This article started out as a spontaneous extended tweet on http://twitmore.com. But it became more involved and lengthy than intended. What's more, it communicates information and an opinion worthy of a full article rather than a mere passing tweet on twitter.
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And now without further adieu:
#RNC & #DNC rub American citizens' noses in destruction of #DemocraticProcess @WETHEPEOPLETAR @TCOT #TLOT #teaparty #occupy
RNC & DNC rub American citizens' noses in destruction of Democratic Process & America just asks "What's on TV tonight?" and "Who does my sports team play this weekend?"
Did anyone else see the same Democratic and Republican National Conventions that this writer saw this past summer? It was like something out of an "everything that is wrong with communism" propaganda commercial in the 1960's & 1970's.
Just to be fair, this writer will rip on his own party first. What an outrage to propose such fundamental changes to the rules and have members of the rules committee, who would opposed the changes, prevented from attending? http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/dean-clancy/romneys-rnc-power-grab-what-happened
Does that not sound like outrage against Natural Law and the Democratic Process you previously would have believed could happen in a Communist county or 3rd world Nation?
And now that this writer has ripped his my own party first, lets talk about the Democratic National Convention. Without passing judgement, somehow God and Jerusalem got removed from the Democrat Party's Platform.
Without questioning the motives, a motion to restore language involving God and Jerusalem to the Democratic platform was brought for a voice vote requiting a 2/3's majority. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/dnc-god-jerusalem-platform_n_1859200.html You can listen to it yourself, however in my opinion, it could reasonably be debated whether or not the affirmative response even met the 50% thresh-hold, let alone 66%.
But like something out of stereotypical 1960s vintage anti-communist, rally the American citizens, propaganda commercial, there was proof that the actual vote did not matter. Regardless of the will of the delegates on the floor, the chair was going to say the motion passed with the necessary 2/3's affirmative vote.
Video of a teleprompter shows it directing the speaker to say the motion passed; before the vote was even taken. Video http://youtu.be/1eTqPNTqA6A CNN Coverage Video http://youtu.be/xEIBefZqrHM & Photo http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-dncs-big-fake-teleprompter.html
Each of these acts by our 2 major political parties at their National Conventions sound just like the inhumane, unjust and oppressive acts of Communist Central Committees as portrayed in the propaganda commercials of the 19060's and 1970's. Is there somehow some moral standard at work here by which if a Communist Central Committee or a 3rd World Nation ignores the will of its people, that is wrong and unjust, but if a major party in the United States does it, that's just fine?
Democrats and Republican, regardless of whether your candidates win this elections, Natural Law and the Democratic Process died a little bit this year.
And, this writer must ask, "Did you do anything to confront and stop it?"
Is it that you do not understand the significance of what transpired?
Can you grasp how little regard the Republican and Democrat Party have for the Democratic Process if they were willing to perform this outrageous transgression of the Democratic Process before the entire nation and world on life TV? More particularly, if that is the degree transgression against the Democratic Process they are willing to engage in in public, what transgressions of the Democratic Process are we not privy to?
After watching what transpired, how can you be certain that any outcome of any vote of either party represents the will of their rank and file members? As an example, how do you know any of the eventual nominees actually represent the will of either parties rank and file members and are not actually the orchestrated and machinated choices of the Party Establishment?
Again, this writer asks, "What have you done, as an individual, to let your political party of choice know that this actions are not acceptable? Are you so loyal to your chosen political party that you don't care if they trample the Democratic Process?
Are your priorities such that preserving your liberty and protecting your children's future from out of control tyrants, is not a priority?
"Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations; but, on a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions, which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other cause, produced despotism. If we go over the whole history of ancient and modern republics, we shall find their destruction to have generally resulted from those causes." James Madison Speech at the Virginia Convention to ratify the Federal Constitution
My fellow citizens, our elected officials are crafty and duplicitous. As Hitler did not tell the German people he was going to destroy their liberty and exterminate the Jews, but rather he was going to restore them prosperity; so do our elected officials not tell WE THE PEOPLE of their true intentions. Our elected officials have learned to make their changes in an incremental and slow manner so as not to arouse suspicion, avoid detection and risk revolt by WE THE PEOPLE. They wait for you to get used to the change, or for new generations to come along so they dont even realize there was a change.
When you "go along to get along" or are "too busy" or "don't have the time" Politicians interpret that as a "yes", and continue the incremental erosion of your liberty in whatever manner happens to be the case.
Think of your elected officials and Government just like teenagers. They are constantly testing the boundaries. What happens when you don't confront your teenagers when they cross the boundaries of the limits you set or expect? That's right... they just keep pushing. And the further they push and the longer you wait to enforce the boundaries, the hard it is to do. And that is just the way your government acts.
And again this writer asks, "What have you done and/or are you doing to say this behavior by your political party establishment is not acceptable? You political party will only pay attention to its own rank and file members, and then only if you get in their face and demand compliance with the Democratic Process and Natural Law.
This writer, as a Republican, has no standing to confront and correct the trespasses of the Democratic Process by the Democrat Establishment. And similarly, a Democrat will be dismissed out of had for criticizing the Republican Establishment for trampling the Democratic Process. Each rank and file Democrat and each rank and file Republican must personally confront their respective party leadership and command, "No more!"
At the same time, Rank and File Members who confront the leadership of their political party, should have a natural following of other rank and file members. But the reality is, they don't and without the safety of numbers, those who criticize are covertly punished and ostracized by the Party Establishment. (As opposed to the communists and 3rd World Nations that have voices of political dissent shot, disappear, imprisoned, sent of for reeducation, declared crazy or otherwise marginalized, demonized and discredited.) Again the parallels to the criticism of communism from the propaganda commercials of the 1960's and 1970's is amazing and disconcerting at the same time.
As regard to political party loyalty, this writer is more loyal to the 3 C's than he is to any political party. The 3 C's being Constitution, Country and fellow citizens. Where do you loyalties stand?
This writer's own local Republican Party BPOU is fighting his efforts to have them pass a resolution condemning what happened with the Republican Party Rules Committee? And you can be sure, more retaliation for this writer simply exercising his 1st Amendment Rights will be headed this way for writing this article.
My fellow citizens, do you not grasp that liberty and tyranny is a zero sum game? Every expansion of the power of the Government results in the reduction of the liberty of its citizens. Every time you fail to resist the expansion of government power, liberty is lost.
The lack of numerical out cry about these DNC and RNC trespasses force this writer to wonder, "Are all of you just ignorant sheep or lazy sheople?" "Are you really not going to question what happened because it happened in your political party by your political party?" Are you really too busy because your priorities are watching "Dancing with the Stars" and your favorite Sports team?"
And with that, I will leave with this quote of one of the Founding Fathers that reflects my sentiments:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." Samuel Adams
America, you government is acting like a spoiled, bratty, bullying teenager. When are you going to sit it down and command, "My House, My Rules; Do not cross this line again"?
Go home in peace that we may forget that you were our countrymen, unless you are going to confront the further erosion of our liberties and expansion of oppressive tyranny by our respective political parties?
Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
Please join with me in mutually pledging to each other and our fellow citizens our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to our mutual endeavors of restoring liberty and economic opportunity to WE THE PEOPLE as our Founding Fathers envisioned and intended. [Last Paragraph, Declaration of Independence http://bit.ly/ruPE7z ]
This article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar
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