I've given serious thought to simply quitting. These articles take up my time and I simply am not receiving as much financial support as I was hoping I would by this time. It's tough for me to keep from writing, however, when so much excitement is brewing. Even as things look bleak and the world seems to be heading into the abyss of centralized corporate governance, more people seem to begin to understand the message of liberty and the necessity for my blogging work wanes. Those at the top seem quite worried and are beginning to scramble as the populace begins to become aware of their nature and the illusions they have so carefully weaved begin to fade.
Ron Paul's presidential campaign of 2008 played its role. Though he didn't win, the message of freedom was broadcast to millions who otherwise might not have ever heard it when he took part in the Republican debates. There were problems, however. Ron Paul was a lone voice advocating freedom against a multitude of political statists. Ron Paul was arguing for people to take personal responsibility against a bunch of political Santa Claus's who know what the people want and promise everyone they can a free lunch. It was easy for the establishment to paint Dr. Paul as a nutcase because so many don't wish to give up their favorite federal program, or are afraid to do so. It's easy for those who benefit in some way from the force of the national government to turn away and ignore the basic immorality inherent in the system.
It is possible that this time around, in the presidential campaign of 2012, that could end. Already Gary Johnson, the liberty leaning former governor of Arizona, has announced his presidential candidacy in the Republican Party. Ron Paul has announced an exploratory bid. I have the feeling he'll end up running. If that's the case, there'll be two candidates debating freedom issues on stage. Wouldn't that be an education for Joe Public?
Yet there is a dream I have. Granted, it is just a dream and unlikely to happen, still it's nice to think about. What if more liberty oriented candidates threw their hats into the Republican presidential ring and announced their candidacies? What if men like Judge Andrew Napolitano and Jesse Ventura ran as Republicans? Now there'd be four liberty candidates debating liberty issues. The average tuber (someone who gets their news and views mostly from television and establishment media outlets) would suddenly be exposed to liberty oriented solutions that make sense and empower the individual. They would be exposed to the ideas of individual liberty and responsibility that they may not have otherwise thought of. They would hear a real debate about real issues rather than the fear mongering, irrelevant talking points continuously spouted by the established corporate owned candidates.
Imagine if other liberty minded individuals jumped on board and crowded out all the statist authoritarians in the Republican Party. What would it be like if, in addition to the men mentioned above, people of principle like Adam Kokesh, Peter Schiff and Tom Woods were to also run in the Republican primary. There wouldn't be any debate about the illegal occupations our military finds itself engaged in, just who could get the troops home fastest and how much spending that would cut. The question wouldn't be whether or not the United States was an empire, but how quickly that empire could be disassembled. The question wouldn't be whether or not to get rid of many of the departments at the federal level, but how soon they could be done away with. We wouldn't have to listen to the finger pointing over whose fault the financial mess is, but would hear an interesting debate on how soon the Federal Reserve System could be held to account for their misdealings. We wouldn't hear about who needs to be taxed more, but how much would be saved by the dissolution of the IRS and how quickly the income tax could be abolished.
Wouldn't it be nice to hear politicians actually debating about the best ways to seriously cut federal government spending rather than whether or not to raise the debt ceiling and by how much? Wouldn't it be nice to hear a debate about what government regulations to cut first rather than what other laws and regulations can be passed to further control and stifle our lives? Wouldn't it be nice to hear a debate on which departments to do away with first and how to best whittle down the federal government rather than listening to bull about how bigger government will serve us better? Wouldn't it be nice to have a real choice other than big government Republican versus big government Democrat? Wouldn't it be nice to hear a debate on real issues rather than trivialities like Barack Obama's birth certificate and Donald Trump's hair?
It seems that's what our political debate has been reduced to. No longer do our politicians discuss things that matter. Don't get me wrong, I do understand the importance of the president being a natural born American citizen, but our politicians have been ignoring the Constitution for decades, if not more than a century already. Barack Obama's birth certificate is a major news story suddenly, and perhaps it should be, but even if it is fake, what are they going to do about it? Will they impeach him? Will they put him in prison? Will they reverse all the legislation he signed into law? I somehow doubt it. We've seen how much politicians care about following their rules. We've seen that they simply don't give a damn about the Constitution that is supposed to constrain their power. It seems to me that they don't want to follow the Constitution because they lust for power and control over others.
I don't know whether Barack Obama's birth certificate is real or not. I'm not an expert. I don't know if he was born in the United States or not. I do believe his mom was a US citizen when he was born. If an American woman takes a trip to Kenya, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, and has a baby, does that mean the baby is not an American? I suppose a more pertinent question would be if Mr. Obama gave up his citizenship when he was adopted by an Indonesian father, but that's another tangent. Again, even if he is an illegitimate, what are they going to do about it?
I do know that I don't trust government. I don't trust the corporate establishment. I don't trust their corporate media. They have proved themselves untrustworthy. They have broken their promises. They have lied on many occasion. They continuously attempt to shirk their duties, hide their intentions, cover up their actions, and manipulate their audiences rather than being open and honest. Why would I believe anything they say? Why would I trust any document they put out? Then again, I don't trust Donald Trump either. If he isn't part of the establishment, then no one is. If you wish to put your faith in any of them, that's up to you, but I personally refuse to play their fool.
If the establishment had been serious about pursuing this matter, they should have done so years ago when it first came out, before Mr. Obama became president. Instead, they chose to laugh it off and act as if it was all crazy talk. This shows just how remiss the mainstream corporate media has become. It shows just how lacking they are when it comes to doing any real investigative reporting. It's yet another indication of the disdain the corporate establishment holds for the common folk. They laughed at and shrugged off serious allegations without so much as a cursory look at them. They refused to ask any pertinent questions or turn over any stone. They went so far as accusing people of being racist for questioning the legitimacy of a presidential candidate when he was spending millions in an effort to keep his past secret. Many people predicted this issue was a red herring and that it would be politicized later in an effort to obfuscate. They predicted that documentation would be released in an effort to discredit certain segments of the population. I believe they were right.
As I stated earlier, it doesn't matter about Obama's birth certificate. It doesn't matter about any of his past documentation. At this point, any papers or documents brought forward could easily be faked. What matters instead are his policies. What matters is that he promised change and delivered more of the same. He promised transparency and remains secretive. He promised a more peaceful foreign policy and delivers more war. He promised an end to torture and delivers more tyranny. He has proven to be nothing more than a puppet for the central banking cartels and the global corporate establishment. I have the feeling that if he had ever decided to grow a pair, go against his corporate masters, and actually do something to produce meaningful change and truly help the common folk, that this whole birth certificate debacle would turn out differently for him and the corporate establishment would be demanding his resignation.
This kind of trivia is a distraction. It takes the attention of the people away from the real problems. It takes their focus off the economy and the reasons for the financial decline. Hopefully, a Ron Paul candidacy coupled with Gary Johnson's candidacy will help put the spotlight on real issues. Hopefully, we can get back to talking about ending these occupations and rolling back the military. Hopefully, we can begin focusing on the tough problems of repealing unconstitutional legislation and restoring government respect for individual rights. Hopefully, we can continue to draw attention to the real power structures behind not only our government, but governments around the world. Hopefully one day Obama's administration will be nothing but a bad memory, like George Bush's, and we will all wonder as a nation why we ever put up with such chicanery.
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