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Posted on 09/29/2011 8:50:16 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
Another Ronald Reagan?
Was Ronald Reagan truly unique? How exceptional was it that a small select group of men came along at just the right moment in time to become the Founding Fathers of what would prove to be the most extraordinary nation in the history of the world? Between the federal, state and local governments, there are thousands of elected public officials. Can you identify the ones that you believe have the characteristics or attributes of another Ronald Reagan or the Founding Fathers? Can you identify even one that you believe to be equivalent to Ronald Reagan or the Founders?
"We have the best Congress money can buy," Mark Twain. Twain died before Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt made it possible for politicians to take matters into their own hands. Closer to the truth, but still not an accurate depiction of American politics since 1932, President Reagan once quipped, "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I've come to realize there is a very close resemblance to the first. In contrast to the concept of politicians selling themselves to the demands of voters, the truth is that modern politicians dictate the terms under which they buy their voters' allegiances.
A working definition of a "professional" politician is one who is more interested in securing their own lifetime career in office through repeated re-election than in fulfilling the duties of their elected office. And because they are more interested in their own re-election, they are willing to subvert the Constitution in order to use the public treasury to buy blocks of votes from the public. In effect, "professional" politicians have converted our "republic" into a democracy by surrogates. The Founders envisioned statesmen winning elections based on principles. In contrast, unhampered by term limits, "professional" politicians began using socialism as the mechanism for the creation of blocks or categories of voters. The income tax greatly expanded government's ability to tax. The creation of the Federal Reserve made almost unlimited borrowing and spending possible. With the almost unlimited taxing and borrowing power of the US treasury at their disposal, "professional" politicians then repeatedly and competitively bid for, and purchased the blocks of votes which they had created with socialism.
If the Divine Hand of Providence is still watching over or guiding the path of the United States, surely there must be another Ronald Reagan or perhaps even a number of men like him in a country with a population of nearly 300 million. The first US Census (1790) taken under the supervision of Thomas Jefferson showed a population of only 3.9 million; among them were men like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison, the signers of the Declaration and the countless patriots who fought in the American Revolution. The men and women serving in the military, not only today, but also in every past generation are a testament to the fact that patriots exactly like those that fought the Revolutionary War are and have been present in our population in substantial numbers in every generation of Americans. Where are the political leaders like Ronald Reagan and the Founders? What deters them from stepping forward and seeking public office?
Ronald Reagan's two landslide elections and the 1994 Congressional elections confirm that statesmen of a caliber similar to Ronald Reagan or the Founders can defeat "professional" politicians whose re-elections are dependent upon socialism. Could the Constitution be restored and our republic be saved or resurrected if men like Ronald Reagan and the Founders could be recruited to come forward and seek election?
In the articles that follow, you are going to learn what is almost certainly the best, if not the only, way to recruit and elect statesmen made from the same mold as Ronald Reagan. In spite of past history or any beliefs to the contrary, there truly is a simple way to both recruit, and elect patriots cut from the same cloth as the Founding Fathers.
Most people look at the statistics of Congressional incumbents winning re-election more than ninety percent of the time and leap to the conclusion that replacing the entire Congress in less than a decade would simply be impossible. One definition of ingenuity is "making the impossible, possible." History says "American ingenuity" is legendary. Our small group believes our plan is ingenious and that FreeRepublic is destined to become a legend in its own right.
Only one I see like him today...and she’s a girl. That doesn’t mean she will or should be President, or even wants to be. Our adversary defines the new Reagan by the amount of urine and spittle released.
Ronald Reagan never quit.
Oh, I don’t know....I see a Black Reagan in the wings....
I believe a door was opened between the 1600's and the 1700's.
I believe a few with eyes, saw .. and walked through.
I believe America is the result of men with eyes to see and had walked through.
I also believe that Israel has a history of being blessed by God, then falling away, then being enslaved, then repenting and blessed by God again ..... and America is imitating that cycle.
It appears, if history is any indication, we are moments away from losing God's blessing and being enslaved, until we repent and come back to God.
Next door, working for a living, and wanting to be left alone from an increasingly intrusive and opporessive government.
What deters them from stepping forward and seeking public office?
Lack of money, sense of humility, not wanting themselves or families dragged through the media mud bath.
When the SHTF these people will emerge victorious from the conflict and chaos (literal, not figurative), much like the Founding Fathers, and restore this republic to its former glory.
See you there, fellow Patriot.
Given what you have to do to become a member of Congress, given the time devoted to fund raising, given that people expect to be told what they want to hear, how many people would want to give up the lives they have to become a member of Congress? Especially, considering the present inhabitants of the halls of Congress? And considering how much effect one person in 535 is going to be able to change in order to make a significant difference to the course of America?
We the people not only have to find and recruit the right people, We need to elect enough of them that they know they will actually be able to make a difference before they will sacrifice their existing lives to run for Congress.
FWIW to a man the Founding Fathers, (the authors of the Constitution) were compromisers. The Constitution is a textbook example of how great things can be achieved if men of good faith are principled to a point but willing to compromise in order to achieve a better good.
Ronald Reagan was a consummate compromiser. He worked with a congress that despised him (on both sides of the aisle), gave them enough of a bone to keep them pacified and in the end achieved great things for this country.
The only problem we face today is that on the Democrat side, there are few, if any, men of good faith. Democrats today are drunk with power to a point where not even Ronald Reagan could pacify their insatiable appetite for totalitarian centralized power.
More than anything else we need to have conservatives in power in the Senate and Congress.
The most important Reagan quality was a belief in the greatness of America and that its best days were ahead of it.
Currently, no. Go back and listen to Ronald Reagan speak. There is a ton of stuff on the web. When I hear an old Ronald Reagan speech I feel good, about myself, about America. Then I feel sad that he is gone. We have some good folks on our side, but we don't have a superstar. We need to play the team we have for the win and stop the infighting for wont of a better Captain.
Me too. I think Reagan is smiling to see Herman Cain pursuing the same goals he fought so hard for, with the same humor and courage and confidence in our ability to solve any problem.
Times are different. Listen to Mai explain it!
There will NEVER be another “Ronald Reagan”, because that RR, as we remember him, never really existed.
So he didn’t order the Marines out of Lebanon then?
Interesting. I wonder who did.
He had no reason to. He had enough financial resources to defend himself.
Democrats routinely use the legal system to destroy their opponents.
Alaska Democrat operatives filed over 200 ethics complaints against her, not one of which was upheld.
It cost her and her family over $500,000 in legal bills to fight the frivolous charges, and had she stayed on it would have cost the state of Alaska millions more, plus they would have had a governor embroiled in personal legal battles rather than taking care of the state's business.
As it is, the lawsuits nearly brought the state of Alaska to it's knees. State business was being neglected because employees had to search for documents and they couldn't do their jobs. It cost the state at least $2-million. If she had selfishly stayed you would be concern-trolling about that.
Never trust an elected official that will not relinquish power for the good of the citizens who elected them.
Had she not resigned, right now you'd be saying: "If she'd managed to get through her term as governor without declaring bankruptcy and being in court half the time and costing her state millions of dollars I'd support her, but she has proven that she can't run a state, much less the entire country."
Resigning was the right thing to do for her state, the right thing to do for her family, and the right thing to do for her country.
And now she has the financial resources to defend herself.
Joe McGinniss is finding out what that means.
This is actually true!
The problem is they use money
stolen taxed from the people who created it (not printed, created) to buy the constituency groups.
I'm starting to think the same.