Testimonial: I recently read that the president was meeting with “Congressional leaders and ranking members of the House.” It made me wonder about the rest of the members of Congress; you know, the “junior” members. Don’t members of the House each represent approximately 600 to 700 thousand people? Are they representing us, or the Party? For instance, appointment to certain influential congressional committees might cost you $50,000.00 to $200,000.00. I remember reading George Washington’s Farewell Address after completing his second term as president, where he cautioned the Nation about the dangers of political parties.
Washington warned about what we now have: “all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels, and modified by mutual interests.”
To boil this eloquent statement down to basics, Washington simply said beware of allowing political parties to gain too much power, so that the parties become more important than the Nation, or the people. We have today what Washington foresaw and warned us about; two parties that control everything. Look what it has gotten us. Has this two-party system improved our country, or is it destroying our country? Does it matter if we elect a Republican or a Democrat? A president representing his party follows the party will, not necessarily the will of the people.
I believed this in 2008 when I ran for the highest office as an independent. I believe it still. The two-party system in America has made it nearly impossible for a non-party member to win, let alone run. The demands to even get on the ballot in each and every state are practically insurmountable, unless you go with a party. Party money to help your election can be enormous, but you must always remember where it came from – The Party. There is also a large “core” of loyal voters in each party that will never change their votes, and will always vote for their party’s candidate.
In 2008 I called Bill O’Reilly on his radio show. He had been bashing both parties, so I asked him, Why don’t you consider an independent candidate?” He said, “Independents? They’re not organized; they don’t have a chance.” How true. But wait, there is a huge number of groups of people across America that have spontaneously come together to preserve our country and its foundation – The Constitution. The tea parties are not an “organized” party, but they certainly could organize and create a powerful force to oppose the status quo.
Right now the tea parties are trying to decide which Republican they should support. I believe they should promote their own, independent candidate. We have been electing Republican /Democrat /Republican /Democrat all my life, and things have not gotten better for the USA; they have gotten worse. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That certainly applies to politics and what we the people have been doing. It’s NOT going to be another professional politician that turns our country around. It will need to be someone who doesn’t owe allegiance to a party, but cares sincerely about the salvation of our Nation.
A CONSERVATIVE independent candidate, backed by every tea party in this country, would sweep the election in 2012. These ten points are true:
1. No president has sealed our southern border
2. No president since Eisenhower has deported all illegal aliens
3. Every president since Nixon has increased trade with China and encouraged US businesses to move there, losing jobs at home
4. Every president for nearly 100 years has maintained the Federal Reserve system
5. Every president for nearly 100 years has maintained Federal Income Tax
6. No president since the creation of the Department of Energy has made us independent of foreign oil
7. No president since the creation of the Department of Education has improved overall education levels in this country
8. No president has eliminated the need for a welfare system since its unconstitutional creation 75 years ago
9. Every president for over 100 years has been picked by the party, its core voters, and the press, NOT by we the people; the winner is ruled by his party
10. Presidents are influenced more by the Council on Foreign Relations than by what is best for America and Americans
We have an opportunity to save this great Nation, or allow it to continue on its path to destruction with more of the same leadership. Or will we wait until it’s too late, taking what we believe to be the “safe” course of electing another party president? It’s time we took control before our “experiment in democracy” comes to an end.
Donald K. Allen, MS, DVM
Elias Alias Note: When he ran for the White House as an Independent in 2008, Donald Allen was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves as well as a Veterinarian. You may read an article about his candidacy and race for the White House, published October 01, 2008, here -
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