Time to Power Up a Good Party
Constitutionalists get ballot access from the Republican Party but also get marginalized. To really represent us, they must run candidates in all races in general elections.
January 19, 2024
On the McCarthy/McConnell/Biden spending plan, Republicans who voted no, or who didn’t vote or voted yes but have earned Liberty Scores of 80% or more , are relatively constitutionalist. The proportions of relative constitutionalists in the current house and senate are respectively 19% and 32%.
The proportions needed to pass bills are respectively 50.1% and 50% or 51% .
The current proportions hint at how strongly voters support constitutionalists, but also reflect that with the current party system, marginalization isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. The Republican Party favor Progressives using a slew of funding and selection mechanisms .
It’s time to get real.
Under the Constitution, the debt limit is zero
Seniors paid others’ Social Security and Medicare and are owed theirs now .
Creditors enabled unconstitutional past spending to be paid by future taxpayers . This tyranny should be ended by repudiating this debt . But until that reckoning, these creditors are next in line to be paid back their money .
Navy, Air Force, and Space Force equipment spending prepares us to defend against enemy governments’ comparable spending.
The remaining spending that’s constitutional is minuscule.
Total constitutional spending is more than covered by revenues . The actions the Constitution requires in this case are to satisfy the real obligations above, end the debt, and stop unduly depriving persons of property .
Drastically-cutting taxes is exceedingly popular.
Majorities have told pollsters they support increasing the debt limit, but those polls have been deceptive alchemy. Some people have admittedly started out uninformed. Some have gone along with increases just because they gave normally-exemplary politicians and media  the benefit of the doubt. All have been misinformed by polling questions  that falsely asserted that not increasing the debt limit would cause default .
All debt-limit resolutions so far have been spending plans
A real debt limit is a boundary that doesn’t get increased but instead gets upheld by cutting spending. When a debt “limit” instead just gets increased when it’s reached, then it isn’t a boundary, it’s a spending plan.
Under the previous spending-plan resolution, spending increased until the debt reached the plan’s target of $31.4 trillion . The debt now equals all the value that all USA people add in a full year, plus another 20% .
Under the spending-plan bill of the current house Republicans, planned spending would have further increased the debt to $32.9 trillion .
Under the McCarthy/McConnell/Biden spending plan, planned spending will be unlimited.
In the next election, further election-process violations  may again substantially suppress the will of voters. If any remaining will of voters does power through that suppression, this surviving will of voters will be overpowered as forcefully as possible by the lame-duck politicians.
Most powerfully, since the debt will have been unlimited for a year and a half, these lame-duck politicians’ logical next step will be to keep the debt unlimited and simply make the duration unlimited.
Like the preceding spending plans, the McCarthy/McConnell/Biden spending plan will unduly deprive persons of property.
Like the preceding spending plans have created the current Great Inflation II , the new spending plan will deepen and lengthen this great inflation.
That should be political suicide. If only we the people had an alternative major party.
Start limiting governments
If the new spending-plan bill had been defeated, this would have been spun by Progressives as disaster and chaos. Actually, for we the people it would have been a blessing . The still-existing spending-plan resolution would have required spending cuts, which would have finally started real relief from increased future inflation.
Say that now, McCarthy would be eliminated as speaker, that there would subsequently be a stalemate that would leave the current house without a leader, and the current house would start creating and following spontaneous rules of order. This would be an improvement. Even so, Republican Progressives—the key Progressives —would still already have forced their will and their cronies’ will on we the people.
Constitutionalists are the only elected representatives to whom we the people can turn to possibly get helpful action.
It’s time for the real constitutionalists to power up.
All those who calculated that raising the debt limit would still provide progress have been handed an unmistakable clear signal that that course can’t work.
They also have been handed ample time to take the necessary corrective actions.
Relatively-constitutionalist presidential candidate Ron DeSantis  is still in contention.
It’s still early enough to field full slates of candidates to replace the Republican Progressives across the board in the next election. It’s time now to move rapidly to nominate and elect majorities of legislators who follow the recommendations of a new constitutionalist president, pass bills that follow the Constitution, and get them signed into law by the new president .
It’s time to follow up by instituting a party constitution and party laws  that will use the Constitution’s design—the best design that’s available for political organizations—to make at least one major party’s politicians stop combining the separated powers  and start using their offsetting powers against others in government to limit governments , and in the process end inflation.
The best time to stop further depriving people of property and start living in a freer future is always immediately .
James Anthony is an experienced chemical engineer who applies process design, dynamics, and control to government processes. He is the author of The Constitution Needs a Good Party and rConstitution Papers, the publisher of rConstitution.us, and an author in Western Journal, Daily Caller, The Federalist, American Thinker, Lew Rockwell, American Greatness, Mises Institute, Foundation for Economic Education, and Free the People. For more information, see his about, media, and overview pages.