I hate to say I told you so

It is with a huge sigh that I write this:

I knew this would happen, I predicted it months ago. I will say it once and get it over with; I told you so.

What a disappointment the elections were this year. We have one of the worst presidents in history and the best contender we could come up with was Mitt Romney who was essentially the same on every level.

So America voted for the lesser of two evils once more, and evil prevailed. Some thought the lesser evil was Romney, and the others thought it was Obama. It was a near even split.

If the republican establishment hadn’t been so corrupt; Ron Paul would have been nominated and would have won by a landslide. Mitt Romney did nothing to energize the youth base, and indeed many senior conservatives shunned the youth vote altogether. I guess you get what you pay for.

Even if you add up all the Gary Johnson votes to the Mitt Romney votes, Obama still wins. So you can’t go blaming those of us who voted on true principles for that.

I could go on and on about how I told you so, and why Ron Paul would have been better, and how he would have won, but I’ve already mentioned all that in my previous articles. If you want; you can go look through my archives; its all there.

So where do we go from here?

I guess the silver lining is that the Tea Parties will still be around, and people will remain awake. One thing that concerned me about a potential Romney win was that many people would go back to sleep with a conservative as president.

I’m not going to rehash old debates and articles, all my viewpoints are out there for you to see already. What we need to do from here on out is to concentrate on local elections. We need to cut spending locally, we need to lower taxes, cut city regulations, we need to (dare I say it) stimulate our local economies from the bottom up. Forget President Obama, the heck with him, the heck with the democrats and even the corrupt republicans. Concentrate on local issues, and get your own personal finances in order.

Presidents don’t create jobs, the federal government is not all powerful, even if it claims to be. Are you going to let a bunch of looters take your guns? Take your rights? Take your voice? Hell no! Speak up, speak out, write blogs, express your viewpoints. Be proactive. Get out there and do something. Heck run for office yourself if you have the time and sense to do it.

Yes, OK, Obama is back in, but so what? America has not ended. It only ends if you end it, if you give up, if you give in. Who cares about the left vs the right? Concentrate on your own affairs, and work with like minded people at the local level.

Everything will be alright in the end if we learn to set aside our differences and work together in a constructive manner to build the future.

I might have said I told you so, but at least we can all learn from the last year and build from there. The future is ours for the building, and no Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is going to stop us!

The debates: wasn’t Obama the lesser of two evils last time?

In the debates tonight, Gary Johnson will not be allowed to debate, but yet all of his supporters are being told that if we do not support Romney, Obama will get back in. If we are a large enough crowd to swing the vote, then why are we not allowed to be represented in the debates? Does this not tell you something? That a large majority is completely ignored and shutdown, and yet is told they must vote for another candidate, or they’ll split the vote?

So which is it? If we are large enough to swing the vote, why can we not have our presidential contender in the debates?

If you are republican; does Romney actually support your views and principles? And if not; will you stand with us, or against us? Since the libertarians represent most republican views and more, why do you not separate yourself from this broken two party system which does not represent you?

Wasn’t Obama the lesser of two evils the first time around?

Obama was supposed to bring the troops home and close Guantanamo Bay. This resonated with many voters.

McCain wanted to continue Bush’s policies, which many people didn’t want. Many people were tired of all the wars and endless bailouts and big government spending.

Judging by his record as governor of Massachusetts; Mitt Romney appears to be no different than Obama or Bush, and would continue all the same evil constitution crushing policies and massive government spending of his predecessors.

Why are we not supporting men of conviction instead? Why are we not supporting men with proven records of keeping their word and keeping the government in check?

Why are we pleading to candidates who act like feudal lords? Why are we choosing ‘the lesser of two evils’ in a vain effort to slow down evil, rather than end it?

When we look to presidents as being all powerful, we look to the main challenger and we ask them to save us. It’s like saying “Oh lord Romney, will you save us from the wrath of King Obama? Will you be good to your loyal subjects? Will you be a better ruler of the masses?” This is a tragic way to go about voting for ‘change’ in any country.

Why don’t we stand on our own two feet and vote on principle instead?

Why are we allowing ourselves to be guided by fears instead of convictions? Why are we not acting as the founding fathers did?

As far as electing president; Gary Johnson is our only real hope to make a difference in this election, and he should be allowed to debate the other two contenders.

Presidential Debate 2012: Gary Johnson Support Grows, Sponsors Pull Out to Protest Exclusion of Libertarians

Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee are gearing up for their first presidential debate showdown in Denver on Wednesday, but there is one man who will not be participating in the prime-time television debate: libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. That decision has angered some Gary Johnson supporters so much that at least two of the original sponsors of the 2012 presidential debates have decided to pull their support.

Philips Electronics and the women’s organization YWCA have dropped their sponsorship, after they got flooded with letters from Gary Johnson supporters and the watchdog groups Open Debates and Help the Comission. According to US News, the non-profit which runs the presidential debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates, relies heavily on sponsors, so the decision by Philips Electronics and YWCA is likely to make a real impact.

In it announcement of its withdrawal of support, Philips wrote that it is concerned the commission’s work “may appear to support bi-partisan” instead of “non-partisan” politics. That comes as a major victory to Johnson supporters and Open Debate, who have been protesting the debates for months.

The commission had originally stated that Johnson could be included in the debates, but he ultimately failed to garner the 15 percent support of the national electorate in order to be featured. Although Johnson filed a lawsuit over being excluded, he still does not have enough support to meet the commission’s criteria. Since the commission was created in 1987, only at the 1992 debate, when Ross Perot appeared alongside George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, has a third-party candidate appeared on stage at a debate.

The Gary Johnson campaign is not expected to make in-roads in its legal challenge to being excluded, so libertarian supporters may seek to pressure more sponsors to boycott and pull their support as a way to express their disapproval with the debate commission.

3 out of 10 sponsors of the debates have already pulled out their funding. The paradigm shift is happening. People are waking up. They realize this election is a fraud. There is a real chance that Gary Johnson and the libertarians could win big in this election, and the media is terrified that the general populace will find out. Voting for one candidate to prevent another from winning is a terrible strategy and will only end in tragedy.

Will you be a part of the movement which forever changes the political landscape for the better? Or will you be part of the tired old broken tradition of voting for the lesser of two evils? Will you vote for more of the same under a different banner, or will you be brave enough to make a difference? The future is up to you, one by one, we will make a difference.

You are the problem, we are the solution

The support for Gary Johnson is growing. Even before Mitt Romney was officially nominated at the GOP convention, it was obvious to those not paying attention to the mainstream media, that Mitt Romney was going to lose the November election. Most liberty minded people, and many young voters, simply are not willing to vote for ‘the lesser of two evils’.

Here is a quote from ‘the real tea party’ facebook page:

Interesting……We keep hearing “Libertarians and Paul supporters are going to get Obama re-elected, just vote Romney.” Hey, there is a choice guys how about…….

“YOU JUST VOTE JOHNSON, you Romney supporters are going to get Obama re-elected.”

When Mitt Romney loses the election next month, the people who will complain the loudest will have only themselves to blame.

Even the most uneducated politicians know that you need to excite the youth to turn around a vote. Most of the older people are set in their ways. Do you really think the young people are excited to vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Do you really think we see a future for ourselves in either of these two sell-outs?

When all else fails, blame the Paulbots

WASHINGTON, Septemer 30, 2012 — Suddenly, Ron Paul’s supporters are relevant. 

You remember Ron Paul — that old Republican guy who ran for president. His non-interventionist foreign policy ideas were considered kooky during the Republican debates but have since landed him interviews on Fox.

He is the guy who barely cracked 10 percent in the primaries but managed to attract tens of thousands of people, from all walks of life, to his rallies during the primary season. People lined up to hear Paul speak about free-market economics and Constitutional government. 

Yet his lively supporters were dismissed as “Paulbots” and “Paultards.” 

But if breitbart.com, glennbeck.com, and others are correct, the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, may have difficulty defeating Barack Obama if the Paulbots don’t fall in line and vote for Mitt. 

Various commentators are pleading with the Paulians (and other libertarian and Constitutionally minded voters) not to split the vote and give Obama four more years. 

I believe all voters should cast their vote for whomever they wish. But isn’t it curious that after being ignored by the media and abused by the GOP, the Paulians now are being courted (or harangued) because the GOP needs their support. 

Based on comments on the Daily Paul, most Paulians won’t be swayed. They see the recent haranguing as evidence that, no matter what they do, Ron Paul and his supporters will be used as scapegoats if Mitt Romney — the man who has spent millions running for president for the last six years — manages to lose the election to a wholly incompetent incumbent. 

One wonders: If Romney is the ideal moderate candidate who can attract hordes of independents to the GOP, why does he need the fringe Paulian/libertarian vote in order to win the presidency? 

Until now, the media have ignored these “liberty” voters, presumably because they are a minority in the country. But now we discover that they are numerous enough to swing the election by sitting it out or voting third party. 

If this is true, why hasn’t Romney vigorously tried to attract these voters? 

If Romney loves the Constitution, as the Breitbart article suggests, why hasn’t he spoken against the detention provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)? Those provisions allow for American citizens to be detained indefinitely without trial, even on American soil. 

The NDAA was approved by President Obama and the Congress. It harks back to the pre-Magna Carta era, circa 1215, when King John of England could throw anybody into a dungeon forever. The provisions have been denounced by civil libertarians, so why doesn’t Romney urge Congress to repeal them immediately? 

The Paulians also want to end the corporate and banking bailouts. They want the Federal Reserve to be audited next year, as a first step, and eventually to be ended, so that its directors can no longer manipulate interest rates and devalue our currency by printing too much money. 

Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill recently passed the House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate. Why doesn’t Romney publicly urge Sen. Harry Reid to allow a vote on the bill? 

The Paulians want the TSA grope-fest at our nation’s airports stopped, and replaced by sensible security measures. They want the multi-trillion-dollar wars waged for the American Empire to be ended, and our Constitutional Republic to be restored posthaste. 

I know Obama doesn’t espouse these views. When will Mitt Romney? 

My husband and I, formerly unaffiliated voters, registered Republican, attended our precinct caucus, and voted for Ron Paul. We hung around to become delegates. We attended our county convention. My husband attended the district and state conventions in the spring, where he and other delegates voted in a slate (about half Paulian) to attend the national convention in Tampa in August. 

An especially sore point for anyone who spent untold hours becoming a delegate was the GOP’s purge of many duly-elected Paul delegates in the weeks before the national convention. They disqualified them for various reasons, but mainly so they wouldn’t be so numerous as to cause a ruckus at the convention, or God forbid, try to nominate Ron Paul for president. 

In Tampa, the Maine delegates walked out at one point because the GOP refused to seat half of Paul’s delegates from Maine. The state’s governor, a Romney supporter, boycotted the convention to express solidarity with the unseated delegates. 

So Romney hasn’t exactly been “a uniter.” 

Many Paulians remain in the GOP at various levels, working to inject into the party the principles of civil liberties, free markets, sound money, and a just foreign policy. They have taken over the state GOP in Iowa, Minnesota and Nevada, states where Ron Paul won the lion’s share of the delegates to the national convention. 

These Paul-inspired activists are energetic, philosophically consistent and mostly young. 

If they succeed in reshaping the GOP into Ron Paul’s image in the years to come, they will have paid the dismissive GOP leaders — and the pundits — a most deserved comeuppance.

During the primaries, there was one man who stood out, who could truly save the republic, and yet he and his followers, constitutionalists all, were shunned. Now that Mitt Romney is the nominee, all of a sudden, those who did the shunning, want our support.

Sorry, but our integrity and our principles are more important than that.

If you choose evil, you will get evil.

We will be the future, the two party system is the past.

Freedom will prevail.

Gary Johnson already has 10% of the vote in Ohio, a crucial swing state. If you want to change the republic, if you want to turn this country around, then defend it by voting for principles. If you choose ‘the lesser of two evils’, don’t go blaming those of us who are ahead of the curve and leading the way of being the cause of all the problems. We have already advanced passed the left vs right paradigm, and we see the corruption and the state of things for what they are. The libertarians, the independents, the fiscal conservatives, the anti-war liberals, all of us were prepared to vote for Ron Paul under the republican banner, but we were shunned. The special interests are as strong on the right as they are on the left. This country will not be saved by another Obama term or a Romney term. It will be saved from the inside out by individuals like you and me.

The republic will be saved by individual groups such as the Tea Parties, the libertarian groups, and all the people who are fed up with the broken two party system. County by county, state by state, we will fix this country, we will reject the corruption, we will restore this nation.

We are the future. Come join us.

Tail of the Dragon; The beast released

Today is the day!

Tail of the Dragon has finally been released!

I already wrote a review of the book a few weeks ago. I got a chance to read an early copy of it since my father-in-law is the author who wrote it.

Rich Hoffman and I have a lot in common. I met his daughter when we were both very young. Over the years he has been a mentor to me, and I have learned a great deal about philosophy and mythology from him.

Over the years Brooke and I have supported him in all his endeavors and we have worked on various different video shoots together. A couple of weeks ago we designed a T-shirt for him to promote the book. In a couple of weeks these T-shirts will become available to anyone who wishes to buy one, so stay tuned!

Rich has a very good way of sifting through the stagnation of society and cutting straight to the chase. His viewpoints on the freedom of man and of government intrusion are very similar to my own. I came from a different upbringing and I don’t see eye to eye with him on everything that he thinks, but using critical thinking, I understand almost everything he says and does.

Our current government has become too encroaching on our lives and has been using us as cash cows for not only taxes but also for petty fines in the form of speeding tickets. This is something that greatly irks the both of us, and something which ‘Rick’ fights in ‘Tail of the Dragon’

Are you tired of the cops pulling you over for silly reasons? Are you tired of getting speeding tickets when you pose no real danger to other drivers? Are you tired of the government getting its grubby hands all over your hard earned money?

If you’re tired of the government telling you what to do and what not to do, and clamping down on those who rebel. Then I suggest you order it online!

I don’t just say that because I am related to the author, I genuinely mean it. When I read the original manuscript, I literally couldn’t put it down. I was blazing from page to page just to see what happens.

With many blurbs from various well known people, from the co-author of ‘A Patriots Guide to American History’ to ‘Doc Thompson’ you can be sure that this book is no fluke.

You will enjoy ‘Tail of the Dragon’ it is a non-stop heart racing chase around the Smoky Mountains, with death defying driving against a tyrannical government.

I suggest you go out and buy yourself a copy today!