While we lacked the numerical strength to outvote the establishment statist neocon socialists who lust for endless wars, big government and big spending, we are amassing substantial power. We energized an entire nation and we succeeded in educating tens of millions on critically important issues like militarism gone mad and banksters gone wild. The Revolution for Liberty really kicked off in 2006 when liberty activists could no longer even hold their noses and vote Republican. The Republicans lost the House of Representatives. Obama and the Democrats sailed to an easy 2008 victory.
The Republican Party doesn't even seem to be the least bit concerned because it views the liberty activists as an alien invasion by liberals, kooks and irrelevant rabble-rousers. Of course, a sane and astute political observer would indeed be concerned about the loss of such a significant voting block - the young, the politically aware and the fiscally conservative.
While the RNC and GOP machines may be ignoring us, we are indeed hurting the Republican Party and it deserves the pain of ballot box failure for its utter treachery, blatant betrayal and contempt for the Constitution.
Ron Paul started something that is unstoppable and the best way to honor America's greatest revolutionary in modern American history (here) is to continue to wage the Revolution for Liberty by voting for the strongest liberty candidate on the ballot.
Gary Johnson is such a candidate and definitely a man worthy of filling Ron Paul's shoes.
Gary Johnson has an impressive record as governor of New Mexico. Gary Johnson governed as a solid fiscal conservative and defender of the 10th amendment and state rights. Foreign policy is a HUGE liberty activist issue. Gary Johnson believes that we shouldn't be military intervening anywhere without a congressional declaration of war and he also believes that we are spending way too much money on defense. On foreign policy, Gary Johnson states on his website:
Maintaining a strong national defense is the most basic of the federal government’s responsibilities. However, building schools, roads, and hospitals in other countries are not among those basic obligations. Yet that is exactly what we have been doing for much of the past 10 years .
Given trillion-dollar deficits, America simply cannot afford to be engaged in foreign policy programs that are not clearly protecting U.S. interests. There is nation-building and rebuilding to be done right here at home.
Our military should remain the most potent force for good on Earth. To do this, we should resort to military action as the last option and only as provided in the Constitution.
THE FREEDOMS ON WHICH AMERICA WAS FOUNDED are now under attack from the very people charged with protecting and upholding them.
The PATRIOT Act should be repealed, which would restore proper judicial oversight to federal investigations and again require federal investigators to prove probable cause prior to executing a search.
Habeas corpus should be respected entirely, requiring the government to either charge incarcerated individuals with a crime or release them.
The TSA should take a risk-based approach to airport security. Only high-risk individuals should be subjected to invasive pat-downs and full-body scans.
The TSA should not have a monopoly on airport security. Airports and airlines should be encouraged to seek the most effective methods for screening travelers, including private sector screeners. Screeners outside of government can be held fully accountable for their successes and failures.
If liberty activists want to advance the cause of liberty, then Gary Johnson is the best possible choice.
Yes, he's not Ron Paul, but who is?
Gary Johnson is definitely on the side of liberty and has been a champion of small constitutional government his entire life. He's got a record to prove it.
Obamney and Obushma are just not sane choices for those seeking preace, liberty and prosperity. Both the RNC and DNC machines are wholly owned subsidiaries of the same folks - the banksters, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex and fascist rent seeking crony capitalists.
Many unhappy Ron Paul supporters are saying that they will just write-in Ron Paul when they vote. However, write-in ballots are banned in many state and are rarely counted.
The best way for liberty activists to inflict pain on the GOP is to vigorously support and vote for a viable and decent third party candidate. The Libertarian Party has the advantage of being on the ballot in all 50 states (most third parties haven't even figured out how to get on the ballot).
At this juncture, we may not have the power to win a primary or an election but we definitely have the voting clout to keep the Republicans from winning as we continue to grow our glorious Revolution for Liberty. Liberty is definitely a smoking hot issues these days!
Oddly, there are times when I would definitely hold my nose and recommend voting Republican. The US Senate ratifies treaties and the Democrats are most eager to ratify sovereignty slashing treaties.
When I Would Hold My Nose and Vote Republican
It's not that Republicans are sovereignty fanatics but they are just less likely than the Democrats to ratify a nasty UN treaty that cedes US sovereignty to supranational organizations.
Finally, a vote for Gary Johnson is definitely a vote for liberty as well as a well deserved slap in the face to the Republican Party.
If you want this to mean something:
Then vote for Gary Johnson.