"The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable, to their wishes, their servants can, and undoubtedly will, be recalled" - George Washington 1787
George Washington understood, as many of the Founding Fathers did, that We The People hold the power. That our Representatives, both House and Senate, were our servants, that they served us. Something I've begun to do is no longer call the positions in DC "jobs". If we continue to call them jobs, then we continue to grow career politicians. Instead, we must get back to the founding ideals of public servitude. Our Congress members are our servants, and as George Washington pointed out, when they do not follow the Constitution, the people will vote them out. Well, welcome to November 2, 2010.
For the past 3 years, we have woken up to the fact that our country isn't what we thought it was. We've woken up to legislation called TARP and the government taking over businesses and bailing out others that have been deemed too big to fail. We awoke to the fact that the Democratic party wasn't what it used to be, that it had been consumed by a force called the Progressives. It took us about a year and a half to realize the hidden agenda of this force, but we found it and fought it.
Now, the time to start the restoration is upon us. If we don't make the stand here and now, who knows when we'll have the chance again, if ever. Although the Constitutions Conservatives could take over the House and possibly the Senate, they will still have to deal with a Progressive President for 2 more years. This means that a lot of votes will take place to overturn vetoes. And they will most likely make it through the House, but the Senate will be the challenge if it is not taken back.
I do not advocate for Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. I advocate for Constitutionalists. For those who believe in the founding ideals and the same principles that guided our founders. Fiscal responsibility, limited government, and the individual. Many believe that with November 2nd, we'll be closer to the end of this fight, but on November 2nd, it's only beginning.
We must hold our elected officials feet to the fire more than ever, even those who have run on the Tea Party message. In fact, those deemed "Tea Party Candidates" will have their feet held to the fire a little more than others because they have run on those ideals and have made that commitment to bring that back to DC.
The ballot is your weapon. We are a peaceful revolution and we fight with our voices and our votes. Many people have made the claims that they don't need to vote because so many others will turn out. Well let's imagine if everyone had that same thought, no one would vote. Every vote counts, because all of those people who believe their vote counts, they all add up. Others make the claims of voting for the lesser of two evils. Although this can be true, then take that lesser of two evils and let them know that they're being watched. That they will be seeing a lot of you, and that you will support them when they are right, and vigorously oppose them when they are wrong.
"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth." - Ronald Reagan 1964
Do not let the last stand on earth die. Don't let the shining city on a hill fall away from existence. Between now and November 2nd, educate people, as many people a day as you can. Don't tell them how to vote, but inform them about the issues and the candidates. Give them places they can go to research. And then tell them to tell someone else. We can not have that uninformed electorate that John Kerry spoke of. We have educated ourselves over the past 3 years. Now let's put it to good use and get America back and restore it.