"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Vote

We are so fooled by the logic that we as citizens have the ultimate power because we can vote.
What a joke.
Don't you realize that you can vote all day long, and even get the one that you voted for and it means nothing?
Absolutely nothing.Has there been any change no matter which party is in power? The democrats and Obama are the scourge of the land and the oppressors? Who was in power before them? Oh yeah, the party that gave us the Patriot Act and NAFTA, and GATT and the WTO.
You tell me, have you voted for anyone at the all powerful EPA? They regulate every bit of your lives and you can do nothing about it. Why does your energy cost so much? EPA regulation. On fuel, emissions, water, air, the EPA is an uncontrolled beast that has no master. They create LAW and you will obey it! They create LAW and it costs you, the lowly serf, not only money, but Liberty.
The ATF? They create LAW! You disobey it, you go to jail. They can change their mind at any time they want, it can be legal today, and put you in jail tomorrow.
Health and Human services? You better raise your child the way they want or you will get them taken away, and you will go to jail.
Wage and Labor? You don't have a right to privately contract with another free man; they set the rules, you better follow them or you will go to jail.
Homeland Security? Was it a lawmaker that was voted in by the people that mandated people flying on commercial airlines must go through a degrading, groping search to fly?
OSHA? Your jobsite had better meet their safety standards, no matter how illogical it is, or you will be put out of business from all the fines they give you.
Federal Reserve? You think they care that your IRA just disappeared? Do they give one flip over "congressional oversight?" You think they care when Congress suggests that they are going to devalue our dollar to the point of no return?
Are you catching on yet? In any of these departments that control every single aspect of your life, and I only covered a few of them, do you have the power to vote one of them out? No. The vote is a joke, to keep the serfs in line, giving us the false hope that they need to just keep obeying the master, 'cause your guy might get in next time. And we have people on both sides of the spectrum (the fact that there are only 2 parties involved should be an eyeopener all on its own) telling us, hyping us, to keep slaving away, next time your vote will count. And we continue, and one side wins, then another, then the other..... it's called insanity. When one continues to do the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.
Folks, we are serfs. We are slaves. You are not free. Do not think if you stood up for one moment our great leaders wouldn't shut you down, with more ferocity than Mohmar Kahdafi ever dreamed of.
You are allowed to do what they allow you to do. End of story.
And your vote in 2012 won't change a dang thing. Your vote this fall won't change a dang thing. At least not on the National level.
Worry about your own backyard, try to get your local community straightened out at the very most. If not that, get your neighborhood on the same page.If you can't get that done, get on the same page as your neighbor.
Our Founders had knowledge that voting was a sacred principle in government, but they didn't have what we have today; they were a part of a Constitutional Republic. We now live in a democracy, or a "majority vote."
Back then, only folks who held property were even allowed to vote. And the voting was for state officers, who voted for Federal officers. They warned us of the wolf called bureaucracy, but we have ceded to it.
What we have today is what we were warned about.

“A large portion of our citizens, who will not believe, even on the evidence of facts, that any public evils exist, or are impending. They deride the apprehensions of those who foresee, that licentiousness will prove, as it ever has proved, fatal to liberty.”
— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
 James Madison (1751-1836) Fourth President of the United States

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."
— James Madison

"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
— Thomas B. Reed (1839-1902) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, from Maine

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
Benjamin Franklin 

Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn 

Thinking of mass democracy as government controlled by its employees helps explain the difficulty of changing government policy.
James Davidson 

It is the old practice of despots to use a part of the people to keep the rest in order.
Thomas Jefferson 

This is a good example of today's voting. I don't deny that voting was once a good thing, but today, it is just an instrument of the government to appease us. To see who can get the most freebies taken from the citizens.

But there is another vote that can still effect change, which we will talk about next time.  


  1. "When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you… you may know that your society is doomed." – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged