…Stimulated ENOUGH?

Politicians have told us that giving tax money to multimillionaire athletes stimulates the economy and our otherwise lacking sense of pride.  Giving tax money to enormous multinational corporations stimulates the economy and promotes innovation.  Giving tax money to third-world dictators, erotic artists and apologetic criminals stimulates the economy, peace, art and justice.  Of course, giving tax money back to taxpayers stimulates the economy too, just as taking it in the first place did.  It’s all good, right?

With all this stimulation going on, you’d expect that our economy, technology and pride would have been stimulated past Pluto by now. 

Actually, the USA has never equaled the vigor and innovation we’d experienced before the invention of Income Tax and the so-called “Federal Programs;” and now we’re in a downward spiral of litigation, complexity, corruption, lost liberties and economic meltdown. 

Why?  Because freedom works, politics doesn’t; politicians lie, it is their nature to gobble up power; and it is our nature to think that we have to just grin and bear it all. 

Why in the world do we think that political campaigns are about candidates and their promises?  We act (and vote and pay taxes) as if Election Day is for politicians.  Do we really want this? 

I ask because political candidates often refuse unscripted public debates and direct questions, and instead control “the message” through tightly-scripted marketing and staged events. 

I ask because “winning” campaigns cost lots of money, and you know very well where some of that money comes from. 

I ask because negative campaigning usually works. 

I ask because those stupid yard signs work (think about that!). 

I ask because the good candidates would love to have ten seconds of your time, and almost surely won’t get it.

I am one of three candidates for the important job of Indiana Governor.  You are the boss.  I respectfully suggest that this time around you interview us at least to the degree that you’d interview a burger-flipper in a fast-food restaurant.  Ask real questions and expect real answers.  Don’t take no for an answer, and watch for lies and bunk.  Watch, attend, or even host a candidates’ debate.  And when you’ve gathered your facts (yes, facts really do exist) and made your decision, tell others what you’ve found.

This is a pivotal time.  In light of what’s happening to us now, in the most fearful and rapidly collapsing culture on earth, it’s time we wake up and take our roles seriously.

And no role is more important on Election Day than that of the voter. 

…That’s you.

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  1. You’re hired!

  2. Amen! I have realized my screwup and apologize to everyone in advance who enters this blog and reads. I am very deeply sorry about GWB and the loss of the 4th amendment. I was trying to protect the 2nd amendment and got swindled. We all were swindled. I thought GWB was “the lesser of the two evils” with John Kerry. I am repentant of this and will never, ever again vote the lesser of two evils, for that is still voting for evil. I will only, from this point forward, vote for men of character and integrity that love the Constitutions they will make an oath to defend and protect. These Constitutions are our only contract with violent government. Our rights are embodied into these contracts, and I take them very seriously. From this day forward, no more lesser of two evils! Either a candidate stands for my liberties and Constitution or they do not. This determines how I will vote! So help me GOD!
    Ron Paul (write in vote)
    Andy Horning
    Eric Schansberg
    These are men of integrity and character. They are not the lesser of two evils, they are the good, and quite honestly, our only hope. Vote otherwise at your (our) own peril.
    Harry


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