John Jay Myers: ‘Stop Stealing My Stuff’

By John Jay Myers, Libertarian for US House (TX-32):

Originally the message of the Tea Party seemed clear “Less taxes and spending”. Simple enough, Right? Somehow they have gotten distracted. Very, very distracted. I know that all Tea Parties and their participants are different, so it is not fair for me to throw them all under the bus.

So for those who are distracted; let me attempt to recapture your attention.

You wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of breaking glass, when you stumble out of your bed into the living room you find a man standing there with your TV in his arms. Of course your first reaction is to exclaim loudly and with all of your energy “Should gays be allowed to marry?” Wait, I am sorry, no you don’t, you scream “Should they build a Mosque in New York City?”, no wait, you say “What’s your stance on abortion?”

Of course not you scream “Stop stealing my stuff!”

When your City Council says they are going to use your money to build a hotel, or favor one small business over another, you need to scream “Stop stealing my stuff!”

When your State government declares eminent domain over your land so they can build roads, and then sell the land to a foreign company so it can put tolls on the roads you paid for, howl like a lunatic “Stop stealing my stuff!”

When your Federal government sends billions of dollars in foreign aid to other countries when our country is broke, or spends trillions on wars that benefit oil companies, or wants to put government in control of the entire health care industry, or when they take all the money out of the economy before a recession and give it to banks, or engage in preferential treatment of the car companies they just took over, then you should scream from roof tops “Stop stealing my stuff!”

Most people did not seem to notice that while they thought they were standing up for America, they were actually being corralled into voting for the exact same groups that got us into this mess. Has no one noticed that their Republican Congressman who was in power when the bail outs were passed is still in power. Did no one notice that these same people who are now clamoring for the Tea Parties affection doubled the debt?

My point to this is simple, if 80% of the people in America believe that our government is corrupt, what is the point of dividing ourselves? As long as you are preoccupied with these other topics, you wont have time to focus on the real issues. You can argue about gay marriage, abortion and other religions, after we get these people out of office so they will “Stop stealing our stuff!”

John Jay Myers is running for Congress in Texas 32nd district
He serves on the Texas Executive Committee and is the Vice-Chair for the Dallas County Libertarian Party.
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5 thoughts on “John Jay Myers: ‘Stop Stealing My Stuff’

  1. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]



    How many times have we heard if we do not vote, then we have no right to complain about our government and elected officials? I believed I was doing my patriotic duty and voted by those ideas.

    Now, in my 50’s, I realize I have wasted my votes and dishonored the memory and sacrifice of so many by not being an INFORMED VOTER.

    Voting Smart 2010 is a group of concerned Chula Vista, South Bay and San Diego citizens, worried about what we see happening to our cities, state, country, and our children’s future.

    Our intent with these emails is to forward information about issues and candidates that we feel will help people make an INFORMED VOTE that reflects their beliefs and values ……..

  2. Tom Blanton

    Only those who DON’T VOTE have the right to complain. People that voted gave their implicit agreement to honor the outcome and gave their consent to be governed.

    If you don’t like being a loser, quit playing the game.

  3. John Jay Myers

    @2 Not sure what is sillier what was said, or the fact that the person saying it, is trolling the independent politcal websites.

    So you can what? Find out what is new with the thing that you want nothing to do with? You have got to have better things to do with your time.

  4. paulie Post author

    I’ve noticed that a lot of supposedly anti-voting, anti-politics ex-LP people continue to involve themselves in LP discussions, meetings, etc.

    However, I don’t think it’s a silly view that voting legitimizes the process, to some extent that is true. That voting can be self-defense is also to some extent true, as is that if you choose to ignore the government that does not mean the government will choose to ignore you.

    But one thing you have, or should have, regardless of whether or not you vote or approve of voting, is the right to complain.

    The right to complain is not a conditional right.

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