As we realize that holding political positions can be relative in nature from our previous post. With that relative nature is the component we call time. Within that component we must see the competitive nature of social issues. With that competitive nature, political issues become the driving force, with that force the need to recruit and lead such movements becomes critical.
With that being said, the Federalist 2.0 perspective, has no aligence to any movement, other than the freedom of the individual as promised to us from a Higher Power. (See our posts on Freewill) We see through the Game Makers (existing political structures) intentions as we plot to retake our birthright, a life without the oppression of our Freewill and the option to give our Freewill to those that are worthy.
As we write these posts it becomes clear the intensions of those that seek cover in their groups in hopes to recruit those with a misunderstanding of their birthright. They work hard to divide and conquer the less balanced individuals that have vested interest in the success of one group over the other. At the top of the heap is the political figure that seeks to embed themselves as leaders for that cause.
If we look at the track record of the longest political lives in Washington the numbers denote this problem and are not a lie. We find some of the current players have been carrying the torch of group identity politics for a very long time. The following are some information that cannot be denied or counter argued. These are true facts...
Nancy Pelosi from 1987 (33 years)
Joe Biden from 1972 (48 years)
Patric Leahy from 1974 (45 years)
Here is the list of all Longest Senators. Note: Of the top 25 - 18 are Democrat
Note: Of the 29 with over 40 Years, 24 were Democrat
So what are the natural consequences for groups playing identity politics in our world today? The consequences are clear, there is less and less clarity. There is efforts by the Democratic Party to ever push harder on their "Issues" and have evolved into full scale approach to CREATE situations that push their narratives to the font pages. (aka. The Narrative around the Protests and the Resulting Riots/Destruction.)
As the Federalist 2.0 states, "Relative Political Power is based on Length of Time" we can determine that this approach is true and is tied to the notion of the gathering of groups and as the politician gathers groups of supporters, they must promise the spoils of that win and deliver "something" in terms of power or money to those supporting groups. Why? Because if they do not reward their supporters with something, those groups will go to someone else.
This DYNAMIC is a constant, the founding fathers knew this. They understood this dynamic, the intention of our political system here in the United States is to regulate and provide feedback mechanisms to overcome this wave of oppression when it comes. Helping us to find a way back to the Founding Principles. The principles outlined in the Federalist 2.0. What is most interesting is that the main path the founders fought for was the use of the press. The so called Fourth Estate for maintaining the Citizen's Freedoms. Helping to ensure the powers of government are not corrupted.
But what have we seen in the years that have gone by, a clear bifurcation of the Press corp around political lines. Why is this happening? What is driving this mad dash to align with given political lines, where we have gone wrong? Would it not be the past 100 years of thought that has moved us away from the founding principles?
Thus, it can then be said, that when there are two things that happen which ensure that an ongoing direction of a nation with those in charge are able to maintain a long standing post at the helm of politics and therefore government:
The Politician Needs to Arrange Several Issues into a voting block
The Politician Needs to Court the Press into Believing their Issues are Worthy
But this house of cards results in consequences that we have seen in the past 10 to 20 years that prove this dynamic is happening:
Amassing and maintaining a Voting Block based on Issues is HARD
Courting and Maintaining Press Support is a Continued Effort Uneven at best
As the length of time persists the incentives shift and become unrecognizable to people that are outside of the bubble that is formed and the view the "common sense" souls see is that of a world that is upside down. The politician's continued hold on power justifies these actions and the notion and ability to take what ever action is needed to "safe guard" and appease their voting block and Press attention is needed and will be applied to do so. Thus, we can state the second principle of this section as follows:
The longer a position of power is held by an individual the more will the holder perceive it as “property” and thus will their desire to continue to hold the power will remain and the further “justification” will permeate in their minds that they are the “rightful” owners of the position of power they hold. - Federalist 2.0 Principles
What we find then, as time passes and the size and scope expands by leaps and bounds is a ever knowledgeable citizen base. A set of a few citizens that begin to speak up and speak out. That start to challenge the notions that are feeding the two beasts. (The special Interest groups that have amassed the voting block and the press that tags along ensuring the voting block is feed the propaganda that is so needed to keep them in check.)
It is a very confusing and difficult time for everyone, those that know what they are doing with the purposeful mis-information and intentions to confuse and destroy the age worn heritage that has made this nation great have all but given arms to those that know no other way because the necessary concepts for another way have been purposely erased. Where we at the Federalist 2.0 look to not only re-instate these concepts, but intend to arm the readers with words and concepts that they can use to defend and put to ease the confusions and ill feelings that permeate everyone's minds with violent and disgusting thoughts and concepts. Keep in mind, the end to all of the chaos is to drag your minds into understanding the cause may lie at the root of the nation's constitution and at the root then must be unearthed and destroyed for a more "Meaningful" constitution.
Which is this point, THERE IS NO OTHER CONSTITUTION! The only OTHER OPTIONS result in identify politics, without the current US Constitution's model, there is no other meaningful model. There is only the amassing of voting blocks as to whom would be the best steward of the resources of a country. Where does that lead? That leads to the battle for the group or groups that have the "BEST" means to properly oversee the oppression of the citizens, the best solution to best oppress your freewill and forcibly make you give your freewill to those that would benefit which are in power at that time. With every generation or two the powers change due to happenstance and luck.
This is the pain of mankind, the natural process that has enslaved the minds and body of generations of people across the planet. The method that most other nations follow when working within a political power structure. This is what the United States changed in 1776, the intention of politics is to care for the people through not allowing factions (Groups) of people to take hold of political powers to wield them for their own needs.
So, where do we go from here? We still have another article to discuss this topic before diving into the notion that the government can be constructed to protect against this notion of political fact that power is relative to time in office. Where there are ways to look that the antidote to this power grab made my most men/women and no one individual is immune to the temptation, there is a direction that can be had that can help quiet the soul and keep the soul focused on the task at hand, preventing oppression of Freewill and expanding the opportunities to enact one's free will.
As Publius, if I am elected into office, every day I hold power in office, I will start my day with this prayer and guide my decisions toward a True North of discovery and focus with Him by my side:
The Higher Power is my Guide, I will not be in want of my ill wants and my group's desires. When looking to the Higher Power I am able to lay down and feel like I am in a green pasture and seek the soothing sounds of a slow bubbling creek, and through that I am able to restore my soul.
The prayers will go on to help maintain my goal to be right minded and not motivated by my emotions and the desires of worldly needs and wants:
Through a Higher Power I am able to follow a path of rightmindness with the name of the Higher Power in my mind. Though through my days I walk knowing the shadow of death may seek me, [the CORONA VIRUS knows no aligance ] I will not fear my impending death, since you are with me in every step I take. With your arms you guide me and with that I find comfort.
With that we can continue the perspective; I focus on what is right and what is pure in governance over the people that I serve:
With faith in You I see You lay a table of honor and respect at the feet of my enemies. You anoint me with knowledge and understanding on how groups escalate their passions against each other like oil that lubricates my passion to defend the individual human soul, such that my cup overflows with the souls that seek refuge in Your arms from the groups that seek power and influence over their Freewill.
In spite of the events against me, my direction toward True North will be a guiding post for others even if my days end due to my commitment to your protection of the few and less capable:
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of our lives, even if my days are final. For defending the God given right for Freewill will always overcome the evils of the groups that pursue the means at the expense of the few.
Within, this prayer we find, there will always be a truly irrational defense for one's continued power over others to maintain their views, their life's work, their lifestyle and their addictions to what ever vice lies before them, where these reprehensible solders with dark souls will never live within a heaven that sees them, even at my own demise will I sacrifice my worldly possessions and my worldly being to ensure my soul live on with You, my Higher Power:
And through that effort, even if it is at my own sacrifice, it be worth the price to have our children experience the freedom that YOU have promised and in doing so I will dwell in your house forever, where those seeking the oppression of individuals will NOT live in a house that one can say RESPECTS and HONORS an individual's own FREEWILL.
- Federalist 2.0 perspective on Psalms 23
With this we see the truest of true commitment and direction for any individual that understands this, and lives this and works and lives within the defense of these concepts will have no worry or doubt their lives are given in the time of conflict. We can see our military personnel must have this at their heart as they must prepare and focus on the potential of war, with the purpose of defending this nation against outside forces. The US military, for the most part, has been one of the strongest and most successful in the history of the world. There is a reason why, the commitment and alignment to individual rights with the hope of defending against those that would oppress us and work to limit our opportunities.
In the creation of the Federalist 2.0, it is our goal and commitment to you the reader, to share with you the pieces of that original intent of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and why it is critical that we claim this moral imperative to ensure the health and safety of our future generations and our capacity to continue as the Originally Planned United States of America. Once again, through that vision and goal, as Publius I do commit and declare from this day forward, that if myself or others that are deemed to be worthy representations of Publius, will only hold ONE tenure as a representative at the State or Federal level.
This means that if I become a Representative of Congress or Senator of Congress that I would only hold 1 term in that role. Yes, this does mean that one can hold different positions over time, but it prevents the Representative forever model that is causing so much concern and issues in our political system today.
Come join the Federalist 2.0 effort, help us resurrect the beliefs and understandings that made this United States of America the greatest nation on the planet to date. Let's make America great once more!
In the end, what do you have to lose?.... Maybe you can be Publius too?
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NOTE: In Our next post we will look at, "Political Power directly impacts Freewill", a deeper dive into the notions that a position in Politics can and will impact another's Freewill.