I started writing this piece several days ago, before the recent victories won by Senator Rick Santorum, that lent reason for some changes below, so I had to massage it a bit before publishing it.
I’m baffled I tell ya! Over the past three years since We the People started waking up, many grassroots groups have sprung up. We have The Tea Party, (which most have fallen under the general umbrella of in the msm), there are the 912 groups, DC Works For Us, Heritage Foundation, and the list goes on.
There are some minor differences that separates them all, however, the glue that keeps them all together seems to be fading today. Here’s what I mean; we, that is to say all of us in the movement, go to meetings, talk to people, write about ‘IT,’ have major conventions and rallies in places like Washington DC and elsewhere, and do as much as we can to get ‘IT’ done.
The ‘IT’ is restoring our nation to what the Founders originally had in mind. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but the Founders wanted a simplified and limited government, and that is why Madison wrote the Constitution as he did, and they approved.
We in the movement helped get some great people elected in local and state races, sent some great people to DC to get things back on track and get ‘IT’ done. Some of those people have already started drinking the ‘DC Water,’ and some are doing their level best to effect some major changes.
Here’s my problem today. All this stuff, the marching, phone calls, trips, time away from family; is/was it all for naught? The biggest race of all, that for POTUS, is sadly, a strong indication to me that we haven’t changed a thing.
There are now four candidates vying for the office, and to listen to the msm and the Republican Party gurus, there are really only two. They are telling us that our choice is between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, and they barely mention Rick Santorum or Ron Paul. It’s all part of the lie.
I’m here to say that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich represent exactly what We the People have been screaming about and rallying against for three years now. Why, oh why would anyone in the grassroots movement consider either of them when we have a candidate like Rick Santorum that stands for what we’ve been looking for in a leader?
As I said, I’m baffled.
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There’s a lot going on all the time in the world and it’s next to impossible for a reporter or anyone to keep track of everything all of the time. While my interests are varied, they do mostly revolve around my core values and platforms, which are Faith, Conservatism, and Patriotism. It’s hard to imagine anything not being grounded in one or more of those somehow.
Which leads me to this discussion. In a mere 286 days, except and unless we have another election such as back in 2000, most of the votes will all be cast and counted, and We the People will have elected a new president. Next Tuesday, the people of Florida will have a chance to start deciding whom they want on the ballot.
The big name frontrunners that have been forced down our throats by the party with help from the media are Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. According to the party bosses and their media collaborators, neither Rick Santorum nor Ron Paul is ‘electable.’ My questions are “says who,” and “when did the term electable become part of the equation?” By the way, I don’t mean to anger anyone, but I believe that Ron Paul has merely been allowed to be there by the bosses as a distraction, (even though I think I actually prefer even Dr. Paul over Newt or Mitt).
Let’s see if I can unscramble things so we can have a brief look at this. The electorate is finally waking up and the conservative ideology and intent of our Founders is being embraced more and more by a growing grassroots movement. Which means that We the People are looking to seat conservative men and women who will go to DC and do what they say they will do when they are on the campaign trail. So what happens when any real conservative that won’t sell out their values shows up on the scene? Simply put, they are ostracized by the party and the media for not being ‘moderate’ enough. That term, ‘moderate enough,’ is synonymous with ‘liberal enough.’
To back up this point, look at what they did to Sarah Palin. She was and is a very bright, qualified, and experienced conservative leader that epitomizes what the Republican Party used to be and stand for. However, with the eager participation of the media, her own party turned their backs on her due to her strong Christian based, conservative stands on issues such as abortion, DOMA, energy, illegal immigration, and foreign affairs, etc. If you don’t think that’s accurate, ask any of your friends about her supposedly saying she ‘could see Russia from her back yard.’ By the way, she never said that; in a moment of not thinking things through clearly, Sarah’s campaign made the poor choice of having her go on SNL, in which that crew had a field day, and Tina Fey did a ‘look how dumb Sarah is’ bit. Sadly, a lot of people still think that Sarah actually said what Tina said and that she’s some sort of a dimwit. And she certainly is not a dimwit.
And this brings me right to Newt and Mitt. Neither of these men has a record that falls in line with the Grassroots movement or what the Republican Party used to be; in fact, they both fall far short of what We the People have been screaming that we are looking for. However, because the party bosses on both sides have it already decided and they don’t want any sort of change, these are the guys that are being forced on us. Please start listening to the video link below about Newt with some Mitt thrown in while you’re reading; I don’t think you’ll turn it off until it finishes.
On the other hand, conservative people like Sarah Palin are never shed in a fair light. Which now leads me to Rick Santorum. Unlike Newt and Mitt, Rick shares much with the grassroots movement.
At the end of the day, here is my assessment of the three. I can’t really see any real difference between Newt and Mitt, and to my way of thinking, they are both Obama light. Both represent big government, universal healthcare, and amnesty of one sort or another. Neither is 100% pro-life, and at least one of them, (like his buddy Bill Clinton) hasn’t been faithful to the one person on the planet that he should’ve been closest to. On that note, if anyone’s spouse cannot be trusted, what makes anyone think that person can be trusted at the helm of the nation? If you listen to the entire video, you’ll see that Newt’s favorite politician of all time is FDR, followed closely by Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, (all three extremely progressive). Pardon me, but that makes him also an extreme progressive in my book, and progressive is another word for liberal. Under Newt or Mitt, nothing will change despite their rhetoric to the contrary; they are both old school, establishment type politicians that will not steer us from the collision course with Socialism that we are currently on.
By the way, besides RomneyCare, check out Mitt’s position on the 2nd Amendment. When he was Governor of Massachusetts, he extended a ban on so called ‘assault’ rifles, http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2836965/posts, and just try to get a Concealed Weapon Permit up there. Very tough to get even after one follows all of the outrageous rules. Also, both men feel that they don’t need to vet judges for any bias before appointing them. Neither of them has ever established themselves as any sort of conservative.
Rick Santorum however, while by no means perfect, shares most of the values of We the People. He is a God fearing man, 100% pro-life and pro-family, he considers marriage to be between one man and one woman, he’s the son of immigrants and believes in getting to this country the right way, and he’s tired of judges legislating from the bench.
Let me close with this thought. Before you vote in Florida, and ultimately vote in November, take a good long look inside to check, and ask yourself which of these men or Ron Paul best matches your values. Then vote for that guy based on that.
Forget the rhetoric that they’re feeding us that Santorum is ‘not electable.’ That’s one of those lies that if repeated enough becomes real to people.
We can’t take another 4 years of the current administration, and I fervently believe that the only difference between Newt, Mitt, and Barry is how fast the ship is going to sink.
Please consider the one true conservative choice. Rick Santorum.
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