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  • Why GOOOH? Restore the Republic and Save our Wealth. 18 comments
    Jan 13, 2010 10:03 PM
    It is the corruption in Washington that is going to destory our country and our wealth. Either we will be taxed to death or our dollar will collaps under the pressure of the printing presses. Our only solution is to remove the offending issue in Washington.  We need to end the corruption in Washington and there is a solution.

    Our founding fathers gave us the finest document the governed world has ever seen. The Constitution. They gave us a republic for our government and they set it up to avoid the concentration of power in any one area or in any ones hands.

    Initially the Federal senators were appointed by the states to represent the states interests in Washington. They were not elected.

    The house of representatives were elected by we the people to represent we the people in Washington. That is why it is only a two year term. To allow we the people to serve.

    The executive branch was created to represent the federal governments interests in Washington and we the people elect the president to run it every 4 years.

    The states had power, the people had power and the federal government had power. All interests were represented, fairly. There were proper checks and balances.

    This kept balance in our government and no single part could become to powerful.

    The most powerful portion in our government (this republic handed to us by our founding fathers) was we the people since we controlled the house of representative and we elected the president to lead the Federal government. Finally we also elected our state representatives and state senators who then appointed our senators to the federal government.

    The people had control!!!!

    When Ben Franklin was asked what government did you give us? He replied: “A Republic if you can keep it.”

    What has happened to this perfect republic? WE DIDN'T KEEP IT!!!

    Somewhere along the way the progressives initiated a plan to move the power to Washington. It happened gradually over a long period of time.

    First they convinced we the people and the states that voting for our senators was in everybody’s best interests and we the people along with the states fell for it. That is where we got the 17th amendment to our constitution. WE now elect our senators and the states lost their voice and their power in Washington and we the people lost 50 powerful ally’s.

    Look how corruption has taken over in the senate too!!!

    The next thing that happened was we the people quit going to Washington. These special interests made it too costly to run for office and we turned the responsibility to represent US over to the professional politicians. To Washington. Our representatives now serve decades and they serve their party (read that Washington) not the people. The people lost their power and their voice in Washington.

    The house of representatives no longer represents 300 million Americans. It now represents only two, YES TWO. The republican and democratic party. NOT YOU!!!

    The power in Washington now rests entirely in Washington. And now Washington is out of control and entirely corrupt.

    Washington corruption needs to be stopped. If we don’t fix the problem AT THE SOURCE, which is IN Washington all the flag waving, marching, letter campaigns and phone calls will get us no where. Yes we feel better but it will eventually end in just an act of futility. They are ignoring us!!!!

    They can continue to ignore us and eventually people get tired and simply go away. NOT ALL, not me, but many.

    The corrupt are now stomping on our constitution. The republic is gone and our most sacred document will be the next to go.

    I think we can all plainly see that is already beginning to happen.

    With a lot of complaining the corrupt might tone it down some, but …..they will come sneaking back as soon as we quit complaining, the crowds disperse and the dust settles.

    We have to regain control over Washington. We have to restore our Republic. We have to uphold the constitution.

    Remember what Ben Franklin said. “If we can keep it.”

    We didn’t keep it and now we need to get it back.

    So where do we start?

    First we take the house back and put a boot in the backside of Washington.

    Control of the house gives us some control over Washington again. We must start there.

    Support GOOOH and lets take our country back and save our wealth. Whats left of it.



    Disclosure: Long GOOOH
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  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Guns - You had convinced me previously, but I had not signed up yet. It's late now, but I will definitely join tomorrow morning. You can hold me to it. I've been through the goooh.com site and, though it took me a few visits to get comfortable, I do believe it may be the best answer to wringing the corruption out of our federal government. We are currently moving in the direction of Europe (no surprise there) and that will make owning and growing a small business next to impossible in this country, IMHO. As a small business owner/entrepreneur, I want no part of where we are currently heading.

     

    I don't believe either party has the interests of the people in mind. They just want power and the election/re-election process is fixed in their favor. We need non-career representatives in our federal government who will make the necessary, albeit not always popular, decisions to fix the broken fiscal problems we face as a nation. If honesty does not prevail in Washington, we will all face taxes that will squeeze growth and employment right out of our economy.

     

    One final note to anyone who takes the time to read this post: Joining goooh is FREE! Only when we hit critical mass of 500,000 members will we be asked for a donation. Show your support for our constitution and join today!
    13 Jan 2010, 11:17 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Author’s reply » Good point Mark, We only want $100.00 from each member once we reach critical mass (500,000). This will make it possible for the average citizen to run for office again. Of course anyone can give more but the amount of contribution does not increase your odds of election.

     

    The representative selection process has no mention of your contribution level. No one will know and frankly no one cares.

     

    I am really hoping for ballots not bullets to turn our country around and once we take back Washington and begin to block the corruption and absurd waste of tax dollars spent on special interest groups we can begin to rebuild our country on merit not favor. The best business' will survive not the best connected or most corrupt.

     

    I believe this will return wealth to America simply by eliminating the squander of our country's money in corrupt back door deals and handouts. Fair competition can return and govt expenses will be realistic not fantasy. We have a lot of work ahead of us and it is going to be tough times requiring tough choices. Not political choices.

     

    I will continue to preach the solution until I can not. I served this county as a Marine and I believe that duty to my county did not end the day I retired from that service. Perhaps it has to do with the saying we have in the Marines, "Once a Marine, Always a Marine"

     

    Thanks for your comment and support.
    14 Jan 2010, 05:54 AM Reply Like
  • Silentz
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    Signed up this morning. I've been hearing about GOOOH for a while now and supported the idea "unofficially" and finally made it "official".
    14 Jan 2010, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I'm signed up. I'm a life-long Libertarian and tea partier.
    14 Jan 2010, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Let's hope this guy gets elected! GOOOO's first possible chance to get a seat in Washington:

     

    www.tampabay.com/news/...
    14 Jan 2010, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Good point, Maya. As a Libertarian I take flac from Republicans all the time about "wasted votes". Now that a legitimate grass roots movement with ideals a lot more like Reagan than the current Republican leadership is putting forth its own strong slate of candidates (like Rubio), we'll see what happens.

     

    My prediction is "good news, bad news". I believe its a tossup whether the Republican brahmans will suddenly discover smartness and capitalize on the energy and momentum of the Tea Partiers and assets like Sarah Palin. Half of them have been busy distancing themselves from that side of the Republican Party, treating folks at the Tea Parties like something found in the cat litter.

     

    Last election SHOULD have been an object lesson in how to split their party and lose. Palin was added as a desperate attempt to glue some of the fractures back together, and it DID serve to retain the Moral Majority wing, which was prepared to bolt.

     

    Now its simply a process of wait and see. This year the country-club republicans control, though it will be interesting to see how many of the grass roots candidates make it past that barrier. If the grass roots slate dominates, the Republicans WILL regain control of the House, and put a serious dent in the Democrat lead in the Senate. If the old-line Pubs dominate, they will make average gains in the House, fall short of regaining control, and pick up a few seats in the Senate...

     

    But sow the seeds for disaster in 2012.

     

    If the would-be kingmakers and recycled McCainiacs who control the levers of power within the Republican Party use that control to squash the TeaParty/FairTax and Palin grass roots slates, particularly after 2010, I expect the Party to fracture. The Moral Majority/Christian right will bolt, taking Sarah with them, and coelesce around the Constitution Party framework. Other fragments will join with the Libertarians. One or Two larger fragments may attempt to form their own new parties.

     

    The 3 way contest between the majors (Democrat, Republican and Constitution Parties) will quickly demonstrate that so long as the conservative vote is split, they cannot win. Obama will look like a shoo-in, with about 46% of the vote.

     

    Sarah Palin, I predict, will then withdraw from the race, and throw her support behind the Republican candidate.

     

    If not, 2012 will mark the beginning of decades of absolute Democrat Rule, and the rise of an overt socialist/fascist State.
    14 Jan 2010, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    The problem is staying honest once these politicians are elected.
    Alterior motives develop when the money is waving in front of your face.

     

    "All the King's Men" -good movie.
    14 Jan 2010, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • Silentz
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    tripleblack, I had the same argument with a coworker of mine about the wasted vote thing. He asked me why I would vote for a third party candidate when I knew they wouldn't win, that I was wasting my vote for not voting for someone who had a legitimate chance to win. My retort was, "Who is going to win the Presidential vote in the state of California?". When he answered "Obama", I said that since everyone pretty much knew that, were Californians that were voting for McCain wasting their votes? He responded with the ever popular "that's different" but couldn't come up with an answer when I asked him why.

     

    We need people to get off the 2 party system myth. Everyone wants to vote for a winner, but really, 2 parties don't cover the range of political opinions. If you're socially liberal, but fiscally conservative, who do you vote for? Republican or Democrat? You have to hold your nose with both. Same thing if you're socially conservative and fiscally liberal(although the Republicans are really doing this these days).

     

    Either way, I'm pretty much prepared to vote for any party, as long as the person running has ZERO political experience. Who cares if they don't "know how the game is played"? If they can make reasoned decisions based on the information that is put in front of them, and they're not going to sell themselves out to political favors, count me a supporter.
    14 Jan 2010, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    The Democrats have a real conundrum on their hands. If they can't pass health care even with the huge majority they have in the house and sixty seats in the Senate they are looking at 1994 all over again. If they pass something as horrid as the current proposals in defiance of the electorate they may destroy the Democrat party as we know it. Either way they are in serious trouble going in to the midterm. As for 2012 any thing could happen. A successful terror attack perpetrated by a foreign Islamic Jihadi on U.S. soil will probably finish team Obama. So would high unemployment and continued economic problems in the summer of 2012. With the Palin camp finding a stage and big megaphone on the Fox News Channel she will probably become even more formidable going forward.
    14 Jan 2010, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    O.K. Guns I went and joined GOOOH. Completed the other questionnaires and signed the letter of dedication. I would have contributed but I sent the Brown campaign some cash instead. I will donate to GOOOH at a later date. I hope this works other wise it's more of the same. Like the King Fish said though the problem with these politicians is they don't stay bought. If brown wins in MA next week the fire works will be fun to watch as the blue dogs bail to save their necks.
    14 Jan 2010, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Welcome aboard, Triple and Bob! More patriots!
    14 Jan 2010, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Author’s reply » I appreciate everyone signing up. I am in class thur and fri this week on running a campaign. I will not be able to post much today since it starts so early.

     

    Remember GOOOH WILL NOT split the vote for the senate and the presidency. We do not want to be involved there.

     

    WE JUST WANT OUR HOUSE BACK FOR THE PEOPLE AND OUR VOICE IN WASHINGTON!!!

     

    Remind those who claim we will split the vote of this fact over and over again. Send them this insta to show WHY we want GOOOH.

     

    For the purpose of restoring our republic as our founding fathers gave it to us. We then move on to the 17th amendment issue and Washington can be rebalanced, republic restored and the constitution protected.

     

    For the sake of our country I hope we can achieve this. Otherwise I believe we will suffer some horrible bloody revolt at some point in time. It could be in years or decades I do not know.

     

    Ballots not bullets.

     

    Thanks to all of you patriots for your comments and the support.
    15 Jan 2010, 05:18 AM Reply Like
  • prairyfire
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    Uuuugh! Wake up! These people support the corporations! Corporations are who controls Washington. The Federal Reserve is privately owned, but they control our deficit and therefore, they control how our government operates. GOOOH employs big banks. Big banks guide laws. 2+2=4.
    24 May 2010, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Author’s reply » I just found this comment.

     

    Shocked I tell you, shocked. Must have been a loon lost his way and ended up here in the real world.
    14 Oct 2010, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Happens in the best of blogs, my friend. I blame it on poor quality schools myself. Tenure.
    14 Oct 2010, 09:16 PM Reply Like
  • Silentz
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    lol apparently, I had already voted on his comment. Which I must say, echoing MBs followup, makes absolutely no sense.
    14 Oct 2010, 11:48 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Where on earth did that come from? GOOOH employs big banks? What do they do; put their contributions into an account at a big bank? Is that so terrible?

     

    You know what is terrible? It is terrible that some people vote for candidates who accept huge contributions from big banks and then do their bidding after they are elected. GOOOH candidates are required to limit contributions accepted from any one entity to a maximum of $600. I don't know anyone who can be bought for $600, do you? Of course, according to public records Obama accepted around $70,000 from one big bank and more from other big banks. Dodd did the same, only accept higher contributions from big banks that did Obama. That sort of bribery doesn't give me warm fuzzy feelings. I don't like it when my elected officials are bought and paid for by anybody, banks or otherwise. I think we need reform in the laws to restrict contributions along the lines of the GOOOH requirements to level the playing field so that not only the rich and powerful can get elected, but real Americans who care about their country more than they care about money and power.
    24 May 2010, 01:48 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    If we succeed, and that is a large if, at installing term limits on the legislative branch and getting meaningful campaign reform done we may actually save the republic. We are at a cross roads as there are now progressives firmly entrenched in both parties. Their plan(s) have been in progress since before the Wilson administration with many setbacks along the way. However they think they are within striking distance of fundamentally transforming these United States into something that is more useful for them. Our only salvation will be to put the citizens back in charge. This will only be accomplished by taking the big money out of the equation. No lifelong $500K pensions for starters. Term limits to keep special interest groups cash from being a corrupting influence and an end to professional politicians.
    25 May 2010, 12:44 PM Reply Like
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