Tuesday, October 28, 2008

How to vote or should you?

In one week we are having the national elections. We will elect a new president and all the seats in the House of Representatives are going to be voted on. All 435 of them. Wouldn't it be awesome to vote all of them out?
What kind of a message would we the People send to our corrupt leaders if we cleaned "house" and fired all the incumbents? Do you think they might take notice of us and start to get a little fearful? Do you think they just might feel a little more accountable for their actions? They sure didn't fear us enough to vote against the 850 billion ripoff, did they? Opposition was overwhelming against it from everything I read but they voted for it anyway after they loaded on 150 billion in pork.
Lets look at what a representative makes; As of January 1, 2008, the annual salary of each Representative is $169,300. Representatives are eligible for lifetime benefits after serving for five years, including a pension, health benefits, and social security benefits. $169k a year is a pretty decent paycheck. Lifetime benefits after 5 whole years of "service" is even better. No wonder they want to get re-elected. Do you know any other career that gives you lifetime benefits after only 5 years? Do you think this was what our Founding Fathers envisioned public office to be like? Me either. I find this level of compensation totally outrageous. But I know this is also just the tip of the iceberg. The real money they make is behind the scenes. the real money is earned when they sell their votes and their influence. That is how they really screw us, the People, over.
So my plan is to vote against all incumbents. Get rid of them all! No way we could get worse people in and the people who do win will understand what happened. Hopefully they will think more about the oath they swear when they take office to uphold the constitution and not how much money and power they can accumulate term after term after term. There should never be compensation after leaving a political office. it is called public service, right? That implies a sacrifice for the greater good, not sacrificing integrity, honor and principles for money at the expense of the public good. Things are way out of whack.
I got my sample ballot the other day and got on the internet to find out who was an incumbent and who wasn't. I marked it so I could vote against all incumbents regardless of party. I am also planning to vote against all the judges. I think judges have way to much power and always vote against all of them. Power should never be in the hands of any one person for any length of time. Power is far to corruptive and mankind has proven without a doubt, throughout history, they cannot handle it without being corrupted. Exceptions are so few and far between they are irrelevant.
The other reasonable option imho is not to vote at all. But personally I would rather vote them out since they definitely don't want that and they would never see it coming. I have read some pretty good arguments for not even voting but I prefer to be more proactive.
One thing I will not do anymore is vote for the lesser of two evils. I think that approach has got us to where we are. Ever more corrupt candidates who get elected because they are perceived to be not quite as bad as the other guy. Let's just vote them all out! And go third party whenever that option is available as an anti-incumbent vote!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Looks like we are headed for a democracy. This election will be very telling. I know this is confusing. We are a democracy, right? Not quite yet but we are getting very close. But isn't a democracy what we want to be? Isn't a democracy the best form of government? Not according to our founding fathers and the constitution. They were very afraid of a democracy. They had studied democracies and found all of them throughout history had collapsed.
They became "mobocracies." The many took from the few. Individual rights,
freedoms and liberties soon disappear in a democracy.
Our founding fathers studied all history, and all forms of government. They studied the works of the worlds greatest philosophers and they formed a new type of government; A constitutional republic based on the rule of law.
They feared a democracy and so should we. They knew in a democracy eventually the people would realize that they could take property from others by force using the power of the government. In a democracy majority rules. When you have a majority of have-nots, who don't produce and expect to be taken care of, voting to take away the property of the haves
you have just crossed the line from a sustainable society and economic model to an unsustainable one. We might just cross that line Nov. 4th. Some would say we already have and I think there is a case to be made for that point of view, but it could be very plain in a week, whether we have or not.
Regardless, we are on that course and have been so for a long time. We are an empire in decline. It is doubtful that we can change course and turn back to liberty, freedom and responsibility. I think we will continue our decline into socialism, communism, fascism or whatever you choose to call it but the end result will be a total loss of freedom and liberty. It will probably take a great catastrophe to wake people up and to get enough people behind the cause of liberty and freedom.
Bad times are here and worse times are coming. Get prepared and educate yourself so when the time comes you can be a force to effect positive change. We have been lied to, brainwashed and scared for generations. Time
to reverse the trend.