It seems like a long time ago that the majority of people woke from their hundred-years-slumber and saw that our government had become abusive to, destructive of and unresponsive to the citizens it daily fleeces to feed the machine of government. They shook their collective heads and those blissful days of 1960's America fell like scales to the ground. Most Americans were not involved in 1960's Vietnam War protests, or the "free love and drug" culture of Haight Asbury. They were children running and playing in the yards and fields abundant with creatures and adventures. As time went on the toys got bigger and more expensive and more fun.
It seemed like only a few weeks later they woke up older and everything they had believed about their government had changed. I don't know that the government had changed much from their childhood, but they suddenly recognized the changes that had taken place while they played house. All of the promises made by the government suddenly looked like they might not come true, that there would be no massive fund to take care of their retirement. Instead of having a retirement fund of their own, they watched it crater, lost with the stock market shocks of realizing that bad loans would not be repaid, that there were no sacred promises anymore. The values of their homes dropped like a rock and there was nowhere to turn for relief. Screwed, right and proper by the government and banks they had always trusted.
Poof! Tea Party, 9-12 organizations popped up, angry people at town hall meetings. After living a largely law-abiding life, these people realized that they had been snookered out of their savings and the perpetrators were getting bailed out with billions of their tax dollars, a double whammy for a trusting public. Heat and fury ensued and they changed the 2010 election to put in people they trusted, the new people, Tea Party people, real people, who, often sold them out just as quick as any other politician had. Oh, maybe the newly elected held a line or two that had to be held, but when the big questions came down the pike they were converted to just another political jellyfish.
It is important to acknowledge the successes of the Tea Party/9-12 organizations: they impacted America in a big way, an unexpected way. They changed the political landscape and drove conservatism into the daylight. They dispelled accusations of racism, of astroturfism and stood firmly on the ground of righteousness. No doubt about it, but they missed one big, big truth of politics: diplomacy without the threat of force is just a big pillow fight.
The Tea Party/9-12's have become a political force. But, they are a naked political force with no pretensions to competition with the powers that be. They stand kindly asking for permission to move forward with their agenda of re-instituting the Constitution in American politics and they will receive that permission when hell freezes over. It is time to be impolite, as abusive as the system has been to them, demanding as a DMV clerk, as insistent as a fat IRS agent.
Where are their security forces? They won't do it themselves. Who stands between them and Trumpka if he should make good on his threat to launch an assault of union labor leg-breakers on them? When the mix gets loud, who will the Tea Party/9-12's call? Forget 911, they ain't interested in arresting a bunch of union brothers and sisters, ask Breitbart about that one when you get there.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Tea Party/9-12's, this is real business, rough business and so far the establishment Republicans have led you down the path to nowhere. They have taken your initiative and turned it to their purposes all the while feeding you the myth of non-violence. They will force-feed you a moderate like Romney and you will vote for him. Nothing significant will ever change until you choose to embrace the last act of diplomacy and bring your numbers to bear on the real problem of corrupt government.
We are not far from having to make real life and death decisions, the sort that our founders faced with honor and gunpowder. Will the Tea Party/9-12's shrink from that role, or embrace it and make alliances with their natural supporters? At one point or another one must get on the train, or derail it. The choice is up to them, but when Obama blackmails a justice to vote in favor of Obamacare, the decision will be theirs to take political force and flush it, or ask for a hand with the harder part of diplomacy.
Do I really have to illustrate the alternative? The acceptance of Sharia Law in America; the total disenfranchisement of the legal voter (actively taking place on a small scale now); the abolition of the right to gather and petition the government (at the risk of being labeled an Anti-Government Extremist) and on and on. It does not end, this path that our government is on, not with Romney, not with anyone.
Ball's in your court. Get back to me when you think it through.