Skip to comments.TIME FOR A REVOLUTION
Posted on 01/21/2007 4:36:07 AM PST by Semper
It is becoming painfully obvious and disturbing that our government is not functioning as it was intended. It is taking too much of our money and not doing nearly what it should be doing to keep us safe and free. It is time for another revolution to put us back on track not a conventionally waged revolution no one should be killed, at least not in a literal sense. Nothing should be destroyed except wrong ideas and wrongful practices. It should be a political revolution with a new political party and a new kind of candidate.
We could officially declare the establishment of the FREE REPUBLIC Party the first internet conceived and based political party. We could start at the top , the presidency. Let the two antiquated parties fight over congress for now. We can have an internet primary and an internet compaign complete with debates, that is what we do after all. Our candidate would become well known when the media figures out the entertainment value in something like this. And, at the least, Jim would be recognized for the valuable contribution he has made to this country by the establishment of Free Republic.
There is much more to this idea but I am not going to get into those details at this time. I want to see what fellow freepers think about this idea. I am writing this on a plane coming back from a tour in a remote area of Afghanistan. I have been somewhat out of touch for several months so I will need more input before more specific details of this idea are offered. And, I might be a little out of the loop until established back in the states. I will be debriefing in the Washington DC area for the first part of the week and then traveling back home to California; but whatever, I hope this idea holds some value to Freepers.
And of course I would like to be a candidate for the Freeper primary for the Presidency of this great country. I know what a long shot this is but I would love the battle involved I am a warrior after all. And please do not jump to conclusions regarding my positions on the relevant issues war, abortion, taxes, imigration, etc. - I am still open to influence on these matters. But I know from first hand experience that we are not winning the war on terror. We need a Commander-in-Chief who knows more about war than the current president and those who appear to be possible candidates for his job. I will be happy to confront this and all other issues in freeper style if that turns out to be what is desired. For an election the ideas are not as important as the qualifications - for doing the job well, ideas are what counts. We need to consider both.
You are so right. Sound bites, pretty faces, emotional appeals and superficial information appears to be a winning formula. Critical thinking skills are in very short supply in this country.
RE # ## AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!
LOL. Good post.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
There is nothing that I could say to Cindy that would make any difference. This is a woman who was seen leaving the 1st Cav memorial without any emotion. Giving her air time to allow callers to insult her, cry over the phone, or try to reason with her is an effort in futility. It only gives her a voice. She is pathologically bitter and should be ignored.
Ah, so now I'm supposed to believe PEW RESEARCH to be truthful about the health of conservatism. That's a hoot.
I agree. Let's clean out the trash(RINO's) out of the GOP and then we won't need a third party that will surely fail.
No, they lost because the GOP quit acting like Republicans. Votes HATE hypocrites.
I see your point. Airing my grievance w/ her may not change a thing, but my voice was heard. There are too many people out there giving her airtime, but they do not allow anybody to oppose her. At least Sean gives us the opportunity. That's all I ask for.
Amen to that!!!!
Actually, THEUPMAN gets credit for that idea! (I dont know how to change the fonts!!!)
You can believe what you want but facts are facts.
Pew is reputable and nonpartisan. Their data is what gave most pundits the data that helped them make the predictions they did this last election.
They are not MSM poll driven.
Please tell me what you smoked for breakfast this morning.
Sooner or later we've got to quit thinking in a two-party political box and find leaders who will lead us back to the plan our Foundihng Fathers laid out for us. Either that or we will cease having a country at all.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
How did you know that I have bad knees.
Like I told you before, time will prove who is right here, but saw this trend coming over a year ago.
This is why the Democrats won so big. They have picked up on this dynamic.
And as I have said, voters hate hypocrites. When the GOP says they are for tax cuts and fiscal discipline but turn around and bust the budget, voters notice that.
Did they quit "acting" like republicans?
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