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Extremist History in the Defense of Liberty

George Washington, the father of our country was considered a dangerous extremist and a harbinger of malicious attitudes that challenged the status quo and American power brokers beholden to the British government.  Other founding fathers of our nation were also placed in that same angry boiling pot of dangerous anarchy.

So you have to pardon those supporters of New Gingrich for not being intimidated by the naysayers who had anointed Mitt Romney by liberal political pundits and party leaders their status quo choice.

Many in the GOP power circles had already prepared Romney a seat at the general election debate table with President Obama.  Yet, something happened on the way to the nomination that gummed up the works a bit.  It is called voters angry and tired of being angry and tired.  After all, was it not up to the voter to determine who should represent them?  Well, sometimes the obvious creates a voter eruption.

Voters did not listen to those political pundits who labeled Newt a verbal extremist because he dared speak the truth and used history as a guide  as political currency, while Romney relied on his wealth and the assurances of party leaders.

Well sometimes it comes to a point when American democracy just has to show its face.  The voters took hold and told the self anointed party and pundit mouthpieces that it is not extreme to select a person who speaks the language of  mainstream America. They reminded these blinded-sided political deal makers that it is indeed they, not the deal makers that still pull the election levers for their leaders.

Sounds extreme? 

Let’s take a short but brisk walk down memory lane and take a quick look at those dangerous extremists that were the founding fathers that history slackers always seem to be so dismissive of Newt for always harkening back to.  After all Newt was an exceptional history professor before he even set foot in the nation‘s capitol. And yes again, it is Dr. Newt Gingrich, who first received his Ph.D. from Tulane University before going on to West Georgia College to teach history.

Many non-historians may not remember their history lessons concerning the Stamp Act, Sugar Act or the Tea Act.  Each one was increasingly odorous to the American colonists, because they represented an increasing burden being unfairly and unjustly placed upon the American Colonists.  And with the adoption of each nefarious action, the British government claimed it was in the “best interests of the colonists,” because after all, who would know better than the British government.

Well, those doggone right-wing extremists known in the day as the Sons of Liberty thought differently.  Over time, they recruited leaders and common folk who were simply good and tired of being led by their nose by American colonial leaders who were out of touch and a British government that was overreaching.

So there they went, the Sons of Liberty and soon the Committees of Correspondence that joined in, doing that extremist thing, called standing up for personal freedoms and calling for the removal of the government that embraced the status quo.

Well, fast forward to South Carolina’s primary victory this past weekend, where former speaker Dr. Newt Gingrich out maneuvered a well-heeled establishment machine that was out of touch with the voters.  Or as former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum put it, “Newt kicked butt!”

So there we have it, a history professor, who was a former U.S. Speaker of the House, and now is a current U.S. Presidential candidate doing exactly the same thing that our nation’s founding fathers Samuel Addams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington did. He is using the lessons of history as a tool to help guide and inform Americans of the dangerous course we are on.

Is that extremism, well consider President George Washington’s words, “If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

South Carolina voters decided that extremist history in the defense of liberty offered by a man of vision who actually has a proven track record of a balanced budget, welfare reform among other notable achievements was worth voting for.

You make the decision Florida voters, whether the status quo is worth it!

Actual 2012 GOP Primaries to Start Now

Yes, Actual GOP primaries,  as in disallowing Democrats to participate in GOP elections such as happens in NH and Iowa.  Blue chips, red chips, paper slips, and other assorted childish game-playing will now give way to actual Republicans, and only Republicans voting for the 2012 GOP nomination, and frankly, it’s about frigging time.  How ludicrous is it that Democrats can sign in as Independents or an “undeclared voter” in the NH GOP primary, vote in it and then turn around and walk out still an undeclared voter?  Obama-sheep are allowed to go in and throw their votes in the NH primary for whoever they feel has the best chance to lose against Obama.  Likewise in Iowa, as this article exposes how nonsensical that circus of a media sham has become.

This is from nh.gov on voting in the NH primaries :  3) If you are a registered member of a party, you may change your registration at any primary, however, you will not be allowed to vote in that primary. Undeclared voters may declare a party and vote at any primaryThe law allows an undeclared voter to declare a party at the polls, vote the ballot of that party, and then change their party affiliation back to undeclared simply by completing the form available from the Supervisors of the Checklist at the polling place. (emphasis added)

The rest of the 2012 GOP Primary/caucus schedule may be viewed here, courtesy of UPI.  Up next, on Sat. Jan 21st, 2012 will be the South Carolina primary. Apparently, Democrats can vote in the 2012 GOP Primary elections, but will give up their eligibility to become a National Delegate, as seen at examiner.com:

 And since voters are not allowed to partake in the primary races of more than one party, anyone voting in the Republican Presidential Primary on Jan. 21 cannot participate in the vote at their county’s Democratic Party precinct meetings. That lack of vote on March 3 would thus exclude a delegate wannabe.It wouldn’t  just affect individuals personally, either; in fact, it could lower the state’s ranking in the order of presidential primary races for 2016.

 

Next up after S.C. on the 2012 GOP Presidential Primary schedule will be Florida, on the new earlier primary date of Jan. 31st, 2012.  Florida is known as what is commonly referred to as a “closed primary” meaning only registered Republicans who had registered by the close of business on Tuesday, Jan.3rd, 2012 will be allowed to vote in the 2012 GOP Presidential primary.  Early voting for the Republican primary is scheduled for Jan. 21-28. Times and location vary by county. Please visit the Florida Division of Elections for specific information regarding the county you live in,  specific places to vote in the 2012 GOP primaries, and other voting rules.  Keep in mind that the Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa, Florida on Aug. 27-30, 2012.

While the media, which heavily promotes the DNC agenda of today, spews  opinions about past GOP Primary/Caucus results in relationship to the actual general elections results constantly, they seem to deny the staunch realities of what happened in the 2010 mid-term elections. The 24/7 media coverage of the Iowa and NH early primary/caucus votes are designed to do one simple thing: Nudge people’s perceptions as to what GOP candidate is to be deemed “electable.” Remember that in 2008, Mike Huckabee pulled off an improbable win in the Iowa caucuses? If this was so important at the time, then why did John McCain receive every single one of Iowa’s delegate votes in 2008?

Now the media is once again telling us that South Carolina and Florida should be easy wins for the establishment GOP nominee,  Mr. Willard Romney,  based on… his “historic” wins in NH and Iowa. Will the voters once again be led by the nose to vote for Mitt Romney by the multi-million dollar media blitz, or will they make a stand and vote for someone who has actually cut the size and scope of government and has shown the political aptitude to wipe the floor with Barack Hussein Obama in the 2012 Presidential debates? Newt Gingrich certainly qualifies.  So does Texas Governor Rick Perry, except for his difficulties expressing his stances on the issues at times. Jon Huntsman has inched forward lately… in the Liberal Northeast region of America.  South Carolina and Florida are political light years away from the mainly Liberal Northeastern U.S. So is Iowa for that matter.   Only time will tell who will win in the actual 2012 GOP primaries of South Carolina and Florida, no matter what the media and big money political operatives tell us. Get informed, get involved.