By Mr. Curmudgeon:
The ad nauseam charge leveled at Republicans during the 2012 presidential campaign is that they pose an obstruction to Obama’s utopian vision. If that were true, the debt ceiling would not have been raised and the Republican leadership in the House would not be planning an exit strategy to the budget restraint policies fought for by its 2010 Tea Party contingent.
The post Obama re-election immediate strategy for the Tea Party is obvious: expand its power in the House – that holds the nation’s purse strings – and use it to jettison the current Republican leadership, replacing them with souls committed to obstruction, obstruction, obstruction.
America may have already passed the point of no return on fiscal matters, but we can at least slow America’s decline – buying time for a future generation of indentured state surfs to rebuild our once shining city on a hill.
But that requires a radical shift in Tea Party strategy that plays to its great strengths at the state level: a call for a Constitutional Convention.
The Constitution’s Article V states, “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution …” However, the document also says that when “Legislatures of two thirds of the several States … shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution …”
In the more than 200-year history of our nation, the states have never availed themselves of the power to amend the document. The organized left has a lock on the Electoral College due to large populations in the bluest of blue states. But the Electoral map broadcast into every home last election eve showed a nation awash in red. That means the real power resides within the nation’s heartland – the red states.
If you want to take your country back, the Founders provided a constitutionally sanctioned emergency measure. And no political organization is better suited to begin the process of halting America’s march toward totalitarianism than the grassroots army called the Tea Party.
Waiting for the Supreme Court, the Congress or the White House to save America is a lost cause. Amending the Constitution to restrain Washington’s power is our only hope. Taking back our country begins with taking back our Constitution.