It’s not about race or gender. It’s about policy. Far fewer black people voted for Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama, while far more black people voted for Donald Trump than voted for Romney. The mainstream media has been wrong about Donald Trump during this entire election cycle and is wrong yet again when they try to paint Trump’s win as purely for white men.
Donald Trump has repeatedly said throughout his speeches that he wants to work for every American. He even detailed out a plan to go to the inner cities and improve education for predominately black and Hispanic communities. That doesn’t sound like someone who’s looking out only for white men.
It’s not about gender. Donald Trump employs many women within the Trump organization. He employed the first woman to be put in charge of building a skyscraper and his campaign manager is the first female to successfully run a GOP presidential campaign.
If you want to get into the basics, Donald Trump won because people were sick and tired of Barack Obama’s agendas and Hillary’s preservation of them. Just the same as people were sick and tired of George W Bush’s agendas eight years ago and their rejection of John McCain’s continuation of them.
It shouldn’t be such a surprise that a republican win the white house after eight years of democrat control, just like it wasn’t a surprise that Barack Obama won after eight years of republican control under George Bush. After all, who didn’t want ‘hope and change’ after years of wars in the middle east? It is odd then, that any democrats supported Hillary Clinton at all, since she voted for the Iraq war, despite the democrats being the anti war party during the Bush years. So perhaps that plays a part in why she lost.
As far as the economy, bringing back jobs. Americans did not vote for Donald Trump for the things he said. They voted for him for what he has done. Donald Trump is a self made billionaire. After eight years of Barack Obama and a doubling of the national debt, people were sick and tired of it. People need jobs. People want a strong economy. People want education choice. People want lower taxes. Donald Trump has offered all of this. Hillary Clinton did not.
A song played at all of Trumps rallies sings true ‘you can’t always get what you want…but you might find you get what you need.’ America needs Trump right now, despite some of the silly things he has said. When you couple this with Hillary Clinton’s long list of scandals and investigations into her conduct throughout the years, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that she lost.
So for those who are upset that he won, especially those who are making insinuations of death threats towards him. Knock it off. I’ll bet some of the things you’ve said about him in the last couple of days are far worse than anything he has ever said. We all say stupid things. No one is perfect. But democracy has played out and the American people have decided they want to give this man a chance. So do the decent thing, sit back, relax, breath for a second and watch what happens. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Watching movies like ‘Interstellar’, ‘the right stuff’ and ‘space cowboys’ have only highlighted the failings of government to me. NASA was born of bureaucracy, and it has died of bureaucracy. In fifty years, they never perfected space travel. They piggy backed off the designs of Nazi Germany’s scientists and never got away from rocket launching from the ground in order to get men into space. To this day, only several hundred people have ever traveled to the stars.
In just ten years, Virgin Galactic has revolutionized space travel. Burt Rutan’s revolutionary new designs have made space tourism a viable option in the not too distant future. Now, there have been casualties in pushing this envelope, as there always is. Many of progressive mindset have bashed Virgin Galactic in the last couple of weeks for the death of one of their test pilots, while saying that this sort of thing should be left to government experts. Are they referring to the same government experts who spent billions blowing up rockets trying to get them into space, and the many planes that went down trying to break the sound barrier? Lets not forget, that dozens of test pilots died trying to break the sound barrier, and that even with the space shuttle program, which was far from perfect, shuttles still exploded on the way up, and disintegrated on the way down, killing many of the few astronauts to go into space.
Burt Rutan, with a private enterprise backing, has done far more for space travel in the last decade, than any government agency has in the last half a century. This is a good thing, because America in particular as a nation is just now beginning to rediscover itself. The progressive mantra is slowly being pried away. We can see from the November 2014 elections that the heart of America fully and utterly rejects the democrats big government policies, headed by imperial president Barack Obama.
While the nation has now almost completely gone red, the real battles are just now coming. Dinosaurs such as Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner have no right to be at the helm of the senate and house, their paid and patented antiquated back room deal ideology belongs on the scrap heap of history. America is beginning to rediscover Capitalism, and its place in our lives. It is Capitalism, the free market system, which spurs growth, which creates opportunities, which pushes us further than we’ve been before. It is capitalism which will take us to the stars, not soviet style big government
Americans, which the help of movies from Christopher Nolan, with constitutionalist tea party groups, and with alternative media, are rediscovering capitalism, and the fruits it bears. The republicans have swept the house and senate in such a way that has not been seen in nearly one hundred years. We now stand upon the precipice of an abyss or a great awakening. The abyss is in believing that the republicans will do what needs to be done on their own to scale back government. The great awakening is in keeping the pressure on them to roll back the reaches of government, and to allow free enterprise to once again blow the fires of industry throughout the land. We are standing on the edge of an abyss or a new renaissance. I know which one I choose. How about you?
We determine the culture each and every day, we decide which direction the country turns. We decide weather to squabble about our place in the dirt, or to reach for the stars. Each and every one of us is responsible for our own futures. In rediscovering ourselves, we reignite ourselves, we blaze a path for others to follow. The future is out there, lets go and create it!
You have two choices moving forward. You can either seek out those who would support freedom. Or you can destroy any and all hopes and chances of winning future elections by shunning, silencing and making fun of others.
[The man in front of the mic is a Ron Paul delegate. The lovely lady on the left is a Mitt Romney delegate. The picture was taken at the RNC convention in August. This picture clearly illustrates the biggest reason why the republicans failed in November.]
I know that many people are upset about Obama winning a second term, and I have mentioned many times why Romney was not a viable alternative. You now have the choice of learning from your mistakes and welcoming new people into the conservative movement. Or you can stick to the same warn out principles of making fun of anyone who doesn’t think as you do, blame everybody but yourself, and shun those who are trying to help you.
The libertarians are not out to help the democrats get reelected by splitting the republican party. Most libertarians are conservative and vote along those lines. They see only two choices going forward; the republicans can listen to them and adhere to their principles (many of which are supposed to be conservative principles anyway). Or they can continue down the road of progressive liberal policies, in which the party will destroy itself.
The libertarians are the way forward, you can adopt us into the republican party, and we’ll all be stronger than ever. Or you can shun us and lose yet another election which you should have easily won.
The libertarians can either be sought out to strengthen the party, or they will serve as a rock on which the corrupt conservative elements will crash upon and be destroyed.
The choice in the way forward is up to you. Remember that wars are won by alliances, not by destruction.
I know that many of you reading this right now are sad, upset, furious, concerned, even frightened to death about Obama gaining a second term. I know it feels like the world is coming to an end, and I know that we are seriously heading for a bumpy road ahead. The US has kicked its debt about as far down the road as it possibly can, and now is the time to force congress to pull their thumbs out and actually do something about it. I suggest you get out there and start pressuring your representatives to do something about it, I don’t care if they are republican or democrat, do not let up until they fix it.
What gives me hope is that before Barack Obama was ever elected president, I could never have imagined such a thing as the Tea Party. Before Barack Obama was elected, I had never even heard of Ayn Rand. Before Barack Obama was elected people weren’t talking about individual liberties and deficits in daily conversations, and now it’s all over the place.
Between the Atlas Shrugged movies and the Tea Party movements, between the alternative media channels and the politically aware out there, I know that this country has the potential to have its brightest days ahead of it.
I knew months ago that Barack Obama was going to win a second term, and I said weeks ago that our battles are only just getting started. “This is not the end, this is not the beginning of the end, but this is perhaps the end of the beginning” as Winston Churchill would say.
The Tea Party of 2010 needs to reboot itself and concentrate on local issues once more. Read your constitution, know your rights. The police state, the nanny state, the socialists and the fascists all want you to bend to their collective will. Well to hell with them! We know our rights, and we won’t go without a fight. I will not shuffle off slowly and quietly into the night. Make your stand, let your voice be heard. They don’t control us, they might have won this battle, but we will win this war, and secretly they’re scared to death of us. So shine your individual beacon of liberty where the creepers hide in the shadows, and let not your hearts be troubled. We have a power in us than cannot be stopped.
“An Idea who’s time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government” – Ron Paul
When you cast your votes tomorrow, you will be voting either up or down. In reality there is no left or right. Society either moves forwards or it moves backwards. Freedoms and liberties expand and go up, or they decrease and go down.
I have told you my personal beliefs many times over the last year, and I have backed up my theories with facts and figures to prove them.
Now the ball is in your court. You must decide.
Do you believe in the rights of individuals to determine their own lives? Or do you believe that the government must act as a nanny state to ensure you’re behaving yourself?
Personally I can’t stand drugs, but I believe everyone has the right to determine what’s best for them. I know that the free market and communities will stop drugs from being used on the streets. The conservative argument that people will be smoking pot on every street corner is as absurd as the liberals argument that if we allow fully automatic weapons to be sold, there will be blood on the streets. It is up to each individual to make up his or her own choice. Or would you prefer the government intervene at every level? Where does it stop? At one trillion dollars spent on the drug war so far, and the highest incarceration rate on the planet, wouldn’t you say that not only has the drug war failed, but that it has made our country far less free?
How do you feel on taxes? At what percentage does taxation become slavery?
How do you feel about the wars overseas? Are they necessary? Is it our job to be the policeman of the world? Do preemptive wars make us just like the Nazi’s of the 1930’s? Or are we justified in the murder of over 1 million people? Can we justify the trillions of dollars we have spent blowing up, destroying and rebuilding cities in the middle east?
Do you believe in free speech? Do you believe in the freedom of the internet? Or would you like censorship of everything you say?
There are many issues to consider, and many ways to look at them. I always look at them through the eyes of the constitution, and I ask myself the question “does this make myself and others free, or does it take away freedom?” Another thing to remember is that just because you don’t like something, doesn’t mean that it should be illegal. It is up to parents to teach their kids well, and it is up to families to reinforce morality. You cannot legalize morality, and when you try to, all you do is monopolize the states power against you, and divert its energy to sinister deeds. Once an issue becomes illegal; corruption flourishes.
To finish I’ll tell you a story I heard a while back, that goes like this:
“While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator (that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
“Welcome to heaven,” says St.. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”
“No problem, just let
me in,” says the Senator. “Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.” “Really?, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the Senator. “I’m sorry, but we have our rules.”
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.
In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.
They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where
St. Peter is waiting for him, “Now it’s time to visit heaven…”
So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
“Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.”
The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.”
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell…
Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.
“I don’t understand,” stammers the Senator. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”
The devil smiles at him and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning,
Today, you voted..”
Now sleep on these thoughts, and in the morning, vote with your conscious, do not vote through fear; there are many seemingly well intentioned people who are trying to monopolize your fear to steer their agenda. Vote with your principles and convictions; remember even the smallest drops have ripple effects.
Many voters on both sides of the political spectrum are currently experiencing ‘Stockholm syndrome’.
Mitt Romney has a terrible record as governor of Massachusetts, and so does US House Representative Paul Ryan. And yet now that they are on the campaign trail they say a few nice things that make us feel good, and the republicans support them.
The same is true with the Democrats. Barack Obama has been a terrible president, and yet his supporters still root for him as the lesser of two evils, even though he passed the NDAA act and kept our troops over seas.
George Bush was supposed to be a moderate conservative and yet he massively increased spending, the debts, government and he started two wars. Obama is a continuation of that presidency, and Mitt Romney is an expansion and continuation of that further. And yet we see people on both sides clinging strongly to their statist candidates because they are afraid of what ‘the other side’ might do if elected to office. Rather than realize that their own party is as damaging to their livelihoods and freedoms as ‘the other side’.
We are now expected to vote through fear of what the other side might do if allowed to get office, rather than realizing that both are wrong and will only harm us.
The republican establishment showed last week that it is not interested in your constitutional rights, they laid out in plain sight this year that they are only interested in unbridled power. The RNC prevented Ron Paul from speaking, and shut down any chance of him being nominated.
We have heard that “we need to vote in Romney in first! Then we can influence him!” which sounds like something Nancy Pelosi would say “we need to vote for it first before we read it”.
We’ve now got people thinking that Mitt Romney is a good manager and thinking outside of the box for picking Ryan as a fiscal conservative, which is completely unfounded, given his voting record.
Paul Ryan is not a good man, and is beginning to show his colors again while campaigning. Remember that Paul Ryan practically begged for the auto bailouts:
Mitt Romney chose to shun Ron Paul, who, if only he’d been allowed to speak, and his delegates been allowed to share their voices and concerns, may well have put their support behind him. Instead he choose to put up Clint Eastwood, whom I admire greatly. But Mitt Romney’s Dirty Harry stunt backfired. The liberal media of course derided the speech, but interestingly, so did the conservative media including Glenn Beck. This has helped to expose the fallacy of the left/right media paradigm, and has exposed that they are all corrupt. Not only that, but Clint Eastwood’s speech overshadowed Mitt Romney’s highly edited, polished and robotic speech which was very vague and didn’t specify how to actually fix the economy or return lost liberties to the nation.
It’s very telling of what the republican establishment is doing, when they’d rather have an old man talk to a chair in front of the crowd, than allow another old man to talk about the future of the party and how to restore liberties. I liked the things that Clint said as much as the things Ron say’s, but I’ll stick with Ron on not endorsing Romney.
In a time when information is available everywhere, ignorance is a choice.
I would encourage you to learn about the candidates, what they stand for, and to look at what the power structure is doing in each party.
The republicans are already showing their true colors again. They did nothing good for the country during the Bush administration, and now that they are close to having full power of the house, senate and presidency, they are showing once again what fumbling fools they are. They are simply a milder version of the democrats. Think of Bud light and Budweiser, there’s not much difference in the two of them.
Many people who are over sixty years old believe that anyone but Obama will be good for the country, but they cannot support their arguments with facts, only rhetoric, and memories from the good old days of Eisenhower and Reagan. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have the people who are under forty, almost all of whom support Ron Paul, and are beginning to understand that both parties are deeply flawed and do not follow the constitution.
The liberals were infiltrated by statist ideas a long time ago, and it has become very obvious. The infiltration of the right is less obvious, but it has happened.
The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow “window” the range of ideas that the public will respond to as acceptable, and that the political viability of an idea is primarily defined by this rather than individual preferences of a given politician. It is named after its originator, Joseph P. Overton, former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered to be politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too “extreme” or outside the mainstream to gain or keep public office.
So how do we escape the perpetual downward trend of statism? The first thing to do is to recognize the problem. This chart will help you figure out where you stand on liberties and freedoms:
Libertarians offer an alternative answer to our current problems. You might even be a libertarian yourself.
There is only one escape option left for the nation right now, and that is a 3rd party candidacy. Ron Paul was our last chance to steer the republican party from within.
FROM DR RON PAUL
As we enter the fall political season, we will hear a great deal of rhetoric from both major political parties and their many candidates for office. It’s important for us to remember, however, that words can be made meaningless by misuse or overuse. And when we as citizens allow politicians to obscure the truth by distorting words, we diminish ourselves and our nation.
For example, we’ve all heard politicians use the words “democracy” and “freedom” countless times. They are used interchangeably in modern political discourse, yet their true meanings are very different. They have become what George Orwell termed “meaningless words”. Words like “freedom,” “democracy,” and “justice,” Orwell explained, have been abused for so long that their original meanings have been eviscerated. In Orwell’s view, such words were “often used in a consciously dishonest way.” Without precise meanings behind words, politicians and elites can obscure reality and condition people to reflexively associate certain words with positive or negative perceptions. In other words, unpleasant facts can be hidden behind purposely meaningless language. As just one example, Americans have been conditioned to accept the word “democracy” as a synonym for freedom. Thus we are conditioned to believe that democracy is always and everywhere benevolent. The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with freedom. While our Constitution certainly features certain democratic mechanisms, it also features inherently undemocratic mechanisms like the First Amendment and the Electoral College. America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Yet we’ve been bombarded with the meaningless word “democracy” for so long that few Americans understand the difference. If we intend to use the word freedom in an honest way, we should have the simple integrity to give it real meaning: Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom or liberty–regardless of the issue being discussed– ask yourself whether he is advocating more government force or less. The words “liberal” and “conservative” have also been abused. “Liberalism,” which once stood for civil, political, and economic liberties, has become a synonym for omnipotent coercive government. Liberalism has been redefined to mean liberation from material wants, always via a large and benevolent government that exists to create equality on earth. “Conservatism,” meanwhile, once meant respect for tradition and distrust of active government. But in recent decades conservatism has been redefined as support for big-government grandiosity via military adventurism, corporatism, and inflationary monetary policy. The modern political right has redefined conservatism into support for an all-powerful central state, provided that the state furthers supposedly conservative goals. Orwell certainly was right about the use of meaningless words in politics. Our task, therefore, is to reclaim our language and reclaim our liberties. If we hope to remain free, we must cut through the fog and attach concrete meanings to the words politicians use to deceive us.
I hope my posts are somewhat of a counsel to those who are rubbing their eyes in disbelief. I know its hard to give up ideas you’ve held for so long about certain people and certain parties, but the cause of liberty and freedom is worth the sacrifice. I’d rather be told a cold hard truth and learn to live with it, than to be told a comforting lie, only to have its bitterness slowly seep in over time and rot from the inside out.
Do not be discouraged, do not be upset, once you have learned what has happened to both sides of the two party system, you can begin to rebuild your ideas and share them with others. There are many good intellectual libertarian websites out there where you can learn more, and do your part to return liberty and free market concepts to this once free nation.
The time for a third party has come. The time to restore liberties is now. We must restore this nation. Give me liberty or give me death!
I thought that once Ron Paul was rejected by the establishment GOP, that I would go silently into the night and let everyone have their say and their vote between ‘the lesser of two evils’ without debating why I don’t like either of them. I thought that I would keep the peace and let bygones be bygones. But the way the RNC treated Ron Paul and his delegates was a disgrace to democracy and to the representation of the nation.
This path of the lesser of two evils has done the very thing it was intended to; it brought about evil.
With bipartisan support, this new system of corruption has embedded itself on the American psyche, and we believe we are supposed to continue to play their silly games, while giving them unbridled power, and giving up our liberties.
Mitt Romney’s voting record is similar to Obama’s, and they agree on almost everything:
Mitt Romney is supposed to have been an entrepreneur and a job creator, but his legacy shows that his firm is an asset stripping company which ships jobs over seas.
Mitt Romney dodged the draft, while encouraging others to fight instead. His company looted and pillaged other companies that provided good jobs for people. And now we move forward to his governorship; in which he massively increased the state debt, and hiked fees across the board. During his governorship Massachusetts dropped to 47th in the nation for job creation.
So the idea that Mitt Romney is somehow going to save us from Obama is completely mis-founded. If you think that the media is bias now; think about a future with ‘Clear Channel’, which is owned by ‘Bain Capital’ cheer-leading his presidency at every turn, even when he continues the same atrocities of the Bush/Obama administrations.
So I’m asking you to think outside the box, and take a good long hard look at the candidate that you’ll be voting for.
Remember, if you decide to vote for the lesser of two evils; that makes you evil too.
The modern conservative party has been infiltrated by the neo-cons and their only agenda is power. The display at the RNC should give you shivers. I thought Nancy Pelosi was bad, but when I watched John Boehner blatantly ignore the objections in the crowd, I knew that he was no better. He, like so many other of the republicans at the RNC talk the talk, but they do not walk the walk, and that is simply not good enough.
My results were a little surprising; I was 91% libertarian (which I expected to be high) 85% democratic (which I did not expect at all) 79% green, and 28% republican (which I expected to be a lot higher).
As for the president, my answers lined up 100% with Gary Johnson, 99% with Ron Paul, 87% with Virgil Goode, 41% with Mitt Romney, and 27% with Barack Obama.
After spending five days off work, the majority of it with my wife, and half of it with my parents, I got to relax and see the world again from outside the box. There is a lot of talk about progessivism on the left, and I do agree that it is a plague upon this nation. It should definitely be combated, put down and discarded. I think the main point of my previous post was to show that we shouldn’t allow ourselves to become heavily involved in ‘the lesser of two evils’ by going along with whatever the established right would like us to do.
I’m not so sure that the world is controlled (at least in the western world) so much as it is heavily manipulated. The mainstream media is wholey owned by a select few, and there are business owners and financiers in strategic places that are really pulling all the strings.
I watched a PBS documentary about the crash of 1929, and the environment for the crash almost directly mirrors that of todays economy. Except that today we are collectively involved in the market through various companies that do our bidding for us. It is important to read both yesterdays post, and Monday’s post to realize that history does repeat itself, and that the world is manipulated to suit the desires of a select few.
We often mistake those on the left for being stupid and naive. I do not think there is anything stupid about making calculated decisions. When the president came to power, gun sales rose. Those who put money in arms manufacturers made money. Whether they were interested in firearms or not. There are those on either side of the political spectrum that profiteer from the boom or bust of an economy.
England is essentially socialist, and throughout the middle of the 20th century, it was plagued so badly it was almost communism. But its capitalist nature did not destruct completely, and it did see a resurgence of strength througout the 1980’s. I beleive there are many who benefit through the collectivist system by manipulating it to their desires to profiteer through it. But they know that an element of capitalism must always survive so that the system does not collapse completely, and there must always be a good enough looking carrot at the end of the stick to keep the general populance over-producing goods, and maintaining their own debt slavery.
The looters and moochers can be found on both sides of the political spectrum, and I see that the conservatives have been poisoned too, though not as much as the liberals. It is less obvious, but corporate welfare on the right is as evil as general welfare on the left.
Why should I have to join and work for a company to receive affordable healthcare? This seems like a bit of a scam, does it not? I always thought it paid to be independant, but it seems that the forces that be want to prevent that from happening, so they can maintain their army of worker bees.
Wont you work harder if you think your job is at risk? If the economy is struggling and there is high unemployment, you will work harder than ever for less and less money just to get by. Many will cling harder to the left and the progressive taxation and benefits system, while others will cling to the right and cry out for more corporate welfare, for tax reductions and less restrictions on companies.
While I generally agree with lower taxes and less restrictions across the board. Why only do it for companies? Why does the individual need to be tied up? Is he not the master of his own destiny? Can he not be trusted? How much power can any one person really have? And if they cannot be trusted, what is to say that a company can? After all, a company is always owned or controlled by one person.
There are so many points to be made, and it is hard to keep track of them. But the main thing you must be aware of, is to stay on the course of liberty and independence. Not just for that of companies, and not for the welfare state and benefits programs. Make sure to vote for libertarian candidates who believe in the Constitution, and who provide a record to prove it. Don’t simply vote along party lines, because the MSM (main stream media) wants you to do that, so that the status quo can be maintained.
I think my main point about the left vs the right, is that the resurgence of liberty is mainly coming from the libertarians, from the middle, from the core of american values. I see that many on the left will not compromise, but that some are beginning to become more libertarian, and they see that the state cannot provide everything. I see many conservatives retaining and fighting for American values, but I also see some of them clinging toward stateism and corporatism. It is these things that I warn about. Work with each other toward liberty and independence from government. It matters not whether you are liberal or conservative, left-wing or right-wing. What matters is that we work together to lift the hands of government out and away from our lives, so that we may prosper once more. I do not care where you come from or what you believe in, if you are working toward liberty, you are a friend of mine.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The more we do to help wake others up, the more good we do in the world, the more people will start to wake up and begin to follow those of us leading the charge on the path back toward liberty. The more we make fun of and ridicule others, the more opposition we will generate.
Be careful not to make too much fun of those who are for more government, simply do what you need to do to combat it, and show them the light of day. Make friends with anyone who works toward freedom, do not discredit others because their beliefs are different. If you stand by those who seek liberty and find a mutual agreement in freedom; eventually everything will work out for the better.