Fight For Liberty
Ed Martin loses the U.S. House seat to Russ Carnahan, and who will Martin followers blame? The firstwill be those of us, who voted Constitutionally. They will say we wasted our vote, we took votes awayfrom Ed Martin. But in reality, the people that lost were those, who are Constitutionally minded but votedfor Ed Martin because he was “the best chance to beat Russ Carnahan”. You have compromised your integrity, your beliefs, your country.Those of us who voted Constitutionally did so because we believed our candidate, Nick Ivanovich, wasthe best man for the job. We didn’t vote for Nick because we were afraid. We didn’t vote for Nick because we didn’t like Carnahan. We voted for him because he would have brought us back toConstitutional government. That is a government without tyranny, a government that doesn’t tax itscitizens to fund their pet policies, a government that is of, by and for the people.You who voted for Ed Martin but believe in limited government, little or no taxation, state sovereignty,US sovereignty, freedom of speech and religion and all those ideals our Founders fought to give us havegiven in the pressure of a scared society. You have voted for the lesser of two evils and therefore havegiven evil yet a stronger foothold in Washington.The American people have been conditioned to vote not for the person, who will stand for our Constitution, but for the person, who has the best chance of beating the person we don’t like.The two party system has got to go. It wasn’t until the Civil War that there even was a two party system.Before that, there were as many as five separate parties with a candidate in the presidential race and eachof those parties pulled 20% to 30% of the vote. These different parties didn’t take votes away from theothers, they stood for different ideals, which garnered support from like minded people with those sameidealsIn fact, Lincoln won in 1860 as a “third party” candidate under the Republican ticket. It was only thesecond presidential election after the Republican Party had been founded 1854, which actually united menfrom two other parties, the Free Soil Democrats and Whigs, who were against slavery. During their firstcampaign in 1856, they ran John Fremont. Fremont took 33% of the vote, losing to James Buchanan, aDemocrat, at 45%, but Millard Fillmore, Whig, had 21%.It is possible for a new party to enter the political scene and win any election, even for the President of theUnited States. It simply takes people standing up for the beliefs they hold dear and voting their conscience.Why is it today we have to align with either the Democrats or the Republicans? They do not hold theideals or beliefs of many people and yet they harvest the majority of the vote. The answer is simple.People are scared to think outside the D and R box. There are alternatives.