‘Voting The Bums Out’ A Failed Strategy : Personal Liberty Digest™

‘Voting The Bums Out’ A Failed Strategy : Personal Liberty Digest™.

July 23, 2013 by

‘Voting The Bums Out’ A Failed Strategy

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I’ve got some news for you.

There is absolutely nothing from the Founding Fathers — and I mean nothing — in which they said your No. 1 course of action in response to massive, repeated Constitutional violations should be to “vote the bums out.”

They never said that. Nowhere. Ever.

For some reason, though, opponents of endless Federal power seem to pull the “vote the bums out” card first. And a vast majority of them seem to have just that one card — and no others.

Wherever I speak around the country, voting the bums out is the first thing people tell me needs to be done to fix problems created by the Federal government. People everywhere back this up with their money. The 2012 elections saw about $6 billion spent.

Six billion dollars. Anyone who complains about how Congress spends money should be appalled at this utter waste of resources.

When Congress spends hundreds of dollars on a toilet seat, at least they get something to sit on.

When you spend your hard-earned money on Federal candidates who are going to reduce the size and scope of the Federal government, you get nothing. Zilch.

“Government today is bigger and more unConstitutional than it was before the last election.”

If you could travel through time, you could make that statement in any of the past 100 years and you’d almost never be wrong.

“Voting the bums out” has proven to be a complete and utter failure as a strategy.

Neighborhood Dining

Some people will tell you that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

While I doubt that people spending their hard-earned money on this proven failure are insane, there’s certainly something to be said here.

Let’s say you have a new restaurant open in your neighborhood. You give it a try; they treat you rudely and don’t even give you what you ordered. They serve you something completely different and refuse to fix it. After talking with your neighbors, you learn that every one of them had the same experience there.

You probably wouldn’t give them your money again, would you?

Well, maybe the owners want to give it another try. They hire a new manager, walk around the neighborhood, door-to-door, apologizing for the horrible treatment and making great promises about service, better prices and higher quality.

OK, you think, time to give these people another chance; they’re human, after all.

The second time you go there, it’s worse.

Again, they bring you food you never ordered and refuse to correct the mistake. They spill food on your clothes and then force you to pay them to clean it. And after you leave, they double-charge your credit card, too.

I can guarantee that even if you got to the second try, there would never be a third.

Congressional Appetite

But for some odd reason, even though each and every one of us deals with this kind of treatment (well, much worse, actually) from the Federal government, there’s more than a second try or even a third. Way more.

After watching government grow every year for our entire life, millions of us pour our hearts, souls and money into the next person who promises to fix things.

These bums, and the new bums who replace them once in a while, have an insatiable appetite for money and power. They often sound like underdogs, make wonderful promises about all the good they’ll do, and they never have enough of your money.

Occasionally, you get someone who’s the real deal. He is an honest person. He will work hard to do the right thing. And he will do everything he can to move the Federal government closer to the Constitution.

Even when a few good people get elected, they fail.

Here’s the hard truth. It doesn’t matter what political party is in power in Washington, D.C., or what person is in charge in the White House; Federal power always grows and your liberty is always less. This is how things have gone for at least 100 years.

The Recipe

Even though government schools will never teach you how to limit government power, the Founders did, in fact, offer solutions.

No, there’s no silver bullet. No one’s riding in on a white horse to save you in the way people view Presidential candidates. And, no, those unaccountable, politically connected lawyers who make up the Supreme Court aren’t going to fix things either. They work for the organization that’s violating your rights more than any in the world: the Federal government. They’re part of the problem, too.

James Madison, generally regarded as the “father of the Constitution,” was pretty direct about what should be done. He wrote the following in Federalist No. 46:

Should an unwarrantable measure of the federal government be unpopular in particular States, which would seldom fail to be the case, or even a warrantable measure be so, which may sometimes be the case, the means of opposition to it are powerful and at hand. The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union, the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassment created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, very serious impediments; and were the sentiments of several adjoining States happen to be in Union, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.

James Madison said that when the Federal government passes an unConstitutional measure — or even if it passes something that’s totally Constitutional, but still unpopular — there are ways to successfully resist it.

Notice that Madison didn’t mention a single thing about elections or voting bums out.

Nothing.

He did, however, point to methods which are “powerful and at hand.” Two prominent examples that you should be doing today:

“Refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.”

Use “legislative devices” to create “very serious impediments.”

Madison also told us that if several adjoining States would do the same, it would make things extremely difficult for the Feds to deal with.

Judge Andrew Napolitano has said virtually the same recently, that a State refusing to comply would make Federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce.”

I happen to agree.

What Now?

We’ve all got extremely limited time, resources and money. It’s important to try to have the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to the Constitution and your liberty.

Let’s say, for example, you have one hour a week to dedicate to an effort and $100 a year to donate.

If you’re knocking on doors trying to help someone win a congressional primary race, or you’ve if donated your $100 to a 2016 Presidential candidate, you’ve already lost.

Instead, you could dedicate one hour per week to following Madison’s advice. You could work to advance legislation in your State, county, city or town that would, by law, require a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union” on a specific issue, as Madison advised.

Stop pouring your time and money into the siren song of Federal election campaigns. Voting the bums out is a failed strategy.

If your goal is the Constitution, it’s high time that you started following Madison’s advice on how to get there.

Your country needs you. Your community needs you. Your family needs you. Liberty needs you. The time to act is now.

–Michael Boldin

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Class Action Lawsuit against the NSA

Where does it all stop? This is “The United States of America” not the former Soviet Union!  They claim it is to protect us from Terrorism!  The main terrorists in this country is our own Government! This President’s entire “Reign of Terror” has been based on nothing but lies, fraud and deceit!  Things such as “Obamacare” where as a Judge mysteriously changes his mind all of a sudden(Blackmailed?), How it was voted in during a holiday after which almost all (“but a select few) were home for the holidays.

“Gun Control” Why is it when Gun Control becomes such a hot item with Hilary and Barry, that all of a sudden the US starts having all these public shootings?  These shooting keep occurring one right after the other until the country get’s in an outrage about 20+ children get murdered?  Now Barry and Hillary have all the ammo they need to get the law passed, or so they thought! 

It’s one thing after the other.  It gets so bad that it’s like a serial killer who leaves a signature on all his scenes.  Every scandal that comes up just reeks with Barry’s signature on it.  The scary part is like he don’t even care.  With his “so what get over it attitude” he moves on to his next victims.  It also seems like the entire House, Senate and Judiciary Com. is too scared to do anything about it.

Class Action Lawsuit against the NSA.

 

What exactly is Obama’s real “Agenda?”  He’s given himself total power as the Judge, Jury and executioner of all the people in America.  He has fired how many of “Our” Military’s Generals for disagreeing with him about firing on American citizens on or off American Soil?  He’s made it so, that if “he claims” it is an emergency or crisis, that FEMA can step in and take over anyone’s food supply or whatever is needed!  Or how under such crisis “The Authorities” can do a house to house search and that your constitutional rights be dammed!  How about how he has told the House and Senate that he answers to no body but the UN?  Everybody has heard the rumors of the UN presence here in the US.  The fact how they are doing training drills here all over the US.  Why did the “Department of Homeland Security recently purchase millions of  rounds of 9mm ammo?

I could go on and on about what he is doing and all his lies and deceit.  However, for now I will just leave you with a few more things to think about on what this man is doing.  Things such as:  Have you ever heard of The New World Order?  The US Dollar and economy on the brink of collapse?  US Drones on US Soil?  1984’s Big Brother today in 2013?  One scandal after another, Eric Holder-US attny General, IRS? Benghazi?  Gun running? Murder? Think about it! Is today’s America the country you really want your children and Grand Children to inherit?  All I can say is “Wake up America”  B4 it is too late!!!

Ron Paul 2012

Ron Paul 2012.   What is your opinion?  I want a debate right here on this blog.  We as Americans have a responsibility to see that the right person is elected as our Commander and Chief AKA The President.

My opinion is Newt/Romney is the worst choice we could even think of.  And I’m leaning towarfd Ron Paul.   because of where he stands on all the issues and has always on all the issues stood firm and hasn’t flipped flopped on any issues.

Everybody says he will get rid of welfare.  He’s  saying what we all say, people need to get off their ass and work for what they have, in our current system today it is better to stay at home and not work.  If you go to work you lose the ins. they give you and most of the time make less money working than what you made just milking the Gov.

I’m sorry it just chaps my ass to see all these people who just sit home and not work because they make more money doing so.  They are driving brand new cars while i struggle to keep my old clunker running.  they have the best medical and dental ins. available while I struggle to make another payment on my 3rd rate med. ins. plan that don’t cover shit.

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We need a complete overhaul to our Gov. Ron Paul has not only the best plan but the only one who even has a plan.  All the other candidates running are saying the same ole song and dance, promising this and that but in reality has no intention or no hope of doing so.

Why should a person that works for us make 1000 times more money than us?  Hell even that amount is less than what they actually make.  Ron Paul will change that.