I wrote an article a few days ago in which I appealed to conservative leaders in many fields to come together and form a 3rd political party to represent those of us not being represented In Congress. To look at it on the surface one might think I was talking to Republicans and Independents primarily, but they are only a portion of the audience I want to reach. I am truly perplexed by people who will vote for Democrat candidates when the party stands against everything you say you believe in and value.
During the hey-day of the TEA Party movement in the 2009/2010 election cycle you were right there with Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians; telling the federal government you have had enough of their big spending, “sit down and shut-up peasant” attitude. You were a part of the 67% of We the People who assembled peacefully and voiced our desires as to how OUR EMPLOYEES should conduct OUR BUSINESS.
You are a Catholic, a Methodist, a Baptist, an Evangelical, a Lutheran, etc. who believes in God, believes in the salvation of Jesus Christ, believes in the freedom and responsibility to conduct your lives accordingly. You are an agnostic, Wiccan, pagan, etc. who are “religious” polar opposites of Christians. You want to worship whatever or whoever you wish, in peace.
You are a homosexual, bi-sexual, cross-dresser, etc. who wants to live your life as you want to live it. You aren’t the one out creating publicity stunts to get attention. You are the one who just wants to live your life in private and mind your own business, and have others mind their own business. Your skin has any one of a variety of tints but your blood is always red. You live by the “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
You are a union member who is forced to pay dues to a small group of people who control the job market. This is called extortion and is illegal when not conducted by government and their henchmen. You are a secretary, salesman, or customer service person at a store somewhere. You want to live your life, have a job, and raise your children; and to be free to eat what you want; to go where you want, when you want, without government controlling every aspect of your life. You want to be free to express your values and faith openly.
You are people who believe in the values instituted by our founding fathers, understand what they believed, know what they established, and desire to pass those values and beliefs on to your children and grandchildren. You believe in the Bill of Rights as stated in the Constitution; that those rights are “God given” and do not come from the benevolence of government. You are part of the 67% of We the People who make up the TEA Party. I know you have courage, I have seen it.
The Democrat Party favors the confiscation of firearms, do you? The party believes in open borders and clamping down on law abiding citizens in favor of people who break the law, do you? The party elites believe only they are intelligent enough to know what you can eat, how you can spend your money, and on and on and on. Do you believe you are intelligent enough to make decisions on how and where to spend your money, feed your kids, spend your leisure time? The party doesn’t believe it but I do. I know you are intelligent, I have seen it.
Both political parties have joined forces to thwart the TEA Party mindset, not just the organizations but those who make up the rank and file. You are a threat to a dictatorship being implemented by allies on both sides of the political aisle. You are a veteran who has served your country with honor and dignity. You are a part of those being declared “enemies of the state” or “potential domestic terrorist”. You and I, the grassroots element of America, are being pushed out of everything, by both political parties, in favor of a central government control system that threatens all of us equally.
We are in this together, you and I, the common man/woman who desires the freedom to make our own choices in life. You and I are much alike. We have the same basic beliefs, as did our founders. They had many differences, slavery being one of them. Some were Christian, some atheists, some essentially agnostic; but they managed to forge a great nation. We have many differences but we have much more in common. If our founders could come together and find a way to establish the United States of America why can we not come together and do it again? And when I say “come together” I mean unite behind the Constitution and the men and women who built this grand nation.
I address this to the rank and file Democrat voter but not you alone. Every bit of this applies to Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians. We must come together based on the values we share, the values we know are essential to the future of America as a Republic.
You are part of the 67% of We the People who stood up in 2009 and said, “We have had enough of this”. It is time to stand up again. I tried to make a difference from within the Republican Party and found out it is hopeless. Even people at the county level are dug in with the liberal party establishment. The “party first” mentality must end if we are to save our nation for future generations.
It is time for a new generation of founding fathers, and the foot soldier who made it possible. Everyone remembers George Washington but who remembers the common people in the days leading up to and through the Revolution? You and I are the foot soldiers Washington depended on to succeed. We are the people who banded together to throw off the bonds of tyranny and establish the greatest nation to ever exist. WE are those who will not be known in perpetuity but we are the ones who must make the future.
You and I, WE THE PEOPLE, are the ones ultimately responsible for the future. I know you have the courage, I have seen it. I know you have the intelligence, I have seen it. I know you are patriots, I have seen it. You picked up your own trash at rallies and were polite to policemen, and other officials, and each other. You treat others with kindness, consideration, respect, and friendship. You have the same values and desires for your nation as I do. Do you have the willingness to step up again as you did in 2009 and be part of a new movement to restore the United States of America?
I have offered a solution to our political party problems. Some will say “it can’t be done”, “we don’t have enough time”, “I don’t like that group”, etc. I say it can be done and it is up to us to do it. Let us come together to restore liberty and limited government as designed by our founders. We are no less courageous, no less intelligent, and are no less capable than were those 237 years ago. The question is: “are we as determined to live free as our founders were”?
I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
February, 27, 2013