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Bringing LIBERTY to Capitol Hill -- 2008
Saturday Morning, November 1, 2008, 10:30am

A Discussion of The President's Saturday Morning Radio Address

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Notes and Summary of the President's Address: "Voting on Election Day"

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This Tuesday is Election Day. After months of spirited debate and vigorous campaigning, the time has come for Americans to make important decisions about our Nation's future. I encourage all Americans to go to the polls and vote.   (continued below)

How the President Differs from the American vision of "Liberty Under God":

  • "No Taxation Without Representation" - a rallying cry of the American Revolution.
  • The Constitutional goal of a representative republic has been replaced by the concept of an "Administrative State."
    • The overwhelming majority of laws today are not made by elected representatives, but by unelected bureaucrats.
  • America's Founding Fathers would conclude that The First Amendment had been repealed
    • There is no freedom of religion: the U.S. is officially atheistic.
    • There is no freedom of the press: the media is the lapdog of "the Establishment."
  • You should only vote for a candidate who is called an "extremist" by the mainstream media, who is alarmed at the state of this nation, and makes a believable, trustworthy promise to radically cut government spending and confiscation of private wealth.
  • A failure to vote this way indicates that you are not in tune with the original ideals of America.
  • America was founded on the philosophy of "Liberty Under God."
    • "Liberty" means freedom from government suppression of ideas and confiscation of wealth
    • "Under God" means we have a personal responsibility to love God and neighbor.
  • The original American Dream: Everyone dwelling safely under his own Vine & Fig Tree
    • Human beings are endowed with the right to property by God, not the government.
  • America's Founders spoke of this as "an Experiment in Liberty" (1787-1887)
    • The "experiment" was a success: a Free Market made America the most prosperous and admired nation in history
  • In the 20th century, the experiment in liberty was replaced with another experiment: an experiment in central planning
  • The original American dream of personal, private ownership, has been replaced with private indebtedness and public control.

President Bush's
Saturday Morning Radio Address

Another Perspective:
"Liberty Under God"

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This Tuesday is Election Day. After months of spirited debate and vigorous campaigning, the time has come for Americans to make important decisions about our Nation's future. I encourage all Americans to go to the polls and vote. The decisions voters make on Election Day will not change America's future. America's future will be changed only if Americans begin working to repudiate the "results" of Election Day.
Election season brings out the spirit of competition between our political parties, and that competition is an essential part of a healthy democracy. But as the campaigns come to a close, Republicans, Democrats, and independents can find common ground on at least one point: Our system of representative democracy is one of America's greatest strengths. Both major parties are working together -- not competing. They both want to perpetuate their own power. Neither wants to return to the original ideals of America.

Democracy was considered to be an evil by America's Founding Fathers.

The United States was founded on the belief that all men are created equal. Every Election Day, millions of Americans of all races, religions, and backgrounds step into voting booths throughout the Nation. Whether they are rich or poor, old or young, each of them has an equal share in choosing the path that our country will take. And every ballot they cast is a reminder that our founding principles are alive and well. Voting does not determine the path our country takes. We've talked about Bush's use of "our" and "nation" when he really means "the government." Voting will not perceptibly alter the direction the federal government will take. Especially in the race for President, the candidates for the two major parties have no intention of radically reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and neither candidate opposes increasing the size, scope or power of government at any level or for any purpose.
Voting is one of the great privileges of American citizenship, and it has always required brave defenders. As you head to the polls next week, remember the sacrifices that have been made by generations of Americans in uniform to preserve our way of life. From Bunker Hill to Baghdad, the men and women of American Armed Forces have been devoted guardians of our democracy. All of us owe them and their families a special debt of gratitude on Election Day. The troops in Baghdad do not preserve the ideal of every American dwelling safely under his own Vine & Fig Tree.

We should mourn with the families of those who died in vain.

Americans should also remember the important example that our elections set throughout the world. Young democracies from Georgia and Ukraine to Afghanistan and Iraq can look to the United States for proof that self-government can endure. And nations that still live under tyranny and oppression can find hope and inspiration in our commitment to liberty. The government of Georgia will not allow the people of Ossetia to be free and independent. The Ukrainian government will not let the people of Crimea be free and independent. Afghanistan will never be free and independent until they become a nation "under God," that is, a Christian nation.
For more than two centuries, Americans have demonstrated the ability of free people to choose their own leaders. Our Nation has flourished because of its commitment to trusting the wisdom of our citizenry. In this year's election, we will see this tradition continue. And we will be reminded once again that we are blessed to live in a free nation guided by the will of the people. John McCain was not the choice of "the people" of the Republican Party. He was the choice of the party leadership. The mainstream media did everything they could to derail the candidacy of Ron Paul and especially his message. Our nation's policies are not guided by a majority of the People.
Thank you for listening. Non-voting Archives
Gene Callahan
Your Right Not To Vote
Exercise it while you still can.
Rock the Non-Vote, Part 1
Rock the Non-Vote, Part 2
Not voting is a blow to the state and the establishment.
Wally Conger
Forget Voting
But whom will you root for? Article by Wally Conger.
Don't Vote
Wally Conger's anti-electorate manifesto.
Thomas DiLorenzo
Don't Vote
It's the patriotic thing to do, says Thomas DiLorenzo.
Brian Dunaway
Voting Is Immoral
Don't Vote
You'll only help legitimize the criminal gang running the country, says Brian Dunaway.
The Voting Blues
Brian Dunaway on the trouble with democracy.
Brad Edmonds
Voting Is Evil
Abstaining is good, says Brad Edmonds.
Anthony Gregory
Go Ahead, Cancel the Election
There would be silver linings to such a usurpation, says Anthony Gregory.
Voting for the Lesser of Two Police States
Anthony Gregory on the election.
Paul Hein
Don't Do It!
Vote, that is.
J. H. Huebert
Every Vote is Wasted
Ira Katz
A Vote for Not Voting
We need voter de-registration drives, says Ira Katz.
Robert Klassen
Your Vote Counts
But only in the marketplace, says Robert Klassen.
Vote for the Leader of the Gang?
No thanks, says Robert Klassen.
Turn Your Back
On the 2004 elections, says Robert Klassen.
Don't Vote
It makes you culpable.
Al Lowi
The Vanishing Voter
Al Lowi says, Hurray.
Benjamin Marks
Americans Are Free Not To Vote
We in Australia are not, says Benjamin Marks.
Wendy McElroy
Be Responsible: Don't Vote
Don't be a conformist, says Wendy McElroy.
Bob Murphy
Hey, Voters
Still Don't Vote
Bob Murphy responds to his critics.
Picking Neither of Two Evils
Picking Neither of Two Evils, Part II

Bob Murphy on the irrationality of voting.
Don't Cancel the Election!
It would be a nightmare, despite the trouble with mass democracy, says Bob Murphy.
Don't Let the Feds Postpone the Election
Unless you want Occupied America, says Bob Murphy.
Michael Peirce
Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
Michael Peirce on the election.
Fred Reed
The Con Game Called Democracy
Voting is a public display of weak character and low intelligence, says Fred Reed. (And see Hoppe.)
Mark Reynolds
Why I Don't Vote
Mark Reynolds on a waste of time for you that pleases the government.
Jeremy Sapienza
Are you kidding?
Bretigne Shaffer
Don't Vote
Indeed, don't participate in politics at all. Article by Bretigne Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer
Bush or Kerry?
Butler Shaffer on how to decide.
Elect a Donkey
No, no. A real one.
Why I Do Not Vote
Politics is evil, says Butler Shaffer.
John Seiler
Alien vs. Predator
John Seiler on election 2004.
Russ Stein
Ignore the Campaign Too
Not voting is only the first step, says Russell Stein.
Mark Thornton
Don't Vote, or Vote 3rd Party
Both are right, says Mark Thornton.
Mark Westcott
Stay Home on November 2
Mark Westcott goes over a few of the reasons.

Does Voting Matter?
Should You Vote At All?

A Non-Voting Bibliography
Compiled by Wilton Alston

For general theory on non-voting and political party involvement, see:

For specific articles on non-voting (with some pro-con debate), see:

Kevin Craig's Platform:

What Would America's Founding Fathers Do?

The men who threw tea into the Boston Harbor over a tax of 3 pence per pound would not be happy with a tax ten times greater on every gallon of gas. Those who took up muskets over a total tax burden of less than 3% would not be happy with the fact that the federal government now takes more than half of everything you earn.

Today it is illegal for public school teachers to teach their students that the Declaration of Independence is really true (and not just an outdated historical document). The federal government is clearly at war with everything the Founding Fathers stood for.

America's greatest Americans would abolish today's federal government.

Muskets are Not an Option

There are two reasons why we should not take up arms to pull off the violent overthrow of the federal government, even if America's Founders would surely do so. First, the feds have nukes. Second, violent revolution is unChristian and unBiblical. We must beat our swords into plowshares and use persuasion to abolish tyranny. This is time for a revolution of ideas.

Revolution Won't Come in a Day

John Adams once wrote that the American Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney James Otis began legal challenges to the Writs of Assistance. He lost the case, but "American independence," Adams wrote, "was then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15 years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence (1776). Then another seven years of war was required before a Peace Treaty was signed (1783), and then six years before the Constitution was finally ratified (1789). That's almost 30 years. (And Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20 years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to convince Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government schools? We need to be in this battle for the long term. "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."

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Make Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting

Make Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
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Real ID is dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a new plan to subject every American to a national ID card anyway. They plan to pick off one occupational field at a time, starting with the maritime industry. One man is fighting back. Meet him, and help stop this backdoor Real ID plan.
Stop the Killer Horse Hormones
The FDA "outlawed" the use of Estriol, an estrogen medication that's bio-identical to human estrogen. Doctors must now prescribe animal-derived estrogen instead. Are bio-identical hormones dangerous, while animal-derived hormones are safe? No. The practice of medicine is moving to chemically identical to human hormones and away from animal hormones. Learn why the FDA decided to endanger women's health in this way, and take action.
End Asset Forfeiture
If the government suspects you used your house or car in a crime, they can take it and sell it at auction. They don't even have to prove your guilt. They call this practice civil asset forfeiture, but it's really theft. It violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 14th Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to put profits before justice. Tell Congress to end civil asset forfeiture.
End Asset Forfeiture

Iraqis Vote

Support an Iraq Referendum
Americans keep debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe we should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After all, it's their country. Tell Congress to request that the Iraqi government hold a public referendum on the U.S. occupation. Learn more »

Make Congress read the laws it passes!

The 'No Legislation Without Representation' Conference

Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).

Unelected bureaucrats create tens-of-thousands of new dictates each year. Making rules is the job of Congress, not bureaucrats. has drafted the “Write the Laws Act” to end bureaucratic “legislation without representation.” Click here . . .

Cap and Trade

"Cap and Trade" is not the way
The politicians seem to be unifying around "cap and trade" as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If they take this step it may be the largest increase in the size, scope, and intrusiveness of government since the creation of Medicare. Worse still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please tell Congress to oppose "cap and trade." Learn more »

Support Ron Paul's “American Freedom Agenda Act”
The politicians have done great harm to this country in response to the 9-11 attack. A bill has been introduced that will undo much of that harm.
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Strike at the Root

Iraq Waste

Iraq Waste
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Stop The War FOR Terror

Stop the War for Terror
U.S. policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to be fighting a war for terror, rather than on terror. This policy must stop. The place to start stopping is with Iran. We must not attack Iran. War with Iran would devastate our economy, disrupt world oil supplies, and recruit more terrorists. Click here to stop this war before it starts.

The Democrat Party Radio Address:

The The Democratic Radio Address was delivered by Barack Obama, the Democrat Party Presidential nominee. He made an extraordinary list of promises that cannot be kept by the federal government, and violate the Constitution even to try.

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