It is quite simple: the string pullers think they have the intellectual corner on what is best for our country, my country. They will block funding, media, and do what ever they can to keep our voices silent. One area they have not controlled is here in the blogoshere.
Like many of you, I am mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more! I made a pledge in Washington less than a week ago, a pledge to back my band of brothers. I will not try to talk Maj. Hackett back to political life, but I will share my experience in how the party works in recruiting and dismissing possible candidates.
The Veterans for a Secure America is one group of 52, but there are many others in our court. Over the last two or three years we have seen a progressive uprising. The principles of these groups represent the new challenge to the established party. Promoting leadership for the people by the people puts all career politicians on notice. Promoting a government of the people will redirect our country away from government controlled by money.
Major Hackett was in a battle some of us are also are experiencing: the battle of principle over money. Many of us veterans have not raised great sums of cash, because we're focusing on reaching voters with the issues, and not focusing on pandering to the wealthy few. Money buys access and access provides control.
We happy few believe in the Constitution and have defended it with our lives. We see the freedom it guarantees in jeopardy. Freedom is why our ancestors came to this county and freedom is what we fought for to give our children and grandchildren. It is this freedom that we will fight for, even within our own party. The people of Ohio needed to be the ones to choice who they wanted to be their Senator and who will fight for their freedom, not Washington.
They can stop the big money, but they can't stop the voters from supporting the candidate of their choice.