Saturday, May 9, 2009

Secession May Be The Peaceful Answer

Many of us Americans believe that freedom is necessary for us to live happy, fulfilled lives, and we think that our individual freedom and a giant central government are mutually exclusive. So we advocate for smaller government, but the government gets increasingly bigger and more intrusive while Americans' standard of living declines.

It is probably impossible to shrink the Federal government through the legal means available. Given the size that the Federal bureaucracy has attained, it has probably achieved a critical mass where it will only grow larger. Crises will give it the excuse to grab more power that will never be surrendered. We can't even trim one insignificant program.

If our freedom is necessary for our happiness and well-being and if there is no realistic hope of ever recovering our freedom within a monstrous Federal system that controls everything in our lives, then we have to choose between secession and revolution.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Is the GOP Too Conservative?

The Southern Avenger answers the question being asked in Washington.
Does the terrible polling data indicate that the Republicans have to move to the "center", or does it indicate something completely different?

If the Republicans do not reclaim their role as the Constitutionalist, small government party that advocates for limiting Washington in all things and returning power to the States, then the GOP will continue to be the Democrat Party with a bad attitude. The only difference between the two is that the Republicans advocate war with more enthusiasm.