Yesterday a lady stopped at my house with a list of names and addresses. In a thick I’m not from North Dakota accent she asked if I would verify my address on the list so I did. After exchanging a few pleasantries she proceeded to ask me if I knew that North Dakota had no formal voter registration process; that all we had to do was show up with a form of ID. I replied, yes I did know this. She then asked me if I was originally from North Dakota and I replied no. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She held her hand out clinched in a fist to bump my fist as if we were old friends as she told me she was from West Virginia. I asked her why she was pounding the ground house to house verifying addresses. She then said, you know you have two strong women running for the North Dakota Senate and congressional seat and if I was willing to support them. I replied, not a snowball’s chance in hell. She tilted her head as a bewildered look washed over her face and asked why? I replied, because I will not vote for any candidate who embraces a far left ideology that believes the government is the solution to our problems. Just as these two candidates reject the individual, so will I reject them. It was at this point I could see she was rattled by my response. She replied you must be a Republican. I said no, I’m independent and I support candidates who embrace individualism and reject collectivism. She’s then said, you mean to tell me that you’re not for the working class. I responded, I’m for the individual and individual liberty. When the individual is free from government regulations and interference anything is possible. That is how it used to be in America and the truth is neither party has been for the working class or for liberty for quite some now. She looked down at the ground and said you know I think I agree with you on this. She said the Democratic Party has radical elements who are corporatists in it. I replied the radical element isn’t the corporatist, that’s just a byproduct of the real radical element. She asked what element is that? I replied it’s the element and mindset that imposes anti-liberty policies that crush the individual. It has many names, fascism, Marxism, communism, and statism, all with the same goal, diminish or eliminate the power of the individual and replace it with government controls and regulations. She smiled, shook my hand, and thanked me for my time.
I’m not even sure she understood what I was talking about. But by the time she walked away from me she knew she just had an encounter with an informed voter and it made her uncomfortable. You see the greatest threat to the status quo in Washington D.C. is an informed voter. An informed voter cannot be easily manipulated or used by a political party or a popular movement. If you really want to change D.C. then you need to start by changing yourself. Start educating yourself on the issues. Treat it like a college research paper and use multiple sources. The information is out there. Don’t’ just forward or post the talking points of the DNC or RNC; do the research. Politicians are in the business of retaining their jobs so they will say about anything to get reelected. They will tell you the things you want to hear and downplay the severity of the things you’re worried about. Don’t let them get away with this. Don’t give them a free pass. We have given them a free pass for far too long and look where we’re at in terms of our national debt, out of control spending, and the growth of government. Take off your political party goggles and become the most dangerous threat to the business as usual crowd in D.C.; become an informed voter. Now onto the links.
If you really want to become an informed voter the first step you can take is by taking a few minutes out of your day to visit the below links. These links will take you to the best conservative/libetarian articles on the web. Please hit their tip jars if they have them because they work hard to bring you the stories the MSM ignores. The stories that really matter. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs!
A Conservative Teacher: Fall of Roman Empire from Peak Teaches America Lessons
Ace of Spades: David Plouffe: Democrats Have the Momentum
Adrienne’s Corner: Wild Bill: Never give into despair…
America’s Chronicle: Bolivia Announces The End of Capitalism and The Return…
American Glob: American Glob Has Been Hacked Beyond Recognition
American Perspective: USA- Budget That Can’t Be Balanced? Ever?
America’s Watchtower: Harry Reid fights for Chinese green energy company represented by his son
ARRA News Service: Three Ways President Obama is Sabotaging Job Growth
Atlas Shrugs: The War for Freedom on the streets of Stockholm
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Obama: 93 Days And A Wake-Up
Blog de KingShamus: Citizen Kane–Tha Remix
Breitbart: Bobby Jindal: Paul Ryan Would Make Great VP
BUNKERVILLE: Cass Sunstein replaced by Soros’s Soviet born Boris Bershteyn
Capitol Commentary: ObamaNation: Chick-fil-A Edition
Catholibertarian: Thank You So Much
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Great Moments in Civil Discourse: Liberals Threaten Six-Year-Old
Conservatives on Fire: Why is America the Greatest Country on Earth? Or Is It?
COMMON CENTS: ZoNation “Liberals are the Greedy Ones”
Doug Ross@Journal: Obamanomics: Ryan Lochte’s parents face foreclosure in Florida
EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Formspring Question #440–Do They Award Medals for Sarcasm? Edition
Fuzzy Logic: Ends Justify Means: Our “Perfectible” “Imperfect Union”
Hot Air: Rove: Why isn’t President Hopenchange denouncing Reid’s attack on Romney?
iOwnTheWorld: Boot Obama the Way Obama Booted Others
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Obama Trying to Suppress the Active Duty Military Vote? Of Course He Is
Laughing Conservative: Fury as Obama seeks to strip warriors of right to vote early
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”
Liberty At Stake: Dmotivational Dingy Harry Reid
Libertarian Republican: Employment Report: “essentially unchanged”
Maggie’s Notebook: Cass Sunstein Regulatory Czar Resigns: Flashback: Sunstein…
Manhattan Infidel: Manhattan Infidel Gets Purposeful!
Mind Numbed Robot: Missile Defense Staff Warned to Stop Surfing Porn Sites
Moonbattery: Another Reason Why Education and the Federal Government Must Have Nothing…
Motorcitytimes: Coal: The Future of Global Electrical Power
NoOneOfAnyImport: Favorite Chick-fil-A Quotes
NUKE’S: Southern Miss professor joins joins Chik-fil-A brouhaha
Pirate’s Cove: Good Grief: Liberals Complain That NBC Aired Raaaaacist Commercial
Politics et al: Obamacare Robs Medicare of $716 Billion to Fund Itself
Political Clown Parade: Eastwood: Every Which Way But Obama
Political Realities: Obama Immigration Changes Overtaking America
Proof Positive: Obama the Descendant of Slaves?
Randy’s Roundtable: Undeserving Of The Title Of Commander In Chief
Right Klik: Congratulations Cruz!
Right Truth: Christians told: “Renounce your faith or stay in prison”
rjjrdq’s America II: Baltimore Cedes Sovereignty To Illegal Aliens
Say Anything Blog: North Dakota Democrats Are Assaulting Free Speech
teresamerica: Doublespeak of the Secular Left: Two Examples of the New Tolerance
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: “Social Justice” is a Con
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: ROMNEY AND STAPLES VERSUS OBAMA AND SOLYNDRA (VIDEO)
The BLAZE: Obama Ad Slams Romney for Pledging to Defund Planned Parenthood
The Camp Of The Saints: Regionalism: Another Blow To Sovereignty
The Classic Liberal: “You Didn’t Build That” with Amy Smart
The Country Thinker: Happy 100th, Milton Friedman!
The Daley Gator: Obama Economic Plan Would Explode Debt To $25.4 Trillion
The Foundry: The 10 Most Revealing Solyndra Emails
The Libertarian Patriot: Gary Johnson Gets 19% In LASPAC Nationwide Poll
The Lonely Conservative: Should We Boycott Nevada?
THE OTHER McCAIN: GIVE US RYAN!
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: Gays harass homeless man reading Bible at Chick-fil-A
The TexasFred Blog: Gun control isn’t about GUNS, it’s about CONTROL
Theo Spark: Classy Homosexuals Defile Themselves on Chick-fil-A ‘National Kiss-In Day’
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Obama Contradicts Himself – Again
TOTUS: Yesterday’s Kiss-In at Chick-fil-A
Virgina Right: VIDEO: Gay Man Denied Entry into Chick-Fil-A Yesterday. MUST SEE!
WARD WORLD: “The Five” On Chick Fil A
What Would The Founders Think: Death by Stupidity
WESTERN HERO: Facing Unpleasant Facts
WyBlog: Obama wants you to buy his campaign a drink
Zilla of the Resistance: Broken
The average voter
Once again thanks for all the great articles. You guys are the heat!
Liberty forever, freedom for all!