Not even a week after the 2012 Presidential election and GOP names are being floated for the 2016 ticket. Who is on the top of the list so far? To name a few of the top 5, none other than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Wisconsin Congressman, 2012 VP GOP pick Paul Ryan. What do they all have in common? None of them are conservatives and have voted against the constitution
many, many times. This comes as no surprise seeing as how the GOP seems unable to understand that the only way to get back their base and attempt to gather new attention is to stick to the constitution. After all, the Libertarian, constitutionalist movement is the fastest growing in the country. This movement is the very thing that made the Republic great. Yet, establishment Republicant’s are missing out on millions of energized young voters, and they don’t seem to mind.
Let’s Break them down:
Marco Rubio, “We choose more government instead of more freedom” (RNC Speech, 2012). It is hard to imagine what reaction our founding fathers would have had to Rubio’s speech. Even more disappointing to them would have been the thunderous applause he received only a few seconds after he dared to utter those words. Rubio is of course referring to Americans having their constitutional rights stripped away by the Patriot Act and the NDAA. The NDAA being the legislation that allows for indefinite detention of US citizens without right to trial, due process, etc. Obama’s own judge ruled it unconstitutional. Obama of course said that the ruling was unconstitutional and was an attempt to override the power of his presidency. So Obama appealed the ruling. Rubio’s senate vote on the NDAA provision to unconstitutionally detain you? Senate Amendment 1126 was introduced to prohibit the federal government from detaining US citizens without due process and trial. Rubio voted Nay. The media has completely blacked out the NDAA, so if you were hoping that maybe a conservative media source such as Fox News would be reporting on this big government, unconstitutional overreach you will have to look elsewhere. Since most Republicans are voting in favor of destroying the constitution you will have to do a little digging to see just how they voted on allowing the government to detain you. Here is the full Senate vote. It is interesting to note that more Democrats voted against President Obama than did Republicans. Proving that the GOP is indeed in no way currently in a position to call themselves champions of the Constitution. Rubio gave a foreign policy speech that essentially proves he’s eye-to-eye with Obama in regards to blatant disregard to the Constitution when it comes to war. He may even have more radical views on policy than did Bush junior. When Senator Rand Paul, KY (R) introduced Senate Bill 3576, which if passed would have stopped the federal government from handing billions of dollars to the very people that attack us, Rubio refused to vote, which is essentially voting not to support it. Here is the full Senate vote. Rubio’s lack of support for this bill only proves his inability to respect and understand the constitution of this country.
Jeb Bush. The name alone is enough to send shivers down the spine of any young voter. Those who grew up during the Bush Jr. years are so turned off to the idea of anything remotely close to do with the Bush family that it’s essential suicide to even think about propelling another Bush into office. Republicans lost faith in them, Democrats never liked them to begin with, and the youth are terrified of them. Of course, that won’t keep Karl Rove and his powerful friends at Fox News from propelling the name. After all, we’re told that war-time manufacturers and black gold, and the Federal Reserve can be pretty persuasive these days. Oh, you didn’t know that his great-grandfather served as a chairman for the unconstitutional Federal Reserve? If that’s not enough for you, let’s consider the following. Jeb said that the banker bailout that gave failed banks over 700 billion dollars of tax-payer money was “The right thing to do“. Interesting position for someone to take who has a family tied to the Federal Reserve. Let us also not forget that every war we have been involved in since WWII has been unconstitutional. Wars that the family started. Additionally, it was his father George H.W. Bush that brought Agenda 21 and all of its unconstitutional, anti-American demands to America. This is the agenda that seeks to end National sovereignty, end private property rights, and contains language such as this “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective”.
Chris Christie has consistently supported unconstitutional legislation that has destroyed NJ citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights. He has insisted that illegal immigrants coming to America is not a crime and essentially refused to prosecute illegals. He even now seems prepared to support illegals in-state tuition breaks at local colleges and universities. Furthermore, he now believes climate change is indeed real, which can only result in him supporting the unconstitutional EPA, which destroys millions of American jobs and even people’s lives.
Paul Ryan, begs for bailout? Wait, not Paul Ryan… He’s a real conservative, right? Wrong. Ryan seems to have no problem with voting against his principles. Ryan is an absolute champion of corporatism; and although his speech has some mighty fancy rhetoric in it make no mistake that giving wall-street billions in bailouts has failed. If he understood economics and the free-market capitalist system that made this country great, like he says he does, then why would he vote against his own claimed principles? If that’s not enough, Ryan is also parallel to Rubio when it comes to the NDAA. He believes that the federal government should have the right to detain you without trial, without due process, without your constitutional rights, indefinitely. So, he voted to make it happen. Furthermore, Ryan voted in favor of CISPA, which will allow the federal government and large internet companies (more corporatism) to exchange your private information and monitor you in an obviously unconstitutional manner.
So there you have it. Just a few of many unconstitutional, non-conservative things these men have championed for. You may find yourselves asking: How did these guys make it to the short list when even Democrats are voting more conservative than they are? Why are they being championed as some of the most conservative members in government? Who else is on the list? Anyone at all that can end this madness and keep the GOP from repeating their 2012 mistakes? If there is, it’s Kentucky US Senator Rand Paul (R) who is listed at number six. Paul is the only one who has consistently voted for the constitution and supported the American people on all of the above discussed issues. He is the only one who seems to know the difference between capitalism and corporatism, while at the same time remaining wildly popular with an energetic base who are poised to advance him into office. If the GOP has any hope of taking the White House in 2016 that hope is in the hands of Rand Paul.