Right Wing Militias
Within the political spectrum, is the left pushing the right to become extremist? The conservatives or purist in this country that believe in the Constitution and the founding fathers are begging for representation. If the television ratings and radio ratings of almost every conservative talk show does not convince the left that there exist a contingent out there that disagrees seriously with the direction of this country then name me one "left wing" show or radio station that has better ratings than a conservative audience. The conservatives are some of the most well-educated and informed group of voters within this nation. But we lack representation. Not only is the left pushing us to draw a line in the sand, but our own Republicans have abandoned an entire group of people and left us begging for political representation.
Extremism, or at least in the eyes of CNN it is, is the only way in which this unrepresented contingent can gain their rights back. "Under every government the [last] resort of the people, is an appeal to the sword; whether to defend themselves against the open attacks of a foreign enemy, or to check the insidious encroachments of domestic foes. Whenever a people ... entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain under the direction of the most wealthy citizens"(Framers Quote). Without political representation those wishing to uphold the Constitution have been left to use the sword.
Fox News orchestrated a "Tea Party" to protest the use of our tax dollars to bail out businesses and the un-constitutional act of government to interfere with private enterprise. This was ignored by the major networks that compete with Fox News, and are traditionally held as being left wing networks. These activist against government tyranny were held as mere acts of a right wing extreme groups. But where else is there to go when everything you believe in being trampled on by not just the majority of the government but you lack any political representation other than a protest. With no government officials upholding the Constitution where else is there to go? We have seen the beginning of the sword, it starts as political protests but the voice of a people who are consistent with the voice of the founding fathers will eventually reach out to the rights given to them by the founding fathers to uphold this document. Sir William Blackstonehad our right to liberty in a certain order. "And, lastly, to vindicate these rights, when actually violated and attacked, the subjects of England are entitled, in the first place, to the regular administration and free course of justice in the courts of law; next to the right of petitioning the king and parliament for redress of grievances; and, lastly, to the right of having and using arms for self preservation and defense." No he is not American, he is from England, but the principles to bear arms came from England, and the ideologies are virtually the same. The lasting right to bear arms is held in place to uphold individual liberty, even if that means against ones' own government.
So the question I have is when does it get to the point that the purist of this nation have no choice but the sword. When do we become so cornered and so underrepresented that we have to raise arms? How far can the left push the right, and how far from the Constitution can we get before something happens
So how did this whole class of thinkers in America go without representation? Two ways actually. The electoral college no longer represents the conservative populace. More Americans than ever now live in large cities, these cities control the majority of the electoral vote due to population.However, per mileage or area the rural community hold the majority of the country. For example, President Obama won less than ten counties in Ohio which has 88 counties yet he won the state (all inner cities or traditionally liberal --via college town). So the rural areas are underrepresented by the electoral college. If the vote went by county it would have been a McCain landslide in the state of Ohio.
Our politcal party abandon us. Bush said he was a conservative and an upholding of the Constitution. He raised governement spending, expanded governement, expanded Presidential power, and vaulted the U.S. governement into private enterprise via the buyout. These are not conservative policies. Now we lack a represenative that says "I stand for the Constitution." No one in Washington even wants to talk about the Consitutionality of these latest Presidential moves. It has become the 800 pound gorilla in the room. So what will it take to be heard, and how long will it take the left to realize that right is in the direction of the Constitution?
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