Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Common Sense and Learning from the Past

Mark Levin has described Obama’s actions as a bloodless coup. For the past few years I’ve been hesitant to call it what it is, but the past year have been openly accusing the Obama Administration of committing acts of treason, and with approval of the majority of both houses of Congress.  My Question, which I have been asking for years now, is what are the people going to do about it?

What is it going to take for people to get uncomfortable enough to get up and out and do something for their country?

People, who know me, know I try and seek guidance from the Bible and from those who have come before us.  I may not always grasp or follow the guidance well, but I try and pay attention to those who have given us wisdom and warning because they experienced tyranny themselves.  Some people would point to Romans 13 in the Bible and say that God ordained the government we have and as Christians we must submit.  Yes God does institute government, just as He has used people to overthrow ungodly rulers.  The Bible is full of examples of civil disobedience, yet in all of those cases the people involved prayed and fasted in order to fully understand what God would have them do. The fact that our government have attempted to persuade pastors to use the Romans 13 chapter to give up God given and constitutional rights shows that our government is an example of the kinds of tyrannical powers that many of the civilly disobedient people in Bible days fought against.  Moses, Gideon, Deborah, Esther and Mordechai, and Daniel are among some who fought not by trying to overthrow civil government, but who resisted and/or threw off tyrannical leaders in self-defense. 

I’m not a Bible Scholar, Constitutional scholar, and not even close to understanding all the intricacies of American government and politics, but I do know what the founders wrote, what they did and I know common sense. The little bit of knowledge I do have has been pleading with the American people for years to get up and do something to save their country.

Last year I made a pledge to do whatever I can to try and help this country. I am only one person, a small, insignificant and ordinary person; so much of my activism hasn’t amounted to much in the bigger scheme of things. I don’t have the ear or the name recognition of any politician or media pundit, I don’t have money to create a PAC or foundation and I don’t have the leadership qualifications to lead an army. The strongest thing I have is my voice, years of observation as an “outsider” and a keyboard to record my thoughts, opinions and concerns about what I’ve been watching for so long.

I have heard people say for years that we have to change things … in November…  Meaning, we must change things through the power of voting.  But let me ask, what use is the power if it’s not used?  People for at least the last couple of election cycles have lamented over having to cast a vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’ or their last choice, or plugging their nose.  For two presidential elections which I had not been legally able to participate in, I asked why not vote your conscience?  I won’t repeat much of the kinds of answers I received, except for the most polite and often said, “Why don’t you go back to Canada?”

I don’t have the answers people, but at least I’m trying- have been trying for years to put suggestions or ideas forward which are often based on what the founders believed or what they did, or based on common sense.

Common Sense tells me that those who continuously vote for the lesser of two evils will have one of two results- they get the evil they don’t want, or they get the evil they voted for.  What good is that?  He may not be a founder, but Davy Crockett had simple common sense when he said, “I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me…. Look at my arms, you will find no party hand- cuff on them.”

What about this then, from Samuel Adams, “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual, or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

Wow. Imagine having to answer to God someday for voting the lesser of two evils, or knowing that you plugged your nose and voted for someone you knew was not the right person to lead this country, but because the other guy is worse, you did your duty.  I realize that most people take voting seriously, but I would ask folks to think, what if they didn’t have the right to vote anymore?  The only real time someone can appreciate something so much is when they don’t have it.  People have fought wars, have paid with their lives so others could have the simple freedom to vote for who would lead them.  Too many Americans take the duty and the privilege to vote as a right only, and too many don’t even take that seriously.  They vote for whom they see on TV the most, or who has the cooler look, or the one the media tells them to vote for. They vote for the historical one. Too many don’t even know who they are voting for even as they check their ballots.

Back to voting your conscience, I know the biggest argument I get is that voting or writing in a candidate would only split the vote and the ‘bad guy’ will win. Common sense tells me that that’s true, and would be the case for the next few elections.  But again, it also tells me if people actually voted their conscience, wrote in their choice, sent campaign dollars to their candidates, instead of waiting for the general election and sending money to groups and organizations instead of the candidate, it would send more of a message to the establishment powers that be that Americans are finally bucking the establishment choices instead of doing what’s expected.

The problem now is, it may even be too late to do that- Unless people do it in November for the Senate and congressional races.  So far we are about half way through State primaries.  CFP endorsed quite a few candidates, and gave a Constitutional rating for many.  We worked hard this year vetting many candidates as thoroughly as possible to present the people we found to be the best for many races. I know we didn’t get all States and not all races for each State, but for all our effort, and the efforts of others, people who are excellent, intelligent, constitutionally strong and hardworking patriots are losing.  Why? Either because people still haven’t bothered checking out their own state races to see who’s running, they haven’t bothered to read each candidates’ issues and ideas, or the candidate being new to the political arena is unknown and people are afraid to back the unknown.  Money was poured into the bigger names coffers instead, and too many people are staying home on primary day.  As of now, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, two of the biggest appeasers and rinos we have, won their primaries.  Not due to people voting their conscience- because of people not voting. Turnout was lame for both races, same with North Carolina and Illinois.  Texas came out well and thankfully the Tea Party and other Constitutional voters put their votes where their mouths were. Mississippi saw a win for Chris McDaniel over the decade’s long reign of Thad Cochran.  We still have more races, and we may still have a chance come November, but only if people vote in their primaries.

If we keep going the way we have been however, there really are very few alternatives, if we even have time.  Mark Levin got the ball rolling on the Article 5 Process and the Convention of States.  We may have a chance to change things if we can get the majority of states to go for Amending the Constitution and fighting for States rights and things like term limits. But I have to wonder, the way things look every day with the blatant unconstitutional acts of the Obama administration and the unwillingness of Congress or the Senate to move for impeachment at least, we may not have the chance to get it done.

SO what else can we do?  Politicians, especially those who have been in Washington for multiple decades know that America’s bark is worse than their bite when it comes to politics, because Americans haven’t bitten back at politicians for over 100 years.

There are millions of patriots who have fought enemies all over the world fighting for others’ freedoms and by keeping the fight over there, we are still free from war over here. Except that our own government is waging war on our Constitution and chipping away at more and more freedoms here.   Who is going to fight for those who have fought for us? You are Americans! Do Something! If they are not worth fighting for, who is?!

We have seen an open disregard of the law in this latest move by Obama and his administration to trade five of the worst terrorists for a man who by all accounts deserted his post, and his fellow soldiers.  There was no reason not to consult Congress with this- the extraction of Bowe Bergdahl didn’t just happen overnight, it had to be planned.  There are too many reasons why this was a horrible, traitorous move on the part of this administration, yet all the White House has done is “apologize” to Senate leaders for not informing them. Is that it?? People need to contact their representatives and Senate leaders and demand impeachment and treason charges to be made against Obama and his administration. We are still at war, and he released dangerous enemies back into the field. 

For those who argue that it must take the Senate majority, under Harry Reid’s leadership to formally charge Obama with treason and they’ll never do it, common sense again says, you’re right. Harry never will and neither will the majority- but consider this, people are starting to pay attention more especially to the VA scandal and with this latest stunt, they realize these actions are very wrong.  If a couple of Senate members made the motion, on the record request to motion for treason charges, it will be on the record, and the ball will be in the democrats’ court.  It will show people who care, that at least the motion had been made, and they would know who put politics before Country.

When I made my pledge last year, I meant it and still do. I don’t have much, and while my efforts have been pitifully small, I am doing as much as I am able to do, and have sacrificed for trying.  I won’t dare compare my sacrifices to those made by so many of our troops and Veterans, because mine don’t come close.  Contention in my family as I have given more and more time, because they don’t understand my willingness to do whatever it takes to help fight for this country I have loved, been blessed and chosen to call my home. I am trying in whatever ways I can to find ways of helping make people aware and care about our Country and their God given rights preserved in the Constitution.  I have given more in prayer, spent more time on my knees, more in tears for this country and those who have defended her and still do. I have left what little comfort zone I had to try. I have left myself open to insults, arguments and fights with family, friends and strangers because I love this country. I’m not saying all of this to brag, because frankly it’s nothing to brag about. I’d hoped I could do more by now. I am not physically capable of being a warrior, but I am willing if necessary to give everything up to and including my life for this country if it means our kids can have a Godly, more respectful, morally responsible society and government again, if it means they can live in a nation where people remember the Lord, their God, and are proud to be Americans.

We need to do something. Our government is out of control. They are destroying the constitution and republic, and too many people have continued to vote these same politicians in who care nothing of the Constitutional law or sovereignty of this country. Politicians ignore the will of the people who vote them into office time and time again, and have committed treasonous acts on top of it. What would our founders do? What did they do?

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states…”

They petitioned and addressed the government; they tried every option before laying everything on the line.  Our Founders dealt with ever-increasing taxes and grievances, but with no representation–and they’d had enough.  When King George III revoked the Charter of Massachusetts Bay, the people of the colonies saw this as an act of war.  The Charter had been a guarantee to all of the people’s religious and civil liberties, and the King was taking them away.  Our king Barack Hussein Obama and our elected representatives are seeking any way they can to take the same away.

We have seen much the same kinds of actions from our government, from both sides- in higher taxes, burdensome laws such as Obamacare, which the majority of American people didn’t want, we have seen them chipping away at our 1st and 2nd amendment rights, and twisting other amendments to suit their purposes. We have seen them disregard their duty to protect and defend the citizens of our country by allowing illegal immigrants to flood across unsecure borders and in turn reward so many who hold no allegiance to this country.  We have seen this administration arming and aiding sworn enemies during a time of war, and inviting those with known terrorist ties into the White House and appointing others to top security positions in our government.

What can we do? We need to do something!

There are patriots, many of them Veterans who are in Washington DC right now, and have been there for the past few weeks.  Operation American Spring has been in the works for over a year, well organized and they are still calling for people to come to DC to help.  I know circumstances make it difficult for many, but people need to go. What is it going to take for people to get out of their comfort zones?  This is one of the last opportunities perhaps to allow your voices to be heard once and for all. They are rightfully calling for the resignations and removal of those in the present administration and others who have allowed the Constitution to be ignored and laws broken.

You may be thinking that this isn’t a good idea that our government is waiting for the right chance to start something so they can implement martial law. Common sense again tells me that when a government is at the point where non-elected officials and bureaucracies have the power to arm themselves, buying military grade vehicles, ammunition and weapons more powerful than those they are trying to take away from law abiding citizens- they are getting ready and it’s going to happen anyway.  The question remains now, are you going to wait for them to do it anyway, quietly, or are you willing to try peacefully to stop it before they do it?

I don’t want a revolution. I never have. I’ve prayed and will keep praying for another solution to help wake people up, but I’m not blind to the government sectioned violence coming. Looking at history, learning from history, we can see the handwriting on the wall.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing “is a famous and oft mentioned quote.  It’s time for good patriots to do something.  What did our Founders do and say?

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence knowing the incredible odds against them.  They knew the dangers each faced, making them marked men, seen as traitors in the eyes of George III.  Benjamin Franklin knew it when he stated, “We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

These men also made a public pledge:  And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortune and our Sacred Honor.

What will you do?


  1. I only have one thing to's never to late.

    1. I agree. I just add that to hopefully wake folks.
      The hour is late, but there's still time. Thank you libslayer.