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IS IT TIME TO PUT IT IN YOUR REARVIEW MIRROR?
by Kathleen Gotto
(Nov. 8, 2011) — Harriet Tubman famously said, “I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.” It is not just black Americans who need a Harriet Tubman today. Nor is it all the other naive and uninformed who have been seduced by the lies and deception continuously being churned out by the Democratic Party machine. It is also those who have a deep and abiding interest in seeing our country functioning as a Constitutional Republic who need to hear Ms. Tubman’s words, especially those who are looking for a Republican Messiah to deliver America from the clutches of the socialists who are tearing apart this country with their radical agenda. The Democratic socialist wrecking machine is operating with impunity and speed because not one Republican member of Congress has stood in the gap to stop the carnage. Nor has even one 2012 Republican presidential candidate had the fortitude or love and respect for our freedoms enshrined in the Constitution to call out the Democrats. Not one. Some of them give lip service to our Constitution but hide behind their rhetoric as if that is all that is required to assuage the concern about our freedoms, which we have been screaming about from the rooftops for at least the last three years.
Apparently, those evil Twin Sisters, Power and Greed, have succeeded in seducing Republicans to join the Democrats’ conspiracy on a scale few of us ever thought would be possible. And where Power and Greed failed, Fear stepped in. Not one single member of Congress or the Supreme Court can claim they did not know of Barack Obama’s ineligibility to hold office. We told them. Over and over again. By phone, email, snail mail, in person at town hall meetings. We cited Article II, Section I, Clause 5 until we could recite it in our sleep. We contacted our local sheriffs, the FBI, district attorneys, clerks of the court, held Citizen Grand Juries, wrote letters to the Editor, tried to educate our friends and families, sued at every court level, and absolutely besieged Republican congressmen. All of our efforts were to no avail. Our Constitution is supposed to the supreme law of the land. Every member of Congress and in the judiciary has taken an oath to support and defend it. However, it is only too apparent that not one of them meant it. They swore their oaths falsely. Either they lied, misconstrued, or minimized their allegiance to the Constitution and what their oaths meant. Either way, we are a people with no voice because those we elected to hear us and act for our best interests are not just missing in action; they have aligned themselves with our enemies. They have given us no other alternative to account for their silence, denial and dismissal of our cries.
Our “leaders” in each of the three branches of government (as well as state and local officials) have systematically thumbed their collective noses at us, the hoi polloi. Democrats and Republicans both. The socialists, emboldened by the deafening silence from the Republican Party, have opened up full-bore in their goal to turn this country into a complete socialist nation. They are loathsome but obvious. The Republicans, however, are no better. They are just better at hiding their true agenda, which makes them even more dangerous. Oh, if only for a name or two to call out and say, “Except for so-and-so!” Most of us could come up with a few names of Congressmen we like because they seem to empathize with our real and frightening concerns. But where is that Congressman or Congresswoman who has the courage and love of country willing to stand by their oath to the Constitution? Neither he nor she has yet to step forward. So that brings us to the question, “Why then do we stay in a political party that refuses to uphold our Constitution or to protect Americans from the cancerous scourge of socialism?” Why indeed!
Too many voices among my fellow conservatives are calling for “…anyone who can beat Obama” with no real vision for what that could mean. If we elect a man or woman who wears the Republican label and gives a good speech, but who has not exhibited real statesmanship and fidelity to our Constitution, the rule of law, and to truth, we are no better than the useful idiots invading our parks across this country. We may look and smell better, but are nonetheless dupes just like they are. And then there are those voices which decry the notion of a “third political party” without realizing that if those who care enough about our country mobilize, we could make the Republican Party the “third political party.” Since the Republicans are no different from Democrats where it really matters, they can easily be considered as being the same with only a shade difference here and there. The rub, however, comes from the willingness to leave the Republican plantation. The sense is that if we do not do it now, we need to shut up and embrace our chains. There has never been a time in history that we have had the curtain pulled back to expose the ugly underbelly of the powers that be. The curtain has been pulled back so we cannot plead ignorance to our children and grandchildren that we did not know. If we’re honest with them, we can only say, “We knew, but clung to hope that the Republicans would come through for us.” How abjectly sad. No, it is asinine, because the Republicans have given us no reason whatsoever to expect anything except more of the same thing from them. It’s like the folksy definition of insanity, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Do Americans all across this country have the backbone to stand with a true patriot running for the 2012 presidential nomination under an independent banner should such a person show him or herself? Is there such a person as Harriet Tubman who can lead us the way out of the Republican Plantation?