reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
I've already posted this on another thread but its worth posting again....
According to Dr. Thomas J. DiLorenzo if you are a believer in the Constitution then do your patriotic duty and DON'T VOTE THIS ELECTION!!
The Republican Party today stands for an explosive growth of the welfare state and is spending money on such programs as fast as Lyndon Johnson ever
did. The Democrats are as bad or worse.
On foreign policy the Republican Party is dominated by crazed Wilsonians who want to involve the U.S. military in perpetual global warfare "to spread
democracy." As with all such imperialistic ventures, this would eventually bankrupt the country and create countless enemies who would like nothing
better than to destroy us by the millions with nuclear weapons or poison. The Democrats are as bad or worse.
Both political parties are competing to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens, as the first step along the way to allowing completely open borders.
Combining open borders with an explosively growing welfare state will invite all the deadbeats of the world to come to America, with all their
extended family members in tow, to "celebrate democracy" by voting themselves more and more of the hard-earned dollars of those of us who work for a
living in this country. This would cause the welfare state to eventually eat up a huge portion of national income, probably half or more. American
taxpayers would be nothing but docile slaves to the Washington, D.C. plantation.
The government schools long ago gave up teaching anything significant about the founding fathers, the Constitution, and the philosophy of limited
government – other than to trash and demean them. In a democracy it is not in the state’s best interest to educate its own citizens about the
virtues of limited government, and ours doesn’t. And it certainly will never make any attempt to do so with the hordes of new immigrants it hopes to
attract (and register to vote). Belief in the Constitution is essentially a lost cause.
That’s why it is unpatriotic to vote. Being patriotic in America means being devoted to the Constitution, if not the natural rights philosophy that
motivated much of it. Since neither of the major political parties has any interest whatsoever in enforcing the constitutional limitations on the
state, they are all traitors to the Constitution (with one lone exception, Congressman Ron Paul).
Anyone who supports them is also behaving in a traitorous manner. That is, anyone who votes for any of them.
Voting only allows these traitors
to the Constitution to proclaim that "the people have spoken" and "I am your president," or congressman, senator, governor, or whatever. Their
legitimacy rests solely on their ability to make this claim.
Imagine what a patriotic thrill you would receive if, in the next presidential election, a mere 10 percent of the electorate, instead of the usual 50
percent or so, voted. The unconstitutional regime in Washington would be de-legitimized. The upside is that it might just be possible that some
politicians in Washington would get the message and start behaving more like a George Washington or Thomas Jefferson than a Tony Soprano or Vito
Corleone (with apologies to all the distinguished Italian-Americans out there). The downside is that they will keep on behaving as they do now –
with complete contempt for the Constitution and the population it is supposed to benefit. So be patriotic: Don’t vote.
Disclaimer: I encourage ALL WHO ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SYSTEM TO NOT VOTE!!!! Although please do vote at your local level because of new sales tax
[edit on 28-7-2008 by Gateway]