Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Bringing LIBERTY to Capitol Hill -- 2008
Saturday Morning, November 8, 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  • The Constitutional goal of a representative republic has been replaced by the concept of an "Administrative State."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  • America's Founding Fathers would conclude that The First Amendment had been repealed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. Earlier this week, more than 120 million Americans went to the polls and voted for a new President and Congress. No matter how we cast our ballots, all Americans have reason to be proud of our democracy. Our citizens have chosen a President who represents a triumph of the American story -- a testament to hard work, optimism, and faith in the enduring promise of our Nation. Americans should NOT be proud of our democracy for two reasons:
  1. America was supposed to be a Republic, not a Democracy
  2. American voters are truly ignorant.

What is "the enduring promise of our Nation?"

  1. That we would be a City upon a Hill, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world
  2. That we would secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through individual pursuit of happiness (not socialist "spread-the-wealth" schemes)

Obama does not believe in these enduring promises.

When I called President-Elect Obama to congratulate him on his historic victory, I told him that he can count on my complete cooperation as he makes his transition to the White House. Ensuring that this transition is seamless is a top priority for the rest of my time in office. Our country faces economic challenges that will not pause to let a new President settle in. This will also be America's first wartime presidential transition in four decades. We're in a struggle against violent extremists determined to attack us -- and they would like nothing more than to exploit this period of change to harm the American people. Government wants us to believe we are in a perpetual state of emergency, thus justifying perpetual government control.

The problems that constitute an "emergency" were, of course, caused by the government in the first place.

There was no constitutional declaration of war four decades ago.

So my Administration will work hard to ensure that the next President and his team can hit the ground running. For more than a year now, the White House and agencies throughout the Federal government have been preparing for a smooth transition. We've provided intelligence briefings to the President-Elect, and the Department of Justice has approved security clearances for members of his transition staff. In the coming weeks, we will ask Administration officials to brief the Obama team on major ongoing policy issues, ranging from the financial markets to the war in Iraq. I will keep the President-Elect fully informed on important decisions during this critical time for our Nation. Taken together, these measures represent an unprecedented effort to ensure continuity throughout the executive branch. I think that Republicans treat Democrats more graciously than Democrats treat Republicans. One is reminded of the White House Vandalism that Clinton staffers left for the incoming Bush Administration.

Republicans always (stupidly) confirm Democrat nominees, while Democrats go to extremes not to confirm Republican nominees solely on the ground that they are Republican, not always with any real policy concerns (given that White House Republicans are conservative in name only).

A successful transition is just one of the many important tasks remaining for my Administration. Yesterday we learned that America's economy lost jobs in the month of October, and I will continue working hard to return our Nation to the path of prosperity and growth. To help address the global financial crisis, my Administration will host an historic international summit in Washington on November 15. We will also keep urging Congress to approve America's free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama and South Korea. We will continue working to defeat the terrorists and extremists abroad, to keep the American people safe here at home. Global financial woes will not be solved by international "summits." They will be solved be purging from the world the pernicious effects of a dollar which is now fraudulent.


Free trade is created by removing obstacles to trade, not be creating new unconstitutional government agencies to manage trade.

Americans expect their President to conduct the people's business. I will continue to uphold this solemn obligation for as long as this office remains in my trust. In the meantime, I join the American people in wishing President-Elect Obama every success. Laura and I wish the Obama family as much joy and happiness as our family has found in this wonderful house.  
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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Communicating with Government and Media

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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).
TWIC - A Backdoor Real ID Card
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
Big government prospers through failure. Each new failure is used to justify more spending and new powers. Wasteful spending in Iraq is the latest example. One way to change this is to hold government accountable. A new bill in Congress seeks to provide some of the needed accountability. Please support it. Learn more »

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.

Click here for a replay of this edition of the Ozarks Virtual Town Hall