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Is a New mindset needed in Politics? Think Whig

As a whole we as Whigs have developed the mindset going back to the foundations of our nation. The founding Whigs had a plan to strengthen and unify the nation; the American System was advanced by the Whig Party and a number of leading politicians including Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams. The System that included:

  • Support for a high tariff to protect American industries and generate revenue for the federal government. The establishment of a protective tariff, a 20%-25% tax on imported goods, would protect a nation’s business from foreign competition.
  • Development of a system of internal improvements which would knit the nation together and be financed by the tariff and land sales revenues.

The big selling point today is that the Whig party is the Un-Party, in that loyalty is not to the party but the people. Our strength is because of our acceptance of the differences. Whig Party members understand that we can agree many issues, accept the differences and develop a consensus for the good of the nation.

Whigs do not owe allegiance to any party politics but to the people of the nation. When an elected official or civil servant owes their loyalty to a political party instead of the people they represent, they are forgetting the basics of our government. We should be a “government of the people, by the people and for the people”.

Many may think because we don’t agree 100% on every issue we are undecided. That is because they cannot see that the status quo is not working and driving the country apart. It will take time to show how Whigs focus on joining in the middle or the centrist mindset of the people instead of worrying about the party platform.

Are some Political Parties acting like Cults?

Government of the people
Government of the people

Many voters are becoming disenfranchised with the major political parties. The overwhelming crush of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is one sign of the peoples mistrust with the status quo. There are still many that blindly follow the two parties and refuse to open their eyes and see that many of the elected officials are not representing the people they are sworn to act on behalf of. It is almost like cult followers blindly following who they are told to. It has been said that the way of a cult is one of blurred vision and mistaken choice and the foolishness of following wrong leads or trying wrong paths has to be paid for. And America is paying for it today.

The cultist takes pleasure in complicating simple truths or in concealing important ones. Much like the laws written by our politician’s don’t you think?  Educated people have been suspicious of cult societies in the past and they have had reason to be. I’m just wondering when educated people will become suspicious of parties.

How much farther can foolishness go towards insanity when career politicians openly admit they don’t take the time to read all the bills and yet are able to sustain the support of millions? I’ve never been able to understand how anyone could blindly follow cult leaders like Jim Jones, David Koresh, etc. But the faithful following of the two major parties brings one to the realization that the power of suggestion is not properly acknowledged.

The only successes the two major parties can lay claim to are bankrupting our nation, dividing us as a people and creating a propaganda machine which has developed an cult like following that is to blind to see their mismanagement of our nation. There will be a time when the people will open their eyes and minds and see that the career politician is harming this nation. By saying that the running of the government is too complicated for the people to understand is nothing but smoke and mirrors to cloud the facts. When the government becomes so massive that it cannot control its excessive spending and uncontrolled abuse by its leaders, the people of the nation suffer. We cannot depend on any government with self-serving career politicians to be open and honest with the people they are representing.

When was the last time your elected official at any level publicly put out any issues before they voted on them? When did they solicit your views and publish the opinion of the people they represent? With today’s electronic access to social media and the ability to poll the people securely, have any of your officials do so? It is a simple task for any elected official to have their constituents register for access to their polls and offer their opinion. Then see if they truly follow what our founding fathers envisioned for the elected. Truly the government has become such an all controlling invasive tyrant that the freedoms protected under the Constitution are disappearing. When the simple becomes so convoluted and distorted that even most educated people are overwhelmed the Constitution becomes but a suggestion. Our elected officials disregard the laws and rules and do not fear retribution for their indiscretions. Many feel they are above the laws of the common people.

Remember that a Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth, but when the people become nothing more than the batteries for the matrix, they will be nothing more than the serf to the overlords and ruling party.

What happend in Virginia an eye opener for Americans

Government of the people
Government of the people

Looking at what happened in the Virginia primary, it was not due to the Tea party. Many people are getting sick and tired of the status quo of both parties. Seeing how the partisan politics is causing the discord in our nation. Politicians do not really care about the people they are suppose to be representing but their own agendas. It is never about their status but the people of the nation. Many politicians are now looking at their standing because the “shoe in” flopped. Both the Democrats and Republicans are now looking towards the middle ground to convince the American people that they do care.

Hopefully the American people will take off their blinders and see that when any politician owes their loyalty to a party instead of the people they need to be replaced. There comes a time when we need to look deeply at the workings of our government instead if following blindly. Remember that in the United States of America it is the people that control their destiny not the Government unless we allow them to control us. Rise up and say ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” if you allow your elected officials at any level to dictate to the people we all lose freedoms our forefathers fought and died to defend. Remember we were a government “of the people and for the people” I do not see this as being true today as our government controls almost everything we do. They can tell us what to eat and drink. What we can wear and how we can make a living on your own property. Even to the extent of what color you can paint your house, if you can have a fence, where you can park your car or RV on your own land and how or who you care to live within your own home.

Please look with an open mind and eyes, open to the truth not what others tell you.

Political Parties

It should not be about parties but honesty. It is without question any person wanting to register to vote should have to prove they are an American Citizen first and that they are eligible to vote. This is about ethical non-partisan politics. There should never any party registration but as an American each person votes for the person not the party.  It is truly not the party one should vote for the person we feel is the best person for the job. If a party wants to have a primary it should pay for it. Please show me where in the U.S. Constitution there is anything about political parties and primaries. There is not.  The Constitution says nothing about political parties. There is no mention of the two parties ( democrat and republican) system we all know or any requirement for any party affiliation.

In practical terms political parties in the United States are recognized and organized primarily by state governments (another example of states’ rights at work.)  Ballots in each state list different minor parties, more in some states and fewer in others. Even the major parties, Democratic and Republican, differ from one state to the next. There should never be any “Straight Party” voting. We vote for the person not the party. No person should be restricted because of party or nonparty affiliation to run for an elected office.

Both parties are trying to portray as being a party of the people, they are not.  The complexity of government has developed over years of deliberate subterfuge to keep the people like mushrooms, (Kept in the dark and fed manure).  The federal government and the politicians have developed the system to keep the people looking at the smoke and mirrors and not look at the men/women behind the curtain. They put out bits and pieces to the American people but never the whole truth.

Of course there are no absolutes in national issues. There has to be a middle ground between the far left and the far right. The GOP and Tea party movement and the DNC can’t agree on the time let alone running of the Nation.

When the parties are so polarized it is the people of this country that suffer, not the politicians.  Both the DNC and the GOP, because they are the two big boys on the block, don’t care about the middle. But it will take a group, like the Whig Party, that can see that there is always a middle ground that will be in the nation’s best interest. Whigs believe it is time to change the antiquated two party system with a more open and citizen-centric solution. This very “Un-party” concept troubles many who meet us for the first time. At least the Whig Party does not tell members how to think.

There has to be a departure from the status quo. The GOP and DNC think they are the only parties that count. It takes the people standing up and saying I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore! It is the United States of America and we the people count.

Join the Whig party and start making a difference. www.Gawhig.org

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Government of the People?

I feel that it is the obligation that our government and the people we elect to represent us, We the People of the United States of America, deserve honesty, ethical behavior in words as well as actions and to keep their word they swore to upon taking the oath of their respective office.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

I personally feel that many in office have forgotten their oath to the people of this great nation. This nation was founded because of the tyranny of a government that did not respect the people.  Please consider the following: From the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, …Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

And this from the “Bill of Rights”

“Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

There comes a time when the Government becomes autocrats and forgets that they are servants of the people not rulers of the nation. When they believe that the people are not smart enough to understand what is going on, they elevate themselves to rulers not representatives of the people.

Members of congress say that the issues of the government are too complicated for most Americans to understand. They think the American people are too stupid to see that it is Congress that is muddying up the waters to hide facts and figures from the people they represent and are supposed to be working for. The complexity of government has developed over years of deliberate subterfuge to keep the people like mushrooms, (Kept in the dark and fed manure).  The federal government has developed the system to keep the people looking at the smoke and mirrors and not look at the men/women behind the curtain. They put out bits and pieces to the American people but never the whole truth.

Of course there are no absolutes in national issues. There has to be a middle ground between the far left and the far right. The GOP and Tea party movement and the DNC can’t agree on the time let alone running of the Nation. At least the Whig party does not tell members how to think. We have pro-life and Pro-choice members and agree to have our own thoughts and ideas. Now “Morally good” is what and by who’s standards? Is it a Christian good, Buddhists, Islamic or Wiccan? Socialists see the nation by their “good” as well as extreme conservatives see their views as right.

There has to be a time and place where the middle can meet and see it is not one side or the other. One side will be controlling and pressuring the minority to compromise or lose. Look at what the U.S. Senate did with the rules on filibusters for appointees. They bulldozed the minority and will do it again. When the parties are so polarized it is the people of this country that suffer, not the politicians.  Both the DNC and the GOP, because they are the two big boys on the block, don’t care about the middle. But it will take a group, like the Whig Party, that can see that there is always a middle ground that will be in the nation’s best interest.

The Whig party can be that middle ground for the nation. There has to be a departure from the status quo. The GOP and DNC think they are the only parties that count. It takes the people standing up and saying “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” It is the United States of America and we the people count.

Join the Whig party and start making a difference. www.Gawhig.org

We understand that the majority of this nation holds values which fall on both spectrums of the political debate. One person believes in small government, the eight amendment, but also believes that social programs are needed to help our people, a more liberal policy on immigration. A second person may believe in small military budgets, marijuana legalization, Obama care, yet doesn’t like welfare programs or a global economy.

Today we find scores of political parties which surround the principles which Democrats and Republicans hold, yet argue over other fundamental topics as well. The Modern Whig Party is the moderator which brings these parties together in good faith to discuss the issues, to find a common ground, and then devise an effective plan that is practical and achievable, and then lead the parties in achieving those goals.

The motto of our founding fathers holds as true today as it did when the Whigs were first created “Actions not Words” If you hold some conservative views and some liberal then we are the party which best suits your needs as we are free to have our own views, to research and share our findings with the rest of the party, and share ideas in how to resolve those issues.

As you can see, comparing the DNC and GOP with the Modern Whig Party; the Whigs are the only party which the people can voice their opinions and be heard. The big two require a thick wad of Franklins.

The Improved Whig Party of today

The original American Whig party was founded by individuals united in their antagonism to Jackson’s war on the Second Bank of the United States, his high-handed measures in waging that war and ignoring Supreme Court decisions, the Constitution, and Indian rights embodied in federal treaties

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The Whig party had “conservative” and “liberal” principles. Whigs portrayed themselves as being the party of order and stability. They sought to protect property, uphold the status quo, and maintain America’s culture

The Whigs also idealized the “self-made man,” who starts “from a humble origin, and from small beginnings rise[s] gradually in the world, as a result of merit and industry.” Finally, the Whigs viewed technology and factory enterprise as forces for increasing national wealth and improving living conditions.

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Due to mainly the issue of slavery; Northern Whigs founded the Republican Party. The Whigs were dissolved because of the great issue which did allot more than just break the Whig Party; it divided the whole country over these issues.

Today the Whig party has taken some of the old and developed into the Modern Whigs. What Modern Whigs do not do is to tell Americans what to believe. This very “Un-party” concept troubles many who meet us for the first time, as most of today’s political parties make you “buy in” to their belief set. Your civic mindedness and personal ethics are of paramount concern as they should be to all our fellow citizens’ at the most fundamental level. Civic ethics combined with self discovery fosters true open minded dialogue and critical thinking even among citizens that have historically been at odds.

The Modern Whigs are a pragmatic, common sense, centrist-oriented party where rational solutions trump ideology and integrity trumps impunity. Modern Whigs try to practice independent critical thought. We sprang up as a reaction to ill conceived public policy that did not represent the will of the People. Today, we witness policy debates based on ideology, not on concrete solutions. Critical thinking means challenging all assumptions, and mapping and analyzing all possible solutions based on facts and potential outcomes, not on party ideology. Whigs are also keenly aware that much of what constitutes political debate today are people “parroting” others’ opinions without reliance on facts or their own self discovery.

Modern Whigs come from a place of discovery. We assume that the best solutions are still waiting to be discovered by an empowered and engaged electorate, and that the current two party system is an impediment to our progress as a Nation. An undivided electorate who can approach issues with an open mind, without prior prejudice, is what our Nation needs to forge bold new solutions built on firm common ground. We believe in American ingenuity!