The Weekly Sedition

Thursday, 7 June 2012

“Accomplishments” and Candidates

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 3:27 AM

Current mood: excited

If nothing else, please forward this on to someone who can use this information.

Sylvia Bokor [ http://sylviabokorcomments.blogspot.com/ ] wrote:

The word “accomplishment” refers to an action that results in a value, offers a benefit or enhances the enjoyment of life. It is an accomplishment to learn to play the piano. It is an accomplishment to be able to provide for one’s family by earning a living. It is an accomplishment to create a lovely garden.

It is not an accomplishment to take from those who earn their living and give it to others. That’s called looting.

It is not an accomplishment to force men to waste their time filling out paperwork, or to force them to take actions over which they have no say and with which they do not agree. That’s called enslavement.

It is not an accomplishment to pretend you have done work you have not done, to make false statements, or to make claims to property that is not yours. That’s dishonest. It’s called cheating.

If the Left’s intention in publicizing Obama’s “accomplishments” was to show how wonderful Obama is, they miscalculated. The lists actually show the extent to which his Administration has violated individual rights, throttled businesses, straight-jacket banking operations, interfered with overseas investment, intruded upon private enterprise compensation practices, established offices of soviet-style czars to harass and control hundreds of business activities.

In short, they constitute a clear picture of what the Left is after: statism.

Statism is the most corrupt of political ideas because it holds that might makes right, that men are slaves born only to serve and enrich their rulers, without benefit to themselves, without recognition of their rights, without recourse to law or justice.

The Left’s ideas are destructive. But come November they could win if those who can fight them and should fight them refuse to fight them.

If you are in a leadership position in a political party and you withhold money from deserving candidates who have major grassroots support, who champion de-regulation, free markets and individual rights, you are refusing to fight the Left’s destructive ideas, statism.

If you are a voter that deplores Obama’s policies but do nothing to support those who oppose those policies, you are refusing to fight the Left’s destructive ideas, statism.

I agree one hundred percent.

So I take it you’ll be supporting the true Tea Party candidates in the general election:

Gary Johnson for president – http://garyjohnson2012.com

Jon Barrie for U.S. Senate – http://jonbarrieforsenate.com

Anything else really is a wasted vote.

I’ve been “Tea Party” since 1996, when I started publicly stumping for individual rights, Constitutionally-limited government and fiscal restraint in the public sector.

Gary Johnson has been “Tea Party” in the same sense since 1994.

Johnson spent eight years as Governor of New Mexico supporting “Tea Party” values – he kept the state in the black for all of that time, while managing to get re-elected in a state that’s 2-to-1 of the opposing party.

During those eight years, Johnson never treated gun owners (or any other group, that I could tell) as a political soccer ball, to be kicked around from the bully pulpit at a whim.

There’s a reason they call it the bully pulpit.

This stands in stark contrast to any other of the candidates for the presidency that I’ve seen. Most of them like to rhetorically stomp on one group or another for political brownie points. Not so with Gary Johnson. None are as . . . presidential as Johnson.

As for the other “big two” – both are anti-gun-owner bigots at heart, and the one who was a governor signed off on a plan to take over health care that was plagiarized on the national scene by the staff of the one who was a senator.

The big differences between them don’t seem to be of philosophy or ethics, but of severity and priorities.

Concerning the U.S. Senate seat from New Mexico that’s up for grabs – New Mexicans can play eenie-weenie-mighty-mo with the two socialist candidates who won the primaries last night. Or they can vote “Tea Party” by supporting Jon Barrie.

I’ve never met Jon, but I’d like to. He’s campaigning as a Christian conservative, yet was recommended to me by a long-time libertarian who’s an enthusiastic pot smoker and atheist.

Jon appears to be running his campaign the way a campaign should be run – by volunteers on a shoestring budget. Thus he needs all the help we can give him.

To start, Jon needs signatures on nominating petitions to get on the ballot. For those inclined to help, he’s got the paperwork all ready to go on his site.

That will be all for now. Thank you for reading.


Mike Blessing / http://mikewb1971.xanga.com / Phone – 505-515-7015

Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should – you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer – what’s the question?

“If you wanna live long on your own terms
You gotta be willing to crash and burn”
– Motley Crue, “Primal Scream”


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