Republics are governments where the elected representatives are responsible for creating laws, voting, and allocating funds based upon the will of their constituents. What we witnessed in the recent speaker of the House election was not a Republic in action. What we witnessed and continue to witness from the GOP and their leadership is an old fashioned oligarchy – Rule by the elite. It should be offensive to our American psyche to see representatives attacked and punished with full vengeance for simply representing the will of their constituents and honoring their oath of office. Twenty-five men stood with courage and conviction and yet they are being punished by the very power they righteously opposed.
The events of the past few days should prove to be very educational for the people. The question remains; will we choose to learn and make the proper course corrections, or will we continue on to insanity and servitude? What should we take away from all of this? It is clear people classify themselves with their actions. All we need to do is look at the actions of the people to know who they are and where they stand. These actions of retaliation prove that the GOP and their leadership have become a political aristocracy. This leadership is saying loud and clear, “If you oppose the lord of the manner, your title will be stripped and you will be made a public example to discourage any others who might want to oppose us in the future.” This is NOT a Republican style government- this is authoritarian RULE!
We need to also see that the speaker of the House has way too much power. A Republican government is based upon equal representation. Each district is to have equal vote and equal voice. When one man wields so much power that he can make or break a vote and eliminate the voice of an entire district of people… that is tyranny.
We have also learned that there are only twenty-five republicans with the moral fortitude and courage to represent the will of the people and honor their oath of office. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said after the vote that he felt “a real internal struggle” over his choice to oppose John Boehner. He obviously chose to ignore his conscience and his constituents. Instead he chose his personal comfort and political gain. We learned that the majority of the people on the GOP side of the House are more concerned with political favor than freedom and Liberty.
Thomas Paine said these kinds of crises are very useful. He remarked that crises have the “same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer.” We need to learn from this crisis whom we can and cannot trust. Twenty-five men took a stand. What they did took courage. In reality, these men knowingly committed political self-sacrifice, knowing the retaliation will come and they will likely be voiceless in the House as long as Boehner is speaker. That deserves our support. If they continue to stand in opposition to the leadership’s abuse of power, they deserve our continued support and respect. Those who refused the voice of their constituents have proven they cannot be trusted. We must now know they are nothing more than political lemmings who will take us all right over the cliff for their personal greed and gain, claiming pragmatism as their shield.
- We can no longer support those in the GOP who voted for Boehner. They may attempt to claim in the future they are Constitutional or Conservative, they have proven that they lack Character.
What does “no longer support” actually mean? *No money. *No campaigning. *No invites to events. SHUT THEM OUT AND SHUN THEM. WE are their voice. They have chosen to ignore us; time to show them who is boss. I would LOVE to see people physically turn their backs on these people like the police officers in New York turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio! That would make our point undeniable. They turned their backs on us, time for us to respond in kind.
- We must finally realize how broken federal government really is and stop trying to fix the Washington DC through Washington DC.
Our solution to this problem is the same as it has always been. You fix the federal government through the power of the Sovereignty of the State. We need to turn ALL our efforts and ALL of our focus LOCAL. Do not send another dime or spend another minute campaigning for a federal election for these turncoats. Put all your time and energy into securing constitutionally minded school boards, city councils, county commissions, Sheriffs, and State legislators. If we have people in local government who are constitutionally proficient there would be NO WAY the federal government could ever get out of control. Once again we would be a “government instituted among men deriving its just power from the consent of the governed,” as Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence. And “when any government operates contrary to those means, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish them.” We have a right and a fiduciary duty to alter and abolish those who are operating contrary to the Constitution and contrary to will of the people. Our children are depending on us to protect THEIR Rights.
Twenty-five men declared their love for Liberty and their posterity. The rest declared their love of self, greed, and power. They declared they would trade their conscience for 30 pieces of silver. The truth cannot be any brighter. The message cannot be any louder. The future cannot be any clearer. Will we choose wisely? If not, Samuel Adams said it best:
“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 arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Author’s Note: If you would like a better understanding on how to get control of your local government, the book Sovereign Duty is an excellent source for the framer’s advice on how they intended us to fight a federal leviathan. Go to www.SovereignDuty.com to learn more about this book.