A Critical Election Year in 2016 Needs a New Election Year Attitude,
New Election Year Approach,
an American National Party of the American People
We approach a time of history -- the election of 2016 -- an event which could make all the difference in the future of this nation. America is beset by enemies growing in force and in courage to take us on, weaken us, undermine us. Within our own nation we have a religious entity which decries freedom and American law, while living comfortably beneath the umbrella of freedom bought with the blood of American patriots. Our national, state, and local governments are so beset with fraud, abuse and waste by greedy politicians that it is any wonder we might survive, in the end.
Those who espouse the mind of Christ, and other peaceful religions, are only just beginning to realize the future survival of this nation lies not in political factions, gerrymandered options, or even warfare, but in the solidarity of what formed this nation in the first place -- a thirst and hunger for religious freedom for which men and women were willing to die...are willing to die.
Now we must set aside our petty quarrels, our dreams of wealth, relaxation, enjoyment and yes, even peace. For a national survival is at stake. Now the mindset must change and focus on what is right, what is necessary, and what is possible. Political expediencies, the "cost of doing business", turning a blind eye to what we know is wrong in order to gain a "right", must all go by the board now. For now it is becoming very much like hunting tigers or bears. You must be aware of every possibility at every moment, for in some ways they are smarter than you are. But unlike those who would be political tigers, we have the advantage of a God who is already in tomorrow, and the power of prayer can make all the difference. To hijack an old leadership phrase, we must "be the prayer!"
Samuel Adams once said, "If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our Country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
I submit we have reached that point in time. This nation is replete with experienced patriots who have the ability for critical thinking, who know how to make decisions based on fact and outcome without undue pressure from other forces, who know how to lead a people and a nation. But here is a historic fact, the last nation in this situation who turned to such a leader put Adolph Hitler in power.
America does not need a dictator, for our government system is the best of all known systems for an independent nation, for the defense and betterment of a free people. America's second President, John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, spoke a great truth when he said, 'We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion," adding, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
There are those American politicians who would scuttle the Constitution, amend, twist and remove the power of the Bill of Rights. Why? Because of "passions unbridled by morality and religion." Such laudable materials in the fabric of freedom will not fit the twisted form of greed, debauchery, bullyism and dictatorship. All the more reason they must be protected and preserved for the Americans of tomorrow, for sharing with those still struggling to find their own national freedoms, to squirm out from under the heel of slavery, starvation and oppression. If there were no America, the world would have to invent one.
Which brings us back to the importance of the 2016 Presidential election.
The candidate chosen for that office by the people of America must be more than of this party or that. Must be more than decisive and dictatorial, more than friendly and persuasive, more than a pretty face and a facility for the quick and witty answer. He or she must be "presidential." Must be the national representative of all the people, ready to be still while justice is done by others at the national, state and local levels; ready to be strong of voice and precise where America's security is concerned; determined to work a coalition of squabbling political officials to best serve the needs of all of America's people. A person of Constitutional morality and religion prepared to preserve the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans, to engage in legislation that preserves and promotes the well-being not only of Americans but all of our shop-keeper and customer allies and neighbors, as well. Ready to be fair. Ready to be presidential.
President John F. Kennedy, Jr., said it very well on that snowy morning of January 20, 1961, when he announced to America and to the world, "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
"This much we pledge -- and more."
A great deal of work lies ahead of us, however. Such moments in history do not simply happen. All of us, even you and I, must decide for ourselves what is truly important to stand upon, and what to set aside for now. We must link arms and say to those who would use our work, our money, and our vote, what we oppose as Americans shall not pass this way. Not on our watch.
America began on a moral and religious basis. We have forgotten that. We have paid it lip service and served ourselves along the way. Our children have not been taught what is important, but what is entertaining, what is publicly acceptable, what is expedient. That kind of life, accepting what is wrong as just okay, going along to get along, that kind of life has no future. We have placed ourselves in jeopardy before the eyes and powers of hungry and unscrupulous dictators in the world.
This must change.
Politicians will not change that. We may as well call upon them to lower their salaries, do without their perks of office, take away their gym and cafeteria access, their limousines, their decorated offices and their bloated salaries and pensions.
No, it begins with you and I. The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, our very vote gives us the power to effect change. We the people can effect change, come to an agreement on what is best for America, refuse to support what is not, and effect change. But it must be change that will bring America back to a nation that has a reason and a right to exist; a nation worth fighting and dying for, something our best-trained and equipped military young men and women have been doing for some time, with the promise that things would get better. We wronged them and their families even as they made terrible sacrifices. Things have not gotten better, for them or for others.
This must change.
Start now, with neighborhood groups, with town and city groups, with state and national groups of same-minded people focused on bringing the hallmarks of morality and religious freedom back to America. In our homes, as individuals, in our businesses, as employees and owners, in our State House, in our House of Representatives, in our Senate, in the White House -- morality and a respect, nay, a guarantee of religious freedom for all. Some will believe this gives violent religions an edge over others, but it will not. For the God of peace does not require violence to serve Him.
Let us stop being a good Republican, a good Democrat, a good liberal, a good conservative. Let's determine to be a good American and demand what is good for America; to begin with a grassroots American National Party with only one purpose: to put a "Presidential" candidate before the American people with the promise to take back our nation. Political partisanship has nothing to do with it, color, creed, national origin, sexual preference, religious orientation, a man or woman who meets the criteria stated above as being "Presidential." And with that leadership will come a cleaning of House and Senate to give the new President a supportive House and Senate working for the American people, not for the President, for political parties, or for outside interests.
We can do this. Start now. Telephone or email someone you know who feels like you do, that America must change. We have just 23 months to organize a return to America. We can do this. Samuel Adams thought so. John Adams thought so. You and I think so. Let's do it.
Questions and Answers
Q. Won't a third political party simply split the electoral votes, producing a weak winner?
A. It could. If the American people want to continue with more of what they have had, want to continue funding the making of little kings and queens out of political careerists, then yes, that could split the votes so that America elects a President even worse than what we have now. But that's why we need a new National Party.
Q. Running for President is a financially daunting adventure these days. Why would those backing the National Party candidates be any the less expecting of political favors than the ones who have been running?
A. Because the National Party is not funding anyone's campaign. The National Party relies upon the American people to fund the campaign of the candidate they prefer.
Q. However, getting national media coverage and time is expensive. How can a candidate pay for that by themselves, unless they are independently wealthy?
A. The National Party advises its candidates not to rely on the mainstream media, but go to the American people to get their message across. A Nov. 16, 2014 article in the Washington Times quoted a study showing that "Sixty percent of the 226,838 comments from September 2012 to early last month posted to the Obamacare Facebook site administered by Organizing for Action can be attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles." Political candidates today are quite capable of unpacking their message and getting it to the voting electorate, un-interpreted and unedited, without spending millions of dollars.
Q. Who will "vet" the National Party candidates for qualifications, background, and suitable experience?
A. The American people are quite capable of that. If candidates don't meet the electorate's criteria, they can always vote for their career politician opponents.