Letter from Scott G: Don’t vote against our Constitution

Here are some things that everyone needs to consider about the upcoming election. As preppers we value our independence and the Constitution. We value free speech, even when that speech is by a liberal with his head up his butt. We value freedom of religion, the freedom to worship or not worship God in what ever manner we choose, be it your Heavenly Father, a universal spirit, or the Great Pumpkin.

We value the right against self-incrimination, the right to be free from unlawful/unwarranted search and seizure, the right to teach our children what we want, how we want; to instill in them our values, not the values of an out-of-touch, “progressive”, elitist government. We believe in the right of freedom of association, the freedom to buy or sell what we want to whom we want; not have the government tell us to whom we must.

We believe in being self-sufficient, in taking care of ourselves without being a burden on others. We believe in not accepting help from the government, unless it is in extreme cases and even then, the help must be without strings or conditions. We believe in law and order, but it must be reasonable law and order.

We believe in the right to keep and BEAR arms, the God given right to self-defense of ourselves and others, others who have not the ability to defend themselves. We believe that all men are equal in the sight of God and that Sam Colt gave us to ability to enforce that equality. We believe and REQUIRE due process from the government, not indefinite detention or being committed to a psychiatric institution because you disagree with the government.

In other words, we truly believe in the United States Constitution as it was intended, not as some liberal judge interprets it.

In this election our Constitution, our rights are under a determined attack by elitist, unrealistic, progressives who want to fundamentally change America. Obama is a charming piece of “eye candy,” who looks good in a suit (except for those radar dish ears), and has a nice dog. He appeals to the welfare class mentality (liberals), but he has no grasp on reality.

Without question, Romney has his faults and I don’t agree with all of his ideas. However, there are is one important thing I do know: the man prays on his knees. He has worked for a living, unlike Obama and he’s successful. He believes in self-sufficiency and being prepared, and he believes in the Constitution. He gave away nearly 30% of his income to charity last year.

I would never tell a person how to vote or not vote, however, in this election, if you don’t vote, you are casting a vote for Obama. If you vote for an alternative candidate, you are voting for Obama. AND if you vote for Obama, you are voting for the abolishment of the Constitution, your rights and freedom.

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  1. Great post!!! Wish I could afford to put in on a full page ad in evey single paper in the country and on half the bill boards!!

    • We could just pass this post to everyone we know. They’d get this info and a lot of great other information. And possibly discover that we are not as crazy as many of them think.

    • I firmly believe in the constitution is the highest authority in the land and people who pledge an oath to protect it and don`t are treasonous scum.For the life of me I do not understand why they shoot down a law to prove a law us constitunial before passing a law. I think it is common sense .

  2. “the man prays on his knees.”

    I would suggest that those who may vote for Romney based upon this idea read Galatians 1 generally and specifically 1:8:

    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

    Romney is not specifically a preacher, but he certainly is a subscriber to a false gospel. Osama Bin Laden prayed on his knees as well btw —

    If you want to vote Romney as the closests to your values, have at it and I understand the rationale and agree that he is entitled to believe whatever he wishes, but personally I believe the choice between Obama and Romney is meant to be deliberately terrible as God is calling people to turn to his Son for salvation and not put their faith in either of these shysters.

    • You’ve been listening to too much evangelical hype. You obviously know nothing about the Mormon church, it’s tenants and beliefs, other than what you get from anti-mormon websites and preachers. I’ve studied Islam, Judism, Catholisim, Christianity and Mormonism. Its tenants are right in line with the Bible.

      You’re a prepper. Do you know where the modern principles of prepping came from? How about the 72 hour kit? Over 65 years ago, the LDS church advised its members to get a two year supply of food, then shortened it to one year. Mormons counsel self-sufficiency, self-reliance and belief that the Constitution is a Divinely inspired document.

      You have a problem with this? Sure Mitt has his problems, but he just may give us enough time to correct the problems with our country or at least give us enough of a springboard to correct it.

      • Scott,
        As I said, if you want to vote for Mitt based upon his values, I understand and agree that he may better than O, at least as he currently frames himself — although I question Mitt’s truthfulness. (Only one of the candidates has actually banned guns btw, Mitt believes in the Constitution really?).

        My point is that the Mormon faith is very, very different than the Christian faith no matter the research you claim to the contrary and no matter how many times they state its the same. As a point of fact, when the Mormons state they are christian its a bit of an obfuscation as the Mormons believe that they are the only true christians, joseph Smith restored the only true church and the rest of us are unclean. Try to go into the Mormon Temple sometime if you don’t believe that. The Mormon version of the Gospel is also very different, grace and works required, the Mormon version of God is very different – they deny the Trinity, and the version of Jesus is very different, he is spirit brothers with Satan and us and is a created being.

        So you cited the fact that Mitt prays on his knees as a positive and I again point out that Bin Laden prayed on his knees and that doesn’t make him a worthy candidate. The lesser of two evils is still an evil.

        If you wish to vote for him as the better of the two, I certainly understand but I’d rather not choose one of the two evils.

        • Well, Thomas, the Savior was considered a radical in his time. He had radical new concepts and ideas. He was crucified for those ideas. The problem with the Bible is that it is incomplete. There are dozens of books quoted or referred to in other books in the Bible that are not available. The Bible contradicts itself in the area of saved by grace or saved by works. One of the Four Gospels wasn’t even written by any of the apostles.

          As for the oft used quote in Revelation 22:18 about adding to the book, it wasn’t referring to the Bible as a whole. It was simply talking about the Book of Revelation. At the time of the writing, the Bible hadn’t even been compiled.

          You have simply said the same things that all anti-Mormon writers have said without really looking into what they really believe.

          • The bible does not cantradictions in it. It is lack of understanding on our parts that we can`t have until later.

      • I have many Mormon friends who are not only Christians, but some of the best Christians I’ve ever met. They practice their principals in daily life and offer help with no strings attached to non-church members. Although I am not a member, I along with friends use the dry pack cannery perhaps 4 times per year, and I have never once had any of these folks treat me with anything but respect and have never even heard a mention of converting to their church. I know some folks that have, but not from any pressure, but their daily deeds.

        • Thomas,
          • Perhaps you could elaborate on the banning guns comment.
          • Could you tell us why you question his truthfulness, you must have a logical reason.
          • As for thinking they are the only true Christians, I’m sure we’ve never seen that in any other denomination.
          • If you’d rather not choose one of the two evils then it is also your right to not vote, but at that point IMHO you lose the privilege to complain.

          • Sorry replied to the wrong post below —

            Look up Romney’s history in Mass and how he signed an “assault weapons” ban as Gov adding when supporting said bill something to the effect of “these weapons have no place in Mass” and “their sole purpose is to kill” people.

            Also look up his prior voting history on abortion, was pro is now anti, gay marriage — again was pro now is anti, the list goes on but the point is pre about 2006 when he started to campaign he was Barack Obama lite policy wise.

            And if more people complained about these terrible candidates foisted upon the people rather than hold your noses and vote, maybe we would have different candidates.

            McCain in ’08 is the last time I will vote for a candidate I did not like simply because he was better than….

        • OP—

          Wasn’t implying that anyone was a bad person, but being LDS and a good person does not make a person christian, anymore than being a good person and being a muslim. Islam was derived from the Judea-Christian faith as well, they have a version of Jesus as well and have also added a prophet through whom all truth flows, Joseph Smith and Muhammed. Doesn’t make them Christian and Christianity does not recognize either prophet.

          And you should also know that because you don’t tithe to the Mormon church, didn’t have hands laid on by mormon elders and were not baptized in their temple, among other things they don’t believe that you are true christian.

    • Amen, Thomas. Unfortunately, most people will probably be like the Israelites and demand a “king.”

      • aka — Saul and Samuel from 1 Samuel keep coming up again and again for me and my family when discussing this issue — give us a king to judge us and fight our battles, I almost added it to the original comment. God was not happy that they rejected his leadership in the name of fear for their security. Thanks.

    • Cold Warrior says:

      True if I was voting for him as my Pastor. Unless I am mistaken, we are voting for a Political office.

  3. I can’t vote for someone that would sign the NDAA which goes against the very principles of the Constitution, which his religion believes was inspired by God. http://www.infowars.com/romney-would-sign-ndaa/ http://current.com/community/93695605_ndaa-and-the-us-constitution-part-1-romney-gingrich.htm
    Do not deign tell me that who I choose to vote for, is a vote for Obama. That is clearly wrong on its face. I live in fly-over country that will cast its electoral votes for Romney anyway.

  4. Cold Warrior says:

    For the most part a very good/logical message. The element which is over looked is the Marxist “apparatus”, which our country fought first in Greece, then Korea, Viet Nam, and Central America. President Obama is just one small part of it, although a very dangerous part.

    How deep this “apparatus” has infiltrated out government, culture, media, colleges, and even our churches can not be told. The “Cold War” never ended, we were just fooled into stop fighting it.

    It’s “Do or Die” for liberty. As for me, give me liberty or give me death!

  5. Amen brother!

  6. Amen!

  7. SurvivorDan says:

    I’m speechless and that’s rare 😉

    Well said. Succinct. Eloquent. To the point.
    Will share this with as many folks as I can.

  8. Petticoat Prepper says:

    Well said! I agree to vote for anyone but Romney or to not vote IS voting for Obama. This country is at the tipping point, we’re either a free nation or thralls to the government. Keep talking with your undecided friends and family. Speak up and speak out as this election people are listening.

  9. Hunker-Down says:

    I second george’s comments!

    If it is inconvenient for you to make the trip to vote, find a way.
    Half of us citizens (according to pools) want TDL to stay in office so we will continue to be clothed, fed and housed by the government. He has processes in place that will continue to swell the ranks of that group.

    If you can get an absentee ballot, do it before your local deadline. Vote.
    If you are nervous about religious persecution, vote.
    If you need a ride to get to the voting booth, start finding it NOW. Vote.
    If you think your purchasing power is shrinking, vote.

    If you are attracted to individual freedom, VOTE!

    • Hunker-Down says:

      Dang! Polls.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        Yesterday, I spoke at length with a nice Lib that I met at a BBQ. Everything was about what benefited him and folks he knew.
        I tried to offer him an anecdote where Reagan’s temporary tariff’s against Chinese goods caused me financial hardship but I understood he had to do it for the greater good of the country. The nice Lib was incredulous that I would support such a man as Reagan who hurt my financial livelihood. The man was Jewish and spouted Dem talking points that the state of Israel has never had a stronger ally in an American president than in Barrack Obama!

        When Obama wins (the Dems cannot afford to lose and will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to win) THEY will have four more years to boost the Gov’t ‘dependent’ class to 53 – 55 %. The country will be unalterably changed. Fundamentally changed.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          Correction: ….Barack… Wouldn’t want to be accused of racism for the misspelling.

          • SurvivorDan says:

            By the way, it was actually an East Valley He-man-woman-haters Club BBQ. Good food, prepper talk, other conversation, copious quantities of spirits and good cigars.

            {just stirring the pot….}

        • SD,
          Fundamental change is what we were promised by TDL, so those who vote for anyone but Romney should not be surprised when that’s what we end up with.

  10. Just got this as an email. I was for Ron Paul, but that is no longer an option.
    A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being “likable” or that he doesn’t “relate well” to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this “unlikability”.

    Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

    1. Drop-dead handsome with gracious, statesman-like aura. Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

    2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

    3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

    4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary.

    5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School…and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

    6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today’s America?

    7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

    8. Has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America’s scorn.

    9. Oh yes…..he’s a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

    10. And one more point…..pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that’s because he made that money HIMSELF…..as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans.

    My goodness, it’s a strange world, isn’t it?

    Personal Information:
    His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
    He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
    His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
    He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
    He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children.
    B.A. from Brigham Young University,
    J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
    Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

    Working Background:
    After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

    After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

    In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, now one of the largest such firms in the United States.

    In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.

    He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

    In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

    Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
    Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

    Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply and many others.

    He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

    He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.

    He was an unpaid bishop and stake president of his church for ten years.

    He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.

    He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

    He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

    Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.

    And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

    Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
    He will show us his birth certificate.
    He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
    He will show us his social security card.
    He will show us his law degree.
    He will show us his draft notice.
    He will show us his medical records.
    He will show us he has nothing to hide.
    Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.

    You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility.

    I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

    But, on the minus side, he never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.

  11. Bill Dunn says:


    You said it like it is!!

  12. SickSkilz says:

    I tend to stay away from responding with a political agenda, but I think we get a free pass on this post :). 5 Other reasons to vote agaisnt Obama (from the standpoint of a person who works in the banking industry) (note: I am TRYING not to overly elaborate)

    1) While Obamacare is well intentionned, its mathematically and economically flawed. It simply takes a cood concept and overregulates it. Mathematically, X dollars in care for people who don’t have [enough] insurance costs X dollars. Obamacare disguises this with taxes for companies who will eventually just feed the same costs down to the consumers in 1 way or another. The correct solution is to accomplish it with as little regulation as possible. Slightly add to taxes and directly pay to cover those in need.

    2) The corporate bail-outs were moronic – people are allowed to financially fail and so should companies. The nation still survives. Financially propping them up hurts the contry more than lettign business fail. This applies to banks, the auto industry… all companies. I knwo this might seem touchy for soemoen livign in detroit but its the truth.

    3) Tax credits for home buying were absurd. I personally even benefitted from $8000 for buyign a enw home. The issue is that it only partiallya ffects the economy. Likely not more than 50 cents on the dollar was actually re-spent on anything affecting the economy. I used 100% of mine to pay down bills. Additionally, the extra home sales effectively borrowed buyers from the future which simply extends the housing value slump.

    Bad economics, bad for America

    • SickSkilz,
      Add to your list the “Cash for Clunkers” program. It accomplished two things:
      1. Convinced a lot of folks who were going to buy cars anyway to buy them a bit early. Car sales increased but then decreased significantly in the months after the program expired.
      2. Took a lot of good used cars off of the market, and raised the prices on those that stayed on the market, which made purchasing that first car for or by your teenager all that much harder and more expensive.

  13. Unbreakable Az. says:

    “If you vote for an alternative candidate, you are voting for Obama.”

    How DARE you tell me that a vote for an “alternative” candidate is a vote for Obama. Frankly, it’s that sort of fear-mongering from folks like you that repulses me. A free citizen casts a vote freely, not under the insinuation that it’s “for us or against us” in some shabby political arena. And who are you to decide what an “alternative” candidate is? I for one would happily welcome an alternative to either of those jabbering boobs.

    Remember this lyric on November 6th. “Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?”

    • Fear mongering? You’ve got to be kidding! There is no way this side of hell that any third party candidate will ever get a sniff of being elected. This election is about the lesser of two evils. If you truly don’t believe that the Consitution is under attack, then go ahead and throw your vote away.

      I believe that both major parties are not what we need in America, but right now, we need someone who will give us the time to make those necessary changes.

    • I agree 100%. You are only wasting your vote if you don’t vote with whomever you believe in. It doesn’t matter who wins this election, the course we’re headed in will beat up on whoever wins so bad that in 2016, the opposite party is nearly a given because they’ll be promising a change from what we just went through. If enough people vote for a 3rd party (say Libertarian ) then although they may not win, they’ll have enough of the vote to get federal campaign funding next time which is a huge boost for a 3rd party.

      I’m voting with my morals and beliefs, and as long as I do that, I’m NEVER throwing my vote away.

      • Arkaden,
        In principal I agree with your thoughts; however, the facts (not the fear) of reelecting TDL is that by 2016 things will be changed so much with new policies and programs, that it may be impossible to unwind things. His Czars will have more power and his policies through agencies like EPA will have already crushed most industry. Handouts to more than 50% of the population will eliminate worry of the conservatives ever being in control again. He will be free to be more “flexible” with Russia, and we will have military barely capable of defending the homeland, let alone our global interests. I’m not normally the gloom and doom type, but this is IMO a critical juncture in our nation’s history. Even the founding fathers knew this. After the constitution had been signed a citizen asked Ben Franklin what had been created. His response, “A republic, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT”. Those old dead white guys knew what they were doing and the possible future threats. Now is the time we need to try and keep it (the republic that is)..

  14. Pillsbury says:

    Utter bull crap! A vote for anyone besides Romney is a vote against the Constitution? Seriously? Mr Romney was anti 2A when he was governor of Mass. Obama care is based off of Romney care. Romney is for the NDAA.

    The lesser of two evils is still evil.

    • So, you’d rather live under a combination of Marxism/Socialism/Islam? If Obama isn’t defeated you can forget your freedom and your family’s freedom. At least with Romney you can get him to look at reason.

  15. BarbeeBunch says:

    Two thumbs up!

  16. Consider this ……….how many supreme court justices are due for retirement soon ? do we want more liberals on the court or conservatives ? ……………..just sayin .

  17. Tactical G-Ma says:

    Amen and thank you for putting it in print.

  18. MountainSurvivor says:

    Scott G.,
    I 2nd that!

  19. Many people told me they voted for Obama last time and were disappointed– and some will not vote this year because they don’t like Romney either. This situation is a No Obama vote, that he previously had held. That is a plus for Romney and the lack of enthusiasm for OBama will Give Romney the edge

    Come the aftermath of the election results-(decision may be held up due to recounting in some close states) There will be BIG consequences for either winner……..

    If Obama wins I believe it will be armegeddon on our economy, our rights, and freedoms. I am preparing for the worst when it comes. I hope these readers are well versed in what to do when that happens. We will have to learn how to live in what we called the Dark Ages under a corrupt tyrant with nuclear Iran shooting missles and Obama still bowing to dictators, handing over our defense to our enemies and not responding to terrorist attacks abroad. This blog is preparing readers for many disasters, but the worst would be Obama winning.

    If Romney wins, Markets and businesses will explode with enthusiam held back for 4 years. Job killing regulations will be lifted, Obamascare halted,banks will give loans again, middle class income will boom, our security overseas will not be ignored, our military strong again, and millions of people will find work. I feel Romney will win. I can’t believe our country is that stupid to want 4+ more years of the last 4 years. Or are they that stupid?

    Since the debates and Obama’s past performance and lies have been exposed, this is a clear and obvious choice. And may God help us.

  20. As I just recently told a die-hard dem; come Nov. 6 you can vote for a remnant of democracy or socialism, it’s your choice!

  21. I’ll start by saying I don’t think this forum is the right place for partisan politics. Given that it’s posted, however, I have to disagree with its conclusion.

    I, too, believe that the intent of the Constitution was good, particularly the Bill of Rights.

    I don’t believe, however, that Romney will do any better at protecting it than Obama. This view is not based on a personal bias, as I’m no Obama fan. It’s based on looking a little farther back in history than the last four years, namely to the George W. Bush years after 9/11.

    The republicans, among many other atrocities, made the Bill of Rights look like swiss cheese.

    They created the TSA, not to “protect us from terrorists,” but to condition us to accept the government groping grandmothers in wheelchairs and taking naked pictures of young children.

    They created the “right” of the government to invade our privacy by eavesdropping on our emails, internet usage, and phone calls.

    They created a new category of prisoners called “enemy combatants,” that have neither the protection of the Bill of Rights or the Geneva Convention.

    They determined that torturing enemy combatants and holding them indefinitely is perfectly legal.

    They determined that the US Border Patrol can search anyone within 100 miles of the border – which includes over 2/3 of the population.

    Despite the fact that it’s forbidden by the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, they stationed US military at home for potential use against the citizens.

    It’s not just Obama that Americans need to fear. It’s politicians.

    Experience hath shewn,
    that even under the best forms of government
    those entrusted with power have, in time,
    and by slow operations,
    perverted it into tyranny.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    • Would you rather have a successful capitalist or a successful socialist?

      • I’d rather have a successful constitutionalist – and there is no longer one running.

        If we “must” choose between two evils, we are still choosing evil. It’s kinda like having a choice between Stalin and Hitler.

      • And in point of fact, you present a false paradigm. Obama may be a socialist, but Romney is not a capitalist. He’s a corporatist, who uses the power of government to give his businesses an unfair advantage over other businesses.

        • akaGaGa,

          One question – which can provide non-government (tax payer funded) jobs in this country? Is it corporations? Do you have a job? Is your employer a corporation or a financially well off person, or some poor guy living in a tent in the park? Corporations and rich folks provide jobs if they cannot make a profit where they are they close down or move to a location (usually another country) where they can make a profit.

          Another thing that I don’t think a lot of folks understand is that Obamas “redistribution” of wealth isn’t about redistribution (stealing from the rich and giving to poor) to the poor in the U.S. but a redistribution of the wealth of the U.S. as a whole to other poor counties. He isn’t going to tax the rich at 100% then split and send that tax revenue out to everyone in the U.S. making less than $50,000 per year.

          • M.D., you did not understand my point or my position. I am not against corporations or rich people. My grandfather started a business in 1930 that currently employs about 60 people.

            But I support a truly free market, where anyone can start a business and have the chance to become a rich person. Unfortunately, that’s not what America has become.

            What we have now is a skewed system, whereby the illicit marriage of government power and large corporations gives an unfair advantage to those corporations.

            One favorite way to work this is through licensing. Industries encourage the government to pass laws that require expensive licenses in a certain industry. The big companies can afford the license, but anyone who might try to compete faces an overwhelming start-up cost.

            For example, in New York City as of 2007, it cost $600,000 to buy a taxi cab license. http://tinyurl.com/8jdy6rb This gives the government a good chunk of income, and it gives existing cab companies a near-monopoly. The loser is the new guy who would like to make money by driving his own cab. This is not capitalism, it’s corporatism.

            I support capitalism. I’m opposed to corporatism.

  22. I whole heart agree with your points. Every one that loves this country better be voting on election day, otherwise you are shunning your duty as an american. This is the most important election of this century. May God bless America and all who love it. Linda

  23. I am having trouble posting a comment. Help. Linda

  24. Somehow it got posted. MD, delete the duplicates, thanks Linda

  25. Excellent post! This election has me worried but I have known for four years who I would not be voting for. Unfortunately, it isn’t voting for the candidate you want the most but against the one you want the least.

  26. You know I wonder how many of those that depend on the govt. for the very food and shelter they have and have no problem with leeaching off of society will feel If Obama gets elected, SHTF , and they get placed in FEMA shelters “to protect them”. And then get fed MRE’s for 3 months straight???? I think after two weeks on MRE’s and no selling thier food stamps for MC’ds they will be ready to hang Obama from the nearest tree just like they wanted to do to Bush.

  27. Sumatra NY. says:
  28. If you look at Republicans you will see Folks who love rules and regulations. If they were small government Idaho would have a very different government. We might be taxed a little less than California, or have less regulation, but the government still is a nanny state. Both parties have watered down the constitution and ate away at our freedoms. A vote for the lesser evil is still a vote for evil. Give me a real choice! I will not vote for the mockery of our present system.

    • Dennis.

      Give me a real choice! Unfortunately, there is none. I rate Mitt Romney at about five points above Obummer with neither giving me much to support. But that five points is enough for me to cast a vote for Romney.

      • SickSkilz says:

        Exactly what I would say. I ACTUALLY supported Ron Paul, but apparently he was not electable. Mitt is more half way between Obama and Ron Paul and possibly closer to the former… But at least its a shade more in the right direction.

        • SickSkilz,

          I too supported Ron Paul here on this blog in fact, but once it became obvious that he had no chance of being elected, I had to change my vote and support accordingly. It sucks, but what can you do – vote for someone that has no chance of being elected, don’t vote at all, or vote for one of the two “candidates” that being Mitt and Obama. It’s kind of like having to choose between having Gonorrhea or Chlamydia for the next for years.

  29. Lee from La says:

    I have no intention of voting for Obama or Romney. You and several others have tried to say that my vote will be wasted or that a vote for anyone other than Romney is a vote for Obama.
    I submit to you and to others that if you are voting for someone simply to be a vote against someone else, if you are voting for someone whose policies, idea, and values do not match yours, then, I submit to you that your vote is wasted.
    Obama is a black Romney and Romney is a white Obama.

  30. MENTALMATT says:

    Go G.O.P. Here’s hoping Romney takes Michigan!!!!!!

    • Encourager says:

      If you live in Michigan, may I strongly urge you to vote NO on ALL the proposals that change our state constitution. Enuf said.

  31. New Job Killing EPA Regulations Considered After Obama Wins!

    This report concludes that if activated, regulations on greenhouse gases would inflict a $300-billion to $400-billion annual burden, resulting in a notable price hike on gasoline and home heating. The requirements are so strict they virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation,Senator Inhofe (R-Ok) explains. In a thinly veiled political move, the agency has put off finalizing the proposal until after the election.

    Read it here:

    These actions will force us to pay more for energy, fuel and EVERYTHING, in what we can do. I am sure there will be a fart tax coming like in Europe which raises the cost of beef, pork, and other land animal meats.

    I would think Alternate energy sources like solar and wind power would be added to the list to get on November 7th, for those who don’t have them–depending if Obama wins.

    My list to buy on the 7th IF that happens-
    buy more dehydrated/freeze dried food, can goods and heirloom garden seeds.Don’t forget your pet’s food.

    Make plans to enlarge garden and order fruit trees.

    (What you grow or gather for food or give away or sell your crops if the gov’t knew, you may be fined, so keep it quiet.)

    Buy silver on the 6th when reports come in that Obama is winning election because silver and gold will skyrocket on the 7th and so will inflation. I expect the stock market to collapse to a new low, and Obama will be printing more money to make dollars worthless.

    Buy more gas and more gas containers with extender.

    Buy more ammo, I expect Obama regs to restrict ammo sales.

    Warn others of what is coming if Obama is elected.

  32. As I read through these comments, I note that some of us had been Ron Paul supporters, and I include myself in that group. In fact, I’ve been a Ron Paul supporter since he ran for president – in 1988.

    The main reason I supported him is his unwavering commitment to principle. If he said it, he believed it and lived it. He never flip-flopped to gain popularity, and he never said it if he didn’t believe it, unlike Obama and Romney. He was dubbed “Dr. No” in Washington because he would not vote for a bill that violated his principles – and most of them did, resulting in a lot of “no” votes. He was offered – and refused – a speaking role at the republican convention this year because in payment of that role, the republicans required him to publicly endorse Romney which he would not do. [Note that his son Rand jumped at the chance, selling his principles for a little publicity.]

    So I am confused by the Paul supporters who are now supporting Romney. Ron Paul understands that voting “for” something means becoming responsible for the results of that vote. If Romney wins and fast-forwards our descent into totolitarianism – which I have no doubt he will if elected – anyone who voted for him is partially responsible for that descent. That is the result of choosing the lesser of two evils.

    In addition, four years from now – and four years after that – you will be faced with the same dilemma, except the candidates mostly likely will both be a little more reprehensible, election after election.

    Despite what Hannity and Limbaugh say, the problem in America is not just Obama. It’s the system. And a vote for the lesser of two evils supports the “two-party” system that is destroying this country – not to mention what it does to our souls.

  33. “A wasted vote is voting for someone you don’t believe in.” Gov. Gary Johnson. I see this election as a test, repeal the second amendment by fiat (ie just ignore it) or establish a state religion by ignoring the freedom FROM religion that (to me) was the intent of that section of the first amendment. When it comes down to defending my rights I look at it this way, defending the 2nd RTKBA (right to keep and bear arms) with the 1st (Freedom of speach, press, and from religion) could be mistaken as whining. Defend the 1st with the 2nd is unlikely to be misinterpreted. BTW the record of either BO or MR does not impress when both amendments are considered to appoint new judges.

  34. Sorry my link didn’t post in the above post.

  35. You guys really don’t get it. Republicans and Democrats are both for sale to the highest bidder, corporate america (who love all the welfare they receive from Congress) and the Rich who also receive their share of Welfare. Everyone complains about food stamps or housing assistance. The money spent here is a fraction of the take by big business and the rich. The system is rigged. If you really want the economic collapse to come sooner, vote for Romney (Republicans like to borrow and spend). If you want to slow down its approach vote for Obama (Democrats at least like to pay for their spending). The President doesn’t really calls the shots anyway though, its really Congress that is screwing the 99%. Romney won’t hesitate to take away your rights if his rich friends feel frightened by your guns or if the people rise up. Remember the PATRIOT act? How did money become free speech (republican idea)? It’s sure not in the constitution. How did corporations become people? Again, not in the constitution. It’s only a matter of time until Corporations will be allowed to vote. The media isn’t liberal, 85% is controlled by 8 corporations and they want to keep you in the dark and stupid so that their profits keep rolling in and their advertisers can control your votes, spending and behavior. Fox news is nothing but propaganda, and the other networks aren’t much better. Please read the constitution. The ALCU will send you one for free. Please pick up a macro-economics text book and read it. Please look up the definition of Socialism. “a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state”. Obamacare is not socialist at all. Obamacare was written by industry lobbyist to enrich the private sector health insurance companies. Its private enterprise at its best. There are reasons to complain, but not because its socialist. If you don’t want to buy health insurance we have to take away your right of treatment at hospitals. If you get hurt in an accident you don’t go to the hospital unless you have insurance. Hospitals should be allowed to refuse treatment. If you are using hospitals without insurance or the ability to pay the bill you are a free loader and no better than all the people on welfare that you seem so upset about. The economic collapse was caused by Wall Street making bets with other peoples money and not being able to cover them when due. GREED. SIN. Deregulation allowed these companies to place the bets. I’m sure we have bad regulations, but we need sensible and efficient regulations. If you really want to get rid of the regulations let me buy the lot next to your house or a mile down the road, open a chemical factory whose emissions give your kids cancer and I better not hear you complain because that is what the Koch’s and Romney want Big Business to be able to do.

    I’m prepping but I’m prepping because I see so many people voting for Republicans who are champions of the ideas and principles that are leading this country to mediocrity. The Democrats are only marginally better. They advocate for some principals that are good, but then go and write laws and vote for bills that contain the principles that are destroying the country.

    If you are a student of history, economics and governments you will have learned that unfettered and unregulated capitalism will destroy itself with GREED. Communism and unfettered Socialism don’t work either. For Capitalism to enable prosperity it must be REGULATED.

  36. This seems to be a discussion of TDL vs. Romney, but we must not forget one very important thing, no matter who wins the top slot, and that is the senate.

    If Romney wins, a senate controlled by Harry Reid will stop everything he wants to do. If TDL wins that same senate, even with the house in conservative hands can cause problems. The two that immediately come to mind are:
    1. TDL can do anything he wants by mandate and even if he violates the constitution understand that he will not be impeached.
    2. Use a back door method of enabling treaties, like the UN small arms treaty through little known provision I just recently found out about. It seems that the President or Secretary of State may sign a treaty and it becomes law, until the senate votes it up or down. If Harry doesn’t bring it up for a vote, then it would be law for at least 2 years until the conservatives could take the senate an fix it. Two years with a treaty like that in force would be a very bad thing.

    So, when you cast your vote this Nov 6, keep in mind that the house and senate are also up for grabs, and that there are a lot of tea party conservatives running, who for the most part do share our principles. Many are being effective to the point that mainstream republicans are complaining that they have an agenda and will not compromise. Less spending, more freedom, and smaller government is something we should never take to compromise, so this is a good thing. Also, with enough tea party folks in congress they would at least attempt to thwart TDL and help Romney keep his promises. This election is bigger than just the president.

    • Encourager says:

      Good points, Ohio Prepper. Pay attention to all the buttons you need to push, or mark, or however your voting booth does it. And make wise choices right down to the township/village/city level. ALL makes a difference in our lives.

  37. Harry Reid was injured in a car crash today. It was reported that he recieved minor injuries. Maybe he will retire after all that.

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