In her collection of essays on the philosophy of free trade (Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. 1966), Ayn Rand wrote: “Since knowledge, thinking, and rational action are properties of the individual, since the choice to exercise his rational faculty or not depends on the individual, man’s survival requires that those who think be free of the interference of those who don’t.”
What that thought in mind, consider the common thread of deception that weaves its way through the witches’ brew of scandals that are boiling over in our modern day cauldron in the smoky back room called “politics as usual.” Approximately 47 percent of the likely voters in America seemingly approve of Barack Obama’s job performance according to a June 17, 2013 Rasmussen presidential daily tracking poll.
Logic defies an explanation.
Do natural born American citizens really want to lose the privilege of living under the rule of law that is designed to protect their life, liberty and happiness and guarantee their right to free speech, free association, self-protection and privacy? Do recent immigrants currently living in America (legally and illegally) really want to return to the suspected poverty and potential tyranny from whence they came? The answers must be no and no and yet how can our relatively youthful representative republic survive when so many of our citizenry appear not to be thinking but at the same time are given the great responsibility of casting a vote?
And what could possibly cause our elected officials to look the other way as our beleaguered commander in chief continues to nominate judges to the highest courts of our country thereby potentially skewing judicial decisions to his anti-rule of law edicts; as he cavalierly sends weapons to our enemies thereby potentially providing the small arms that will be used to murder our military men and women in the near future; and as he and his spoiled wife, children and entourage of assorted progressive neo-elites use millions of our scarce taxpayer dollars to travel the world promoting this unhealthy transformation of America? Shouldn’t he be stopped on a New York dime as a result of all these scandals? I think so, but how do we reach the millions of Americans who when asked don’t know Benghazi from a burned out hole in the ground?
Many of us who think about these things can remember that in 2009 tea party patriots from across this nation took to the streets with their signs, their flags and their banners, and in 2010 conservatives won elections all across this land (unfortunately many of the newly elected conservatives quickly cowered under the pressure of the big government power players but that is a subject for another day). In 2009, we were in the streets educating the public without the veil of deception of the Machiavellian mainstream media (MMM).
Then, in an effort to further educate our own selves on the finer points of constitutional government, for the following two years we decided to sit in meetings; to talk, listen and learn. Guess what happened while we were all sitting in meetings basically preaching to the choir? The narrative provided to the greater populace changed; the Machiavellian mainstream media (MMM) successfully but incorrectly redefined tea partiers as a small group of “wacko-birds” and as a result, we lost elections in 2012 – big time.
We need to once again break through the MMM’s veil of deception and the only way I can think of that we can possibly do that is to take to the streets again. Organize rallies, set up peaceful demonstrations, personally hand out literature, start talking to the public again. Do you remember all of the cars that beeped their horns in support of our ideals? Do you remember the energy and excitement of knowing that our message was getting out loud, clear and unadulterated by the powerful MMM forces against us?
We can do it again; we must do it again and July 4, 2013 is as good a time as any to start.