My thoughts exactly!

I just read an article from ‘Campaign for Liberty‘ about why Mitt Romney lost the election. This article reflects my thoughts exactly:

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The latest email from C4L President John Tate:

I’ve been in politics long enough to know making predictions is a dangerous game.

But standing on the floor of the Republican National Convention this past August, I’ll admit I made one.

Completely shocked at what I had just witnessed, I muttered, “Romney just lost the election,” under my breath.

The GOP establishment had just railroaded through new party rules designed to weaken the power of grassroots activists of every stripe – not to mention the thousands of young people who were just starting to become politically active after hearing Ron Paul’s unwavering message of liberty.

The mood inside the building at that moment was hard to describe.

People were frustrated. They were confused and hurt. Many felt betrayed.

Just two years after these very Tea Party grassroots activists provided the energy that made the 2010 elections such a success, the question on everyone’s lips was “Why?”

As news of the event trickled out to the grassroots all throughout the country, the situation only became worse.

With $16 TRILLION in national debt and sky-high unemployment with no end in sight, many folks I know were desperate and chose to look past what happened.

They would have voted for a ham sandwich for President if it was running against President Obama.

I certainly understand that feeling.

Like you, I want my kids to grow up in a free and prosperous America.

Like you, I’m worried about the future of our country.

But on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 12 million fewer Americans showed up at the polls than voted in 2008.

I think that’s incredible. And it’s incredibly sad.

You see, I don’t believe those numbers are because Americans don’t care about what happens in Washington, D.C.

It’s not because Americans don’t understand the problems we face.

It’s that fewer and fewer Americans are buying what the Big Government, big spending establishment of both parties is selling.

And there’s no denying – with shifting political principles and positions, to go along with many anti-liberty stances – Mitt Romney was an incredibly tough sell for the GOP.

Going up against any incumbent, candidates who are tough sells virtually never win.

But now, you and I must be ready for the statists in Congress to double-down with even more assaults on our liberties in the coming months.

The good news is, our liberty movement is growing by leaps and bounds.

The next Congress will have more pro-liberty members than any in memory.

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) won a tough reelection race yesterday.

He’ll be joined by Congressman-elect Kerry Bentivolio from Michigan.

Former Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Republican Senator-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) both won their races handily.

Thomas Massie (R-KY) also emerged victorious in Kentucky.

All of these candidates and more answered their Campaign for Liberty Candidate Surveys in support for our issues.

The liberty movement’s success yesterday – even despite poor results overall for the GOP – should prove that it’s our movement that’s ready to take the reins and lead.

There are many more victories from yesterday to tell you about, and I’ll be sending another update with that information in the coming days.

But charting a new course for our country won’t be easy.

And it won’t be done in political party headquarters in Washington, D.C. or state capitals.

It will be done by tens of thousands of folks just like you from all over the country.

Campaign for Liberty is leading that charge. And the statists are on the run.

Five years ago, the Federal Reserve issue wasn’t even mentioned in political circles.

But this summer, Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill passed the U.S. House by a bipartisan three-fourths margin.

Thanks to the help of good folks like you, Campaign for Liberty has also successfully derailed Big Government schemes like “Cap and Tax,” the so-called “Disclose” Act, and government takeovers of the Internet.

We’re fighting to build a bipartisan coalition to stop intrusive government spying through the so-called “PATRIOT” Act and the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial.

And at the state level, Campaign for Liberty organizations are leading the fight to ban red light cameras, pass sound money legislation, stop “ObamaCare” implementation, and much more.

With your help, this will only be the beginning.

Each victory will lead to more.

As politicians learn that the price for betraying constitutional principles is political pain at the polls, you and I will see even more successes.

But first things first.

With the lame-duck Congress set to go into session next week, you and I have our work cut out for us.

The statists will be back in full force.

You and I will also have our hands full in the new Congress.

So I simply must be able to count on you moving forward.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new developments in the coming days.

But thank you so much for your support.

Your continued action is making an incredible difference.

In Liberty,

John Tate
President

P.S. The next Congress will have more pro-liberty members than any in recent memory.

But you and I have to be ready for an all-out statist assault in the coming weeks and months.

If you could help Campaign for Liberty’s efforts to restore constitutional government by chipping in just $10 or $25, it would be very much appreciated.

There is some good that has come out of this election. As I predicted, the Tea Parties are now doubling down, and are ready for an all out fight with congress. It will take individual acts from across the board to stop the statists from ruining everything this nation stands for. There are looters on both sides of the isle, and they all need their feet held to the fire.

The best thing you can do is spread the message, join liberty groups, and work together to solve the issues which challenge our very way of life. Every cloud does have a silver lining, but you have to be the one to go out there and get it!

The Ron Paul Revolution and the liberty movement is just getting started!

Libertarians light the way

There were two things to be taken away from the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week.

One is that the Republican leadership is completely corrupt and does not support the base whatsoever.

The second is that we now live in a police state.

My generation has grown up during the Bush and Obama administrations, and cannot tell the difference between them. We cannot tell the difference between Obama and Romney, and we see through the political spin and pandering. They are all part of the same corrupt bipartisan establishment.

The way we see it; our parents and grandparents generations have lost their way, they believe the lesser of two evils is the way to go.

It has become apparent that only we can forge the future, and that if we don’t, the country will only fall ever deeper into a collective police state abyss.

We understand the free market system as much as the conservatives, and perhaps more so, because we know that our foreign policy is deeply flawed and that the more we trade with other nations instead of bomb them, and the more we cut taxes across the board, the bigger the economy will grow. Libertarians are not liberals, libertarians are capitalists, and believe in fiscal responsibility.

Lady liberty shines her light on the libertarian party. Only 12% of colonists fought the British during the war of independence. The liberty movement is growing, and with shameful acts of aggression from Romney’s people during the republican caucuses, we are now emboldened further in our cause to return liberty to this nation.

We must light the way, because all other policies and parties have failed. Darkness covers the land, and we must become the shining beacon in the night.

If the Tea Parties are successful in electing Romney to president, they will have become the very thing they swore to defeat only a couple of years ago.

In order to win, the libertarians must act like Jedi from Star Wars and use logic and non-violence to expose the shortcomings of both democratic and republican parties. With the DHS stocking up on over a billion rounds of hollow point ammunition, we simply cannot afford to start bloodshed.

People like ‘The Minister of Truth’ are the future of this nation. Here is a black man who is not only railing against Obama, but all the shenanigans of the republican party. ‘TMOT’ understands what true liberty is. I am honored to have found such a person out there in the world. TMOT shows that there is no greater weapon on earth than the human soul on fire.

We libertarians have many prominent voices out there. Ron Paul was our rallying call, and Gary Johnson is now our choice for president. There are many leaders and voices for liberty across the world wide web and in our communities. No matter what the republican establishment tries to tamp out dissent, it will only back fire on them.

We are the future of this country, we are the republicans if they will have us, and if not we’ll do it by ourselves. We have drawn a line in the sand, as the founding fathers did, and we have the constitution and another 200 years of economics and studies of governments and liberties behind us to embolden our views. We will rebuild this country, whether we get started this election or not. Libertarians light the way.

Splitting the vote

The Republican National Convention was a complete disgrace. As I mentioned in my previous article, the establishment just took a huge power grab, and stomped all over the grassroots movements.

Chris Littleton nails it with his article ‘The GOP can because you’ll take it’ Please click on the link and take a few minutes to read it.

The time for party pandering is over. On the national scale, we must show the establishment on both sides who’s boss.

Think about it, if 1/3 of the republicans vote libertarian, and 1/3 of the liberals vote libertarian, we’ll have  a majority to get Obama out of office, and prevent his twin Romney from getting in too.

What many don’t understand is, though Obama is a terrible president, he is not much different than Bush. Both voted for liberty stripping bills such as the Patriot act and NDAA, both passed stimulus, and both ran up the deficit. Mitt Romney is no different either. And although many call Obama a socialist and many other names under the sun, what many don’t realize is that Mitt Romney would have even more power over us than Obama, and wouldn’t do much, if anything to change his policies.

Ask yourself this; ‘What is the motivation of our current presidential candidates for office? For liberty and freedom? Or for more power, wealth and control?’

So which is better? Having a National Socialist or a Soviet Socialist as president?

I say neither.

Many argue that we shouldn’t split the vote, but I ask the question ‘which vote?’

I think we should split the tyranny of the big government Obama/Romney ticket and vote for Gary Johnson.

There are enough disenfranchised voters on both sides of the political spectrum. What many on the right do not realize is that the liberals are not all ‘commies’ and ‘welfare whores’ but rather many of them voted for Obama because he campaigned as a centrist and promised to bring the troops home. When he gained office he simply continued on the same path of massive spending and warmongering as president Bush.

If you vote for Mitt Romney, you are no better than an Obama supporter because you are ignoring all the facts about Romney’s big liberal voting record. And to say that he was an entrepreneur is a joke. Romney’s business did not create jobs, he simply stripped assets and sent jobs over seas. Sure Obama never held a real job in his life, but the line between a looter and moocher is very thin.

It’s time to man up and send a clear message to Washington; the time for big government and good ol’ boy establishment politics is over.

I say we split the vote on both sides, and return to freedom!

Gary Johnson 2012!