I repent – and have left the GOP
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I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good.
Even before the gavel has sounded on the Republican-led 114th Congress, these treacherous cowards shamelessly, eagerly, it seems, squandered perhaps the one opportunity they had to stop, in his tracks, America’s first cultural Marxist, anti-American, palpably evil president.
If ever there were, there can no longer be any doubt. Barack Obama is bent on turning the land of the free and the home of the brave into the land of the conquered and the home of the weak. He is an egalitarian globalist who hates America. He has repeatedly spat upon the very Constitution he was sworn to uphold.
Last month Republicans were elected by “We the people” in an unprecedented landslide – in a Democratic Party bloodbath – with clear marching orders. They were given one task and one task alone.
Stop Barack Obama.
They have failed both miserably and willfully.
What’s worse is that the Republican establishment has worked in concert with this wicked man. They have aided and abetted him as he and his godless Democratic Party summarily deconstruct all that has made America great. The Republican Party is complicit in the ill-fated fall of the American Empire.
I don’t know what kind of dirt Barack Obama and his NSA-KGB have on John Boehner, but within a week of the elections it became abundantly clear that the GOP would betray us. Republicans have, without batting an eye, and in the face of overwhelming bipartisan opposition from the electorate, funded executive amnesty, paid for Obamacare in all its abortion-mandating, economy-killing, freedom-trampling infamy, and otherwise approved every radical, unconstitutional and tyrannical dictate these statists have rammed down our throats.
The magnitude of this betrayal cannot be overstated.
I say again: I am no longer a Republican.
And neither should you be.
The GOP might eventually win me back, but it will take much doing. Until the Republican Party once again honors its own party platform, a platform that reflects the solid Judeo-Christian principles from which our nation once derived her fast-fading greatness, I shall remain a man without a party, a disenchanted vessel floating adrift, amid torrential seas, as Hurricane Obama threatens to sink us all.
And so the first order of business must be to immediately oust John Boehner from his leadership role as speaker of the House. He is a compromised man.
Notes WND: “[F]ollowing the 2010 election and again in 2014 victorious Republicans, under the current congressional leadership, governed like it was business as usual, betraying voters who brought them to power.”
And business as usual spells the end of the great American experiment.
I owe you an apology. I must beg your forgiveness. I confess and repent. I made a mistake in 2012. In a piece I penned for the Washington Times titled, “Christians should vote for Romney,” I suggested the following:
“It’s no secret that I have been and remain a vocal critic of Mitt Romney. To say that his conservative bona fides are suspect is an understatement. I have tremendous respect for a number of fellow evangelical Christians who say that they will not support his presidential candidacy. I expect I will anger some of them, and may even lose a few friends. Still, in November, I am voting for Mr. Romney and suggest that any Christian – Republican, Democrat or independent – should do the same.”
I was wrong. To err is human. I now recognize, and have for some months, that my suggestion that Christians vote for Romney as the lesser of two evils was a mistake. It rewarded the establishment GOP’s torpedoing of better men and better candidates.
The lesser of two evils is still evil. I will never again make that same mistake. My days of perceived pragmatism over principle are done. We are no longer, “one nation under God.” We are a divided nation under God’s judgment. The clock is winding down, and anything short of total national repentance and widespread Christian revival spells America’s demise.
Establishment Republicans are no different from Democrats; even worse, perhaps, because, at least with Democrats, what you see is what you get. Establishment Republicans are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Like their Democrat kindred, they have sold their souls for mammon. Henceforth, I will only support a solid, unwavering, Bible-believing Christian for any elective office and will actively oppose and work to defeat any other candidate, whether Democrat or Republican.
If, for instance, some squishy, Karl Rove-approved RINO like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitt Romney once again finagles the GOP nomination in 2016, I will not only reject him, I will actively oppose him – even if it means President Hillary Clinton.
This is the same failed, tired, “move to the middle” and “reach out to independents” strategy that brought us Presidents Dole, McCain and Romney. It’s gotta stop. What is it about the GOP that has it constantly biting the hand that feeds it, while begging for a little scratch-behind-the-ear action from the fickle fingers of “independent” indifference?
I suspect I’m not alone. If the GOP continues on its Democrat-lite trajectory, I can guarantee that the Christian-conservative base will abandon it, as it has abandoned us. Although we’d rather take the Ronald Reagan approach and reform the party from within, I can promise that we will, if that becomes a lost cause, form a new, principled, conservative “values voters” third party.
If that happens, Democrats will rule the roost indefinitely.
America is careening toward cliff’s edge (if we haven’t already gone over it). The next president, at a minimum, must do the following to reverse our seemingly inevitable downfall.
- Immediately wipe out every single executive order Barack Obama issued during his presidency. That way, “progressives” will have a hard time grandstanding on any one executive action.
- Sign the repeal of, or refuse to implement, Obamacare.
- Fire all of Obama’s political appointees and purge the entire executive branch of all known leftists, replacing them with Bible-believing conservative Christians. Every single one.
- Revise each and every administrative regulation, both internal and external, for each and every federal agency, to reflect the pro-family, pro-life, pro-national defense and pro-fiscal responsibility values detailed in the Republican Party Platform.
- Enforce existing laws that pass constitutional muster.
This list is by no means comprehensive. There is, of course, a great deal more that must be done but, as it stands, there is not a single establishment Republican with either the courage or the conviction to do even these few things.
It’s time to clean house.
GOP, you’re fired.
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Ferguson: Where Open Carry Leads
Posted on by Dean Weingarten
Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- One of the primary purposes of the second amendment is the ability to form militias to enforce public order.
The formation of informal militias during times of disorder, such as during natural disasters and riots is a completely natural and expected act.
Productive people have invested their lives in their property; when that property and their lives are threatened, neighbors band together to protect themselves and each other.
You do not see riots and looting in the suburbs and small towns, because there is no incentive to destroy what has been painstakingly built. In the urban cores, riots occur because a large class of property-less people have been created who have little to lose, and the possibility of gaining a little loot and excitement offers a little escape from an existence without responsibility.
In Ferguson, responsible people, black and white, gathered together to protect private property. They could do so in part, because of the second amendment and the restoration of open carry in Missouri. Only a few weeks ago, the Missouri legislature overrode Governor Nixon’s veto, restoring the ability to openly carry arms for people who had a concealed carry permit.
It is hard to deter lawless looters if you cannot display arms; it can present legal difficulties if every property owner has to be constantly telling police that they have given permission for their friends and allies to bear arms on their private property. Those who push for more and more concentrated state power do not want people to be able to defend their property, because they are not as dependent on the state. They are not as easily cowed into subservience and obedience.
Machiavelli summed up the mindset rather well:
There is no comparison whatever between an armed and disarmed man; it is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe…. – Niccoló Machiavelli, The Prince. 1537.
It has been reported that federal agents in Ferguson have ordered some Oathkeepers to stop protecting property, under the pretext that they needed a license to do so. No such license is needed for volunteers who are not being paid. Stewart Rhodes, President of Oathkeepers was quoted as saying:
“They want to create a false paradigm… They are presenting a false choice between lawlessness, looting, arson, assault, murder on the one side, unrestrained, or a hyper-militarized police state on the other,” Rhodes said. “They are failing to do the intelligent thing and protect businesses without trampling on rights.”
Broom-handles and baseball bats are not effective tools for dealing with a mob of looters. They have sticks and stones and Molotov cocktails to deal with that sort of defense. It is much easier to destroy than to create. But firearms are another matter. Looters are likely to look for easier targets when they might lose their life, when a shot from the crowd can be answered with a volley in return, and when the open carry of arms by known felons is still illegal.
Fortunately, the grand jury in Ferguson did its duty. They did not buckle to the intense pressure to indict, no matter what the facts. The law abiding citizens of Ferguson knew that they were likely to prevail if they, like Officer Wilson, were required to use deadly force in defense of themselves.
Ultimately, this is a major reason why disarmists hate open carry. If you cannot open carry, you cannot form informal militias to protect your property and livelihood. You become dependent on the state for local security as well as national security; and if the state withdraws protection from you, as happened in the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, or in Ferguson more recently, you are forced to suffer.