Backlash Rules.

1: Ask for our firearms, and we will give you bullets at high velocities.
2: Ask for our freedoms, and we will give you rebellion.
3: Ask for our homes, and we will take yours.
4: Ask for our ideas, and we will give you facts and logic.

I wrote these tonight, because someone asked if I was a member of the Tea Party.  I am not.  I think they have some good ideas. I also think that most of them are only against taxes and big Government, and not actually in favor of anything.

Those who seek to tear down an edifice without any idea of the consequences are fools, and ignorant as well.

Tea Party Militia

Tea Party militias in Oklahoma

What is next? Republican and Democratic Militias, most likely.  Followed shortly by civil war of course.

Is it just that none of them think the others will stand for their beliefs?

Or are they all just itching for a war?

If only it were true... "U.S. Government To Save Billions By Cutting Wasteful Senator Program"

In an effort to reduce wasteful spending and eliminate non-vital federal services, the U.S. government announced plans this week to cut its long-standing senator program, a move it says will help save more than $300 billion each year.
If only it were true.  Career Politicians are the bane of free peoples.

The framers of our Constitution envisioned a representative government.

Representative -adj. 5.serving to represent; representing. 6.standing or acting for another or others. 7.made up of representatives: a representative assembly.8.of or pertaining to a system of governance by chosen representatives, usually elected from among a large group: representative government. 9.exemplifying a group or kind; typical:
What we have is currently more of an oligarchy, run by career politicians and unelected bureaucrats.

The primary requirement to run government in the last hundred years or is the desire to do so, followed closely by the ability to get other people to vote for you.  There is absolutely no requirement by the people that their government actually govern well, as seen by the fact that the US Government can not manage to effectively govern themselves, manage government finances, or promote the general welfare.

When we have a group of politicians and bureaucrats who actually understand what the average person lives like, then perhaps a representative democracy will work.  Until then, toss the bastards out, or bring it down.