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America or Political Party…Time to Choose

Last night I was talking to my mother and we were catching up on all the little goings-on back home in Pennsylvania.  She was telling me about my nieces and her birthday and how the weather was and so on.  The conversation eventually drifted to politics and I could hear in her voice how frustrated she was with Washington DC and all of our elected officials.  She mentioned how corrupt DC had become and how this same type of corruption was seeping into Scranton politics.  As I listened to her venting her concerns, I noticed a hint of apathy in her voice.  Something I had never felt or heard from my mother before.

You see my mother is a conservative and she believes in an America that just doesn’t exist anymore.  Last night I could feel her coming to terms with this reality.  She asked what can we do to fix this.  I paused for a moment, gathered my thoughts, and said, vote for people that will put America before their political party.  With a sarcastic laugh, she replied, now where are we supposed to find people like that?  Now that was the real question.  Just where can we find people of principle that will do what’s best for America, even if it hurts?  Where do we find people that will tell us the truth, that have integrity, that cannot be bought, and that will stand up and defend the Constitution?

I told her that there are people like that.  They live in our neighborhoods; they teach our children; they drive school buses; they farm; they are our friends, relatives, and neighbors.  They are people like you and I and understand what makes America great.  They are around us every day.  The phone became silent as she digested what I had just told her.  I then went on to say, when we look for a candidate that represent our views we are screwing up, because our views were born out of a division that has been created by the two party system.  Now some of you may say, wait a minute, what’s wrong with conservative views?  My answer is absolutely nothing as long as you know what you’re trying to preserve.  And that is the one question we must ask ourselves as conservatives; exactly what traditions are we trying to preserve?  Are we trying to preserve the traditions of the last hundred years; the traditions that saw the rise of progressive/liberal thought versus a watered down conservative thought or do we want to get back to something more pure?  If we want to get back to the original charter, then perhaps our conservative views are not misplaced because we have a desire to return to the beginning.  And in my opinion that is exactly what we should be looking for in candidates if we truly want the Constitution restored.  Conservative candidates that not only want to preserve the Constitution in its purest form, but seek solutions to our present day problems by reaching back to the Founders.

Our views should be shaped and influenced by the principles of our Founding Fathers.  We should be looking for candidates that not only embrace the Constitution, but whose core values are in sync with the core values of our Founders.  It’s easy to manipulate the public when you can pit them against each other.  That’s what these political parties have been doing for years and overtime we have sacrificed our liberties by falling into this trap.  These parties have decided that they know better than the Founders and over the last century have continuously created laws that have diminished the power of our Constitution.  And when we allow this to happen, we as a people lose our voice in the vacuum of political power.  We have been guilty of choosing a political party over America and the Republic has suffered great harm.

By the end of our conversation my mother knew where I was coming from and had a clear understanding as to where I stand.  I stand with the Founders and the Constitution.  It is the only way I see that we will be able to solve the complex problems we face today.  So when you are looking for a candidate this year, look for the one who represent the views of the Founders and not necessarily your views.  Now that would be a radical move that just might bring real change that will save our beloved Republic.

It’s time to extinguish the corruption in Washington DC by voting men and women of good character, sound judgment, and rock solid integrity into office.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!


Filed under: Conservative, Constitution, Corruption, Founding Fathers, Political Parties

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  • Right Hand Man March 12, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    I thought you were announcing your candidacy for a moment.

  • John Carey March 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Not so much.

  • Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 7:26 AM

    The two party system can be useful to provide censorship of each other. However, it becomes destructive when the principles and philosophies of the party become more important than those of the republic, their personal beliefs, or what is morally right.

    Washington and Jefferson warned of the dangers of a second party system. Washington believed "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge…is itself a frightful despotism" and would ultimately lead to a dictatorship as people no longer trust the parties and turned to one individual to lead them.

    "If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all", Jefferson 1789.

  • John Carey March 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Thanks for the comments Anonymous.

    I agree that the two party system can be useful, but at present they are a more destructive force in our society and political arena. My greatest fear is that people will start buying into the nonsense that our Republic form of government does not work and our Constitution is a flawed and outdated document.
    The inevitable solution for them would be to replace it with something more central and controlling.

    It's not the form of government that is the problem; it’s the elected officials that are steering it. If they continue with their corrupt ways then naturally the actions of the government will reflect those corrupt ways. This is why it is vital that we start taking a hard look at the candidates and vote for those that are honest and staunch defenders of the Constitution. We need to restore integrity back in our system and the only way to do it is by electing officials that have integrity.

  • Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    The sad thing is, there are people holding positions in our government that believe our republican form of government does not work. Many of them were appointed by the President.

  • faithfulinprayer March 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    I agree with your take on political parties. It becomes a choice between evil or less evil. Evil meaning "big government".

    The hard part about all this is that normal good people don't want to run for office many times because they know how down and dirty the campaign process is going to be.

    We need more brave citizens (with no skeletons in their closets) to go up against the system and stand for the Constitution.

  • John Carey March 13, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Thanks for the comments Faithful,

    The true servants of the people are reluctant to run for office. However there comes a time when good people must stand up and run. This could be for local office, state office, or national office. Good people with integrity must stand up and run. It really is our only hope in cleaning up government all the way around.