‘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

Buy Your Child A Toy Gun, And You Can Guarantee He’s Going To Kill Someone : Personal Liberty Digest™

If you had a Lone Ranger cap pistol, a dart gun or a firearm-shaped space blaster — or perhaps even the fabled stick shaped perfectly like a gun — to liven up your games of cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers as a child, chances are you grew up to be a  Press link below for more and my commentary even lower.  What do you think?

via Buy Your Child A Toy Gun, And You Can Guarantee He’s Going To Kill Someone : Personal Liberty Digest™.

Commentary below by

Fmwarmac aka Forest McCartney

What is this world coming to?  I’m sorry but this whole article above really chaps my aZZ bad!!  I’ve been up all night trying to word a blog about how as concerned citizens we can get our country back from all these crooks that are now running it!  Then I read shite like this and a few other absurd things people are doing, saying or trying to get done and all hopes I had of getting our country back was thrown out the door!  I mean this is not the America I was raised in.  This is not the America I served in the Armed Forces to honor and protect with my life,  Quite frankly, This is not the America I want to even be a part of any more.

I sit here disgusted as heLL that my grandchildren will be taking the reigns to this countryif there’s one left.  They will never live the American dream.  As it looks, their best hope is they don’t become some slave or servant to some Chineese king of kwaunHo dioWilmington-dani’iozHoi.  On the very property that I left them.  The very property I worked my azz off so they could live the American Dream.

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When I was in Jr High we had sneak attack water gun wars with the Principal at school.  Hell it was he that came up with the first what is called today “Soaker.”  I didn’t turn out to be a killer!!  None of my friends turned out to be a killer!  In fact, I don’t know anybody who did turn out to be a killer!  However, In today’s society, I can see even a preacher pulling a gun out.  when asked why the preacher would say…He was a f*@king idiot that needed killing!!  Today’;s society quite frankly makes people think about that shite.

I have always been a Die Hard American.  I love my country and all my countrymen.  Even as old as I am today and crippled as I am I’d still wheel my chair in any battlefield to protect my Country and our American way of life….screeech,.,.,.,.,.,. Stop!!  I look at IDIOTS like this principal in this article, and all the other bullshite going on today and quite frankly, I just wanna pull up roots and go to my wife’s home country Germany.  I’d even rather fight the drug lords of Mexico or South America than this crapola here today!!!

What has this world come to?  Is the rest of the world filled with these kind of idiots too?  My American Dream was to live out on my property,(10+/- acres back in the woods) raise my family and be left the hell alone!  I don’t need nobody telling me how to live my life.  Telling me how I’m supposed to raise my kids, bla blaa bla you get the picture!  But with all the corruption in our Government, The idealist taking over our way of life,The nations economy on the final stage of collapse with the president trying like all shite to push it the last inch, so he can take or “They” can take over the world as a feudal or communist regime or whatever their plans are, WTF are we to do?  WTF can we go?

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Without these laws we could: eliminate the entire trade deficit, boost the economy, and create millions of jobs

Government Is Impeding America’s Energy Explosion

What if the United States could quickly take steps that would eliminate the entire trade deficit, boost the economy, and create millions of jobs?

It can, according to a leading energy expert — but not if it retains some current government policies.

American exports now total $1.6 trillion a year, second only to China’s $2.1 trillion, but the United States imports more than it exports and runs the world’s largest annual trade deficit, about $750 billion.

And 40 percent of the deficit comes from oil imports, says Mark P. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and founder and CEO of the Digital Power Group, a capital advisory group focusing on technology.

But America is now the world’s fastest-growing oil and gas producing region, and could become a net oil exporter.

Much of the credit goes to improvements in drilling technology. As the Insider Report disclosed earlier, that technology has improved the productivity of the typical oil or gas rig on U.S. shale fields by 200 to 300 percent over the past five years.

“Increasing production and exports of oil and gas and of energy-intensive products from chemicals to fertilizers can put the nation on track to wipe out the entire trade deficit within the decade, returning the nation to a trade balance — even a surplus — that has not been enjoyed for decades,” Mills writes.

It would also serve as a huge stimulus to the U.S. economy, directly creating jobs across the nation and indirectly creating millions more jobs, he asserts.

However, government policies now in place hinder the production and export of hydrocarbons, says Mills, who served in the White House Science Office under President Ronald Reagan and writes the “Energy Intelligence” column for Forbes.

He urges the government to take a number of immediate steps to accelerate the nation’s hydrocarbon capabilities.

For one, the Commerce Department should be directed to approve any application to export crude oil as domestic production increases 70 percent within the decade. A 1975 law makes it illegal to export crude oil, with rare exceptions, although refined petroleum products can be sold overseas.

Under legislation last modified in 1978, the Department of Energy has the authority to approve or disapprove applications for licenses to export natural gas. The government should approve all qualified entities seeking to export natural gas, Mills insists.

The Obama administration should approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, allowing Canadian crude to replace Venezuelan imports.

The federal government should also offer wider access to hydrocarbon resources on federal lands, where 80 percent of offshore and half of onshore territory remains off limits to hydrocarbon exploration.

Mills concludes: “There are manifold benefits to be had from ensuring or accelerating energy exports. Congress and the administration should take action to unleash the economic, employment, and strategic benefits that will derive from furthering U.S. hydrocarbon production and exports.”