EDITORIAL UPDATE: I seriously want to delete this post (something I have never done on this site). It is copied from a comment on a separate post. Since it has been linked at WRSA, I will add some context. This is an example of what our founding fathers warned us concerning domestic enemies destroying us from within. These questions DO NOT need to be answered: they need to be recognized as a means of distraction. If you want to sit at your keyboard and give yourself a reason not to stand up, remember Sam Adams’ admonition:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains setlightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Focus on what is important: securing our children’s Liberty. Everything else will be discerned by moral men and women.
We have a commenter in our midst who asks important questions, questions that need answers. Let’s hear your thoughts people…..
Having an ideology is the first step to a win. You have to want power for a purpose, good or ill in order to take it.
We do not live in the America of 1776 demographically, culturally or technologically and need to deal with that and with the new realities
The kind of Night Watchman/ Federalism idea our Founding Fathers espoused simply isn’t going to work today and that leaves a sour taste in a lot of mouths. It is what it is
Let me ask a few outright policy questions here in order to prime the pump
Will you regulate porn in order to prevent degeneracy keeping in mind its virtual
What weapons will you allow , will you ban germ warfare at home or nukes or allow States to do it ?
How will you ensure that food is safe to eat given the incentives are to cheat
Same with water and air and land pollution
Will you allow immigration if so how much
How will you make sure we don’t have epidemics if you don’t want national health care and can’t build a system that lets you trust vaccine companies
If companies refuse to sell medicine to your new state in order to force it out , will you use the government to make sure that there is medicine
Will you ban abortion or most abortion knowing this will have negative effect on crime and demography
Will you ban the pill
Will you control the teaching of communism at Universities
Will you control the content of media to prevent perversions and subversion
I’ll note the Left has answers for all of them, some are stupid, quick, glib or malicious but that is still better than the Right can manage . 100% of nothing is nothing
The questions are a distraction to a degree but if you can’t answer basic questions no one will fight with you. Every facet of the Left can do this. Why can’t the Right?
Feel free to pick your own questions if these seem pointless but anyone signing up wants to know in reasonable detail what the are fighting for .
Its my life you are asking for after all and we aren’t leftists, we need a dialectic answer
And note “The Constitution” is not an answer. That is a slogan.
What are your policies? If your movement can’t answer that, might as well let the Reds win because they will.Before I help anyone take power I need to know why me and mine benefit and how the problems of reality will get solved so things don’t get worse
You can’t do this? I don’t want you near power. You are less fit than the Reds who occasionally solve problems
And if you want to know what motivates men, look to the anti abortion movement. They’ve fought, killed, died and gone to jail for specific goal, to save the lives of the unborn
That motivates people , leave me alone does not.
Stand for something tangible or fail before you start