For an activist like me yesterday was like the Super Bowl. Led mostly by four guys the national debate just shifted to an incredibly important issue. They put on a show. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio took control of the Senate and demanded that Americans immediately get an answer to a simple question. Can the government kill Americans, on American soil, without due process? It was inspiring to watch as guys the Tea Party movement simultaneously exposed many of the lies on the left and take the fight directly to Obama on serious constitutional issues.
It was amazing to me that Senator Wyden was the only to Democrat who joined in the festivities in a meaningful way. Harry Reid made a pitiful plea to close the filibuster so that our poor overworked Senators could go home that was met with an incredulous rebuke from Senator Paul.
Here is what the American people saw when they tuned in yesterday. They saw four smart, well spoken, and even pop-culture fluent leaders explain how ridiculous something in government was in an entertaining and yet serious way. They saw what the Republican Party could be if the Tea Party had won more elections and the establishment had won less. Someone who should probably should have been there but wasn’t was Joe Miller. I’ve never been able to wrap my head around the idea that after losing the primary and failing to get her name on the ballot, Lisa Murkowski was able to win the general election as a write-in candidate. I’ve gotten to know Joe Miller over the years and the guy I know would have made an impressive addition to yesterday’s dream team. I don’t know whether or not he is planning on running, I assume he is considering it because it’s awfully tough to get elected as a Democrat in Alaska.
The Alaskan people are certainly fired up about the 2nd Amendment infringements. This is a race I believe that Joe is prepared to win and so I look forward to supporting his efforts and you should too. For now I suggest signing up for his newsletters, they are excellent. In his newsletter I learned the real Benghazi story long before the national media and administration were forced to amend their stories. Joe is a real patriot and a really impressive dude, I know he would have been there from the beginning yesterday and he would have been on point.
If we’re going to move past the establishment and reassert our natural rights we need some Democrats to reinforce us on efforts like this. I’ve been doing something I don’t recommend which is reading comment sections on lefty sites. I’m seeing a lot of frustrated people who are quickly growing disenchanted with the schemes that the government is selling. The deeper I’ve infiltrated politics the more distance I’ve seen from what both parties tell people and what they actually do and the more similarities I see in regular people of all political self-identifications.
A whole lot was missing yesterday and I hope the American people will continue to join Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio and the rest of the voices of sanity and force the administration to state unequivocally that the government does not have the right to kill American citizens on American soil without either due process or them posing an imminent threat.
I know what’s coming. Their next move is to marginalize us. They will call us racists, sexists, killers, murderers, and even terrorists. Despite the fact that when we met for our Day of Resistance not one person was hurt or one citation issued they will treat us far worse they than treated Occupy with it’s many violent problems. We aren’t the violent ones but we will not tolerate violations of our natural rights.
They will drag anyone who poses a threat to them through the mud. They will defame our leaders and poison our debate with nasty rumors and wild accusations. They will engage in law-fare where they try to keep you so busy fighting the courts that you have no time to fight them. Their focus is always division and the way to fight that is to make sure that our focus is on UNITY.
It’s a whole new political world, let’s go win.