This was posted originally May 23rd, 2010. As I go through and update old posts I found this one and the same days for the weekend fell on May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
Please-please read and consider a donation. Thank you in advance for any help towards giving my son an advantage. GO FUND ME: My wife and I are giving our son $1,000, so the fund is $1,800
Will be out on the high seas enjoying time with my lovely wife — and no kids!
I will soon be making a “Store” page on my site to sell some of the stickers you see (and link to buy the other “Econ Legends” you see). There will be an evolution string for both parties (Republican to Dem, and the one you see… Dem to Republican); The “tougher” Christian fish, the counter to “COEXIST” (the reality); and the “Pause Button”
(CLICK TO ENLARGE)
My computer is on the fritz… I thought I had a sure fire way to protect my data on my hard-drives. Foiled by Gremlins again. The better way to protect my data requires cashish. With my work situation, my recent diagnosis and having to go to UCLA to get a third opinion on it (Lupus), and my diagnosis of quite a few years now of Multiple Sclerosis. I will be back posting, but I will do so when I am confident about not crashing my computer.
Why the Badger?
The CONSTITUTIONAL FEDERALISTS OF AMERICA is represented by the American Badger. This Carnivorous mammal has much in common with this newly emerging party.
Winter is passing, and this small resilient animal has emerged from its slumber. Arising from his burrow his appetite is overwhelming. The AMERICAN BADGER is fearless, having no regard for oneself, stopping at nothing to ensure its mission is accomplished.This low slung, stocky, fossorial beast-of-prey is often underestimated and is the furthest from being an endangered species for good reason. Although these badgers are typically nocturnal, they can emerge during the day when there is little to no encroachment or there is a reason to defend itself.
Much like the American Patriots of today, we are being awakened from our slumber in a defense of our FOUNDING principles.
Here are a couple graphics I want to keep here from the site (made by my son):
And here is the intro page to the site…
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him ~ G.K. Chesterton
What is the CFA?
CFA is short for the CONSTITUTIONAL FEDERALISTS of AMERICA. The goal is to be organized enough to affect elections through education, coalesced activism, and eventually candidates.
Why the CFA?
The idea came to fruition of a new political action organization/party by listening to a couple interviews by Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, RANDY E. BARNETT. In the interview (which was truncated) he had an idea for a third-party that was a bit different than the Libertarian Party but that held-to-many-of-the-same-standards of liberty that are clearly enumerated in the CONSTITUTION for the Federal Government leaving the rest for the STATES to ultimately decide.
Some Recent History
George W. Bush rode into Washington astride the horse of smaller government… when he left he had worked deals [for instance] not to close or shrink the Dept. of Edcuation, rather he expanded it with guidance from Ted Kennedy. The Washington Times notes that when he left Washington he had “overseen the BIGGEST FEDERAL BUDGET EXPANSION since Franklin Delano Roosevelt seven decades ago.” This is one reason “Dubya” had such low percentages… his base disliked his actions for differing reasons than his inquisitors did.
Then came the nomination of John McCain… and then Mitt Romney… I cannot — CANNOT! — sit through “The Donald.”
CFA’s Analysis of the Political Landscape
We see a country that is hurting. True patriots, lovers of the FOUNDING principles in our FOUNDING documents must join in a united voice that makes the established and slipping norm pay attention. It should be a place where many smaller groups can coalesce over the ESSENTIALS, while allowing the non-essentials to stir vigorous debate.
An Indication of this Diagnosis
True small government solutions causes a voice ~ a united voice of WE THE PEOPLE ~ to be truly heard. Corporations (BIG-BUSINESS) are in bed with BIG-GOVERNMENT to affect legislative outcomes, thus, shrinking true competition leading to CRONY CAPITALISM.
“The Donald” is merely a caricature of what is wrong with our government.
CFA ~ Rock and a Hard-Place
While there are good-and-bad positions in the two parties outside the Republican Party that I adore and would rather have affect the GOP… the sad reality is that we are a minority in the REPUBLICAN PARTY.
So, this site exists as a “trichotomy” of two already existing parties, the LIBERTARIAN PARTY and the CONSTITUTION PARTY. I want those who are not necessarily “religious” to feel at home in that they understand the importance of the Judeo-Christian influence on our NATIONS philosophy, and wish to uphold that philosophy while being personally secular…
Even if one does not necessarily accept the institutional structure of “organized religion,” the “Judeo-Christian” ethic and the personal standards it encourages do not impinge on the quality of life, but enhance it. They also give one a basic moral template that is not relative,” which is why the legal positivists of the Left are so threatened by the Natural Law aspect of the Judeo-Christian ethic. ~ Tammy Bruce (Lesbian Pundit)
I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse. ~ Richard Dawkins (Atheist Activist)
All the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make or invent or contrive principles. He can only discover them, and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author. ~ Thomas Paine (Secular American Revolutionary)
And I want those who love the liberties the STATES SHOULD HAVE in deciding for themselves what the Federal Government cannot influence — understand that some social ills should NOT BE Carte Blanche legalized, or welcome those with a slightly differing view on isolationism, or consider one of the PRIME DIRECTIVES of the Constitution as protecting life. Because many “Republitarians” differ on these exact issues.
In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die ~ Dorothy Sayers (Christian Humanist)
It is in the manners [morals/cultural habits or norms] and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. . . . degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats into the heart of its laws and constitution ~ Thomas Jefferson
…we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. ~ John Adams
A “conservatarian” party in-other-words… truly PALEO-LIBERAL.
What are the Goals of CFA?
Educating people, especially my fellow Republican’s on that PARTIES GRAND OL’ HISTORY, as well as basic ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES is our current goal.
So join CFA today in our struggle to educate the masses with guest columns and other recommended resources on the important direction our nation SHOULD be headed.
MUST be headed.
We do not have or plan on having a candidate, but we will endorse one as we expand our influence.
The shirt company I got this idea from notes that when a person is young… they tend to be more “left-leaning” with their views. As they mature, maybe try to start a business, pay for their home, health insurance, schooling for their kids, and the like… they tend to become more moderate or conservative in their viewpoints. A popular saying goes like this:
I would posit as well that the political spectrum that is left-leaning in their views are regressive… in my “humble” opinion.
I do fully acknowledge however, especially with this 2016 campaign season, that I am in the “stupid” party:
MORE: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) called conservatives “the stupidest party” in his Considerations on Representative Government (Barry Popkik).
In a video detailing progressive thinking, at the 4:50’ish point (← right click and “open in another tab” in order to start from this point) there is a good example of some of the vacuous responses to positions by the Left. One is the response “to read a book.” This was JUST done with a Twitter conversation I was in via my bumper sticker for my site:
Here is my response for the record:
As some know, I work for a Halloween company. We do sell stuff like hats, shirts, wigs, masks, all year long. But our bread-n-butter are costumes. Not only that, but we get busier-and-busier every year. So I will not be posting much till after the scary season. Below are two links to our stores (one on EBAY, the other Amazon):
I am trying to make the load times faster on my posts. So I am stripping the side bar and making “Pages” with the info from it and more. It is the “more” that is taking time… going through and cleaning up my posts that I am linking. Figuring out how I am going to categorize them, etc. Here is the first Page I am working on: Origin Topics and Links ~ not done yet!
See more context here.