Don’t Jump The Gun
August 26, 2011 by Bob Livingston
In track, a gun is fired to signal the start of the race. If a runner leaves the block before the starter fires his pistol, it is called jumping the gun.
The Republican race for a Presidential nominee seems to have started already, but I want to caution you about jumping the gun. By that, I mean donâ€™t glom onto the candidate flavor-of-the-month until you have vetted him or her properly.
I have seen so many people commenting that theyâ€™re supporting Herman Cain or Governor Rick Perry or Representative Michele Bachmann because the candidate gave a fiery speech or issued tough-sounding sound bites. Some people are even encouraging Governor Chris Christie or Representative Allen West to join the fray because the two are often shown being tough with reporters.
Nice hair, a pretty face, a high brow, fancy clothes or tough talk does not a candidate make. Those are all faĂ§ades that are created by slick political operatives. (See Barack Obama.)
Change for the sake of change is not the answer when the change we get is more of the same. So, I urge you to peer behind the wall the candidates have thrown up to hide their true selves. Look into each candidateâ€™s background. See where they stand, where they once stood and learn why they moved, if they did.
And certainly donâ€™t take all that you read or hear in the mainstream media as fact. Remember, the MSM have their own agenda, and it probably doesnâ€™t jibe with yours.
Look for the candidate who has always been truthful and steadfast. Look for the one who has always supported the Constitution. Look for the one who has never been a lackey for corporatocracy or crony capitalism. Look for the one who hasnâ€™t shied away from taking a tough, if unpopular, stand. Look for the one who isnâ€™t beholden to Party. Look for the one who believes we should, as Jack Hunter writes, “only wage wars of national defense — not irrational offense.”
And finally, look for the candidate who offers you a new paradigm. The one weâ€™ve been in the past 100 years certainly hasnâ€™t worked.
On A Different Note
Tune into TLC Sunday night for a one-hour special, â€śLivinâ€™ for the Apocalypse,â€ť which is slated to premiere at 10 p.m. EDT. Our own Peggy Layton and her family are featured on the show, which highlights what some people are doing to prepare for the coming collapse. You should pick up some excellent preparedness tips.