Friday, September 11, 2009

We've Been Here Before (A Call to Continuance)

I know, it's been a while since I've been on here. Been busy getting ready for a baby (YAY!!!), and I "semi-blog" on an almost constant basis on Twitter ( ).

Tomorrow, 9/12/09, I will be speaking at a Tea Party/Constitution Celebration at The Duck Pond in Temecula, CA. Below you will find a transcript of the speech/address I will be giving at 1210PM. ENJOY!!!

We've Been Here Before (A Call to Continuance)

My name is Mike Palmer. I am a recent college graduate who studied Political Science and Pre-Law. Like many of my fellow recent graduates, I’m still trying to find gainful employment post-commencement. I am 31 years of age, my wife is a 3rd grade teacher, and she and I are expecting our first child this winter. Full disclosure; I am an Evangelical. I am a Conservative. But I’m not exactly a “normal” Conservative. I LOVE soccer, which is more of an international sport. But, I digress.

They think that we are stupid.

They think that we are confused.

They think that we are gullibly loyal.

But, let’s be honest here. If history can teach us anything, have we EVER given them reason to think otherwise?

We’ve been here before. Yet somehow they still sit in their seats of power, looking down upon the populous with a laugh in their hearts and a scolding tone in their voices.

We’ve been here before. Why should they worry THIS TIME? Why should they think that THIS TIME, will somehow be ANY different? After all, it seems that much of the citizenry of this nation have forgotten warnings from those like Thomas Jefferson;

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The PEOPLE THEMSELVES are its only repositories.”

Every so often, “We The People” get to this point. “We The People” have had enough. “We The People” begin to rail against that which has injured and infuriated us.

But, like clockwork, those whom we are angry at change their stripes JUST IN TIME for the next round of elections. They remind us of all the “good” things they’ve done for us and for our communities. And, historically speaking, we forget.

Our former angst always seems to be replaced with the same tired complacency.

We’ve been here before. THEY’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. As such, they are not worried.

Should they be?

For approximately 100 years a progressively revolutionary agenda has in many ways succeeded in moving this great REPUBLIC toward a democracy of pure mob rule.

Those who seek this end, placate the people with various “earmarks”, and “hand-outs” and “programs”.

They also seek to distract the people with “issues” which have the desired effect of driving a wedge amongst the citizenry resulting in relatively meaningless arguments, A.K.A. “debates”, thus taking the focus off of how those in power are seeking to “Fundamentally change/remake The United States of America.”

And now, with the media (that so-called “4th Branch of Government”) operating as a biased referee as opposed to a public advocate, the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C. feel as though their post is secure and that their agenda of creating a mobocracy with contented voters in gerrymandered districts is basically invincible.

We’ve been here before. And those who founded this republic knew all to well from the lessons of WORLD HISTORY the potential dangers associated with the system that we have sat idly by and allowed those in power to create over the past century.

Today, we celebrate that grand old document which they ratified in 1787: The Constitution. Honestly though, we should be celebrating this DAILY. But it seems that many have forgotten what “The Father of the Constitution”, James Madison warned;

“[D]emocracies have ever been spectacles of TURBULENCE and CONTENTION; have ever been found to be incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general, been as short in their lives as they have been in their violent deaths.”

But, there were many other warnings about the dangers of pure democracy from other founders. John Adams said things like;

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.”


“A mob is no less a mob though they are with you.”

The system which these progressives and revolutionaries have created relies heavily upon a populous which continuously and predictably return to a content and complacent state of being.

With this kind of populous, they think that they can implement any myriad of things. Included in this would be certain revenue creating structures which seek not only to create a “cradle to grave” society, but also seek to implement behavioral modification by increasing taxes, fees and premiums on those things considered by some bureaucrats to be undesirable or unhealthy. One example of THAT would be Senator Baucus’ “Soda Tax” idea. They also seek to become more “global” and hope to have the Senate ratify things like the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Now, I’ve studied this convention EXTENSIVELY, and there are absolutely some good things to be found within. This would include protocols which outlaw the use of minors in military operations as well as outlawing all manner of child exploitation (such as child prostitution). But this treaty would also not only in many ways have the effect of usurping the supreme law of this land, our Constitution, but would also have the following effects;

It would become illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on child welfare. Wait a minute… Isn’t national defense “general welfare”?

Nationwide, parents would no longer legally be able to administer ANY spankings.

Under the UNCRC, homeschooling would become completely illegal.

Parents would in no way be permitted to determine the FAMILY RELIGION, but instead would only be permitted to “give advice”.

“The best interests of the child” would give the government the ability to override ANY and EVERY decision made by ANY and EVERY parent should a government worker disagree with the decision in question.

As such, a “child’s right to be heard” would allow the child to seek governmental review of any parental decision with which the child disagrees.

Every child would gain a legally enforceable “right to leisure”.

Parents would in no way be allowed to opt their children out of sexual education.

Children would obtain the right to reproductive health information and services. This would include abortions, without a requirement of parental consent or even parental knowledge. But then the parent COULD receive a BILL for the procedure.

Under no circumstances would anything about Christianity be permitted to be taught in schools, but there is (not surprisingly) no mention of any other religion being shown this hostility.

These things are already being enforced in the over 100 U.N. member nations which have ratified the UNCRC.

But eventually, a system built on majoritarianism and the Ponzi-schemes of social programs with over $100 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities (not to mention an ever expanding and progressing tax code), MUST have a day of reckoning.

That day can either be met head on, or simply ignored and permitted to be continually postponed.

We’ve been here before. We KNOW what needs to be done. The damage of democracy MUST be reversed. Our republic MUST be restored.

There IS a process for meeting this goal. But we are still only at Step 1; (and that is) RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM AND UNDERSTANDING OUR ROLE IN ALLOWING IT TO FESTER TO THIS POINT.

Thomas Jefferson may indeed be “The Father of the Democratic Party”. Interestingly, his party which would eventually become known as the Democratic Party was known in his time as the Democratic-Republicans or the Jeffersonian Republicans. Personally, I believe that Jefferson probably would be a Libertarian today, IF ANYTHING. Both of our current major parties simply would have been too authoritarian to have garnered much, if any, political support back then. But Thomas Jefferson, a man who at one point in his life looked upon the French Revolution with REVERANCE, knew better than to believe that only certain people (or, “elites”) could legitimately run things. He said;

“Hear no more of trust in men, but rather bind them from mischief with the chains of the Constitution.”

Those whom have injured and infuriated us, DO NOT respect those chains. They scoff at the founding principle of this idea that power originally emanates from God, of God then sending that power to us (the people), and that we then LOAN those powers to whomever “We The People” select to do the work of “We The People”. Not of, “We The Elites”. Not of, “We The Representatives”. Not of, “We The Powerful Lobby”. “WE THE PEOPLE”.

WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE. But this time, I IMPLORE YOU, DO NOT TIRE. DO NOT become complacent. Stay active. Stay involved. READ. LEARN. Learn about the evils of the mob rule inherent of pure democracy, of progressivism, of revolution and revolutionaries. Learn who your representatives at ALL levels of government REALLY are. If they don’t work for YOU, elect someone who will.

Pay no attention to party. Pay attention to their words and actions. Pay attention to their principles. Make THIS TIME different. When they change their stripes, and you know they will just in time for the next election season (which is just around the corner), DON’T BUY INTO IT. DO NOT GET COMPLACENT. Stay active. Stay involved.

A peaceful counter-revolution is and has been brewing. But we must not tire. The future of our republic, of our children, of our soon to be born children, and of our LIBERTY WILL NOT WAIT.

It must be NOW OR NEVER.

Like those in Philadelphia in 1776, we must pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor in this endeavor. Otherwise, we’ll be back here yet again, wondering, “How in the world did we get all of these people again?!?”

The great experiment of the American republic, a constitutional republic begun centuries ago, HAS NOT FAILED. It’s not even FAILING. It IS being abandoned. Some of our fellow citizens seem to be willing to sit by and allow that to happen.

Will we become complacent again? Or will we heed the warning of Benjamin Franklin all those years ago when he was asked;

“What form of government have you given us this day, Dr. Franklin?”

His response?

“A REPUBLIC! If you can keep it…”

Stand for your republic! Do not allow us to once again have to say, “We’ve been here before.”! Do not leave this charge to future generations! WE are here NOW! Take back your republic THIS TIME!