The economy is quite good, profits for big companies are up, stocks are around all time highs, big banks are running strong, and big government tax revenues are up. Should I say the economy is good for the big crowd, big business, big banks, big insurance, big energy, and big government. Yet growth is terrible, 1.2% (oh wait they changed how they calculate growth 1.7%), unemployment is still around 7.4% even with the nifty new way they count it. The U-6 is about double that. Working people are going backwards in income. Minority unemployment is absurd, but white poverty rates are rapidly heading to that of minorities–misery doesn’t enjoy company. Why are there two economies? One for them and one for us? Why is the American system being gamed by those who are able to have the best lobbyists that money can buy? The tax system, procurement policies, regulations, and even laws designed by the same group that benefits. Why is the silent majority the suffering majority? Maybe we need to think a little in terms of economic inclusion. Our economy should be open to all. Success or failure should be up to the market not gamed by your politics. Policy should be aimed at the general welfare more than special interests. I know it is not pc to even ask that especially as a Republican, but that has never stopped me before. Republicans used to be the party of free soil and free labor. The party of working man, farmer, minority, and the business man was the GOP. Thaddeus Stevens, speaker of the house was one of the singular formative figures in American history and probably the most important person that most of you don’t know. He gave us a legacy of an America that worked for Americans. That is why Republicans dominated politics with only two D’s to win Presidential elections from 1860 to 1928. I believe that the current chaos gives us an opportunity to do it again. First we have a problem. Today, we have two parties, one called bought and the other called paid for. When will we admit it to ourselves? The question is what do we do about it. I believe one of my good friends and editors here has come to the same conclusion. His solution is an honorable one, get a third party moving and shake up the system. If he can do it, GOD bless him. I looked at that avenue seriously in 1994 and concluded that the public is too apathetic and shall we say informationally challenged to make it work in the next 40 or 50 years. If Ross Perot couldn’t do it with all the publicity, excitement, and money he brought along with real issues, I don’t see it happening. Maybe I am not smart enough to figure that puzzle out. What I have figured out is that the existing parties are ripe for a citizen takeover. We do not need to reinvent the wheel, then the axle, then the wagon, then the engine, and finally the car. We don’t have time if we wanted to do so. In case you haven’t noticed, we are rapidly declining as a nation. China is rising. We need a 10 year plan not a 50 year one. We have an effective infrastructure that has been built over 150 years. Let’s use it. Interestingly enough, I see the people taking back their party in the GOP more rapidly than I had hoped, but with any revolution there is the danger of chaos without a vision and leadership. I see the people taking their seat at the table. Yet now that we are finally winning, I hear voices that say quit and start something new. I say forbid it Almighty GOD! What is wrong with conservatives? It seems when we lose we quit, but what really burns me up is that when we win we quit. Let’s get real. Don’t get your friends to run for office both public and party then abandon them when the work gets started. In the military, we never leave troops abandoned in the field to fend for themselves. We give them support. I beg you support our new leadership in Delaware and work to build a grassroots organization that will educate and support people who believe in liberty, justice, and a government that works for all. Stop being played by the system and learn to play the game or nothing will change except for more change in your wallet instead of bills.