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Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

True Believers and Politicians

You guys know I don't like to talk politics. There isn't enough medication in the world to save me if I started blogging about that stuff on a regular basis.

I've been listening to all of my blog buddies picking up the chant "We're not going to vote our way out of this." for a while now and, (against my better judgement) I felt the need to conduct a lesson on MSgt B's Treatise on Modern Politics.

There are two types of political animal out there, True Believers and Politicians.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with Barack Obama as a person. I'm sure if I met him personally, I wouldn't like him very much at all, but that's just me.

The biggest problem I have with The Big O as Preezy of the United Sheezy is that the man is a True Believer.
He truly believes that he knows better than anyone else (especially the citizenry of the United States) what is best for this country.
(The question is open for debate on whether or not Barry is a True Believer or simply the tool of many True Believers who worked to place him in his current position. Sort of a "useful idiot". There's plenty of anecdotal evidence either way. What do you think? Let me know in comments. I don't want to get sidetracked from my point right now.)

There's no arguing with a True Believer.
Nothing you can say or do will convince them that they could possibly be wrong in any way about any of their ideas.
Save your breath.

Take Ron Paul for example......take him far away. (Ha Ha  Couldn't resist that one...where was I? Oh yeah...)

Take Ron Paul for example...another True Believer. I even like some of the crazy shit that he spouts off on a regular basis.
But there's no way I would want to see that man sitting in the Oval Office.
Once he was in the big chair, he would do exactly what he believes is best for this country, regardless of what history, law or common sense would indicate might be a bad decision.

The mind of a True Believer is unmalleable.
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Mittens is a Politician.

He is exactly the kind of guy we need in the Oval Office as soon as possible, because a Politician will always do what they consider to be politically expedient.

Every. Single. Time.

If we can get Mittens into the Presidency this November, we can finally have the chance to run this country the way it is supposed to be run.
Remember that bit Old Abe said about "...of the people, by the people, and for the people..."?
The "by the people" is the most important bit.
See, we're supposed to be telling the politicians how we want things done. Not only that, but we're also supposed to be making it perfectly clear that running things the way your constituents want them run is the most politically expedient thing to do. (i.e. - Screw this up, and you're out of a job.)
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We can vote our way out of this, but voting is just the first step.

Government "by the people" means that you and I and every other swinging dick out there need to put some of our time into the work of governing this country.
That means getting out there (figuratively speaking, you can do this from your desktop computer) and letting your politicians know exactly what the hell you want, and how important it is they do what they're told.

So stop with all that crap about "protest votes", "write-ins" and staying home on election day.
I spent over twenty years supporting and defending everyone's right to do what the fuck that piece of parchment says you should be doing.
Get off your ass and get to work running this country.

The only way we're going to have a shot at running things the way our founding fathers said they should be run is to get a Politician into the office.

Let's start with the first step, mmmkay?
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6 comments:

David said...

Well said. So many people vote (or not) and then claim they did their part. I call BS. I know damn well my opinion on certain issues will bring on ridicule and hate from some - been there. But unless people make their opinions known, what's the point of having an opinion?

Kudos for speaking out. I don't agree with Borepatch's reasoning for voting for obama, but I am damn glad he said it, and respect him for it.

Rob said...

You are spot on.

eiaftinfo said...

Yep - makes sense to me. Most recent DC Pol to realize he should have been more of a politician and paid attention to the folks back home . . . . Lugar.

Old NFO said...

Well said! :-)

Coffeypot said...

Bravo Zulu, Sir. Hand Salute!

MSgt B said...

David - Had no idea Borepatch had gone on about pretty much the same thing. Just went over there and read it. Jennifer's post was very good too. Must be contageous...

Rob - Thanks.

East IA - I was in Indy when Lugar came on the TV and gave his speech.

Old NFO - Thank you

Coffey - Thanks