While there may be some merit to issues debated between the two main political parties, one thing is absolute: the blessings of liberty do not come from government. The United States federal government exists to exercise specific duties, all of which are geared to protect and defend liberty for the citizens and our posterity.
Politics have taken over and what we see today are two main political machines known as political parties. Each party has its own agenda and each agenda serves the interests of those financially invested (campaign donors).
Today, political parties are essentially private clubs made up of citizens who share the same political views. These clubs have one objective, to get their guy elected. Once their candidate gets elected, the party uses the system to get big government their own way. To pretend government over reach is acceptable when it is your political party doing the over reaching is hypocritical and dangerous.
Republicans suggesting that it is acceptable for the federal government to spy on American citizens in the name of safety is no better than Democrats proposing gun control in the name of safety. Both are violations of our rights. In other words the ends never justify the means if rights are violated!
Democrats have found their target audience responds well to gun control legislation which violates the second amendment. Republicans argue that we need guns for hunting. Both parties support American citizens being subject to surveillance and placement on the terrorist no fly list for simply expressing frustration with the federal government. Even though due process is completely disregarded. So what makes these specific issues worth mentioning?
One party argues that guns kill people and we should ban guns while the other claims we need guns for hunting. Both parties use the excuse of public safety as their justification for violating the rights of Americans. Ironically both parties would be wrong. Here’s why..
The Bill of Rights
- First Amendment: Forbids the Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech or press, or with the right to assemble peaceably, or to petition the government.
- Second Amendment: Guarantees the right to bear arms.
- Third Amendment: Assures that soldiers cannot be arbitrarily lodged in private homes without the consent of the owner.
- Fourth Amendment: Forbids unreasonable search or seizure of persons, homes, and effects without a warrant.
- Fifth Amendment: Guarantees specific rights when on trial, including no condemnation without trial, no compulsion to be a witness against oneself, and no property taken for public use except with just compensation.
- Sixth Amendment: Assures the accused right to a speedy and public trial, right to be represented by an attorney, and right to be faced by accusing witnesses.
- Seventh Amendment: In lawsuits of more than $20, a trial by jury may be requested.
- Eighth Amendment: Forbids excessive fines and cruel or unusual punishments.
- Ninth Amendment: Just because a right is not mentioned in the Constitution does not mean that the people are not entitled to it.
- Tenth Amendment: Powers not delegated to the Federal Government, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people.
Where in that list is there a mention that would allow for gun control? Where in that is hunting mentioned? Where in that list are American citizens subject to restricted travel or subject to being placed under surveillance without due process? Rights come from our creator not the federal government. The states created the federal government not the other way around.
Forgive the rant…back to political parties..
Political parties use social issues to form a line in the sand, causing Americans to choose between one side or the other. Reality check: neither party is better than the other. Both use tragedy and flat out ridiculous arguments to force their own agenda down the throats of every American. Whether we like it or not. And for what? to gain the support of voters. Political power is the name of the game.
So how do we solve the political party issue? We have to get back to the Constitution. It is the only way to fix our broken system and to get what we all want. Freedom.
One way of taking action is by joining the Convention of Stated Project (COS). COS is a grassroots movement of citizen volunteers who are smart enough to put politics aside and use the constitution to save our constitution which will ultimately save our nation. Washington D.C. needs to be checked. The constitution grants the states the power to check the federal government when necessary.
For more information please visit: www.conventionofstates.com and be a part of the only solution as big as the problem.