After the elections we all withdrew to recover and finally get some sleep. Now that we find ourselves in the new year, we are getting ready to make a number of changes and get moving on the filling in of the site. In the next weeks Our-Republic will have the pleasure to introduce new writers to our team. We will begin to publish a series on Obamacare (See below) and are going to be introducing our tools for legislative campaigns.
Find out about how state, regional & local community development plans are being intentionally designed to permanently limit your personal freedom of mobility and lifestyle using smart growth as a solution to mankind's immanent extinction by CO2e emissions.
Discover how elected officials have total missed what is going on, how the United Nations, ICLEI, ICMA and the APA are involved and what the facts and questions are that you need to know to find out what is going on in your town.
We invite you to help us make a difference in taking back our country. The founders of Our-Republic were part of the original tea party movement and like many millions of Americans they woke up one morning and realized:
that the country had left its constitutional design,
that government spending was destroying the future we had hoped to leave our children, and
that regulatory bodies and the judicial branch of our government have replaced our representative legislative system.
The overwhelming emotion was the realization that in many ways our governments regulations, presidential executive orders and activist supreme court are creating law that no one has voted for or against. We are people from all walks of life, all colors and cultural backgrounds. Our-Republic has been involved from the beginning in Feb. 2009, again on April 15, 2009 and one of the founders, Ken Happel, wrote the emergency plan for the Washington DC permit and was the Medical Officer for the national tea party protest on September 12, 2009 when between 1,500,000 and 2,500,000 citizens came to Washington DC from all 50 states to protest the government's plans to take over the healthcare system, massively increase the national debt and change the very architecture of our constitutional republic.
The resulting effort to discredit and minimize the non-partisan tea party movement by Republicans, Democrats and the news media is the greatest possible indication of their surprise, fear and acknowledgement of our power. We, the American public who have been asleep while our country was being radically changed, woke up. This was and is not a protest of the rich; many of us had to sell possessions to pay for the trip to DC. The tea party movement was and is not organized or paid for by large or national organizations of any kind or political persuasion. We are not controlled by talk radio, media icons or websites. Our guiding principles include healthy skepticism and we check our facts. We discovered, to our disbelief, at the town hall meetings that we knew the current legislation far better than our legislators.
We organized and became the largest precinct organizing group in our region. We made mistakes. We learned and overcame until we developed a system for taking back our country. We wrote a manual about the system called "Taking Back our Country". We made training videos and podcasts and launched into radio. Finally, we realized that those trying to work for the recovery of our constitutional government, the reversal of government fiscal excess and the election of officials who would treat our political foundations with respect needed a tool like Our-Republic, so we are creating it.
We invite you to join us and contribute your talents as a writer, editor, graphics artist or video editor. We invite you to subscribe to Our-Republic and join the conversation, become a trained conservative community activist and help us take back our country.
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You may notice Our-Republic changed the picture in the "Inform" box above. We replaced it because the former quote about the citizen's of the US henceforth pledging allegiance to the UN Charter is unable to be found in any of the transcripts of President Bush's speeches. We apologize to former President Bush and have replaced the image with a quote from President Obama's 2009 inaugural speech.
President Obama promised America he would create fiscal accountability, reform bad governmental habits and govern transparently in the light day to restore the vital trust between the nation and its government. Today we find our country in unsustainable and uncontrolled debt, our citizens divided and polarized and the administration has created a national crisis in the trust of its integrity.