It is easy to understand when politics fail. It is when changing players does not change the game. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are neither the problem nor the solution. They are irrelevant. They are the ever changing faces and names of a government that operates to the detriment of the people. They seek only the cover of elections to sanction their perpetual power grab, but these elections do not represent the views of the people or the choices they would make. They are simply an A or B on a list which does not include the rest of the alphabet.
Our choice is liberty, but there is no politician offering this. Our choice is the Constitution, but no politician is offering a means to strengthen our rights or to follow the Constitution. These are not on the menu for either men, or the congress, or the judiciary. It has probably never been completely true that the Constitution was as powerful as it was originally designed to be since those who put it into place were often the very same people who violated it first.
The cries and demands of a populace bent on liberty must always clash with those who hold the power and strive for control, even if those who hold power were given that power by the fierceness with which they once demanded liberty.
The flaw in the republic is that it appears to draw upon the populace for representatives to act in congress on the wishes of the people. That cannot happen. Once sworn in, each representative becomes the government and immediately finds themselves at odds with the liberty seeking populace. Therefore, we cannot solve our problems through political means.
We see now, after a few hundred years, that what was designed could not be fulfilled. The promises made by the Constitution cannot rise to fruition amid the daily function of government. The answer, then, is to create and populate a permanent resistance to government, not as a means to an end, but as an end in itself.
Many in the Patriot/Liberty Movement believe that if we will make the sacrifices necessary that we can restore the influence of the Constitution and gain liberty that has been slowly drained of society over the past hundreds of years. It cannot be so. We must embark on a whole new set of rules, a whole new way of doing business with a government now so arrogant and injurious to our rights that they no longer even seek to explain their actions through the Constitution, but shrug the document away.
There are PATCOMs being held around the country, Bill Nye's and The Coastal PATCOM coming up. It doesn't matter how many people show up to these things, it matters that they are happening, that there are those out there who are committed and determined to the cause. There are Committees of Safety currently acting in several states, though I know less about these organizations. All of these things should coalesce to organize the resistance to government action, either in a given state or Washington DC.
The Tea Party was a good first step, it brought mainstream America into the fight. It opened the eyes of many ordinary Americans to the dangers present to our way of life, but it was never going to be a group capable of going beyond the politics of the day. It is, in many ways, just another form of politics. The liberty movement recognizes that politics will not work, that liberty cannot be achieved by slowing the rate of alienation from our rights. Each violation of the Constitution is a unique injury, even if it is sanctioned by the nine Supreme Court Justices. They are, in the end, nothing but political beings installed by the favor of some politician and serve the government, not the people.
The struggle of the Liberty Movement is to find a way to successfully counter the abuses of the Constitution, to bring to light the corruption inherent in government and to find a means of holding those in government accountable for their acts of treason. Each individual organization would like to achieve these goals, but none have as yet arrived at a realistic method of doing so. Our great challenge in the days to come is to arrive at that method and begin to take actions that will secure to ourselves and our posterity that liberty that is our birthright.