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April 9, 2010

We The People: The Patriot Papers March 2010 Issue

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 5:19 am
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“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796

Was President Washington a prophet, or just a smart man?  I would say that our greatest President did not have some other-worldly power to see the future, he just had common sense.  He saw the danger of political parties, and that is why he wanted no part of them.  He was our only true independent politician.

Now it is time for us to follow his example, and throw off the lie we have been told for generations.  Our two-party system is not a good thing.  It is not necessary for debate, or balance.  It is nothing more than a cancer, that keeps us divided and fighting amongst ourselves so that those in power may remain in power.  There is no true difference between the parties, only two different heads on the same puppet master’s hand.

It is time for us to stop voting based on our party preference.  We need to stop putting our mark by the R or the D and hoping for the best.  How many times have you been lied to by a candidate from your party?  How many times have you just voted for that party again, hoping that the next one would be better?  It is time to stop giving them the power, and votes, that justify their behavior.

In the upcoming election look at the candidates not their party affiliation.  Ask yourself first, “Does he or she uphold the spirit and letter of the Constitution?”   If that question had been asked two years ago our current president would not have been elected.  He is quoted as saying the Constitution is flawed.  That I t is a document of negative liberties, detailing what the government cannot do to you, but leaving off what government must do for you.  I disagree.  The Constitution is a document detailing the rights that the government must protect.  Sure, you can say it defines what the government cannot do to you, but that is a simplistic and self-serving definition.

If you can answer the question ‘yes’, then you must next ask yourself if the candidate would uphold your principles.  Too many people think the other way around, and not only is that selfish, but it begs for tyranny.  It is too easy for a candidate to say they uphold your principles, or the popular principles.  It is too difficult to judge when they have not followed through on that promise.  The Constitution, however, is a merciless yardstick to measure a politician.  It is not based on interpretation, and it has within it the power to hold our elected officials accountable.  You cannot go to the Supreme Court and declare that your congressman did not vote the way you wanted him to, so should be impeached.  You can however go to that court and declare that a politician has violated your Constitutional rights.  Adherence to the Constitution must be paramount in our consideration.  It is selfish, and destructive to do otherwise.  The Constitution protects us all, regardless of political party.

We must also be searching for candidates willing to sacrifice their power, for the good and stability of the nation.  Term limits need to be pushed through by unselfish politicians, those that look to the country before themselves.  If you cannot find a candidate that will promote, sponsor, and vote for term limits then we must force term limits on them.

My personal feelings are that it should be four terms for congressmen and two for senators, until such time as we return the selection of senators to the states.  Eight years for Congress and twelve for Senate would eliminate career politicians, and make them more mindful of doing the country’s business in an efficient manner.

We can all bridge the political divide in our communities.  We can throw off the labels that keep us at odds with each other.  If our politicians must label themselves, so be it, but WE THE PEOPLE can make their labels irrelevant.  They do not mean anything now anyway, so why play their game?  Band together as citizens and let them know we are on to them.  We see them.  We surround them.

What is the purpose of We The People?

We The People, The Patriot Papers, is my answer to the frustration I feel every day when I hear someone display their ignorance of where we came from, our founding principles, and our Constitution.  It is an outpouring of my frustration with the media, and how our government treats us.  It is my struggle to educate my fellow citizens as best I can, while I also educate myself.

I will gladly take questions, at the email address below, and will answer the interesting ones here in the publication.  I will attempt to respond to all emails personally.

You can get a copy of We The People sent to you, free, by emailing me with your request.  I am not connected to any company, affiliated with any political party (if you did not notice), or looking for profit.  I will not sell your contact information used to obtain your free copy.

I encourage every reader to make copies of this and hand them out, as long as those copies are complete and unchanged.  We can reclaim and refound this country, but only if we work hard together.  My only goal is to see our children live in a world free of crippling debt, destructive entitlements, and tyranny in the name of fairness.  Fairness comes from competition and understanding under equal opportunity, it is not given to us by anyone, including government.

February 18, 2010

Washington Must Be Rolling Over!

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 6:31 pm
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Was anyone else as disgusted as I was when President Obama stood in front of the portrait of George Washington and tried to justify his violation of a campaign promise, and a violation of our constitution?  Not sure what I am talking about?  Well let me explain.

First off, George Washington did not want to be President, but he was called by the people to do it.  He reluctantly served because he felt it was his duty to the people.  Now, remember, when he was President there was no limit on the number of terms a President could serve, and many people wanted him to be President for life, but Washington did not want to be king (that is how he saw it if someone were President for life.)  He declined the salary that the constitutional congress voted for him, but finally relented because they were afraid that it would set a precedent that only the wealthy could serve as President (ahhhh the irony).  He declined many noble titles that were presented for the office, saying that Mr. President would be fine.  He did not want anything to appear royal.  He was our only non-party President, believing that political parties would be the undoing of this country (wow, smart guy, wonder where they went?)  Washington was the model of the type of President that everyone should want.  Honest, moral, selfless, honorable, words that are never associated with a politician today.

Now, our President, Barack Obama stood in front of a portrait of that great man, and proved to the American people that he is not honest, has no morals, isn’t selfless, and has no honor.  Here is Obama telling people that he will uphold the constitution, and believes that one branch should not have too much power (coincidentally he also talks about signing statements, which he promised not to do but did.)  So, when congress does not pass a bill to start a commission on debt, the President both violates the constitution, and the separation of powers, and issues an executive order to do just that.

Mr. President (Washington) must be rolling over in his grave.

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