Thursday, November 4, 2010

A comment

"Jim, Oklahoma city" posted the following comment to The Oklahoman's editorial, After GOP rout, voters expect new direction, cooperation in Washington, which ends with the words: "Having secured their place at the conference table, Republicans shouldn't let these words cross their lips: "We won.""
Jim, Oklahoma city

"We won". There, I said it.

I'm tired of this false propaganda campaign about "bipartisanship". Imagine how much nicer WWII would have been had we "cooperated" with the Japanese!

We have two opposed ideologies at war in this nation. The socialist idea that people are just cogs in the great machine, and that they do not have a right to property or to self-determination, and the individualist idea that each man is an individual, that he does not live for the benefit of the collective, that nothing should be taken from or required of him which he is unwilling to give or do, as an individual.

I don't want bipartisanship or cooperation in this battle. I want the wrong side to come over to the right side. I want the socialists to open their eyes and embrace the wisdom of individual liberty. To cooperate with an immorality is to commit an immorality. And chaining a man's aspirations, his productivity, his soul to his neighbor's is such an immorality, and should be opposed by all liberty-loving individuals.
To which I say, "THANK YOU, JIM!"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My mandate

Now the election is over. Now that you've won - now that you are no longer the candidate, but the office-holder-elect - I have something I want to say to you while you are waiting to be sworn in.

The first thing I have to say to you is: SHRINK THE GOVERNMENT OR ELSE. This is why I voted for you. This is what I'm sending you into office to do. If you don't do that - if you don't concentrate on that - if you don't focus on that - if you do not put that first before absolutely EVERYTHING else - I WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR YOU NEXT TIME.

I know that those who are in office to represent the party establishment will try to lure you into the big-government trap. They will show you all the lovely things that taxpayer money can buy for your constituents. They will entice you with perks like committee assignments and tell you that's how things are done. They want you to think that's the only way to get anything done. Don't believe them. There's always another way to get things done. Forget the party establishment. You don't need them. Use your imagination. If they try to block you, find a way to go around them. Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done.

And don't let anyone tell you it's never been done before. The Founding Fathers did it and so can you.

Think about it.

Remember, I'm not sending you to get the government to do things for me. I don't want to hear about all the things you can buy me with my own tax money. And no, I don't want to hear about all the things you can buy me with someone else's tax money, either. I'm sending you to get the government out of my way so I can do things for myself.

I don't need a savior.

I don't want a mentor. I don't want a friend. I don't want a teacher. I want someone who will stand up for my rights as an individual human being.

I'm not looking for someone who'll do my thinking and feeling for me. I'm looking for someone who will protect my freedom to act on my own thoughts and feelings.

So please keep your religion to yourself. I voted for State Question 755 because I don't want laws based on any religion, not just Islam. Laws based on religion - any religion - are a threat to my Freedom and everybody else's.

I did not vote for you to represent God. I voted for you to represent ME.

I could go into a lot more detail about how I think government can be cut down to size, but that's just it: they're details. It's the principle of cutting government which must come first. Less government means more Freedom and I do believe in Freedom for the sake of Freedom.

There is one detail I would like to touch on, however. I think it's ridiculous to just think of cutting spending back to 2008 levels. Seriously? 2008? Let's cut spending back to 2000 levels! 1990! Hell, why not 1790? Yes, I'm serious! That's how much government I'm willing to do without for the sake of my Freedom!

I hope you're as serious about Freedom and about cutting government as I am, because if you're not, I'm going to keep trying until I find someone who is.


Your constituent,

Rob Abiera