Here in Florida one of the Republican Parties longest active Legislator Bill Young passed away. His 40 plus years of public service was lauded. His personal bio was told of how he had dropped out of high school to support his Mum and later joined the National Guard. It told of how he became successful selling insurance and how he had left his three children and wife of 36 years to marry his much younger DC assistant.
It told of his actions of bringing billions of dollars in earmarks to his state and how he had a heart for the veterans and supported our troops and fought for them. Quite a history and legacy for an 82 year old legislator that died in the saddle. In other words he was a common man, not a lawyer with an ivy league background. A regular Joe with the usual faults and strengths.
Today our struggle to preserve the Republic will require more of our representatives. A dramatically different legislator with dramatically different goals and means of doing the people's business. Today's candidate may have to be willing to move fast and strike hard within a term limit. Instead of procuring earmarks, today's legislator is called upon to reduce the size of government and fight to keep tax dollars in the back pocket of the taxpayer. Today's lawmaker will be required to go thru the laws and change or strike down laws that make no sense and are antiquated. He or she will need to fight to reduce the size and scope of Bills for new laws to one sheet understandable to the common man. And most importantly they will need to have the combination of a common man with a higher than average intelligence and a strength of will and character that will not budge.
Conservatives will need to be like legions of infantry ready to step up and defend as brothers and sisters fall in the battle and run for offices that may fall vacant. It may not be for 40 years and it may only be for the length of a term but folks must be willing to make the sacrifice in order to move our government back to the vision of the founders and away from the recreation of British rule steeped in socialism and communism.
If one worries constantly of being re elected they will not make the bold moves necessary for effecting massive reversals of this train wreck of enslaving Americans to a tyrannical rule.
40 year career legislators are less like public servants and more like very expensive Welfare recipients. Who wants to lose their gravy train of life long salaries and medical care?
Our founding fathers were risk takers willing to lose it all to give every citizen the opportunity for advancement without the hindrances of a ruling class and strangling taxation that supported the ruling class. Many of our founding fathers lost everything so you and I could be free to shape our destiny.
We need good men and women willing to be risk takers to run for office. We need the rank and file of GOP career politicians to support them rather than use them like scapegoats to garner a few votes from tea party and libertarian groups come election time.
If you are not willing to risk it all to save the Republic and our freedom for future generations to come you do not deserve to hold office.
I believe that the American people are fully capable of supporting themselves,their families and communities. Facts bear this out as reports from the financial world state that Americans are cutting up their credit cards,downsizing their expenses and moving from debt to savings. As Jesus said the poor will always be with you. But, the majority of folks are more then capable of taking care of themselves and blessing those that can not thru charities and churches. Remember how Churches, Libraries and Parks were all established by successful business men and women of the community?
When you enslave a people they no longer have the interest or motivation to work. That is why Russia and China failed. Their embrace of capitalism has been their pathway to economic successes.
It is time now before it's too late to elect men and women dedicated to restoring the Republic at all costs. It is time for the GOP to stop worrying about reelection and more about saving the country. We need to teach the communists that have permeated our government that we are willing to fight to the death to preserve our freedoms and reduce this massive disease that is the bloated government. And we need to show them that if they take down one of us another is waiting in the wings to take their place and carry on the fight. In other words there is another fighter just like me willing to go toe to toe with you.
We need to stop making our local, state and federal governments into the largest employers and start making the people the largest employers. People often talk about evil corporations. How about evil governments? How would you like your paycheck or savings dependant on a few millionaire legislators. The Social Security recipient's, government workers and military have found out in this last shut down. The communists and socialists controlling our government think nothing of those they employ or support, only the money grab that is obamacare and their agenda to enslave us is important to them and their thirst for control and power.
Our government was never meant to be run by an elite committee of self important career politicians and lawyers. It was meant to be a representative short term mixture of citizens from all walks of life. It was meant to be filled with those that would represent their communities for a short time and then go back to their lives. The best leaders are the reluctant ones. The ones that do not feel worthy. If you are currently out of work run for office. That will be your selling point. I guarantee if you put your whole self into it you will win. And once you have held office honorably employers will beat a path to your door. If you are retired, don't sit on the couch consider seating in all those unoccupied seats you see on CSPAN. I say if they can't bother to be in their seat every day they should telecommute.
Our renewed agenda for our legislators should be using telecommuting. Turning the buildings into museums and making legislators do their business in their district offices. I say do away with specialty committees who dictate what bills and budgets to present with only 20 and 30 year career politicians in control. Who is to say they are the experts and this often gives single parties absolute control over the general public will. It is also just another hurdle that bogs down and slows government operations. Consider if a large business were run by several committees. It would fail to be able to deal swiftly with the changing tides of business decisions. Much of the way legislative operations run stands in opposition of equal representation and speedy operation and should be abolished.
We need those that can make sharp and common sense decisions swiftly and simply like a fighter pilot and less like a cruise ship captain steering the Titanic. The iceberg is in view and several folks have radioed you of the disaster and you refuse to see it or admit your ship is vulnerable.
The office of President needs to be reduced back to it's less than dictator authority that began in Woodrow Wilson's time. Executive orders need to be eliminated. Veto power needs to be eliminated. Presidents should not be able to appoint Czars or Supreme Court Justices. And Supreme Court Judges should have two year terms. Our IRS system should be dismantled and a flat 10 percent federal sales tax should be established with the appropriate exemptions like RX , food and fuel. Any increase would have a time limit,a purpose and come to a public vote. The dollar should be back on the gold standard and the Federal Reserve Board should be eliminated.
Social Security should be put in a lock box to eliminate the general fund robbery since LBJ and phased out similar to the Chilean model. We need to closely examine this diseased way of doing things that has continued to enlarge and complicate the peoples business and placed our government in a role of oppressor instead of protector against foreign and domestic invaders.
You know the country is in trouble when even the Mexicans no longer want to come here to pick fruit. They are the canary in the coal mine.
Fruit in America is rotting on the tree for lack of pickers. Our government is rotting on the vine because of lack of the willingness of the people to run for office and save this dying Republic. It's that bad folks.
It will take a new breed of people from all walks of life to bring this country and our government back to the vision that our Founders sacrificed so much for many years ago. If we are to go on as the greatest country in the world it will take the will and actions of all those reluctant leaders to run for office at the local,state and federal levels and take up old glory and run to the battle at hand braving the bullets and the bombs showing our enemies that we are still there as the enemies press forward.
As you sit thinking about your past life and how blessed you are to live in this country imagine if you will what it could have been like if you had not been.living in this country. Isn't that alone worthy of your care and concern and participation? Evil flourishes when good men do nothing. Let us fill the halls of the legislatures and the White House and the Governors homes with those that are there not for personal ambition or power but are there because they want to protect those freedoms they have been so well blessed by and want to preserve for those that come after. And let the political parties know you want these people to run by sending your dollars earmarked to support people and not the party.
This is not high school folks where you can let the perpetual joiners who get off on power and glory continually run the student councils, yearbook and clubs. It's time to get involved and not depend on the quarterbacks and cheerleaders to run our lives and make our decisions. It's time to let the average kids, the smokers at the fence, the AV nerds, the shy girls that sat by themselves in the lunch rooms to step up and get involved. Have you ever wondered by these folks can't get out of their own way in government. It's filled with dumbed down ivy league college elites that never held a real job, never run a business and they are incapable of thinking outside the box and they are terrified to ruin their gravy train. People who live and work in the real world outside of the cloistered world of the beltway have learned how to think outside the box to survive and they are not afraid of taking risks and have learned that common sense is the best kind of sense. America needs to restore regular Americans to government to restore true representation. The agenda should be freedom and not enslavement.
I recall the story behind the creation of our national anthem. Since 7 A.M. of the previous day more than 1,800 bombs, cannonballs, and the new Congreve rockets had lit the sky and shattered the peaceful harbor. From the deck of his sloop behind the enemy fleet, the young Baltimore attorney breathed a sigh of relief. The flag was still there!
Upon discussing the previous night with survivors of the great battle, he learned just how much keeping the flag flying had meant to the soldiers.
The flag itself was hit many times and had holes in it. In addition, several times through the night a cannon ball had hit the flag pole. It was hit enough times that the pole was actually leaning and in danger of toppling over. Brave men rushed to the pole to help prop it up with their bodies and arms. When one man holding the flagpole up was shot, another was ready to take his place. This is how they kept the flag flying all night! (A lowered flag means surrender.) Thrilled by the sight of the flag and the knowledge that the fort had not fallen, Key took a letter from his pocket, and began to write some verses on the back of it. Later, after the British fleet had withdrawn, Key checked into a Baltimore hotel, and completed his poem on the defense of Fort Mc Henry. He then sent it to a printer for duplication on handbills, and within a few days the poem was put to the music of an old English song. Both the new song and the flag became known as "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Will you be willing to keep our flag waving like those brave souls?
Let me conclude with this simple message. In order for our Republic to be restored we need to recruit and encourage everyday people into taking office who are willing to serve short term to make big bold decisions to reduce government in our lives, reduce taxes and spending and have faith in their fellow Americans that they are more than capable of taking care of themselves. For our Republic to survive we need this new generation of legislator and it will take each and everyone of us to make it happen.