Looks like one of the volunteers from the Restore the Constitution armed rally on the banks of the Potomac on April 19th, 2010 has made the decision to run for public office. This is the first RTC’er to make such a decision, to my knowledge. Very motivating! Spread this far and wide! From comments on WRSA’s “empty holsters” repost:
I’m also running for State Legislature on the GOP ticket. The GOP has two options, in my opinion.
1.) Hop on board with the Tea Party, that means not trying to control it or set up false leaders.
2.) Get steam-rolled along with the Lefitsts when this thing comes to a head.
The Tea Party can do two things too, I don’t have an interest in which they do, but I have an inkling as to which it will be.
1.) Become a political party, or coalition party, of libertarians and conservatives.
2.) Prepare for a fight.
I’m a member of the GOP. But if the GOP doesn’t muster some intestinal fortitude, and start standing up for the Founders’ principles, our Republic, and individual rights, I and many others will leave and find somewhere else to hang our hats while we fight for liberty.
We have some big problems to face. One of the greatest being that is seems we are two peoples, two ideological cohorts, living in one country. That would not be a problem if our differences could be lived with; but they cannot.
The Leftist says, “I know how best for everyone to live, and I will force you to think and live as I do.” The lover of Liberty says, “Do what you want, in your community, in your home. But don’t use the law as a weapon to dictate how I will live and think.”
The leftist/statist ideas require force as a motivator, or else it falls apart. This is why they won’t let my generation opt of SSI, and seek that money elsewhere in the budget (like the budget for two wars in 3 countries).
These are not differences we can “live and let live” with, because the very idea of ‘live and let live’ is alien to the leftist.
I hope everyone who espouses a love of liberty realizes what a commitment it is, and what actions your principles might dictate in the future.
I’ll see you all at New Lexington, and I leave you with two thoguhts:
– When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
– When your principles dictate independence (liberty), the course of action is clear.