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Why the “Republicans” can No Longer run on Limited Government

A New Gallup poll has American’s seeing Big Government as the greatest threat to the United States.

To the tune of 72%!

This is very bad news for the majority of the Republican Party.

It has long been the tradition of Republican Candidates to run on Limited Government.  This is typically paired with a promise to necessarily reduce it’s size as well.

In fact, many a Republican has won elected office using just such rhetoric.

Well… times are changing, and this news from Gallup cannot be helpful.

I probably don’t need to remind any of you that there is a new, small, vocal and active group of representatives who reside in Washington hailing from the Taxed Enough Already wing of the Republicans.  And here lies the problem.

The Establishment Republicans, or RINO’s, enjoy a large majority of membership within the party as it’s currently made up.  And, by being the heavy majority they control all things Republican, which has enabled them to shut out that “bothersome” minority of representatives that not only believe Big Government must be reduced in size and scope but act on that belief.  (For those of you who follow along, that would be the Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Trey Dowdy types.)

Well, with 72% of the population seeing the Leviathan as the single biggest problem we face as a Nation… the Republican Candidates who run on such rhetoric might be expected to perform on their promises!  Combine that with an already present TEA party minority who have been in the district long enough to know their way around, it spells trouble with a “T”.  The Horror!

This poll cannot make the John McCain wing of the Republican Party happy at all.   I can feel the urgent closed-door meetings being called as I type this.  Will they all switch parties?  Will they come up with a new message for this election cycle like “Hey… Government isn’t all bad.  We’re not watching absolutely EVERYTHING you do.”?  Or may be “Obama Care… we oppose it, but there’s nothing we can do!”.

Stay tuned!

This will end up being a very interesting mid-term election.


Doing Less is Doing More… versus 1984.

A Government Doing Less is A Government Doing More not to infringe on your personal Liberty and Freedom of Choice.

It is also serves not to undermine your self-reliance, and thus your self-esteem.

Ever wonder why there has been such a concerted push to make our children “feel good about themselves” simply because they show up to school?

Our public schools focus on this because, it’s an integral characteristic for them to possess in order to ultimately accept that their self-worth is not connected to their independence and self-reliance. It is an important mindset for them to have if they are going to cheerfully welcome the State, or “someone else”, providing everything they should need while simultaneously directing their every action…

It is conditioning.

And, it is destructive in every way.

Now the DHS is demanding information regarding citizens biological information.

They want it all… which should make the front page of every paper and the lead for every news cast. Why would DHS need this information to do their job? (Even more important… what exactly is their job? Don’t give me platitudes… be specific, Because I’m not sure.)

I have stated it often, and I will once again… Your Freedom is Directly Correlated to You Ability to Live Your Life Anonymously.

How is that going?

Why are we constantly expected to give up biological information about ourselves to our Local Law Enforcement? DHS? IRS? Elementary Schools? Etc?…. How on earth is this information vital to their providing you their service?

It is a slow conditioning process allowing all of us to become more comfortable with no longer being Anonymous.

We seem to cheerfully accept such demands… as we have been taught to do.

The common retort you will hear when bringing up this topic is “What’s the big deal?”. “They need it to take care of us!”  or “What are you afraid of?”… Instead of “Why do they need it?”.

Our goal should be to keep government out of our lives.

That means we need to start taking personal responsibility to solve problems or issues as we identify them.

In other words, stop expecting someone else to deal with it… if it’s broken, fix it yourself.  If you are “being taken care of”, you are not free.  If you are “being kept safe”, you are being Kept.

But in the end…

It is my opinion that “fairness” is what always gets in the way of our preserving our Freedoms.   (This is why that platitude is forbidden in my home.)

“It’s not Fair that I am always the one solving the problem… that I’m the one with the shovel.” Well… tough sh*t. There will always be those who will do nothing… and their lives will suck as long as we don’t allow our elected officials to reward them for their sucking.

If it takes me out there solving my problems, or protecting myself, with a spoon instead of a shovel that’s what I would prefer in order to remain free.

That’s what I will do to live my life Anonymously…