Sunday, June 13, 2010

Republicans.....Our saviors?

A writer on facebook suggests that Republican pundits are assuming a grand salvation will happen as more Republicans are elected in this coming election. Of course, the lady is quite right. Gains will be modest at best. An end to the Democrats' super majority is about the best we can expect.

This though, is only part of the story. I hold my nose and vote for mostly Republicans at each election, knowing that there is no coherent philosophical base behind their alleged convictions and that they betray America with astonishing regularity. Democrats are only slightly worse.

No Republican candidate or officeholder I know has announced opposition to taxes in principle, as a gross violation of individuals' right to property, nor has any of them committed to the notion that the task America's military is limited to protecting America from foreign attack. Wars of adventure and attempted nation building (never successful) seem to be the order of the day in Republican circles.

In order to avoid actually doing the simple things the US Constitution and reason requires of it, power hungry (yet unbelievably incompetent) elected officials try and invariable fail to control every aspect of the lives of Americans, and by the inconsistent use of force and fear, cause chaos and destruction every step of the way.

Actually, I'm not at all looking for leadership from government. Many decades longer that my lifetime have shown that government's only leadership is leadership in the areas of theft and murder (aka taxation and war).

All I want from government is protection for my absolute right to my life, rights and property--and that only until I can find a private organization that will do it better and cheaper!

People should not be afraid of their government; government should be afraid of the people.

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California


T. F. Stern said...

I forgot who said it or exactly how it was worded; but here goes anyway. The damage done by those who try to fix everyone's problems by imposing their own do good type legislation far out way the damage done by criminals.

I'll try to get my memory up to speed and then find where that quote is located; probably will come to me at 4 in the morning.

T. F. Stern said...

I used part of your article in my latest blog, gave you credit via a link.

smartass sob said...

Well Colonel, Happy Fourth of July - such as it is. Got to say though, there ain't a whole lot of freedom and independence left to celebrate.


Col. Hogan said...

Best wishes for an Independent and Liberty-filled future!