Constitutional Thinking: Time for a Constitutional President
It is no wonder Americans are having a difficult time deciding on a constitutional presidential candidate. We haven’t seen one in our lifetime, only brief glimpses of constitutionality in the 1920s, the 1950s/early 1960s (Eisenhower/Kennedy) and the 1980s (Reagan). We don’t need glimpses, we need the real thing.
Since 1913, we have become so subservient to and manipulated by big brother that if George Washington walked down the isle, we would think him too radical and vote for a Benedict Arnold instead, as long as he (or she) called himself/herself a “conservative”.
It is time to stop voting for the lesser of two evils just because they are “our guy.” That does not make it right. America’s problems did not begin with Barrack Hussein Obama. The problems just became much more noticeable as he shoved socialism directly in our face. Clinton and the Bush’s were more subtle.
Our politicians, Republicans, possibly even more than Democrats, proved that they love big government from 1995-2006 while in control of Congress. Most Republicans still want to follow to the establishment line, instead of using their mind and listening to their heart. Now that you know Republican leaders conned you your whole life, are you going to trust them again? Break the trance.
Our schools teach our children socialism, because college professors, with few exceptions, still believe a planned economy, with all the socialist programs from the New Deal up to today, is still the right direction, even thought socialism and Soviet communism have been discredited worldwide. They also do it, because Reagan, Bush and Clinton have all signed off on the socialist program.
Many American think anyone wanting to reign in the Federal Reserve must be crazy since they believe the Fed is here to keep our economy steady and eliminate the booms and busts. They don’t realize our country did just fine under the Constitution for 125 years before the Fed was created and before the Income Tax was instituted.
The opening essay in Thomas E. Woods book, Back on the Road to Serfdom, points out that, “The most impressive half century in American-arguable world-economic history was that which followed the Civil War: the nearly fifty years from 1865 to 1913. The economy expanded at a yearly rate of 3.62 percent per year” and “By way of comparison…at 3.26 percent from 1913 to 2008.” We had slower growth as well as more severe recessions/depressions after the Fed.
Our government churches teach members unbiblical doctrine. Ministers do not realize they received the same brainwashing as the public in seminaries that were taken over early in the 1900s. New non-traditional doctrines have appeared, and since 501(c)(3) churches became the norm after 1953 due to LBJ and church cowardice, churches have mostly ignored political issues. The failure of the church is the root of most of our country’s problems.
This column has, over the past couple of months, pointed out conspicuous and often fatal flaws in most of the better known Republican candidates. In time, a complete Presidential Voters Guide will be posted on my website, but meanwhile, you do not want to miss the article on the Home Page of www.constitutionalsolutions.org, entitled, “Fourteen Reasons Why Rick Perry Would Be a Really, Really Bad President.” If Republicans don’t wake up, I would not be surprised to see him win the nomination with either Palin or Bachman as VP.
Please keep in mind that no candidate will be perfect in all areas, but we have to come much closer to the constitutional mark than in recent years, or we will find serfdom around the corner. We are not far behind Greece. Do you believe our country can stand four more years of either Obama or an un-constitutional Republican?
Only two Republican candidates meet the standard of the Constitution in most areas. They are Congressman Ron Paul of Texas and Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico. If you are considering any other Republican candidate announced or withdrawn to date, you may as well fold up your Tea Party tent and go home.
For freedom education purposes, I suggest everyone review, with an open mind, the positions on the issues of the two liberty-minded, constitutional candidates. Let’s take a look at Governor Gary Johnson first. Go to: www.garyjohnson2012.com.
Gary Johnson, whom I have met, is an impressive candidate.
As a successful businessman, Johnson advocated “efficient government, lower taxes, winning the war on drug abuse, protection of civil liberties, revitalization of the economy, and promoting entrepreneuership and privatization. Johnson, known for his common-sense business approach to governing, eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half and privatized half of the state prisons.”
Compare those accomplishments to the traditional neo-cons the establishment is giving you! Part II next week.