(Here’s What I Ask In Return)
I keep hearing from friends and co—workers that I HAVE to vote for Romney to stop Obama from getting elected again. They say I have to sacrifice my principles, be a realist, not an idealist, and vote for Romney to at least slow down the damage being done to this country by Obama.
Okay, here’s the deal. I will vote for Romney if two things occur. First, Romney reads, and swears to uphold a speech that I prepare for him, and secondly each and every Romney supporter who has nagged at me to vote for him signs a declaration, that I will also prepare for him or her.
Here is the speech that I would ask Mr. Romney to read, and agree to:
I, Willard, ‘Mitt’, Romney do solemnly swear to uphold and defend the Constitution, against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I will not sign into law any legislation which does not have as its foundation any of the specifically enumerated powers found in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution. I will not abide a loose interpretation of the General Welfare, the Commerce, and the Necessary and Proper Clauses of the Constitution as a basis for enacting law.
As President I will eliminate our national deficit and begin paying off the national debt by $1 trillion per year. If I fail to reduce our national debt by $4 trillion by the end of my first term I will not run for a second term. Along those lines I will work to get a federal sales tax implemented, doing away with the graduated income tax, until the national debt is brought under control, and once that happens I will abolish all taxes upon the people of this country. This nation got along just fine for 124 years before the Constitution was amended to allow for an income tax. If government lives within its means there is absolutely no reason to tax the people to fund it.
As President I will hold the Bill of Rights as sacred and ensure that the rights of each and every American are protected. I will begin by dismantling the Department of Homeland Security and revoking every piece of legislation passed to fight the war on terror which in some fashion infringes upon an unalienable right of the people. I will reign in the Transportation Security Administration, (TSA), and find other ways of ensuring the public’s safety than by infringing upon their 4th Amendment right to be secure in their persons and property.
As President I will begin dismantling this behemoth that is the federal government by abolishing the following Cabinet Posts and their associated agencies; the Secretary of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agencies. These are all areas that are best managed by the individual states, and not the federal government.
I will also stop sending federal dollars to the individual states to subsidize programs that are internal to the states. Further funding for these programs will fall upon the state governments and if the states cannot manage the internal affairs of their own state then the people need to reconsider whom they are voting for, and the policies their state governments are enacting which allow for such severe budget shortfalls.
I will also recall our ambassador to the United Nations and give the member nations 30 days to recall their respective ambassadors before I schedule the UN building to be demolished.
I will also drastically cut back our military presence overseas unless the nations where we have military installations formally request a U.S. military presence. If that be the case then that nation will be responsible for paying the entire cost to sustain that installation, including the pay and benefits of each and every U.S. serviceman assigned to that installation. If not, that nation can fend for itself. It is not our place to police and defend the world. With that being said, if a rogue nation decides to attack the U.S. we will retaliate with the full force of our might…but we will not invade and occupy a sovereign nation so that military contractors such as Halliburton and KBR can make a fortune off the misfortune of war. Along those lines, the U.S. will halt all foreign aid. It is not the place of the U.S. to subsidize, or attempt to buy allegiance by sending them millions of dollars that could be spent to ease the federal deficit, or improve our failing infrastructure.
I will revoke the charter of the Federal Reserve Bank and give the power to coin our nation’s currency back to Congress where it belongs. The treasury department is fully capable of printing all the money required to sustain our economy without America having to be enslaved to a cartel of globalist bankers who profit for our nation’s debt.
And finally, I will enact strict trade laws which grant no benefits to any nation, or company, which produces goods outside the border of the United States, For every item we import to America, one item will be exported to that country which is manufactured in America, or all trade with that nation will grind to a halt. We will rebuild America as a manufacturing force to be reckoned with.
These are my promises to you as president. If I fail to uphold even one of them, I will not seek re-election. I swear this under penalty of perjury, and may God and the American people hold me accountable.
That is the speech that Mitt Romney MUST give before I will vote for him. Otherwise he can take his chances without me. And for you, the faithful republicans who nagged at me to support him, your declaration is much simpler. I would ask you to read and sign the following:
I _______________________, do hereby swear that I have investigated the candidate I support, to include their past voting record and stances on the issues. I have not based my decision strictly upon party loyalty, or that my candidate is the best chance to defeat the current incumbent.
I have also read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and understand that these documents are sacredly obligatory upon the government, limiting their authority and power. I have applied them as a litmus test to the candidate I support and believe that said candidate will best uphold the principles contained in those documents.
If, it is proven later, that the candidate I vote for fails to uphold the Constitution, or fails to uphold any of his campaign promises I, __________________, will rip my heart out of my chest and eat it.
There, that’s all you have to do to get me to vote for Mitt Romney. That wasn’t that hard, was it?
October 21, 2012
Allow Me To Explain My Point Of View (A Follow Up To My Last Article)
As I expected, my last little ditty received mix reviews, with about half the folks commenting agreeing with me, and the other half not. Of those who disagreed with me the general sentiment expressed was that the only priority this election is to ensure Barack Obama does not get re-elected. I think what someone posted on my blog best describes the overall tone of the negative responses to what I said, “Get real; at this specific, pinpointed historic juncture, priority one of non-leftist Americans is to vote Obama out of office; priority two is to vote Obama out of office; and priority three is to vote Obama out of office.” Like I said, pretty much what I expected.
Most of those who disagreed with me are of the opinion that once we get Obama out office we can work towards gaining control of Congress and pulling in the reins on the powers amassed by previous presidents. The thing is, I don’t think that can be done, and if you’ll bear with me I will tell you why I believe that to be the case.
First of all, let me make it perfectly clear that I think that Obama is probably the most dangerous person America has ever elected to the office of president. Sure there were others who did a lot of damage, but Obama is different in that I honestly think he despises all this country stood for and wants to see it made into his own twisted vision of what he thinks America ought to be. Romney probably would be a far better choice than another 4 years of Obama, but he is far from perfect, and I am getting awful damn tired of settling for the lesser of two evils.
With Obama at the helm this nation is akin to a car travelling at 100 miles per hour towards a cliff, and if Romney were elected we might slow down to the speed limit, but we are still headed towards the cliff. I want to step on the brakes and turn the damn car around, not simply slow down.
When I was in high school our wrestling coach had us do something he liked to call fart licks. We would jog along and he would pick out a point off in the distance and we would sprint to that point and then resume jogging. Then a bit later he would pick out another point and we’d be sprinting again. That’s the way I see this country, speeding towards ruin, and then slowing down, only to speed up again with every change of presidents. But no matter what speed we are going we are still headed in the same direction. If we keep settling for the lesser of two evils we will NEVER alter the course this country finds itself upon.
Look at what happens in presidential elections, we get a Republican for one or two terms, and then we get a Democrat, back and forth ad nauseum. If Romney gets elected he may improve the economy somewhat, and then again he may not. However, I guarantee under a Romney administration we will see the national debt continue to increase, we will see more laws passed which infringe further upon our rights, and we may find ourselves in another war with either Iran or Syria. In short, we will get one or two terms of a typical Republican administration, with nobody at the helm who gives a tinkers damn about upholding the Constitution.
And as for the people who think we can rout the democrats and the so-called RINO’s from Congress while replacing them with true constitutionally minded conservatives… good luck with that! Ron Paul was such a candidate and although he had a pretty good grassroots support going on, he did not have the backing required to break through the GOP machinery and see him all the way into the Oval Office. If we couldn’t do it at the national level, what makes you think you can garner enough support in the individual Congressional districts to elect the same caliber of person to represent you?If we could have done that it would have been accomplished already. Just watch, of all the seats up for grabs in the upcoming election, watch and see how many are won by business as usual Democrats and Republicans.
Face it, nothing is going to change, we have far too many brain dead people in this country who will stand behind whatever loser their party endorses, while on the other hand we have an equal number of people who only want to see a candidate elected who promises them the most goodies at someone else’s expense. With that toxic mixture those of us who just want the government out of our lives and off our backs don’t stand a chance.
You can call me a pessimist or cynical, but I think America has seen its best days and they are long gone, things are only going to continue to get worse. So why do I not agree that getting Obama out of office should be our ONLY priority? Well if it isn’t clear by now, let me try to explain.
I think the only way people are going to realize that they screwed up and let their government grow too big for its britches is if the whole thing comes crumbling down at their feet. Sure, if that happens it will be ugly and many people may not survive. Face it, instead of fighting to hold on to our rights and limiting our government to the powers we granted it, we fell asleep at the wheel and the sooner we let it all come crumbling down the sooner we can attempt to salvage things, if they can be salvaged at all. But I, for one, am sick and tired of postponing the inevitable. I say let’s get it over with.
If anyone cares to actually read past the first part of the Declaration of Independence to that actual list of grievances the colonists listed as their reason for seeking independence you will see that they suffered far less at the hands of King George than we do now under our own system of government.
As Thomas Paine said in Common Sense, “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.”
And to quote from my favorite speech of all time, on March 23, 1775 Patrick Henry declared, “Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”
And he goes on to say, “Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight!”
That’s the way I see things. Electing Mitt Romney as our next president will not prevent what’s in store for America; at best it will only delay it for a while.Seeing my country rot from within sickens me to no end and I simply don’t care to watch it any longer. As Patrick Henry said, “Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?”
While you may still hold on to the hope that you can change things at the ballot box and restore America to her former greatness, I offer you the following quote by Winston Churchill, “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
And in closing, I would like for you to consider the immortal words of Samuel Adams, “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”
October 22, 2012
~ The Author ~
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