I Am America

I was visiting another site today and saw this video.  I noticed the pictures used were from the Salt Lake City rally on April 15, 2010 at the Capitol.  I even recognize a few of the people in the video, who happen to be members of The STAR Forum.

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The World is Run by Those Who Show Up

A Message to Unaffiliated Voters

 

Are you a stay-at-home-Republican during the Primary voting, or an unaffiliated voter that ends up voting Republican most of the time?  Then, this article is for you.

Who is really in charge in this world?  Is there any difference if I participate?  If you believe that your vote does not matter, think again.  Here are just two stories from this year’s Republican convention on May 8, 2010.

Morgan just as they announced his win at Convention

Morgan Philpot —  Morgan avoided a primary by getting his 60% of delegates by … yes … just one vote.

Jon at his Convention Speech

Jon Hellander – Jon missed avoiding a primary by … just one vote.

Both of these candidates were supported by a wonderful grassroots effort.

The convention system is closed to only those who are allowed to vote as delegates.  Those delegates were elected in their neighborhood meetings, sometimes called mass meetings and caucus meetings.  The people that showed up made all the difference in who was elected to represent their neighborhood at the convention.

Now the primary is here.  Tuesday, June 22, we have a choice in Utah between Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater.  Are you going to sit on the sidelines and let others decide who will get that seat?  In addition, statewide there are many other races, including the race between Jon Hellander and Mel Brown for the House Seat in District 53.

Primary races usually have low voter turnout.  This is crazy.  This is where the real decisions are made.  You can choose the candidate that most reflects your values, or just wait, and hold your nose in November and end up voting for the lesser of two evils.  This year will be different in the Senate race, because the aristocracy has ended with Bennett being eliminated by the delegates.  However, not every race had eight people running. 

Who decides this?  The Republicans.  Who does this affect?  Everyone.  Republicans typically win many races in rural areas, and historically throughout Utah.  Jim Matheson (D) has been an anomaly for this state.  I think that seat will end up Republican this year… GO MORGAN!

Here is my challenge.  Let your voice be heard.  You can sit back and choose between a Democrat and a Republican on the November ballot, or you can get out there, vote in the primary, and help determine WHICH Republican is actually on the ballot in November.

If you are Democrat, vote in the Democrat primary.  If you are a Republican or Conservative that is Unaffiliated, COME JOIN US.  You don’t have to live for the party.  You don’t have to be married to it.  I will always vote my conscience, as I hope you will as well.  Study the candidates.  See how they have voted if they have been in office before.  Get their report cards from the conservative groups that put them out, and make an educated decision.  Utah Grass Roots 2010 Report Card and Utah Tax Payers Association,    

You can vote easily at the polls, by changing affiliation.  Is it fair to have the Republicans continue to put forward someone who does not reflect YOUR VIEWS, because you are unaffiliated.  HELP US!

Choose a great candidate.  Your voice matters.  It is critical to our cause of liberty, and it’s not fair that you have been left high and dry by only having the candidate the few Republicans wanted.  Your right to be unaffiliated is wonderful, and I respect that.  However, the world is run by those that show up, and waiting until November just will not be enough anymore.

For more information on the Jon Hellander vs. Mel Brown campaign (click link to see previous article), please visit their websites.  www.hellander.com  or www.voteformelbrown.com

For more information on the Mike Lee vs. Tim Bridgewater campaign, please visit their websites at www.mikelee2010.com or www.timbridgewater.com.

The Gods of the Copybook Headings

by Rudyard Kippling 1919
AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

 

This poem is found in Glenn Beck’s new book.  I hadn’t read this poem before, and I thought it was quite telling.

A Bit of a New Direction

A BIT OF A NEW DIRECTION

June 1, 2010 by Jonathan | Edit 

Those who know me know that I have recently undergone a dramatic change in my life.  I had the blessing of awakening to an understanding of the principles of liberty and the awful situation that we are in due to our choices and how they place our liberties in jeopardy.  It amazes me how blindly I walked through life until recently.  Thankfully, I recognized my opportunity to change.  It was an opportunity to replace an incorrect worldview based on emotion and tradition with a sound foundation based on truth and principles.

To read more of this article please click here