reported by the opposition, is the ongoing study of how to summarily deport an estimated eleven or twelve million undocumented immigrants.
The “immigration issue” is fast becoming a major topic of discussion. And during this most recent political season several second generation Americans have begun to gain national name recognition; specifically Ted Cruz from Texas, Marc Rubio of Florida, and Susana Martinez of New Mexico. I am sure that there are others, but I do not watch the swirl in the toilet politic enough to spot all the floaters.
These are generally second generation people whose families came to this country to follow the American Dream. These are people who have not yet been totally corrupted by the GOB. These are people that are more in touch with We The People than are any of the fools in the GOB establishment.
There has been much talk recently about the possibility of launching a third political party. That talk has the underlying assumption that there are currently only two significant political parties.
I choose to disagree with the generally accepted definition of the “two parties” being discussed and prefer to suggest my own.
Yes, there are two political parties in this country:
The Elitists in Washington vs. We The People.
Yes, the two political factions in Washington bicker amongst themselves, but when push comes to shove they play golf together, schmooze together, and swap billion dollar earmarks while they stuff their pockets and the pockets of their friends and families with tax payer dollars.
Sadly, We The People are even more divided and look for reasons to accelerate the divisiveness in our community instead of uniting under a well focused set of basic principles, starting with our Constitution.
In a recent essay, I proposed The Four Pillars of Freedom as an acceptable starting point and I will hold fast to that proposal barring any more acceptable proposal.
Our best bet may be to step back and instead of looking up the backside of the Elitists expecting mana from heaven and getting something else, perhaps we should look to those who, like our founding fathers, came to this country with the American Dream in their hearts and whose appreciation of that dream is still fresh in their family‘s life experiences.
I have a friend here in Las Vegas who walked across the border from Mexico with his mother when he was a young teenager. Think about that. Miles and miles across a harsh and dangerous desert landscape, at the mercy of their handlers and with some degree of possibly being captured when they crossed the border and sent back. And those that did get caught simply tried and tried again until they were safely here in this country. My friend is now a citizen, is married to a professional lady, owns his own home plus a couple of other properties that he rents for income. My friend is living the American Dream.
The vast majority of teenagers born in this country can not be enticed into walking across the street; shades of Cheech and Chong’s movie where they got in their car to drive across the street.
There are no verifiable statistics but when the economic downturn hit our town tens of thousands and more undocumented people left this town; some for other towns in North America but a great many returned to the numerous South American countries from which they had risked so much to leave.
Before we break out in unbridled celebration, stop for a moment and consider the implications: People leave an area because they believe there are greener pastures elsewhere. Just as our ancestors followed the migration of their food sources so do populations of today follow the migration of true opportunity.
The immigrants are sensing the death of the American Dream in the same way that animals of all sorts fled to higher ground in anticipation of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 while the local inhabitants had no clue and more than 240,000 subsequently died.
We are seeing a small increase in the number of Gen-One immigrants appearing at conservative gatherings like the Republican Party meetings and some Tea Party meetings but we are seeing absolutely NO OUTREACH by the establishment GOB Elitist Crony Capitalist power structure.
While I sat through one of the most contentious meetings of several hours duration listening to people argue over rules for conducting meetings I received no less than a half dozen Emails from folks like Barack O’Bummer, his spouse, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and a couple from the DNC propaganda machine which operates on a 24/7 basis.
Karl Rove attacks the Tea Party. The Tea Party attacks Karl Rove. We the people take sides. Some folks (sadly) believe that they can reinvigorate the Republican Party others believe that the Republican Party needs to be buried which is a wonderful dream but there is no cohesive plan as to how or with what to replace it.
There is but a year and a half between now and the next election cycle breaks out with a vengeance and We The People are unable to get out of our own way sufficient enough to begin the identification and promotion of viable candidates for each and every elected office; especially the judges.
Possibly because we insist on looking in the same cesspool for potential candidates: the devoted GOB club.
Regardless of ethnic or gender identity We The People need leadership that has not been co-opted and outright corrupted by the Crony Capitalists and Elitists from both sides of the aisle in Washington.
They walk among us: the New Immigrants who, like our forefathers, came to this country with dreams of unlimited opportunity and individual freedom. They are the “new blood”, the transfusion needed to take The American Dream off of life support.