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Washington Post, by Jim DeMint

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/11/2013 8:15:50 AM

The U.S. Senate reached an all-time low — a hard mark to achieve — last week as I said my goodbyes to rejoin the real world. The “fiscal cliff” theatrics ended with a predictable non-solution that raised taxes on all U.S. workers and added more weight to the millstone the federal government has hung around our necks. A day after that “achievement,” I left Congress and moved across the street to the Heritage Foundation, where the mission is to formulate and promote conservative ideas. It is from Heritage — of which I will become president in April

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 1/11/2013 9:09:13 AM     (No. 9110432)

Good luck citizen DeMint. Mind changing is very difficult work; even when you have a better idea. As a sales rep I always enjoyed stories about how difficult it was to sell the first telephones, or clothes dryer or other truly good idea. Our culture and educational system has made this all the more difficult for Heritage to gain more converts to conservative ideas that work. I hope you can do this before time runs out for our republic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Feebie, 1/11/2013 9:59:56 AM     (No. 9110547)

I disagree. Messaging is subjected to politics, corruption and untruths. Messaging is "Marketing" - or "Lies".

I believe, Non-participation and non support of policies, ideology, (PARTIES!), legislation, cultural "norms", morals that are not in line with the Truths that are "self evident" in our Constitution and go against civil liberties and rights are the only way out of this cluster...

Lead by example and starve those systems, institutions and groups who go against these Truths of any dime or dollar or means of support for legitimacy.

Participation should be voluntary, always, when it comes to government. Let us not become that which we are NOT, and that which we are resisting against.


(e.g. How can you eat out less (saves money, and eliminates one method of taxation)? How can you pay down your debt? can you eliminate cable? Are you wise about which companies you give your money to and thereby support? Do you still give money to a political party? Can you volunteer loacaly?)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/11/2013 10:27:20 AM     (No. 9110617)

Well we are going to need some strong voice since the obama election gang will now be turned into a non-profit or Super Pac to spread his agenda wishes far and wide.

Although I cannot help but think of his minions as the Obama Flying Monkeys Propaganda Team.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coyote56, 1/11/2013 11:14:53 AM     (No. 9110731)

What makes anyone think "politics" or "man" is the answer? God will not put up with this crap as a "client nation to God" & we are degenerate in every area. It might help if Americans would go to their pastors & priests & ask them for more patriotic & true Bible Doctrines to be taught or fire tham & get someone who will teach the "truth" - after all it´s all in there from amti same/sex marriage to free enterprise!!!! So sad (as a WWII brat) to see our Republic go down but as citizens we are responsible!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: simple simon, 1/11/2013 11:57:22 AM     (No. 9110817)

Well put #2, thank you.

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