WE had a chance to witness the high turn out of straw poll voters and like most “grassroots” efforts it was not perfect and maybe even disorganized however it was very effective. In our group it was suggested for us to maybe just go into having Primaries but below are some links for the State of Colorado explaining the importance of the election Caucus and as we witnessed it weeds out weaker Candidates that ran but without having the “guts” that it takes to tough out the electorate process. For example, right after the many Caucus events around the country even though candidate Mitt Romney had a great majority of votes in many states to include Colorado he jumped ship and decided not to run showing no determination to go out to the finish line. So, here the Caucus system served to weed out for lack of a better word Candidates that showed no true dedication to represent the interests of the People and Nation and definetely not healthy to have them later give up right before a final election race. As you study links below see that for El Paso County Mitt Romney had 6,507 votes at the Caucus, MCCain 1,649, Huckabee 1,870, and Ron Paul of Texas 991.
Many are dissapointed and specially in our precinct group that favored Mitt Romney over McCain for the later tried to revive the infamous amnesty bill that would later lead to overpopulation, over use of State resources such as water etc. Our economy does indeed work naturally with visas, special stays etc, however some special interests hope that down the road the overwhelming numbers will later help form like a North American Union something similar to the European Union in which there are no “real borders” between countries in the group and free flow of people. This is great for bureaucracies, Corporations, banks, and Money Power people but not for the American People who have already a Nation of checks and balances and a Constitution that forbids merging our government with others specially by special interests who do not understand the importance of a Nation of the People, by the People and for The People and and not one just for the banks and special interests. In our Constitution the words, “We the People” is the part that places the Constraints of us on the government and that curtails excess spending, inimical laws that hurt us as a People and that we and our children matter not just profit adventurists. The NAU will so form a “partnership” but as in Europe it became a merger with each country here like Canada/Mexico/United States having appointed officials instead of elected officials as we do today with our Electorate. So, indeed we are concerned specially as we read in our newspaper the Gazette that water will be like the next oil problem for by the year 2012 or sooner that prices for water will go through the roof and many may not even be able to afford their homes between water and oil prices. Also add that “deficit” spending is like a back door paying of Taxes for that bill will become due and if we default our Nation will go to those holding our devalued paper currency. So, please keep researching your candidates available and what their “Platform” policies truly are for “socialism” may not be too far ahead of us with so much spending and programs that are bankrupting our Treasury. Here are some research links and please remember that this is all volunteer for our neighborhoods future. Thank you everyone for attending and participating and even improvising when volunteers of years past could not attend this year. Our area is still fairly new and that is why it seems to still be in the developing stages.
http://car.elpasoco.com/election here people could sign up to help during elections at our voting place- Stetson Elementary, 4910 Jedediah Smith Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80922 Voting prescinct=5101521368.
More info. to research on deficit spending and steps taking place for a back door forming of a North American Union and the costs to the American People to make it happen and not directly to the interests at hand that benefit directly. http://www.stopthenorthamericanunion.com/NAUArticles.html
Basic Pres. Platform for MacCain info. =http://phoenix.about.com/od/politiciansfromarizona/a/johnmccain_5.htm Does support all Free Trade with WTO/Gatt/Nafta/etc. that will lead to end of US sovereignty.
Basic Pres. Platform for Dr. Ron Paul http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2008/01/20/ron-paul-takes-second-place-in-nevada.htm and http://www.libertygunrights.com/Paul4President.html Does not support Gatt/WTO/Nafta trade that dissolves US Sovereignty
In the democratic platforms Obama has been favored for more sound views and in about.com you could find more information on these candidates by typing the name and then the word on the Issues or platform.