The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.
LOL. Good one.
The only protests that will work will be heads on pikes.
From Convulsion and Paralysis
Leonard Peikoff The Ominous Parallels - 1993
The American people may oppose the nations present course, but by themselves the people cannot change it. They may oppose the taxes and the bureaucrats, but these are merely consequences, which cannot be significantly cut back so long as their source is untouched. (Emphasis mine. Noumenon) The people may curse big government in general but to no avail if the pressure groups among them, following the logic of a mixed economy, continue to be fruitful and to multiply. The people may swing to the right, but it is futile, if the leaders of the right are swinging to their own brand of statism.
The country may throw the rascals out, but it means nothing if the next administration is made of neo-rascals from the other party. To change a nations basic course requires more than a mood of popular discontent. It requires the definition of new direction for the country to take. Above all, it requires a theoretical justification for this direction, one which would convince people that the course being urged is practical and moral.
Moral considerations alone might not be sufficient to move men, if they believe the course being urged is impractical; practical considerations alone will not move men, if they believe the course is immoral. The union of the two, however, is irresistible.
By its nature, changing the course of a nation is a task that can be achieved only by men who deal with the field of ideas. In the long run the people of a country have no alternative: they end up following the lead of the intellectuals. The intellectuals cannot escape ideas, either. They may become anti-ideological skeptics, who offer the country for guidance only subjective feelings and short-range pragmatism (describes the current political landscape all too well. Noumenon); but it is the ideas ultimately, the basic ideas they still accept, explicitly or otherwise, which determine the content of their feelings and of their pragmatism.
In the long run, intellectuals, too, have no alternative: they end up following the lead of the philosophers. If there is no new philosophy to guide and rally the better men among them, the intellectuals will follow one that is old and bankrupt. If there are no living ideas, they will follow dying ones and take the country with them
That won’t even work. There are now more of them than there are of us. And each day they increase and we decrease.
[To Wit] If every person that called themselves a Christian and every legitmate gun owner had voted against obama it would have been no contest.
But that did not happen.obama got much more of his share of the votes of both groups.
So we are where we are.
ACORN has billions of dollars to ensure that it only gets worse in the future.
Elections do have consequences.
You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this - who will count the votes, and how." Memoirs of the former secretary of Stalin (loosely translated, original in Russian)
ACORN will be counting the votes.
voting booths are no more
What voting booths? ACORN has taken away any legitimate voting booths.
2010 MAY be a viable election in some shards of ways . . . slightly here and there.
It will likely be the last charade of an election we’ll have for a long time.
As long as ACORN is backed by zero, we'll never win at the voting booth. It's past that imo.
It has to be more than that.
The people taking over our free country have organized into ‘blocks’. They actually write the legislation they want then pay the politicians to pass it.
For freedom to prevail citizens have to write their own legislation, repealing, revoking and neutralizing all the anti american unconstitutional laws we now have on the books.
Otherwise we get rid of Al Gore, but the Telecommunications act of 1996 is still there allowing cell phone companies to steal the bandwidth that used to be broadcast tv, which effectively kills off all the small broadcasters in the market and enforces the government-media propogandist partnership.
See what I mean?
Voting booths....VOTING BOOTHS???
The coming elections will be more rigged than the last. Try another answer to a needed solution.
AND we need at least a million people in Washington on September 12th. If the madman can conjur up a million for his inauguration, we should be able to come up with that as well. If not, we deserve the country we have.
How about a national strike? Shut the country down one day.
Government collects NO income taxes.
The citizens have a supporting role in this mess because we keep funding the government and the government uses those very funds against us!
“The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.”
Now we are talking. Ballot box is the only truly effective method and it is how our fore fathers expected change to take place.
Too much energy is being spent on peripheral issues such as birth certificates and late night talk show hosts. It’s time to get back to organizing districts, research where we have a chance, entice conservative candidates, raise money- Let’s Roll!!!!!!