Well, threats of secession aren’t going to work as a means to get the GOP to “get with it” as my father-in-law was wont to say. Since the presidential election, amid alarming, confirmed accusations of voter fraud and election fraud, every state in the Union has had a growing number of voters who have signed secession petitions. The threshold level of 25,000 signees that was required before the President would respond to any particular petition is being met in more than a few states.
As early as Wednesday, Nov. 14th, seven states, North Carolina(29,232), Tennessee(29,938), Alabama(29,292), Georgia(50,096), Louisiana(35,875), Texas(112,059) and Florida(33,354) had accumulated the minimum number required to trigger a response from the White House. To quote Ray Walston’s Mad Jack Duncan character from the movie, Paint Your Wagon, “There’s strange rumblins in the ground below!”
As of Thursday, November 29, 2012, there were over 1,040,000 signatures on petitions dealing with secession, impeachment, repeal of ObamaCare, and Obama’s birth records. Nearly 987,000 of those are on petitions that deal only with secession. In fact, 11 states; Tennessee (31,166), Arizona (23,660), Arkansas (23,259), South Carolina (24,499), Georgia(51,850 +/-), Colorado (22,454), Florida (34,902), North Carolina (30,495), Alabama (30,339), Texas (118,010), and Louisiana (37,089) are on track to reach the required 25,000 signatures by the 12/9/2012 deadline.
This is not strictly a referendum on Barack Obama’s presidency. It is a reflection of the serious undercurrent of anger that voters bear due to several factors. Not least among these is the vague, non-committal ways in which the GOP has dealt with numerous serious breaches of law and the Constitution by this administration. By many accounts, the Obama White House is a rogue administration, yet the GOP-controlled House has taken little or no action. So, the disenchantment with government is on two levels.
Many see the Obama Agenda a blatantly socialistic, with a serious disregard for the law. Activities such as the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, the allegedly-bogus birth certificate and Selective Service registration, the shell game surrounding the Benghazi consulate attack, voter fraud, foreign campaign contributions, subterfuge involving Russia, ambiguous support for Israel, Obama’s overt support for anarchists, and more fuel what many hope will lead to open and possibly violent revolution. Add to this, the feeling of frustration with the GOP, who has habitually kowtowed and surrendered to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where Harry Reid rules with a razor-thin majority.
The GOP, in the minds of numerous Tea Party Nation members, has abandoned them. They point the history of the last twenty five years. Beginning with the betrayal of the “no new taxes” pledge by George H.W. Bush, conservatives have dealt with a growing sense of frustration with their own party.
Enter the Tea Party!
The Tea Party has consistently maintained a platform of fair taxation, strong borders, strong national defense, morality, and support for American culture. They see themselves as the conservatives that the GOP should be.
Now, with Barack Obama’s re-election, the lament Mitt Romney’s nomination. Looking back through the nomination process and the primary elections, Tea Party members strongly supported several other candidates. Reince Priebus used tactics that were outside of the GOP’s own rules to make certain that Romney was the nominee.
These conservatives saw this! They watched it happen! They saw that nothing was done to stop it! They saw their own favorites, men and women like Newt Gingrich and Michelle Bachman more or less ignored by the GOP leadership. Perhaps, the alternative candidates would have lost to Obama, but we’ll never know!
So, should conservatives remain in the GOP where they are, as a rule, ignored? Why should they? The argument has been made that the formation of a third political party, particularly one that draws from the GOP, would ensure that the Liberal Left will become more entrenched in government, and neither the GOP nor this third party will stand a chance of winning the White House for the foreseeable future.
Counter to this argument, conservatives say that it matters not when the GOP is but a shadow of the Democrat Party. Central to resistance for a Romney nomination was the feeling that Mitt Romney, a moderate, was naught but Obama-lite. Believers maintained that Mitt Romney had no real intention of completely repealing ObamaCare, since he was the author of similar legislation as governor.
Conservatives know that the GOP has abandoned its conservative policies. Recently, amid the discussions surrounding the “fiscal cliff”, there is an apparent tendency with GOP representatives to bend to the wishes of the White House, with hardly an argument.
What is the answer? What can conservatives do to make themselves heard in a party that is ever more moderate? Answer: Not much, evidently! So, it’s party time for conservatives in America!
A growing number of Tea Party Nation members are calling for the formation of a third political party, no matter the cost…no matter the consequence. We say that while we don’t know what we’ll get from such a move, we certainly know what we’ve had over the last two-and-a-half decades.
Even if it means the eventual demise of the GOP, the time for the formation of the Tea Party as a true political party in America has come! Conservatives hold dear their beliefs, their God-given rights, their freedoms. They know that to allow the GOP to continue to be their voice is to abandon those principles. They know that conservatism itself will die unless the GOP is allowed to countenance the threat of its own death instead.
Knowing that conservatism, as the guiding light for America, must never die, I ask that conservative Americans join me in the call for the formation of the Tea Party, a new home for conservatism! May God bless our efforts!