Elections are coming up. What should the good citizen do?

Participate in local elections—sheriff, councilman, mayor. And state elections. It isn’t “game over” if your guy loses, the point is to prevent the process from falling further into the hands of madmen and extremists. Support the guy who changes his own oil, knows even a thousand bucks is a lot of somebody else’s money, and thinks “green space” is a stupid way to say “empty lot”. Extra points if he leaves meetings early to punch in for his real job, or because his livestock needs ‘tending. Find the right people. It matters. Do it right and they’ll find you. Remember the primaries too. Turnouts are light. This is how you get your own people nominated.

City and state governments have come to be federal field offices to one degree or another. Vote ’em out. One by one. Zero tolerance. No mercy. If they’ve ever said the word collectively without a spittle-flecked sneer, if they’ve ever appeared in a grip-and-grin photo with a regulatory agency, if they’ve ever forced us to fund their hobby disease, or if they’ve ever displayed a check from DC the size of a drywall panel, vote ’em out.

Stay well away from federal elections. That Obama has yet to step aside pending immediate impeachment, conviction and imprisonment—all on the same day, says all that needs saying. There will come a time when the full truth is pieced together, and a day when students ask their teachers how he ever held any office. The answer will be more unpleasant than the question. He and his co-conspirators in the legislature are all the evidence a person should need that voting doesn’t work, not for the citizenry. If voting worked it would have worked by now. When the process hints at working it’s savaged as terrorist activity. National elections are a pump-and-dump fraud, voting merely endorses the check.

There is only one legitimate schema for national government and that is the Constitution. We can vote all we wish, but as long as the power-plumbing of government is unlawful we have no access to real power. Until Constitutional government is restored the people are no more free than any other third-world peasantry living in any other strongman’s pest-hole. Until Constitutional government is restored, those who vote in elections for national office are participating in an ongoing criminal enterprise and knowingly so.

People don’t form governments to be threatened, defrauded, lied to, defamed, robbed and abused. This stuff will stop only with a repeat of the transformation that rocked the world in 1789, on the first day of Constitutional government. Voting hasn’t worked for a very long time and it doesn’t work now. Unless the serial treachery of the past is undone, it isn’t going to work in the future. Stop collaborating. Resist. Not voting is an act of resistance and resistance works. Collaborating with your abusers doesn’t work, it makes you a useful idiot. Change begins with resistance. It ends not with change we can believe in, rather change they can believe in, the kind of change that makes toxic twits run from office rather than for it. Serious change.

The fact is clear and obvious, national elections are bogus. The corruption has congealed in place. There’s no way voting significantly influences government at those levels, much less changes it. Their elections are their elections, not ours. Nothing of consequence can be changed this way. Elections are a roadblock, not a road. For instance, congressional districting ensures fewer seats are at risk than were in the Politburo of their beloved and lamented USSR. Another for instance, their federal judges routinely set aside state referendums that conflict with their personal sensibilities, one more legitimate avenue of redress criminally denied. Nobody should expect DC to change when they control the means to prevent it.

No kidding.  The corruption has congealed in place.  It’s freakin’ concrete in place now.

Rebuilding the republic has to begin at lower levels, down where we actually live. It has to be an economic and political insurgency. Discount anybody in national politics. Anybody. They can’t possibly help. The better ones are merely imperfectly dissolved bits of the toxic broth. Some are admirable, sure, but that’s all they are, those few that don’t roll over get used in other ways. Forget them. Resistance is the way and non-participation in their elections is resistance. Non-participation withholds even a suggestion of endorsement. It denies them the appearance of legitimacy, the one thing they can’t do without. The patriot’s hand should shake with shame when signing the voting register. It’s a stain on our honor that turnout for national elections isn’t where it rightfully belongs—zero.

from Good Citizenship over at ol remus at yer ol woodpile report.

h/t IOTW

 

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