There was a time when this was
"the land of the free and the home of the brave."
But we have become less and less "the land of the free" as we have become less and less "the home of the brave". We still sing about it at ball games but we no longer have the courage to vote according to our convictions. I'm not sure we even remember what it's like to be free. We are increasingly oppressed by...
- enslavement to a crushing national debt,
- a loss of private property rights through eminent domain abuses,
- a tax code (used as a social tool) that is virtually incomprehensible,
- an election process that is completely corrupted by "big money",
- court justices who believe they have the power to legislate,
- presidents/kings who believe they can rule by edict,
- unelected bureaucrats who think their rules have the force of law,
- a Congress who yields the power of creating law to the courts, the
President and his bureaucracy, yet usurps the powers that are
constitutionally reserved to the states.
- and on and on...and on!
A President cannot create law through executive order nor through bureaucratic regulations; neither can he choose which laws to enforce. He must implement and enforce all laws passed by Congress and the Congress must reserve final authority to validate any regulation.
The courts can rule that a law is unconstitutional, but that ruling does not create a new law. For example, if a state DOMA law (Defense of Marriage Act) is ruled unconstitutional, this does not automatically make gay marriage legal. The courts cannot thusly create new laws; they can only invalidate unconstitutional laws.
Even Congress seems incapable of seeing the constitutional limits of its powers, usurping powers reserved to the states on a fairly regular basis. Nor can they stop spending OUR hard-earned money...as they put money into the pockets of those who invested in their campaigns.
The corrupt 2-party system is simply not serving this nation. Indeed, they have become completely subversive of the Constitution they swore to defend...yet they remain in power. Why? Congress' approval rating remains at 14%, yet they remain in power. Why? Even with both houses of Congress (thanks to the votes of conservatives), Republicans passed another huge deficit-spending omnibus bill and have further enslaved us to our ever-growing national debt, yet they remain in power. Why? Because neither party has any fear of accountability in our 2-party system. But... We don't REALLY
HAVE a 2-party system.
American voters have completely lost their courage. We have become "afraid"...
"afraid" of "wasting" our votes...
"afraid" of "handing the election" to some opposition party. But... IF, in our anger, we can find the courage to vote according to our convictions, our bravery WILL set us free once again!
Yes, I am asking for your vote in this race for the U.S. Senate, but I am asking for more than your vote. I'm asking Missouri to show me some
"Show me" courage!
I'm asking you to stand up to the elitists in Washington who tell us the way it HAS to be, and help me show Missouri the way it CAN be... the way it OUGHT to be!
Missouri voters can show the nation that "We are
DONE with their two-party scare tactics! We
WILL VOTE OUR CONSCIENCE!"
Help me SPREAD the COURAGE!!! Support the Ryman for Senate campaign with your voice, with your finances, and with your vote...
SHALL HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE!