Obama’s Second Term Transformation Plans

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Jul 242012
 

 What Is About To Happen

 – BE AMERICAN – BUY AMERICAN This is basically the HIDDEN AGENDA Obama has been working for. Even if you don’t read this entire piece you will understand where we are headed if we don’t WAKE UP AMERICA!

To: Americans everywhere

I was sitting at my keyboard halfway through my writing a letter to you about how Barack Obama was fulfilling his pledge to “Transform America” by “Changing the fundamentals of America”, so that our government would become the plantation, he the owner, and we the slaves, when this article by Steve McCann appeared in my in box. After checking it for accuracy, and finding it so, I put my writing on hold and here present it to you, for I could not say it better.

…Is it already too late?

The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860.This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind.

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama’s first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of “transforming America ” in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.

The most significant accomplishment of Obama’s first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.

During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.

The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.

For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they “shall” do something and more than 200 times when they “may” take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the “Secretary determines.” In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.

The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation’s financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates.

Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others.

None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.

It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress.

Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.

The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.

The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints.

Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.

Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.

Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.

The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.

What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them

Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.

Steve McCann, author

May 12, 2012

I would add but six words to those above. Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney, to say “and we the American people also”, must come to grips with this moment in time and our role in denying Barack Obama his life long goal of “transforming” us into his slaves working on his government plantation.

Please forward this to all you can, maybe together we can save America for ourselves and those who will follow after us.

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America Is My Name

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Jul 192012
 

Editors Note: The following is a letter from the Agenda21enders, it has an important message for us all.

Fellow Americans:

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since our first AgEnders conference. In that year, AgEnders, Americans against UN Agenda 21, have formed a nationwide network with any and all like minded groups. We are Americans first. Our nationwide network has exploded as we bring Americans the education they were missing in order for them to make the right decisions about the future of America. Just as we have learned in the past, once Americans know the truth, they will make the right decision.

This could have not been done without coordinating with the experts who have spent years carrying the message of deceit, lies and corruption only to be discounted and disgraced. We thank you for never giving up. As a result of your efforts, AgEnders have been able to inform, educate and act. Today realize that too often the people we trusted, lied, stuck the knife in and twisted all so they can destroy America in the name of money, power and control. They are the Right, the Left, the R’s and D’s, the ISMS, the self proclaimed Evil elite, the power brokers in government, corporations and in the United Nations. They represent about 10% of the world’s population. They are trying to control 90%. We know they have stolen all of the money. Now they are after power and control. They are smart and have promoted both sides of wars, depleted food sources, enslaved masses, ignored disease, promoted phony environmental issues all in order to control populations. We know their goal is the destruction of America, God, Morality, Family. They say it often enough. Today we know their deepest fear is united Americans. Evil may have all of the money, they may try to erode our God Given Rights but they can only have power if we give it to them and so the buck stops here. ” When injustice become law, resistance becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson.

70-80% of Americans are awaking up. Only this time it is different. We have our sneakers on not bags on our heads. Americans are finished with phony racism leading to divide and conquer. Americans know the spin game and we are not playing any more. Little by little, piece by piece, Americans are engaged. They saw Wisconsin, California, 138 cities and county bowing out of ICLEI, Resolutions and Bills throwing out the UN Agenda 21. Americans have chosen the US Constitution over international law. Americans are unhappy with the Elite chosen path which will lead to destruction and slavery for our children. Instead we choose our Founders and we will resist, one special, exceptional American at a time, coming together. No, we will not give you the power and control. We The People will retain control of the greatest country on the planet. We know you want to steal our land, our natural resources, our equity and our minds. We know you have used our laws and generosity against us. But our Freedom, Liberty and America is not for sale.

The great secret of America is its people. “Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day… I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; .” Thomas Jefferson

We are many; they are few. We have all the numbers. They will never buy our votes in order to enslave us. The only way they will have power is if we give it to them and we will not. Our Founding Fathers were brilliant men suffering from the same issues we have today. The Federalists wanted bigger government with more powers and the Anti-Federalists wanted the power in the states. Together they compromised and created the greatest document in the history of mankind, the US Constitution containing the Bill of Rights granted by God our creator, not men in the UN.

The first way to become whole is to recognize the problem. So let us all take a look in the mirror because we have all had a hand in this mess. The we must stop blaming others. It doesn’t matter whose fault it was, it only matters that we learn from the mistakes, correct them and stop them from happening again. We were all lied to, cheated on and stolen from. Either we can stay in this rut of distractions by continually blaming someone else or we recognize our failings and take responsibility and act. 70-80% want to act. Action requires a commitment. What are you willing to give up? Will you pledge your Life, Fortune and Sacred Honor as our founders did? “If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise, and honest can repair. The event is in the hands of God.” George Washington.

There is no more turning away from the responsibility to act. So let us re-learn what makes up American and together form the biggest group in the world, a group that can never be divided, America is my name.

America is the richest land mass in the world. It contains every item needed for survival without dependency on any other nation. Americans own America and therein is the problem. According to the US Constitution, Americans have rights to own their equity – personal, business and land. Americans can accumulate wealth. They can own what is above and below their land. The fight to retain ownership of that equity is the reason for the conflict. Evil wants to control the people, their wealth and their land claiming that the wealth and land (equity) belongs to all equally and it is there role of government to control that equity by deciding who gets what. Our founders recognized that as tyranny and the Revolutionary War was fought over that control.

Our Founders recognized that Freedom and Liberty were not negotiable. The Declaration of Independence severed the ties of America declaring Americans as a Free and Independent people. Americans were free from the oppression of the dictatorial rule of tyrannical King George of England. Evil removed that bit of history from history lessons so Americans would not understand the value of their heritage and citizenship. Evil knows that a man without a heritage can be easily led. Therefore, school lessons focus on American history after 1865. Americans who have no understanding of freedom and liberty will not miss what they don’t know. Re-Read the Declaration of Independence you will be shocked at the similarities of the 1700’s and today. Very little has changed. Evil still wants to control the people. Evil recognizes if the people are continually dumbed down they will require less and less and therefore they will get less and less allowing evil to get more and more. Our Founders recognized that if Americans were given the right tools of education and each had the opportunity to become exceptional, exceptional Americans will group together and create exceptional things. Our Founding Fathers had IQ’s over 125. In 1970 the average IQ of Americans was 100-110, by 2012, the average IQ is 90-100. Mission accomplished, dumb Americans were created. As a result of their wisdom, American have created more wealth and good for humanity in its 235+ years of existence than any other country in the world. Today every human on earth benefits from some American invention. Could that happen in the America of today?

In the early years immigrants came to America specifically to gain freedom from religious persecution and seek their fortune as free individuals. They learned English for two basic reasons.

•English is the official language on America and learning English enable them to communicate. Learning to read and write kept men free. Fredrick Douglass

•English is the language of business. Without learning English people sign contracts that are left to the interpretation of another, maybe without their best interest. People who can not read English will become slaves.

Evil knows without the ability to read and write English, people can easily be divided. Lies and fear can easily be initiated.

Divided We Fail. Evil knows that if multiculturalism is promoted, and the people stick to their ethnic or religious group they will forever be divided. Divided people will never group together for the one purpose of fighting evil. Like minded ethnic groups will stick together. They will deny America as their home and their home country will always take priority. Evil knows by creating a crisis, Evil will influence uneducated non English speaking Americans to give away America, since their allegiance is convoluted.

Evil knows that if immigrants come to America from poor countries they will find that American poor have such great advantages they will be satisfied with their new surroundings and be grateful. The will settle with their own ethnic groups and never realize the potential of their new surroundings. They will accept their new life as superior to their old. They will not seek freedom, liberty and opportunity for they will not know how to ask. If not learned in school, they will just accept…

Our Founders knew that learning English created a common bond and conversation. No instance exists of a person’s writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth. Thomas Jefferson The enemy of Evil is education, common bonds and conversation.

In the months ahead, many groups will come forward with solutions. It is imperative that we first work within our states. The US Constitution grants the majority of the power to the people through the states. (Amendments 9 and 10). The states must remain whole and eliminate the overreach of the Federal Government. We all know the Federal Government lies and is on a crash course to increase in size and squeeze the life out of We the People. Yet, knowing and acting are two different things. It is now time to act. First we must become educated and then we can educate others. We must end political correctness and the idea to never talk about religion or politics. Those concepts were designed by Evil and create censorship, not discourse. We must understand that what comes from the government and the media is usually a lie to benefit government and special interest. Yet we must be informed. Truth will always prevail. Today it is easier to find on line. We must learn the truth.

Then American on a state wide basis supporting state sovereignty:

•We must come together as a group.

•Write legislation that you and your group would like to see implemented on a state level.

•Come together at a predetermined time to decide a state wide platform.

•Put the platform on line so all of your citizens can see and comment.

•You will find that most of the groups have similar items of concern. This will make the merging of ideas easier. American under one banner are hard to divide.

•Take your new state platform to question your candidates.

•Have them sign the platform and demand they sign a pledge to follow the platform once elected.

We The People will tell the government what to do. We The People will be in control. Once you give the platform, the candidate knows they work for you. R and D is not important. The person who agrees to follow your orders is your new employee. Demand truth and morality. Lying and saying, “It’s just politics,” is not acceptable. Once a person lies, they should lose your trust. Would you teach your children to lie? Then why would you accept anything less from a politician. “Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Samuel Adams

Call your politicians by their name. They work for you. If you elevate them above you, you work for them. Mr. Smith is your senator. He works for you. Always be polite but hold them accountable. “The power in the Constitution will always be in the people.” George Washington

We The People can not win if we are not engaged. We the People can not be engaged if we are not educated in the truth. Continue to learn the truth. Join the biggest group of people in the world. AMERICA IS MY NAME.

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to do nothing.” Thomas Jefferson

Victory is our only option.

We invite you to join us at Americaismyname.org

You will not be required to enter anything except your name on our Operation Paul Revere Newsletter. In our Newsletter you will find action plans that We The People can follow to make our voices known.

Americans will no longer be the Silent Majority.

Our requirements is that you are a legal American.

On this site we will relearn and understand the history missing from our schools. Learn why the pieces don’t fit or make sense. Who is running the show and why.

Learn why we are in the state we are in. Most important learn what it is to be an American and why we must NEVER give away our Lives, our Liberty and our Sacred Honor.

God Bless you and God Bless America.

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545 vs. 300,000,000 People———(read more)

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Jul 142012
 

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you.

This might be funny if it weren’t so true.

Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,

Tax his bed,

Tax the table,

At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,

Tax his mule,

Teach him taxes

Are the rule.

Tax his work,

Tax his pay,

He works for

peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,

Tax his goat,

Tax his pants,

Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,

Tax his shirt,

Tax his work,

Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,

Tax his drink,

Tax him if he

Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,

Tax his beers,

If he cries

Tax his tears.

Tax his car,

Tax his gas,

Find other ways

To tax his ass.

Tax all he has

Then let him know

That you won’t be done

Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;

Then tax him some more,

Tax him till

He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,

Tax his grave,

Tax the sod in

Which he’s laid…

Put these words

Upon his tomb,

‘Taxes drove me

to my doom…’

When he’s gone,

Do not relax,

Its time to apply

The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL license Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Excise Taxes

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)

Gross Receipts Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Personal Property Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service Charge Tax

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Sales Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Taxes

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN

 Charley Reese, author

About the author,  Charley Reese worked  for the Orlando Sentinel…He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

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Build Up the Remnant———–(read more)

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Jul 072012
 

Few people in public life ever stray from the three-by-five card of approved opinion. On those rare occasions when they do, a macabre ritual of clarifications, retractions, and apologies – a veritable liturgy of expiation – invariably follows. Forgive me, for I have contradicted the holy mainstream. Never again shall I stray from the Biden-to-Romney spectrum.

The world changed on May 15, 2007. Someone strayed from Establishment opinion, and then not only declined to do penance, but actually stood his ground and refused to be intimidated into silence.

That day, in a Republican presidential debate, Ron Paul said things Americans were not supposed to hear about their government’s foreign policy. When Rudy Giuliani demanded a retraction, Dr. Paul wouldn’t give him the satisfaction. He instead pressed his point even harder.

Jon Arden, a regular American who happened to be watching, was instantly converted to the Paul cause.

Ron Paul, without a friend in the world, nothing but hostility aimed at him from all directions, stood his ground and did not back down. Just reiterated his points even stronger. I was blown away. I felt at that moment that the world changed forever, that here had been this massive shift in reality and what could happen.

It wouldn’t be the last such moment. In a GOP debate in Florida of all places, Ron Paul said the U.S. government should normalize trade relations with Cuba. In a South Carolina debate he stuck by his guns on the drug war. At a meeting of an Arab-American association, he was asked if he had a special speech tailored to their group. No, he said. It would be the same speech he gives everywhere.

That’s who Ron Paul is.

Why did he do these things? Why didn’t he take the path of least resistance by speaking in slogans and taking no political risks?

One reason is obvious: he’s an honest man.

The other reason may not be so obvious: he was seeking out the Remnant.

Once in a while we hear Ron Paul speak of the Remnant – how he’s been trying to find it, speak to it, build it up. What does he mean by it?

He’s referring to “Isaiah’s Job,” a famous essay by Albert Jay Nock. In that essay, Nock borrowed the example of the prophet Isaiah to describe the task of the honest man in public life. (I think the example of Elijah is a bit closer to what Nock had in mind, but that’s not the point.)

Listen as Nock adapts the Lord’s instructions to Isaiah into a modern vernacular:

“Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don’t mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you,” He added, “that it won’t do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life.”

Isaiah had not been reluctant to take on his divinely appointed task, but when it was put to him like that, it seemed like a fruitless task indeed. What was the point of embarking on a mission that was doomed to failure?

“Ah,” the Lord said, “you do not get the point. There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about. They are obscure, unorganized, inarticulate, each one rubbing along as best he can. They need to be encouraged and braced up because when everything has gone completely to the dogs, they are the ones who will come back and build up a new society; and meanwhile, your preaching will reassure them and keep them hanging on. Your job is to take care of the Remnant, so be off now and set about it.”

And that’s what Dr. Paul has been doing. He’s been looking for this heretofore invisible Remnant, giving them comfort, making them aware of themselves, providing them a rallying point. Selling out for the sake of mainstream respectability would defeat his purpose entirely. Those approaches repel the Remnant, Nock said. On the other hand, the truth teller who appeals to the Remnant will find them.

To be sure, Ron Paul has wanted to make his message as appealing to as many people as possible. He never gratuitously drives anyone away. But he has accomplished this task not by the usual method, which is to water down the message according to focus-group results. He has simply explained himself, boldly and without retreat.

And thus Nock:

[Isaiah] preached to the masses only in the sense that he preached publicly. Anyone who liked might listen; anyone who liked might pass by. He knew that the Remnant would listen; and knowing also that nothing was to be expected of the masses under any circumstances, he made no specific appeal to them, did not accommodate his message to their measure in any way, and did not care two straws whether they heeded it or not. As a modern publisher might put it, he was not worrying about circulation or about advertising. Hence, with all such obsessions quite out of the way, he was in a position to do his level best, without fear or favor, and answerable only to his august Boss.

A lot of people, possibly even the majority, don’t want their worldviews challenged. They want endless goodies. They want checks with their names on them. They want to be flattered. They want: “You are the awesomest of the awesome, and that’s why your government is hated around the world. Because of your awesomeness.”

Someone at this level of moral and intellectual development is not going to understand Ron Paul, much less support him.

It is frustrating and fruitless to appeal to such people, says Nock.

They ask you to give them what they want, they insist upon it, and will take nothing else; and following their whims, their irrational changes of fancy, their hot and cold fits, is a tedious business, to say nothing of the fact that what they want at any time makes very little call on one’s resources of prophesy. The Remnant, on the other hand, want only the best you have, whatever that may be. Give them that, and they are satisfied; you have nothing more to worry about.

Ron Paul has had so much fundraising success because the Remnant had rarely if ever been sought out by a presidential candidate before. Here was a man of intelligence who defied all political convention, taught the public about things they didn’t even realize they should be interested in, and could boast a record of consistency that impressed even the most hardened cynic. That got their attention.

Nock had things mostly right, but I would amend his presentation just a bit. He appeared to speak as if the Remnant were a fixed number of people. They might be sought out, but that’s it. Dr. Paul has shown that the Remnant can be increased, not just found and inspired. Dr. Paul’s commitment to the truth, even when it seemed to yield him only grief, seized the attention of a great many apathetic Americans, and added them to the ranks of the Remnant.

Nock further described the task of finding the Remnant as a largely thankless one, a job for which one would search in vain for tangible results.

In any given society the Remnant are always so largely an unknown quantity…. You do not know, and will never know, who the Remnant are, nor what they are doing or will do. Two things you do know, and no more: First, that they exist; second, that they will find you. Except for these two certainties, working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness.

Nock lived before the Internet. Ron Paul now knows who the Remnant are. He has a sense of their numbers. He knows some of the things they’re doing. He knows he has had an impact. Nock didn’t think this was possible. In his day, it wasn’t.

Today we live at a moment of opportunity none of us could have imagined a generation ago. A revolution in information transmission is under way. Anyone can express his ideas before the whole world. All of a sudden, ideas, books, and people shunned by the Biden-to-Romney spectrum can get a worldwide hearing. Next to this, Gutenberg looks like a lazy bum.

Ron Paul did his job. He found and built up the Remnant. And there, rather than in the fleeting passage of legislation, is where genuine, long-term change will emerge.

Author-Thomas E. Woods, Jr.,  a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, is the creator of Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom, a libertarian educational resource. He is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown (on the financial crisis; read Ron Paul’s foreword) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, and most recently Nullification and Rollback.

Copyright © 2012 Thomas Woods

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