Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kicking Off Election Season - Primary News Liveblog - Didier/Akers Townhall telecon

I am sitting here, five minutes before a supposedly large announcement from the Didier and Akers for US Senate campaigns. The two campaigns announced a joint e-townhall conference, dial-in. There is some confusion on the phone - nothing more than a minor technical hiccup. However, while we are waiting for the announcement and townhall to begin, I want to say that this meeting is being held on the day that the first ballots for Washington State's all mail primary are able to be mailed into the county elections office. If we are going to bear witness to a withdrawl and endorsement, today is cutting it close.

This live blog is intended to provide my opinion on the Candidates and the subject matter at hand.

For full disclosure, I have already cast my vote for Clint Didier, as a conservative Tea Party candidate. Didier has won the endorsement of Former AK Gov. Sarah Palin, and has recently polled ahead of incumbent Sen. Patty Murray, 48% - 45%. Didier is leading the GOP candidates, second only to establishment supported 'Go-To' candidate Dino Rossi in fundraising.

At this time the campaign staff and moderators are late to start the call, though I can hear them on the phone. The start of the conference was delayed by 45 minutes due to a complete system phone crash, cutting off the candidates from the online media and teleconference.

The online broadcast and the phone lines are now going. The show is a go.

They are doing some preliminary interviews about the races. The candidates are waiting online for the announcement. They have been introduced as two of the strongest grassroots candidates. Discussion is ongoing about how the grassroots candidates are REAL candidates, and the reason for groundswell for this type of candidate, as opposed to establishment candidates. Of course, we all know that the reason that we support candidates of this type is, in fact, that they represent THE people - our frustrations, our passion, our candor. They are unpolished, rough, and raw... and they are angry at what this country has become.

Didier is now on. He says that his entrance into this race as a dark horse candidate was due to the political atmosphere and the call to duty required out of true blue patriots. He is now talking about the importance of military ballots to be counted from overseas - talking about the MOVE act, and Eric Holders direction to states by the DOJ to circumvent military votes. Didier said this act by the DOJ is treason. The Move act requires that ballots be shipped 60 days in advance for soldiers in war zones... the DOJ is trying to overturn this legislation, and interfere with the ability of warfighters to cast ballots in time to be counted.

Paul Akers has finally arrived. He has been given the floor. Will he drop out? No? He is explaining the relationship between he and Didier sending a joint message against the establishment.

Didier is making an announcement of joining together in a common message - first, a warning against the MSM's coverage of the campaign. Secondly, they are going to combine their advertising message and put out joint radio ads to vote for either one of them. It is unprecedented. But they feel so strongly that the establishment candidates and the established party has been picked by special interest, and is conducting a whisper campaign against the grassroots candidates.

Didier has a message to the establishment: Back Off!

The delay in the call going through has eaten up the online time, so the call is ended. However, the point that was being made is that across the nation the establishment is hand picking candidates that represent 'no change' in the current system, and running them on the wave of the Tea Party movement. They are not representative of the movement, or of true grassroots conservatism. We saw this with Jane Norton in Colorado, and how the COGOP pushed out good Grassroots candidates in favor of their hand-picked establishment candidate on the same old talking line of "They can actually win". No more, we say... no more. From here on out, WE vett our candidates.

I would rather lose on principles than win by surrender.

The 2010 election is about the people... to hell with the establishment of both parties. Vote grassroots. Stay active, stay sharp, and pick a winner from the crowd, not the display case!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

HR 5741 - Universal National Slavery Act

Yet again the relationship between the Government and the People of this nation is being redefined. HR 5741 would obligate every US Citizen to two years of civil or military service under control of the Office of the President. Obligatory peacetime servitude to the US government - otherwise known as slavery.

"H.R. 5741 is currently being argued in the house of representatives. If passed, H.R. 5741 will give the president the power to require 2 years of compulsory service from every US resident between ages 18 and 42. That's not a misprint: everyone between ages eighteen and forty-two will be required to serve in any capacity at the president's whim."
This is, in the simplest terms, the President's private army. The following are excerpts from the resolution:

"It is the obligation of every perform a period of national service."
"The term 'national service' means military service or service in a civilian capacity...[and] obligation under this title shall be performed either (1) as a member of an active or reserve component of the uniformed services; or (2) in a civilian capacity that, as determined by the President, promotes national defense, including national or community service and service related to homeland security."
This resolution is the nationalization of the civilian population, granting two years obligatory servitude to the POTUS. If you refuse to volunteer for the military, you are required to conduct two years civil labor at the discretion of the POTUS... answering to the POTUS.

They came after the banks, wall street, the auto industry, the health industry... and now they are coming for YOU!

Imagine, a land of liberty where civil service is mandatory... where you are obligated to answer directly to the President (foregoing ANY local elected representation), to perform services deemed of the highest importance to securing the homeland.

This has got to stop - it has all gone too far. This is not my America. My America is one personal responsibility, individual liberty, and of a government who answers to the people - not the other way around. As always, it is my obligation to resist.

Should this pass and become law, I will resist to the fullest extent allowed under the constitution, to which I am sworn to uphold and defend. I will resist to the highest fiber of my moral being, guided by natures God, who reminds me that liberty is a self evident right for all men. I will resist this, and any unjust law, for as Martin Luther King Jr wrote from his Jail Cell in Birmingham, AL: "There are just laws and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that an unjust law is no law at all... One who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly...I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law."

The next civil war in this country will be fought in the hearts and minds of the citizenry. There are two Americas, as I have said time and again. One America who supports and defends individual liberty and responsiblity, and another who supports government dominance in all things, the absence of liberty. I side with liberty. Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

This, our day of Independence...

The mire of occupation, the treatment as a second class of citizen, the onset of egregious new taxation, and no power to seek honest counsel before the King, the people of the American Colonies were pushed into war. Long had our people endured hardship, but this yoke was too much for the ox to bear. And so, a council of brave men put pen to paper, and before the ink had dried lay down their pens in favor of their muskets. If men on this earth were ever to truly know freedom, this would be the moment that would break down barriers for generations to come.

And so a war was fought. Great men battled the mightiest army and navy the world had ever seen... and won. What was won was not won lightly. With the blood and bone of many a brave soul, the mortar of this country's foundation was mixed. With the sweat and tears of those still living, the foundation was laid - a foundation rooted on a simple concept, that men are naturally free and that free men instinctively resist the shackles of tyranny.

On this, our day of Independence, some 234 years after our freedom was declared and the fate of an entire people put to the test, we are once again faced with tyranny. Free men and women recognize tyranny at its basic existence, but even today in this once free country there is a tyranny so much more oppressive than that beat back by our forefathers. In this country, in our home, grown from our seed, there is an evil that has overtaken the very institutions established after our great war... the institutions so fragile that a mere whisper once could have destroyed them. Now, to the trumpet of the lion's roar, corruption screams through the highest level of government, and tyranny once again befalls our great people.

On this, our day of Independence, remember these words:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Remember that Government is granted power by the consent of the citizen, though the government of today would have you believe that you are granted certain freedoms at the pleasure of the government.

Remember that Natural Law dictates that it is man's will to be free, and we should be prepared to spill blood and have our blood spilled in order to secure liberty for ourselves and our posterity.

And remember, on all days as you do today, that freedom, absolute freedom, is the responsibility of every man, woman, and child to maintain. Surrender some freedom and you have put all freedom in jeopardy.