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Grassroots Commentary

Decision Time

Michael Oberndorf · Apr. 12, 2011

Betrayed again. However, if you were not expecting it, you’ve probably been living in a small cave on the dark side of the moon for the past 15 years. As with the globalist Marxist/fascist Democrat Party, many of us have come to realize that the all establishment Republicans, including Sun Tan Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and a host of other senators and congressmen, are totally incapable of standing even close to firm on principle. They think they must “compromise” on everything, that to stand on principle is to be seen as partisan, and God forbid that should happen. I mean, what would Democrats and independents think!

The same week that these frauds “compromised” our budget cuts down to $38 billion, the government went another $52 billion into debt. According to the Heritage Foundation (, the government’s own figures also revealed that in 2010, it took in $2.15 trillion in revenue, but spent $3.69 trillion. I can say, without fear of contradiction by anyone who is even slightly honest, that this kind of behavior is not aimed at anything but wrecking our economy, as outlined by Obama/Soetoro’s hero, Saul Alinsky, in order to impose some form of global Marxism/fascism. This kind of debt is not sustainable, not even in the short run, and they all know it.

So, what do we do? Well, short of taking up arms and marching on Washington, we can actively support the small, but dedicated group of real conservatives in Congress. Paul Ryan has proposed a budget that I believe is sound, and can undo much of the damage that Reid, Pelosi, Obama/Soetoro, and their Republican running dogs have done. We must not let this be “compromised” away. The Tea Parties are a powerful force, and we must not let the enemy marginalize and demoralize us. We need to do whatever it takes to keep this budget proposal alive and intact.

Another thing we can do is support the movement to repeal the 17th Amendment ( The 17th Amendment took away the power of state legislatures to elect their senators, who originally were to be the states’ representatives at the federal level, while congressmen were to represent the people. It was passed in 1913, along with the creation of the Federal Reserve. Coincidence? Hmmm… In any case, senators can now be elected by special interests like unions, environmentalists, and multi-national corporations who pump Big Money into their campaigns, creating loyalty not to the states, but to the special interests. We see this in action every day, with the Senate ignoring the wishes of the people – as in the budget, amnesty and the still open border, Obamacare, the refusal to allow oil drilling, and one of the latest outrages: a bill to enable even more “czars,” an abdication of the Senate’s responsibility and another step toward dictatorship. Repeal of the 17th Amendment would be a huge step in returning power to the states, and thus, the people. It is indeed, time to take out the trash.

As I mentioned earlier, there are some real conservatives in congress who are definitely worthy of our support, in terms of our time and our money. Alan West, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, and Mark Lee come quickly to mind. Indeed, I would vote for West or Ryan for president in a heartbeat.

So, here we are, facing a nation-crushing debt, government corruption at the highest levels, and a world that seems to be falling apart. This must be a little bit what it was like for folks back in the 1930s. They faced hard times and tough decisions. They had to commit to making real sacrifices in order to preserve America, liberty, and our Constitution and its Bill of God-given Rights, but they did it and they eventually prevailed.

So can we.

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