Our right to be free from coercion and free to choose as long as we’re not harming anyone – your right to decide what you think is best for you and your family instead of having the big, all-knowing government decide for you.
The people, mostly associated with the Cincinnati Tea Party and the 9/12 Project, were there to protest the federal takeover of our health care system, and to petition for an Ohio constitutional amendment that would block the takeover in our state.
Whatever that means precisely, they must be referring to a right that exists independently of laws passed by Congress. After all, a law can always be changed, so any “rights” it creates are really privileges granted by the government.
Anyone who has attended or viewed a Tea Party rally over the past year witnessed numerous signs equating current government policy objectives with a move toward “socialism.” There has always been an assumption that only a fringe percentage of Americans would embrace socialism voluntarily, but a Gallup Poll released on February 4 offers a surprising result
Our support of local candidates running in the precincts and for elected offices remain crucial, but throughout the year, a meager stack of cash directed to no more than a couple of dozen select contests across the nation can have a real impact. As the campaigns heat up, certain close races will come to light which would benefit from a funding surge.
The system perpetuates decisions and alliances based on the preservation of their electoral apparatus. Intent and rhetoric are valued far beyond method or outcome, and character and principle are easily abandoned in favor of expediency. All this is possible only when our producing class has disengaged from the political process altogether.