November 4, 2014 is a year a way. Plenty of time to affect the outcome of that election, right?
No! The machinery of the two major political parties for affecting the outcome of the 2014 election is already starting to fire up. The real action does not happen at the primaries nor at the caucuses which begin early next year. It is happening now. Through out the United States, in virtually every county, there is an organization called the Basic Political Operating Unit. (BPOU) There is at least a Democrat and Republican BPOU in each area. (Other political parties may also have BPOU's) The Republican and Democrat BPOU's most often meet at least once per month, every or almost every month. It is at this level that the outcome of each election influenced.
During the last Presidential election we saw both major parties ignore the will of their rank and file membership as represented by their delegates at their respective National Conventions (RNC & DNC). Democrat Leaders ignored a clear overwhelming majority vote regarding reinserting language regarding God and Jerusalem in the Democrat Platform. Republican leaders engaged in some RNC vote shenanigans in preventing delegates who would have voted against rules changes severely limiting the voice of minority candidates. This writer wrote about those events in this article:
The American Democratic Process died a little more in Election 2012 http://t.co/o102uJA7oq
“Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
(FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972) The Elks Magazine, August 1956) http://www.ourrepubliconline.com/Author/43
In the aftermath, rank and file Americans of both major political parties expressed their disgust at these trespasses against the democratic process. While this anger abated, Americans have continued grousing about how the outcome of these elections do not reflect the will of the people. Rank and file Republicans and Democrats alike complain that their elected candidates don't follow their respective party platforms nor are they accountable to the rank and file membership of their respective political parties.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater (1964)
On Twitter, there are more than 15,000 of us who discuss these issues and others on this writers @DMashak account. A more constructive dialogue on politics happens here than almost anywhere else in social media. While this writer tends to be what traditionally is labeled conservative, this writer dislikes thinking and speaking in false left/right two major political party paradigm terms. Yet, despite this writer's perceived conservative bent, the make up of those he follows and who follow him back spans the traditional political spectrum... Conservative to Liberal, TEA Party to Occupy and even a smattering of Progressives.
This writer's Twitter followers will recognize these frequent Tweets of his:
There Rnot 2major political parties. There is 1&only1 #rulingclass pretending2B 2 parties. They use issues to divide&conquer #WETHEPEOPLE
#TrueBattle NOT #Republican v #Democrat,left v right,white v color,Christian vNonChristian:ITS #WETHEPEOPLE V CORRUPT INCUMBENT #RULINGCLASS
The betrayal by the existing two political parties has become a driving consideration in the formation of a third party. So prevalent has discussion become, that some political sites have issued statements indicating that the purpose of their site is to support one major political party or the other, rather than to encourage the formation of third parties.
Despite this, there are many people who are attached, emotionally or otherwise, to one or the other of the two major political parties. They express desires to re-inhabit or take over their respective major political party. Though this writer sees this course of action as being fruitless(from his own personal experiences), he is compelled to advise other fellow "voices of dissent" how to be most effective in their efforts.
It is for these people, that this article is written.
To begin with, your goal is fraught with obstacles you could never imagine.
Regardless of which alleged major political party you choose to affiliate with, your local BPOU is inhabited and controlled by die hard political operatives. In this writer's opinion, the people who inhabit the various positions in your BPOU are there to advance there own personal and political interests, which are not necessarily the same as the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE. To being with, you should immediately start attending your local BPOU meetings. Make yourself known to the group and try to get yourself a position on the BPOU Board.
These die hard BPOU folks write the rules by which BPOU business is transacted. And, your opponents are usually going to have a superior working knowledge of the Rules of Parliamentary Procedure; most likely Robert's Rules of Order. Do not waste time and energy plotting your strategy before you consult the BPOU rules and learn Parliamentary Procedure.
Next, this writer happens to have spent his entire voting life in a Caucus State. Therefore, this writer's suggestions will apply to the Caucus System. (If someone familiar with Primary State process would like to share their suggestions, this writer will entertain publishing them here). You can learn a little more about the Caucus System vs the Primary Process here:
Caucus vs Primary http://t.co/DmOGqOP71X
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Wyoming and Iowa use the Caucus System.
The Key to the Caucus System is the Nominating Committee. At the BPOU and escalating levels of each political party, there are Nominating Committees. These Nominating Committees are charged with vetting and proposing candidates and/or a slate of candidates. Endorsement by the Nominating Committee is a strong indicator of likely success.
However, in this writer's opinion, BPOU's and Nominating Committees of both major political parties act as a perverse meritocracy. The entire BPOU meritocracy is not based upon the candidates likelihood of representing the best interests of rank and file Americans. Instead, it is based on a proven loyalty to the Political Party Establishment. As well as having "paid their dues", through years of involvement with the political party at the BPOU or higher levels, veteran BPOU folks have demonstrated their loyalty to the party elite. Promotion to higher levels of the party are based on loyalty to the party elite (as demonstrated in lower positions). The ultimate reward for loyalty being endorsement as a candidate for an elected position within the government. In this writer's opinion, this explains why our elected officials are not loyal to the WE THE PEOPLE nor the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression.
John Locke, Natural Law, Consent of the Governed 1689
That having been said, the seasoned veterans of the BPOUs, either seek positions on the Nominating Committee or have the means to influence the decisions of the nominating committee. Understanding the nature of this perverse meritocracy, it is little wonder why incumbent candidates overwhelmingly get the endorsement of the nominating committee. And, with no other choice, it is why the party faithful continue to reelect incumbents election after election. New folks who show up are viewed with a wary eye by the veteran members of the nominating committee and have little chance of endorsement for any position. At the same time, the folks on the Nominating Committee are further demonstrating their loyalty to the party elite by selecting candidates known to be loyal(again, as evidenced by their past history with the BPOU and the political party). The upshot of this is that the lone, unplanned patriot seeking to take back their party faces almost certain failure.
Whether you think you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company
For you patriots still dead set on taking back your parties, you must start organizing now. Seek out your neighbors who share your sentiments. Recruit average citizens to run for office. Get on the BPOU Board and or Nominating Committee. Form a pact to vote for each other as delegates and candidates. Start attending your BPOU meetings NOW! Get a feel for the way things operate.
Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather ask what you can do for your Country.
John F. Kennedy, President (1961) http://youtu.be/JLdA1ikkoEc
This writer suggests you plan your "coup" discreetly. People comprising the Establishment of your Political Party are not your freinds, they are your enemy. If the die hard veterans of the BPOU view you as any kind of a threat to their power, they will take up counter-measures similar to those this writer has suggested to you. And they have the resources and experience to be far more effective than you.
The rat bastard leadership of both the Republican& Democrat party have betrayed the best interests of their rank and file members.
Don Mashak, via Twitter (2013) @DMashak
In short, if you think you are going to change the status quo by just showing up at your precinct caucus or voting in your primary, you will be sadly dissapointed. You must start organizing with others in your precinct, county and Congressional District now. Otherwise, you will be locked into voting for a slate of candidates higly dominated by persons selected by the Party Estatlishment Elite.
On the other hand, popular anger at the betrayals of the rank and file membership of the two major political parties is so high, you may have a popular uprising that the status quo veterans cannot put down.
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
John Hay (1872)
The key is to START NOW! Learn the BPOU rules and Parliamentary Procedure. Then start organizing a group of similarly predisposed neighbors to support and vote fore each other. Fight against rules limiting debate and extremely short speeches by candidates.
And if you are unsuccessful you can learn from your mistakes and/or reconsider helping form a third political party that actually represents the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE. Cut your teeth on 2014, so you can be better prepared for 2016. Either way, this writer will continue supporting any and all Patriots who seek to restore the Constitution and retake our country.
True Patriots are always welcome to join us on Twitter @DMashak for constructive dialogue, tips, suggestions.and to share there experiences. This writer believes your experiences will serve to reinforce a belief in the necessity of forming a third party.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.
And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.
Finally, 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
Keep Fighting the Good Fight!
Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
Term Limits #TermLimit
Justice in Minnesota #JIM
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