We Must Save Ourselves

 

The truth is in this tweet. We cannot sit around waiting for the country to be saved.  Yes, we can and should support people who offer to organize and to act, but we must also take responsibility in our everyday lives. We must be the people that insist we, not they, govern our country. We must exercise fully our own rights and liberties and demand that government respects our rights and liberties. We cannot be passive. We must live our truth. And we must be seen as doing so.

You don’t need to be obnoxious about doing so. But you must be steadfast and not intimidated. The government was established by contract, and that contract is broken. We do not have equal justice under the law so long as “mostly peaceful protests (TM)” can firebomb our cities without consequence but people let into the Capitol and “parading” are in solitary confinement; so long as Bannon is tried for contempt of Congress, but Holder, Lerner are not, and Clapper and Brennan can lie with impunity.

We need a constitutional convention, not because the old one was inadequate, but to reaffirm the founding principles and forestall and disclaim any “living” aspect to a constitution short of amendment. There is risk in calling for a convention, but there is a greater risk that progressive ideology will render any contract with the people meaningless.

In November, there should not be one vote cast for a (D). The (R) is not a cure, but we can deal with the uni-party later. And when we do win in November, we cannot stop and we must remain vocal and determined that (R)s do not betray us. If the outcome is strong enough in November, then the primaries in 2024 are where we can do the clean-up and ignore the calls that we risk losing power if we do not support a uni-party candidate.

The powers that be need to understand that either we control our government with our votes or by full exercise of those rights that no government can lawfully deny; that their fortune and futures depend on faithful representation, not tyranny.

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  1. Seawriter Contributor
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    Don’t like the Uniparty?  Get involved in your local GOP.  That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

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  2. Rodin Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Excellent. And, if your district is a safe district for constitutional representation, rather than giving money to Republican controlled multi-candidate funds, help a local organization primary a RINO. Kind of an “adopt a district” approach.

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  3. Lawst N. Thawt Coolidge
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    The people are the sovereign of the US.   The problem is the people don’t know they are in charge and have the power. 

    Along with not knowing they are sovereign, the people don’t know a lot of other essential knowledge.   

    If we the people, suddenly realized how much power we have, could we be trusted to use it wisely?  We would have to become wise first.   

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  4. aardo vozz Member
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    Lawst N. Thawt (View Comment):

    The people are the sovereign of the US. The problem is the people don’t know they are in charge and have the power.

    Along with not knowing they are sovereign, the people don’t know a lot of other essential knowledge.

    If we the people, suddenly realized how much power we have, could we be trusted to use it wisely? We would have to become wise first.

    Actually we just have to be wiser than most of our leaders, which lowers the bar a little…🙄

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  5. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

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  6. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

    That’s my gut feeling also.  

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  7. Steven Seward Member
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    I love the “call to arms” in this post, @rodin!  It reminds me of  an “opposite” post on Ricochet a couple months ago that was praising Elon Musk as some sort of Messiah for conservatism.  Some were even saying that he has done more for the conservative movement (by offering to buy Twitter) than republicans have done for the last 20 years!  Others warned not to get our hopes up too high on him.

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  8. Bob Thompson Member
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    I have always been conservative and voted Republican starting in the sixties. I have always had a strong attachment to the founding of the United States and the underlying history of individual liberty and the nation’s status as a federal republic.

    But for the first forty years of my time as a voter I failed to be effective and act vigilantly in those things we are be exhorted to do in this post. At the turn of the century, I began to develop doubts regarding what I had up to that point thought was what I was voting for when I went to the polls. It was the ‘uni-party’ I was supporting but had not yet identified as that. The last few years have revealed where we have been going.

    I am not convinced that the great majority of those who vote in our elections for either political party have anywhere near a level of awareness of where this has been leading. Now is the time when this must change if we are to keep our republic as given to our ancestors by the founders.

    As @rodin points out, the Republican Party we now have will not save us but the Democrat Party we now have will destroy us. We, the people, can do what it takes to change this.

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  9. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

    That’s my gut feeling also.

    More than a gut feeling for me.  A Constitutional Convention would be hijacked by the very forces it would be intended to rein in.  Much the way the Tea Party movement was eviscerated by elites.

    Get involved in your local party.  Support local candidates that will help crush the deep state.  Nothing else will work, short of violence.  That would be more than ugly, and not at all certain.

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  10. Lawst N. Thawt Coolidge
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    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    Lawst N. Thawt (View Comment):

    The people are the sovereign of the US. The problem is the people don’t know they are in charge and have the power.

    Along with not knowing they are sovereign, the people don’t know a lot of other essential knowledge.

    If we the people, suddenly realized how much power we have, could we be trusted to use it wisely? We would have to become wise first.

    Actually we just have to be wiser than most of our leaders, which lowers the bar a little…🙄

    I think that is something that is easy for individuals to achieve, but when we say we, it means every person and unfortunately, the wisdom of the individuals doesn’t simply add, multiply, or average.   My observation of groups working together indicates it’s heavily weighted toward the lower end of the knowledge, intelligence, wisdom, etc. that is present.  

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  11. I Walton Member
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    I fear (with no inside information) they will successfully steal the next election, and if they continue to control both houses, they’ll also successfully steal the presidential election.   We must all vote, but we must all pay attention, take pictures, record all evidence of fraud, have folks in nursing homes and any place we can imagine where fraud is likely.   Even if we can’t win or prove what delivered a Democrat win, we’ll have to convince folks of the separation option.   We also have to have people following China including in places few people know or follow, all of Africa and South America where the Chinese are expanding control with blistering speed.  

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  12. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

    That’s my gut feeling also.

    More than a gut feeling for me. A Constitutional Convention would be hijacked by the very forces it would be intended to rein in. Much the way the Tea Party movement was eviscerated by elites.

    Get involved in your local party. Support local candidates that will help crush the deep state. Nothing else will work, short of violence. That would be more than ugly, and not at all certain.

    The GOPe in Indiana may be betraying the base on the issue of abortion.  

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  13. Seawriter Contributor
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

    That’s my gut feeling also.

    More than a gut feeling for me. A Constitutional Convention would be hijacked by the very forces it would be intended to rein in. Much the way the Tea Party movement was eviscerated by elites.

    Get involved in your local party. Support local candidates that will help crush the deep state. Nothing else will work, short of violence. That would be more than ugly, and not at all certain.

    The GOPe in Indiana may be betraying the base on the issue of abortion.

    Then get involved and stop it.

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  14. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

    That’s my gut feeling also.

    More than a gut feeling for me. A Constitutional Convention would be hijacked by the very forces it would be intended to rein in. Much the way the Tea Party movement was eviscerated by elites.

    Get involved in your local party. Support local candidates that will help crush the deep state. Nothing else will work, short of violence. That would be more than ugly, and not at all certain.

    The GOPe in Indiana may be betraying the base on the issue of abortion.

    Then get involved and stop it.

    Already on it!! 

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  15. Seawriter Contributor
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Don’t like the Uniparty? Get involved in your local GOP. That’s how you weed out RINOs. Don’t like what the colleges are doing? Work to elect conservative state senators and representatives, and get them to reign in the state colleges and universities. If they know you are watching they will do it.

    Precisely.

    I’m afraid of a Constitutional Convention. The manipulators and back-door sneak artists are very good at what they do, and an event of such power and consequence would be irresistible to them.

    That’s my gut feeling also.

    More than a gut feeling for me. A Constitutional Convention would be hijacked by the very forces it would be intended to rein in. Much the way the Tea Party movement was eviscerated by elites.

    Get involved in your local party. Support local candidates that will help crush the deep state. Nothing else will work, short of violence. That would be more than ugly, and not at all certain.

    The GOPe in Indiana may be betraying the base on the issue of abortion.

    Then get involved and stop it.

    Already on it!!

    That’s how you do it. 

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  16. CuriousKevmo Member
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    I admit to being quite ignorant about how such a convention would work but I’ve never understood why conservatives are so convinced things would go there way.

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