The recent last minute deal to keep the government funded and operating is a clear indication that neither party is taking the matter serious enough to fix it. Reducing the spending by $100 billion was itself a mere drop in the bucket, and the compromises made by the GOP is more like business as usual inside the Beltway.
Our nation faces serious consequences, including our sovereignty if we don't start getting out of debt. And it will not be easy, although it will reform the government and prevent such an atrocity to happen again. But Americans must start to take responsibility for themselves and not rely on representatives of a political party to act on their behalf. They represent the party and not you and me.
The representative form of government that was created by our founders is not the same representative government we suffer with today. In their foresight and wisdom, they separated the election of Representatives of the People from the selection of Senators representing the States. That is why each State only has two Senators.
But there are several other factors that have contributed to the debt of this nation, and the reason why prices keep going up for everything. The main reason is our money, or the fact that our money has no real value.
To have money that is stable, it must have backing, and that needs to be something tangible, something of worth. Historically, gold and silver have been used to coin currency, as each retains significant value over the course of millennia. It's value when compared to our dollar shows how little value our dollar holds, not necessarily that gold is worth more now than it was worth during the days of Caesar. See the documentary The Money Masters
Repealing the Federal Reserve Act and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service will enable the United States of America to set a value on its dollar based on the amount of gold and silver bullion in reserves that backs it. That will stabilize the dollar and give it real value against all other currencies, and make it a currency that other nations will want to use as a standard. A monetary system that is backed by gold and silver will create more of those metals being imported to receive the US dollars to trade with on the markets of the world.
The next significant change that must occur is the abolishment of the Universal Commerce Code and the Corporate laws. Companies will still exist only the shareholders and officers will be held both fiscally and legally accountable for the actions of the company. A company is not an entity that can be tried in criminal court, even when the actions of one or more of it's employees or officers perpetrates a criminal act. Everyone must be held accountable for their actions, it is the only way that justice can be served equally amongst all people, regardless of profession, family, or wealth.
The next thing we must do is bring back out troops from around the world, so that we can focus on s more streamlined military budget that maintains our nation's defenses, but not over burdening the taxpaying public with wars, declared or undeclared around the world. We must lead by example and not by might alone.
In addition to military spending, we must also cut much of the aid we send to foreign nations, save for matching funds of other nations who are offering funding to nations struck with disasters such as the tsunami in Japan. And when funding is sent to a nation that requires assistance, we must insist that we have people that will go there and see where that money is being spent. We cannot afford Carte Blanche Charity when we have enough economic issues to handle at home.
We need to produce fuels here in the United States and remove our dependence on foreign fuels. That is a national security issue as is the proliferation of nuclear reactors across this nation. While earthquakes and tsunamis may not be imminent threats here in America, terrorism is real and central power plants under terrorist attack can cripple the entire country.
The party politics of the past must end, and the Tea Party Movement has had an impact on beginning those changes. But it will take more than the simple majority in one house of Congress. We will need to take the Senate and the White House as well in 2012.
Unless someone emerges with a similar ideology, I feel that the best candidate for the Presidency is Ron Paul. While he is a member of the Republican Party, he has demonstrated his adherence to the Constitution and he has been an adversary of the Federal Reserve System openly. That alone may be the primary reason that he isn't getting the party endorsements, but it is that aspect of his resolve that makes him the ideal man for the job.
Look toward the Tea Party Movement's endorsements for candidates if you are not sure, and don't be concerned if they are not the party choice. It's still your vote that will make the difference and not the endorsements. If you have questions about a candidate, see what others know but please use your own common sense and don't rely on the rhetoric and spin.