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It is time that we recognize what we are up against, when it comes to our government and the people who are currently ruining running it. Our government is a Trillion Dollar Industry, with investors from all over the world, powerful men and women here at home, powerful organizations pulling the strings and cooking writing the books. Nameless men write our laws. Our “representatives” approve them, but only after accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. You see, a good bill isn’t a bill that gets passed or gets rejected. A “good bill” is a bill that creates very clear winners and losers. Both the winners and losers poor money into the pockets of politicians who then, essentially, sell out to the highest bidder, if their Chief of Staff believes they can get away with it.

But that’s just our Congressmen and Senators. There is a massive bureaucracy, the width and breadth of which you cannot even wrap your mind around. They get to write thousands of laws a year without congressional approval. No one has to vote. No one is held accountable. As long as you can pin a regulation on a good intention, you simply cannot lose. Regulate farmers to save the planet. Regulate businesses to save the poor. Regulate income to save equality. You and I don’t see these people. We can’t talk to them or argue with them or denounce them, because they exist as pawns placed strategically in tiny cubicles throughout a hundred federal bureaucracies. The citizen still imagines a government concerned with citizens. This is naive. They raise money in order to override the citizen. Fear and Handouts will always undermine the power of any honest citizen movement. Divide and conquer.

We’re being conquered.

Now, we can’t take to the streets and throw rocks at police officers who are trapped in the same miserable matrix the rest of us are wrapped in. What can we do? We Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and Libertarians need to make more noise, be more active, be more vocal, show up at more political events, call more people in Washington, write more letters to the editor, talk to more of our friends, to our kids, to our parents, to our acquaintances, then we ever had before. There needs to be an outcry that will shake the very foundation of our country and our government. I’m not talking about marches. I’m not talking about rallies. I’m talking about a daily focus on what our government is doing and what we want them to do. I’m talking about making our country our focus, equal with our jobs, with our enjoyment of sports and television, and hobbies. If you haven’t complained to someone about something the government is doing that is hurting your family to someone within the last 24 hours, then you are missing an opportunity.

All the government is talking about is controlling you, what new laws and regulations and amnesties and taxes and perversions they are going to shove down your throat. All we should be talking about is the need to stop them. To end them. To defeat them. We need to overwhelm the system which includes our schools, our media, and our government. We need to make them hear us. We need to nag our representatives. We need to nag our friends. We need to nag each other. Ladies and Gentlemen, nagging has worked for wives across a hundred different cultures, utilizing a thousand different languages, for over 4,000 years. Why? Because it works. It is effective. Saving our country must become something we simply cannot shut up about.

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

2 Responses to “NAG THEM!”

  1. Jim says:

    Well said Mr. Tucker. I could not agree with you more. Most citizens know more about their favorite sport of TV show than they do about the laws and politicians that influence their lives. So many have complained about the rise in premiums in response to the ACA laws and regulations. I told them. When I was in D.C. I looked to my right and you were not there. I looked to my left and you were not there. You didn’t write your Congressperson, Senator, or President. I ask you (citizens) this. Think critically. What aspect of your life does the local, state, federal government, or regulations not touch your life every day? There in lies the issue. Get involved. Get engaged. This will not fix itself and the government is incapable of fixing itself. It is up to us. Regular citizens with little to no influence through direct manipulation. Our power is through our voice, letters, and yes NAGGING. Over and over and over.

    A favorite quote of mine: A wall cannot be walked on until it falls. I ask you this: Are you a floor or wall? Get involved people!

    Jim Hill
    Mechanicsville TEA Party
    President 2014

    • Jim, you are dead on. There is a fundamental obstacle to average folk getting involved, and it isn’t that they’ve lost faith in the system (that’s an excuse), and it isn’t that they don’t have the time or the money (also an excuse: I don’t have money, but I do what I can).

      The primary obstacle is that most people don’t really know what they believe.

      Jim, I am a Libertarian who has become enthralled with the TEA Party. Why? How does a Libertarian fall in love with a primarily Constitutionalist and Conservative movement? Because the TEA Party is fighting to educate the public. The TEA Party is the answer to the millions of people who don’t do anything because they don’t know what to believe.

      People know debt is bad, but Bush was a big debt guy and so is Obama. So clearly we cannot make our political loyalties based on the debt. People don’t like big government interfering in their lives, but the Republican Theodore Roosevelt was a big regulator. So was Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Sure, they weren’t as bad as Wilson, FDR, Carter, or Obama, but it is hard to love a political party because they aren’t quite as evil and incompetent as the alternative.

      People don’t know what to believe. Jim, the TEA Party is the solution. Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and Rand Paul (I think: Rand is playing the Washington game too well and that scares me. His father played it badly and I loved him.) and Justin Amash and Thomas Massie are the solution.

      Jim, you are the solution. You keep educating people, give them reasons to believe something, and we can turn this country around!


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