Category: The Founders

Todays Yahoo poll needs more options.

My fellow Americans, times are tough. I have not been posting here as frequently as I would like and that apathy, along with the apathy of millions of other Americans, is part and parcel of how Obama was re-elected. Like any good conservative, I am ready to stand up and claim my fair share for what has gotten us where we are. I had too much faith in the general population being able to see things for what they are. Sadly, it seems that instead we must grab the collective head of the nation and shove its nose in the truth and make sure they know what is before them.

For the folks I happened to cross paths with, I would point out all the reasons why I was not going to vote for Obama. Strangely enough, none of them had to do with the color of his skin.

I have been trying to come up with a personal plan on how I was going to carry on from here. I am still working on it. In my random wanderings today, I came across the poll on Here is a screen shot of the question:

My first thought was that there are simply not enough options in this poll. My next thought was that the GOP has their collective head entirely buried in their own rectums. Of course, we are used to this posture from Democrats, but seeing our entire political spectrum assuming this position is not comforting.

Why do I say that? Because what the GOP is doing is a complete departure from the core principles of what it means to be a conservative. When I hear the term “Illegal Immigrant” the part of that phrase that makes me angry is NOT “Immigrant”.  We are a nation of immigrants for God sake. But if you start your relationship with this country by breaking the law, you deserve to have your ass kicked out as quickly as our little border patrol vans can carry you.

So lets revisit that poll. Have the GOP had a change of heart? No, they have abandoned conservative principles. They have sold their political souls to a system that has proven only that it cannot sustain the republic. The GOP needs to be a real alternative to the party of Democrats.

The truth is that with the re-election we have only guaranteed one thing. That now more than ever, we need a party that completely embraces what being a conservative constitutionalist really means. Why? This nation is about to be tempered. Just like steel, we are about to be put under a great amount of heat and stress. Like steel, this purification by fire and stress should make us stronger. I suppose we could have guessed that this is the way things would have to play out. The majority of Americans today seem unable or unwilling to grasp what we face by reading and educating themselves. They only understand what they experience. For too long, that experience has only reinforced how wonderful they are in spite of low achievement. How great they are because they showed up. Well, I have news for you. For those of us that understand history and what comes when a nation slouches further and further toward socialism is that liberty is lost and people suffer and die – en masse.

So I am not longer going to equivocate or “agree to disagree” there are simply too many facts on the side of the constitution, smaller government and liberty to entertain the corrupt and discredited systems of big government.

So as we move forward, let add our own options to that poll. Lets stop taking what they give us and redefine our options through what we demand from our elected officials.

Change is coming, in fact two changes are coming. Like any drug addict, we will continue to shove the needle of government into our arms until we hit rock bottom. That bottom is not yet here but will be that first big change. The second big change will be how we react. To be ready to react to that with renewed freedom and liberty, we must take our duty to educate our fellow Americans serious. Only by doing this will they have the tools to understand the failure of Obamas policies and see the path our founders originally followed.

I hope you are ready. Hell, I hope I am ready.

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