SAR: Change You Can Believe In

It is usually easier to pinpoint problems than it is to find and implement the solution.
Americans can see what the problem is, they feel the brunt of poor leadership; however they have voted elected or reelected candidates who: (1) Are part of the problem; (2) ideology is not conducive to a Jeffersonian republic, but instead to a Marxist static state; [I]   (3) Political party loyalty more important than affairs of the state and the people, as George Washington warned.
If true reform is going to occur, the Republican Party must buckle down and return to the original planks of their political platform and refuse to compromise with Democratic leadership that follows the planks of the Communist Manifesto
The GOP must reform or submit to Independents or new third party movements to perform this significant and massive task laid before Americans. The party has given a bad impression of grassroot conservatives, and as the National Tea Party endeavors have shown – their numbers are returning to the point of majority.

Since the base of the Tea Party movement concerns taxation, the next national conference and protest march is scheduled appropriately for April 15th – the ominous day that Big Government created via the ridiculous and intrusive income tax system. However, it is not just about taxation – Americans are tired of not being represented, tired of a government out of control, tired of lies and deceit, tired of politicians who should be statesmen and stateswomen after the election, tired of watching our rights and liberties fall at every passing of legislature all to appease a selfish part of society who would rather take from others than obtain it on their own. Tired of an unconstitutional government – federal and state. 
You have probably read or heard about the Second American Revolution (SAR) movement or the American Reformation Movement (ARM) – but the SAR/ARM actually was inaugurated in 1973 when President Ronald Reagan gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that promoted limited government, pro-market, pro-family, the principles of the Jeffersonian republic, and the importance of state rights versus an overbearing central government.
Ronald Reagan, then the Governor of California, inspired the new revolution in a message:

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors, which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

In the year of 1973 when Ronald Reagan spoke these words at the CPAC, 125 Americans came to listen. This year, 2010, the attendance is expected to be over 10,000.

… And it’s not just because of the American people’s disavowal of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi liberal agenda, although Americans have repudiated it. It’s because of the strength of the solutions being generated by a concerned American public, solutions that are being taken up and championed by conservatives.

On February 18th, the Tea Party Patriots will provide a grassroot agenda to follow called the Contract From America, an update of the Newt Gingrich generated Contract of America in 1994, which failed because of corrupted elected officials claiming conservatism like John McCain. The voice of America is returning to Washington. According to Newt Gingrich, the idea came from Ryan Hecker of the Tea Party Patriots who stated:

We started this to give every American the opportunity to make a difference and to tell elected officials that it’s now time for them to listen to the people. We also see this as a way to help unite the Tea Party movement and transform it from a purely protest movement to one calling for proactive and positive reform.

There is now a website at seeking solutions to unemployment, reinstating our liberties, and reclaiming our government back to the people. The following list of 22 solutions is the planks of the platform for the SAR/CPAC/ARM:
  1. Demand a Balanced Budget: Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike.
  2. Stop the Tax Hikes: Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011.
  3. Commit to Real Government TransparencyEvery bill, in its final form, will be made public seven days before any vote can be taken and all government expenditures authorized by any bill will be easily accessible on the Internet before the money is spent. (Proposed by: Steve Kulik, Gonzales, Texas; and Steve Hollis, San Francisco, California).
  4. Protect The ConstitutionRequire each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does.
  5. Pass Real Healthcare Reform: Greatly improve affordability of health insurance by permitting all Americans access to all health insurance plans sold anywhere in the United States through the purchase of insurance across state lines and allow small businesses and associations to pool together across state lines to buy insurance.
  6. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform: Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the Internal Revenue code and replacing it with on that is no longer than 4,543 words – the length of the original Constitution. [II]
  7. End Runaway Government Spending: Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth.
  8. Let Us Save: Allow all Americans to opt out of Social Security and Medicare and instead put those same payroll taxes in a personal account they own, control, and can leave to whomever they choose.
  9. Protect Internet FreedomNo regulation or tax on the Internet. [III] (See also item #12)
  10. Give Parents More Choices in the Education of Their ChildrenImprove American education by reforming the broken federal role through eliminating ineffective and wasteful programs, giving parents more choices from pre-school to high school, and improving the affordability of higher education. [IV]
  11. Pass An ‘All of the Above’ Energy Policy: Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition.
  12. Protect Freedom of the Press: Prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using funds to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine in any form, including requiring “localism” or “diversity” quotas.
  13. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government: Create a Blue Ribbon task force that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states.
  14. Protect Private Property Rights: Block state and local government that receive federal grants from exercising eminent domain over private property for the primary purpose of economic development or enhancement of tax revenues.
  15. Reject Cap & Trade: Prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures. [V]
  16. Stop the Pork: Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the process is fully transparent, including requiring a two-thirds majority to pass any earmark. [VI]
  17. No Czar Regulation Without Representation: All “lawmaking” regulations must be affirmatively approved by Congress and signed into law by the president, as the Constitution requires for all laws. [VII]
  18. Audit the FedBegin an audit of the Federal Reserve System. [VIII]
  19. No More Bailouts: The federal government should not bail out private companies and should immediately begin divesting itself of its stake in the private companies it owns from recent bailouts. [IX] 
  20. Stop Career Politicians & Curb Lobbyist Power: Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require Congressional term limits. No person shall be elected to the Senate more than twice or to the House of Representatives more than four times. [X]
  21. Sunset Regulations: All regulations will be “sunset” after ten years unless renewed by Congressional vote. [XI]
  22. Let Us Watch: Broadcast all non-security meetings and votes on C-SPAN and the Internet. [XII]
The Tea Party Patriots have been ridiculed by the mainstream, politically controlled media, as well as pundits like Richard Cohen, who has also ridiculed Sarah Palin, part of the Tea Party Patriot movement and the CPAC. Richard Cohen represents that part of the population who just doesn’t seem to get it – continually missing the bus of reality.
The once silent majority is finally no longer silent; and while conservatives have put up with the Marxists and their hypocrisy and hateful, sometimes violent, rhetoric and protesting against those who want the return of the Jeffersonian republic and stand by the US Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
But none of it can happen without the hearts and minds of the American people. Do your part and NEVER think that your solitary vote won’t count. If it weren’t for five votes, America would be using the metric system (10-based and more accurate) and because of the lack of one vote, Wisconsin citizens are not allowed to exercise their rights mandated by the Second Amendment – an action spearheaded by Governor Doyle and his associates in the state assembly.
Your vote counts as long as you exercise the act of voting, and exercise that right in a responsible way. Voting records and character count when choosing someone who has the power to legislate your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness into the forgotten pages of history.

[I] It has been confirmed that Barack Obama and Democratic Party members in our government are Marxists – before and certainly after B.H. Obama’s election as the 44th President. Being well-versed of Marxist ideology, he has proven to be an inept leader and has shown his ineptness and lack of common sense when it comes to matters of the state; despite having more czars and advisors in his Presidential Cabinet than any other President in US history. It is because, in part, made poor choices of people that are politically aligned instead of adept at the jobs they have been given.
[II] Repeal the 16th Amendment.
[III] This means state governments as well. Greedy politicians have used Internet purchases to satisfy their spending spree mentality.
[IV] I personally believe there is no place in the federal government for a Department of Education. It is not in the Constitution. There is no mention anywhere in the Constitution that the federal government has any role in education. John Shadegg
We’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion but what’s important—why the Pilgrims came here, who Jimmy Doolittle was, and what those 30 seconds over Tokyo meant. … And let me offer lesson number one about America: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So, tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven’t been teaching you what it means to be an American, let ‘em know and nail ‘em on it. That would be a very American thing to do. Ronald Reagan
It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the princip
les of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country. Noah Webster
Most countries that beat America on international tests give their students that choice. … In Belgium, the government spends less than American schools do on each student, but the money is attached to the kids. … In public education, our land of the free is now a bunch of local fiefs, where petty-bureaucrats-turned-lords-of-the-manor decide whether you can get a decent education, and parents must go to them, begging for their children’s future.  … When a government monopoly limits competition, we can’t know what ideas would bloom if competition were allowed. … But its government that gives us monopolies. So why do we entrust something as important as our children’s education to a government monopoly? … . Competition is a lot smarter than bureaucratsJohn Stossel Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedomJohn Adams 
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimedJoseph Stalin
If a nation expects to be ignorant – and free – in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Thomas Jefferson
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak mindsAlbert Einstein
[V] Global temperature changes are a natural process occurring since long before the human species inhabited the earth. Every nation should participate in a scientific and common sense agenda towards cleaning up Earth’s air and water and keeping it that way. It is an international project, but each nation must conduct its efforts in maintaining clean air and water resources according to their conditions and should not jeopardize each nation’s sovereignty.
[VI] Each bill proposed in Congress must be stand alone and have within its articles only that which it was designated and named for – no unrelated articles or amendments should ever be packaged with another bill. That practice is not transparent government. It is a tool for politicians who sneak in amendments at the last minute hoping it will pass unnoticed; and too often it does. It is the responsibility of the President of the United States to know just exactly WHAT he/she is signing. It is up to the Supreme Court to ensure it passes constitutional law. And, most importantly, the initial responsibility of the American voter is to ensure that candidates for public office are chosen for their constitutional mindfulness and their respect for the law instead of seeking loopholes to push forward their political and personal agenda. Legislators, today and in the past, have considered that the amount of legislation passed counts towards good statesmanship; however, it is not the quantity but the quality, as it is in choosing our personal friends and associates.
[VII] In addition, executive orders signed by presidents should not counter the Constitution of the United States. The US Supreme Court is responsibly for ensuring that executive orders comply with constitutional law, regardless what political party member is holding office of the President of the United States.
[VIII] Presently the House of Representatives is sponsoring a bill (more than 50%) that will provide an audit system for this government entity that has promoted government control and monopoly over the banking and financial institutions of America. We have seen the results. Americans have the least savings accounts in most countries of the world. Who would suffer the indignity of receiving less than 1% interest while banks charge ten times that (and more) for interest paid on mortgages? The complete audit program was sponsored by Rep. Ron Paul initially and has picked up momentum since last summer. It might get through more quickly if so much time wasn’t spent on the healthcare bill that belongs in the garbage receptacle of no return.
[IX] No government should be in control of or own a private business entity. History points how tyranny has come of it, and the US Constitution does not provide that power to the government, any branch, in no manner of form.
[X] In addition, no elected official shall be assigned benefits that provide retirement funds received after serving public office; and no raises will be given on an automatic basis. A bill will be presented to the House and Senate for approval each time the legislators feel it is time for a salary raise. It would be beneficial if the bill was required to receive a two-thirds majority before passing a salary hike. Too often Congress has raised their salaries up to 33%, while only providing military and civilian personnel a 3% pay hike. That practice must stop NOW.
[XI] Politicians, particularly the Democrats are constantly demanding a withdrawal date or a sunset upon military missions; all the while not adhering to their own political diatribe. Too often bad legislation is passed and instead of rescinding or revising, Congress just funnels taxpayer funding into it thinking that more money will solve problems. A sunset regulation will help deter this problem.
[XII] Promising a transparent government in the Election of 2008, the Democratic-controlled Congress was holding legislation discussion behind closed doors, and some members of Congress were restricted from those meetings. That is not transparent government – that is Marxism.