The People have surely made their actions known in the recent primary elections. A 30 year career party switching politician from Pennsylvania was dumped, a Republican party establishment figure and Secretary of State from Kentucky was trounced …beaten badly by a TEA party advocate Although this surely is a good sign, we still have a…Details
In recent days, we’ve seen a great deal of media focus on episodes (real or imagined) of threats, verbal abuse, vandalism, and violence purportedly coming from opponents of “health care reform.” My guess is that much of this focus on how evil those opponents are marks the beginning of a deliberate political campaign looking toward…Details
There’s a horse race afoot in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. No less than seven candidates are vying to run against vulnerable freshman Democrat Tom Perriello. Six of them because they feel that the GOP’s anointed nominee, State Senator Robert Hurt, lacks the fortitude to champion small government in Washington. Considering that in 2004 Hurt supported…Details
Don Gustavson, State Assemblyman from Nevada’s 32nd District, has signed the 10-4 Pledge for the Constitution. He is running for State Senate in District 2. In the pledge are 10 affirmations on the nature of constitutional government and 10 promises for action while in office – such as: When Congress enacts laws and regulations that…Details
Marcus Rivchin is running for State House of Representatives in Florida’s 117th District. He recently signed the 10-4 pledge for the Constitution. In it are 10 affirmations on the nature of constitutional government and 10 promises for action while in office – such as: When Congress enacts laws and regulations that are not made in…Details
It looks like some members of the Republican establishment are starting to fear primary challenges by the Tea Party folks. The Wall Street Journal reports that Colorado Republicans have adopted a “Platform for Prosperity,” intended to placate populist outrage, and are strongly encouraging all candidates for state office in 2010 to get on board. The…Details
Casey Anderson is running for the US House of Representatives in Utah’s 2nd District. He’s also just signed the 10-4 Pledge…10 affirmations and 10 promises on the 10th Amendment. Here’s what he has to say about his campaign, the 10th, and the Constitution: Growing up as a student in public education, I remember always hearing…Details
Are You Finally Ready To Trust Your Conscience?
Most politicians are not bad people, but the system has a way of chewing them up and spitting them out. Once in the system, they learn to play the game and almost always compromise their integrity when it can be justified and even sometimes when it cannot. This is done while we look the other way if it’s “our guy” and/or they give us something we want. That’s the insidiousness of democracy and these “representatives” continue to do anything to stay in power.
Many of the problems that we face today can mostly be chalked up to our divisions fueled by our two beloved major parties. While we’re fighting each other and pinning down scapegoats, the hotshot politicians are laughing all the way to the bank (you know…Citi, Goldman, so on and so forth).
I don’t believe citizens who still identify themselves as Republicans and Democrats are happy with the destination that either of our parties is taking us; they simply don’t know how to address mess they find themselves in. My gut tells me that the majority my fellow citizens want a representative to rely on defined accountability, common sense, and a set of principles that value the unalienable rights and responsibilities of the individual.Details
Last night I spoke at a gathering of activists hosted by FreedomWorks in Richmond, VA. The crowd was impressive, more than 130 people on a Thursday night were packed into the basement of a bar in Shockoe Bottom. They weren’t there to see me of course, former House majority leader, Dick Armey, was the headliner.…Details