The Senate Passed the 2,000 page healthcare bill at one a.m. Sunday morning; this in spite of the overwhelming opposition of voters. Obviously, we no longer have a representative government. The rallying cry for the patriots in 1775 was “no taxation without representation”. This bill will add millions of dollars in new taxation without “representation“. It is time for today’s patriots to ban together and launch a new revolution. We have the weapon, and we have the ammunition.
Our weapon is the Constitution and our ammunition is the vote. It is time American citizens stop participating in the corruption that has permeated every facet of our political system. When Senators like Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) or Mary Landrieu (D-La.) are bought off with gratuitous federal spending in their states in order to secure votes, it cannot be called anything else but corruption. At the same time we voters can no longer ignore our own participation in this corruption by consistently, in election after election, voting for the Congressman or Senator who “brings home the bacon”. We are indeed selling our heritage for bowls of porridge. It is time to stop the wholesale destruction of our Constitution and way of life.
That can only be done by “we the people“. It should be obvious by now that we cannot depend on our elected officials and we cannot depend on the Supreme Court to protect the Constitution. Its only real defenders are the patriotic voters of America. The only way to succeed in returning to a constitutional government is to vote out of office elected officials who do not honor their oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and Domestic” and replace them with someone who will.
A month ago, we launched a new grassroots organization to do just that, the Illinois Conservative Action Network (ICAN). ICAN differs from other groups in that its focus is directed solely to reestablishing the Constitution to its rightful place as the final authority in determining how far the government can go in directing our lives and infringing on our liberty. We are not tax exempt therefore; we can openly target individual elected officials for defeat, ridding our government of those who habitually and consistently violate their oath of office. At the same time we can openly campaign for candidates who will honor their oath. We are not a third party; therefore, we can participate in the primary elections of major parties where the real change must take place. By the time the general election comes around it is often too late to make much difference.
We and our membership, supports most conservative grassroot organizations like those involved in the fiscally conservative Tea Party Movement, and the socially conservative right-to-life organizations, we also support many of the 501(c)(3) organizations like the Heritage Foundation—our favorite—, Open Secrets and others. Without government or party restrictions, our membership can participate in election campaigns for or against any candidate from any party. We seek to fill an important nitch that has been sorely neglected for too long.
We presently view our immediate tasks as (1) helping conservatives take back the Republican Party that has historically been their home, (2) educating citizens and elected officials on the requirements of the Constitution and our founding principles. (3) Identifying incumbents who refuse to honor their oath of office and work to defeat them at the polls.
It is our firm belief that when we return the Constitution to its rightful place in government, we will have solved most of the fiscal and social problems that plague us today. We are new and we are growing. You can do your part by adding your name to our membership role. Elected officials only respect numbers. The more rapidly our membership grows the quicker we can begin to make a difference.
We are currently developing an on-line, interactive tutorial to help interested citizens better understand the requirements of the Constitution and our founding principles. Hopefully we can announce its going on line within the next week. We are also working on other tools to help our members take action to stop our headlong rush into socialism and return our country to a constitutional republic.
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