"Conservatives Have But Three Alternatives"
By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners
© Copyright November 30, 2008 - All Rights Reserved
Let's cut to the chase. If conservatives are going to take back America and return it to the Constitutional Republic, which was the design of the Founding Fathers, there are only three ways to accomplish the task. Each of the three alternatives comes with its own risks and chances for success. We will start with the hardest task first, having the greatest risk and no guarantees of a positive outcome.
Alternative 1. Take up arms in a revolutionary uprising against the U. S. Government and all state and local governments:
NOT ONLY DOES THIS ALTERNATIVE HAVE LITTLE CHANCE FOR SUCCESS, it carries with it the greatest risk. There is no way that citizens, armed only with pitchforks, pistols and rifles can have any hope of defeating civilian police forces, the national guard and the U. S. Military. The only thing gained from such an action would be to totally discredit the American freedom movement. This would be the last of the three alternatives and could only be fruitful on a grand scale and only if the other two alternatives did not work.
Winston Churchill said: "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
But this is not 1776, or even 1941. We are not fighting swords, muskets and cannons. We would be fighting the full force of the U. S. Military. It would be an impossible task unless, "we had no other choice but to fight when there was no hope of victory, because it would be better to perish than to live as slaves, as in 'GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!'"
Alternative 2. Withhold all forms of taxes from being collected by every level of government, from real estate taxes, to sales taxes, to license and permit fees, to the federal income tax:
It is absolutely true that the only power that government has over you is the power you give it by paying taxes to it. Without your tax money they have no power. The American government wastes more of your tax money on a scale greater than the gross domestic product of many countries. Government programs are also rife with fraud, abuse and corruption. If every conservative in America had the courage to withhold all of their tax payments, we would bring government to its knees in a matter of months. But such an alternative comes with a significant risk, because if there was not a sufficient outpouring of support for this alternative, many would become victims of government's revenge.
Alternative 3. Overwhelming Legislative Protest by millions of conservatives on a single issue:
There are thousands of conservative groups throughout America, supported by millions of conservative individuals. Over 59,000,000 Americans voted conservative in the last election. Most of those Americans live in the Heartland of America. If the United States is shown in red and blue counties, America is mostly conservative. It is only the high-dense urban areas that are liberal, because big cities are almost wholly dependent on government in one form or another and way too many live on government handouts (your money).
America's Conservative and Liberal Counties
In any event, even if a small fraction of those 59,000,000 conservative individuals (say 5% to 10%), that voted in the last presidential election, focused on one issue and conveyed that focus on the legislative power that had authority over that issue, conservatives could make a difference almost over night.
We know for a fact that politicians will yield to grass roots pressure. Let's say, for example, that every single conservative group in America had each of their individual members sign a petition to repeal the Endangered Species Act and deliver those petition signatures to the U. S. Congress by the millions. As added fuel to the fire, say that each conservative individual in each group sent a fax and an e-mail of the signed petition to individual members of the U. S. Congress. To further push the point home, say that thousands upon thousands of conservative individuals called the House and Senate switch boards, or their individual congressmen and senators, to add their voices to the "Repeal The Endangered Species Act", petition. This would not be planned as a one-time event. It would be planned to be done every week until congress capitulated. The orchestration of the plan would be accomplished through each of the separate conservative groups, with little effort on their part.
Just as conservatives did with the Immigration Reform (Amnesty) Bill, conservatives would prevail. Once we won one battle, there would be no stopping the conservative movement in this country. Politicians, environmentalists and socialist would be shaking in their boots, because the conservative grass roots will have spoken as one. This alternative would be a peaceful revolution and alternatives 1 and 2 would no longer be necessary.
Then, when we were successful in repealing the Endangered Species Act, we could move on to other hot-button issues, fully protecting our borders and stopping the magnet for illegal aliens to enter our country and deporting as many as possible. Or how about dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency, or repealing the Clean Water Restoration Act? Or undoing the flurry of conservation bills that make their way through Congress each year and get passed by a Liberal majority? Or how about opening up all areas for crude oil drilling in America and get this country moving again? Or how about pushing congress to authorize the building of dams, nuclear, gas and coal fired power plants and new refineries, like we used to do? Or how about stopping all this insanity of man-caused global warming CO2 emission limits and fool hardy cap and trade policies? Or better yet, how about stopping, once and for all, the brainwashing and indoctrination of our children in public schools with social and radical environmental curriculums?
This last alternative has the greatest potential for success and contains the least risk, but it will only be successful if conservatives get involved on a very large scale. No party affiliation would be necessary. Even conservatives and liberals that lived in big cities, could take part if they were of a mind.
Samuel Adams was right when he said: "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
America and freedom is ours for the taking. If enough conservatives become that tireless, irate minority, and stay that way, nothing will ever get in their way again. Either fight for the right to be free, or become a slave. That is the conservative's choice. Oh, and as a slave, you get to pay for all the urban illiterates who live off the sweat of your brow and vote to keep the socialists in office.
Conservatives and conservatism are the path to freedom. The truth is, if conservatives do not assert themselves, freedom dies and liberalism and socialism takes its place, forever. We are well on our way.
Finally, we have created just such a single-issue petition to repeal the Endangered Species Act. If you would be interested in a copy of that petition to circulate to your conservative group, or conservative individuals you know, send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "PETITION" in the subject line and one will be forwarded to you. If you like our frequent messages of freedom, liberty and property rights, we also give speeches to conservative groups all across America.
Ron Ewart, President
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA 98027
425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848
(Fax No. 425 222-4743)
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