Google ’em All Let God Sort em Out
by William H. Huff
by William H. Huff
How may of
the prospective candidates are fit to be President? How many love
the Rule of Law and Equality before the Law? How many have a solid
track record of opposing Unlawful War? Is there a candidate who
believes we should go back to using actual gold and silver for money?
Which candidates would reduce the size of government in any meaningful
way? Who would bring one soldier home to stay?
In all of our
Googling and encouraging others to Google we should avoid endless
disputations with polemicists
and political panderers.
"A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."
Just try to get them Googling intelligently.
who you are voting for use the opportunity to teach. Think of it
as a "teachable moment" as we do in the homeschooling
movement. AQWAQ [Answer
a Question With a Question] as often as you can. Then direct
your prospect to the search engines for definitive information.
Help them if they don’t know how to use them. Later you can ask
more questions as their tiny little minds begin to expand. Repeat
don't need a majority to prevail. It almost never works that way.
In politics a tiny margin can make all the difference. Don't worry
that everyone is not convinced that America needs to return to her
roots. That didn't even happen in 1776 or 1789. We will always have
Tories and Hamiltonian
Whigs, not to mention NEOCONs,
with which to contend. It is human nature to strive for ill-gotten
gains from political advantage. There are always those who think
they are born to lord it over others. The fight goes on until Kingdom
Begin to think
through winning the next election. Plan to be a citizen educator
for the rest of your life – and beyond. Leave a legacy of students
behind who will be able to carry on.
prospects to Google all of the most crucial issues along with the
names of each candidate. Many of you may have already performed
this exercise in one form or another. Have them place their search
terms together in the search window with quotes around the terms
connectors. Examples: [Hillary
AND lawful money] or [Obama
AND Socialism]. Compare [Hillary
AND Constitution] with ["You Know Who" AND Constitution].
You may also want to look at the Google
Advanced Search Tips.
If the Aborticide
issue is of special interest to you, Google em all and make
notes. You can use the same technique to distinguish between two
candidates who may seem to have only subtle differences. Once having
Googled you will be better informed in most cases. You may also
notice there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between most of
Of course there
has occasionally been a difference between what politicians say
– and what they do once elected. You may want to know what they
might do to you, or to your liberties once they have
won your confidence. Google em and find out.
something interesting to say about that [my comments are in blocks]:
strange phenomenon of our times – one which will probably astound
our descendants – is the doctrine based on this triple hypothesis:
the total inertness of mankind, the omnipotence of the law, and
the infallibility of the legislator. These three ideas form the
sacred symbol of those who proclaim themselves totally democratic.
of this doctrine also profess to be social. So far as they are
democratic, they place unlimited faith in mankind. But so far
as they are social, they regard mankind as little better than
mud. Let us examine this contrast in greater detail…
What is the
attitude of the democrat [not a party affiliation but those who
advocate ‘democracy’] when political rights are under discussion
[during campaign season]? How does he regard the people when a
legislator is to be chosen? Ah, then it is claimed that the people
have an instinctive wisdom; they are gifted with the finest perception;
their will is always right; the general will cannot err; voting
cannot be too universal [they kiss the same babies they will use
for future cannon fodder].
When it is
time to vote, apparently the voter is not to be asked for any
guarantee of his wisdom. His will and capacity to choose wisely
are taken for granted. Can the people be mistaken? Are we not
living in an age of enlightenment? What! are the people always
to be kept on leashes? Have they not won their rights by great
effort and sacrifice? Have they not given ample proof of their
intelligence and wisdom? Are they not adults? Are they not capable
of judging for themselves? Do they not know what is best for themselves?
Is there a class or a man who would be so bold as to set himself
above the people, and judge and act for them? No, no, the people
are and should be free. They desire to manage their own affairs,
and they shall do so [motor
voter and dead
people should be encouraged to vote early and often – even
the legislator is finally elected – ah! then indeed does the tone
of his speech undergo a radical change. The people are returned
to passiveness, inertness, and unconsciousness; the legislator
enters into omnipotence [the velvet gloves come off]. Now it is
for him to initiate, to direct, to propel, and to organize. Mankind
has only to submit; the hour of despotism has struck. We now observe
this fatal idea: The people who, during the election, were so
wise, so moral, and so perfect, now have no tendencies whatever;
or if they have any, they are tendencies that lead downward into
degradation." ~ from The
Law by Frédéric Bastiat
Of course you
can Google em all to see which one has a habit of keeping promises,
or which ones need to run from their records.
often thought to be a Democracy for information, starts to function
more like a Republic with concrete standards and laws as more and
more people become literate and learn to employ critical thinking
skills, which is to say, with more information and scrutiny, some
political decisions will become too embarrassing to publish or perhaps
even too risky to perpetrate.
Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring
it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean
to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power
which knowledge gives." ~ James Madison (Letter to W.
T. Barry, 1822)
is not Democratic. That is, something cannot become a fact just
because it is an opinion held by a simple majority. There are politicians
who would love you to believe that. But they will not prevail as
your literacy and thinking skills improve.
and other search engines, and with our growing awareness of the
power of instant access to information, it becomes harder and harder
for politicians to lie. This is already happening.
to be seen whether they will be able to lie better and faster than
we can catch them with the help of the Internet. Surely they will
do their best. I would like to see real-time Googling of all political
speeches. A small window at the bottom of your display could show
a real-time voice
stress analysis and stream
the proof of their disingenuousness alongside.
As we Google
more it could become well nigh impossible for a politician to get
away with a lie. That is why they must eventually try to control
the Net. It is potentially their downfall.
The Chinese government has recognized the "problem" of
an unfettered Net. I am sure many of our most honorable incumbents
have considered this too – at least for "national security"
purposes. Those who love the State must hate the Net – for a Big
State can only thrive on Big Lies.
cannot think of anything more important than to know which candidate
send American forces into war for anything but lawful and Constitutional
reasons. There is one candidate who is stronger on this point
than anyone else. And he is the only one who deserves my vote. He
has kept his hands and votes from shedding innocent blood.
Could it be
he is the only one whose conscience is clear enough to enjoy Googling
could I possibly be talking about? Obviously this is a non-partisan
article so your conclusion is between you and your personal search
Can you imagine
Jefferson and Madison would be doing on the Web right now? In
a profound sense they are still with us. Let’s honor them with renewed
Gentlemen – Start Your Search Engines!
Huff [send him mail] is a
Classical Libertarian and proprietor of LEXREX.com;
a former public school music teacher turned home schooling advocate;
a US Navy veteran, and host of WarIsARacket.com.
© 2007 William H. Huff