In a few days it will be 2010. The fateful year. The year when elections may matter the most they've every mattered in this country. If we don't turn out enough federal legislators to let them know that what they have done is unacceptable and intolerable, they will know that we will tolerate anything they choose to do to us, and there will be no stopping the destruction of everything America has stood for for over 200 years. The light of freedom will be extinguished not only for the American people, but for all people. We are still, barely, the last, best hope for freedom in the World.
It is our duty, our responsibility, our mission, our destiny to fight to the last man to keep it burning.
And I have a dilemma.
I am committed to work for the ousting of two Congresswomen and a Senator. Indeed, all my political focus will be on that task until the polls close next November.
But already there is an issue arising in the Tea Party/9.12 Project movement that I worry will derail our efforts. It is a conflict of visions, and they break down like this:
VISION NUMBER ONE:
1) We have to take our country back. We have to get ride of professional, career politicians, and get back to the "citizen representatives" envisioned by the founders, who return to private life after a few years of public service...and have to live with the laws they passed as legislators.
Obviously there is great wisdom in that. It keeps politicians rooted in self-interest, which translates into the citizens' interest.
Any candidate we offer must be reliably conservative/libertarian, loyal to the Constitution and responsible to the people, understanding he is our servant not our ruler. He should be funded and supported by The People, not rich special interests that he would "owe" once elected.
He must stay for a limited time, then return to private life.
He must be committed to limited government, individual liberty, the free market. He must be believe in American Exceptionalism, value our history, honor our traditions, love our country. He must be honest, truthful, sincere. He must be dedicated to the restoration of our Constitutional Republic.
The most important thing is principles, values and character!
VISION NUMBER TWO
2) We have to take our country back. And the way to do it is to turn as many incumbents out as possible. After what they have done, particularly in the last year, which is so outrageous, so unconstitutional, so tyrannical, so irresponsible, so corrupt, so un-American that we have to punish them. They have entirely shifted their loyalty from the American Dream, and the American Character to ideology, special interests, and to the accumulation of power. They are creating an Imperial State that will be the Master of "We the People", not our servant.
We have to make them more afraid of us than they are of SEIU and the other unions, of ACORN and other corrupt left wing organizations. And there is only one way to do that. We have to run enough of them out of town, out of power, out of their cushy, privileged sinecures that the rest will know that we can—and that we will. They will all know that there is a serious, People's movement that is not going away; that will not put up with their nonsense anymore; that there are millions of us; that we can affect elections; that we are watching; and that we will take them down.
And it doesn't matter at all who we replace them with in 2010. This is the moment when the Lesson is all that matters. The Lesson of The Peoples' Retribution! We need the most attractive, most well funded, most charismatic candidates we can find.
It doesn't matter how bad they are as legislators, we can take them out, too, when their time comes. Think of it this way: It'll take them four years to figure out how things work, and we'll throw them out in two.
The effect of turning out as many CongressVipers as possible will be twofold:
a) It will scare the shit out of the surviving ones, especially if they've had a hard fight, or close election...they will see that when The People are pissed...they are formidable and determined...and ruthless.
b) It will scare the shit out of the FNGs (fuckin' new guys) who will be only too aware that incumbents' jobs are no longer safe, now that The People are watching.
We have to give the House and Senate a big, fat, hairy shock to the system! We have to hit them over the head with a 2 x 4 to get their attention.
The most important thing is electability!
Sure, we may get lucky and find a few candidates that are both...but most won't be.
Which strategy do we follow? Which will further OUR agenda? Which will better work to dismantle the Imperial State and restore our Constitutional Republic?
Is there a better Third Way?
The Gunslinger, EOTIS