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Friday, December 2, 2011

Is it Compromise or Capitulation?

By Tom Rhodes, 11/29/2011

It’s not a Tomāto - Tomato thing. Capitulation in the name of compromise has destroyed the country. That’s right, it’s broke, the USA doesn’t work anymore, Why? Compromise! The press, Wall Street, Bankers, Government don’t want the people to elect people they don’t control. They shut down the most consistent candidate who had done outstanding in the polls, Ron Paul. Even Jon Stewart on comedy central has recognized that it is obvious that the establishment in Washington doesn’t want Ron Paul. Why? Because he won’t compromise on issues the Wall Street-Washington Cabal deem should not be chosen by the people. How dare the people elect Representatives who don’t compromise on what big-money big-government powerbrokers dictate?

Washington considers real raises in spending, but not as much as planned, to be actual cuts in spending. If you look the real spending of government after “cuts” is still spending more than before the “cuts.” Politicians who say they won’t vote for increased spending and keep their word are considering un-compromising. Let’s look today at where we would be if the right had chosen to “compromise” throughout our history: What would the world look like if our Founding Fathers had worked a compromise on taxes, minerals, and property rights with King George? Where would Obama be working today if Lincoln compromised and let the states below the Mason-Dixon Line have slaves? And how would Europe look if Churchill and FDR compromised with Hitler, letting him kill all the Jews he wanted if he didn't advance against England? Where would our civil rights be if Everett Dirksen had compromised on the Civil Rights Act of 1964? And where would Christianity and God's plan of salvation be if Jesus had decided to compromise on sin and the cross?

These at the time were all considered extreme right wing positions. Why is it extreme to expect our government to be limited, to not spend twice what it can collect in taxes (especially when it collects such vast sums of money), why is it extreme to want to monitor the Fed and see how our money is created and who gets it, and why is it extreme to want to protect individual liberty and rights?

The press says Ron Paul is unelectable, but they won’t include him in their polls to even offer him as a choice. Even when he wins they talk about other candidates but not him. The press is trying to push non-Democrats into choosing a liberal in GOP clothing, we did that with G.W. Bush, we got more government spending, more government interference. Just because a person is affiliated with the Republicans doesn’t mean they are not a liberal, Bush’s policies were consistently more liberal than Bill Clinton’s. From No-Child-Left-Behind to TARP, Bush was a liberal president.

The GOP congress, since taking over January, has not accomplished any of what they promised. It was fully within their power to stop the expansion of federal debt, all they had to do was vote not to increase spending, since ALL spending starts in the House of Representatives they had control. Instead we have debt as far as the eye can see, official corruption and the most aggressive social engineering agenda ever to come out of Washington? House Speaker John Boehner’s capitulation and appeasement on the debt limit, set up the farce of a Super-Committee. Fully within his power was the ability to freeze the debt, he never considered it but went straight to compromise. Now the GOP has lost political power and has nothing to show for it. Since the GOP didn’t get anything they wanted, they cannot be said to compromise, but must be said to have capitulated.

The GOP complained about how much Obama had spent and how he was wrecking the economy and saddling our progeny with debt, and then they went ahead and gave Obama another $1.5 trillion in borrowed (or printed from thin air) money to spend. Money which must be paid for by the 53% of the population that pays federal taxes. My question is; in that compromise exactly what did the GOP get? All I see is capitulation being called compromise.

Obama’s corruption, from Solyndra and the green energy scam that looted the Treasury and lined the pockets of his political cronies, to giving away military aircraft contracts to Brazil which American companies were excluded from the bidding with no explanation, is clearly evident but ignored. How much evidence do we need to see? Obama’s administration insisted that Solyndra hold off any layoff announcements until after Election Day last year. The GOP is enabling Obama to act like a dictator. It is time we recognized that the GOP compromise is not compromise but capitulation to big-money big-government Washington bureaucrats and power brokers. Otherwise you’d see special prosecutors instead of the side show we are now expected to take seriously.

Promising to reduce the size of government, then “compromising” to just grow it a little slower, is all the GOP provides. The Republicans offer talk of liberty, stopping spending, eliminating entire departments, ending corruption, and limited government. Their actions show that they don’t mean it, they will instead “compromise” and trade your freedom, property, wealth, and hard work, for bigger government. With very few exceptions, like Ron Paul, they will not and have not challenged Obama as promised. Obviously the solution is not to elect anybody who doesn’t pledge to protect individual liberty, nor any existing politician of any party who consistently compromises to grow government. At least the Democrats don’t lie about wanting to expand government; the GOP has lost all credibility. If you want less government in your life you cannot stay with the major parties. They are simply two sides of the same coin with Wall Street on one face, and DC on the other. It’s what VoxDay calls the Wall Street – Washington cabal. There is however a choice. Here are the Objectives of the Libertarian Party, if you agree, then Vote Libertarian.

  • Recognizing absolute freedom of speech, religion, and association

  • Demanding Constitutionally-limited government

  • Ensuring minimal taxation and balanced budgets

  • Defending property rights

  • Asserting sovereignty of the State from unconstitutional federal interference

  • Asserting sovereignty of the Republic from unconstitutional international interference

  • Upholding the Second Amendment and the absolute right to self defense

  • Promoting a true free market economy

  • Defending personal privacy and the Fourth Amendment

  • Promoting strong national defense through a Constitutional foreign policy

  • Ending government corruption

  • Ensuring no individual, corporation or government is above the rule of law

  • Ending prohibitions on all personal activities that do not infringe upon the rights of others.

    No offence but if you can’t agree with these objectives, I urge you to voluntarily find another country that would be more suitable to your desires, because on these objectives Libertarians will not capitulate or “compromise,” and we will work tirelessly to reach these objectives.
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