My grandfather was Carl M. Parise of Reno, Nevada. He was named Nevada's Inventor of the Year in 1994 in recognition of his patents that had brought America and the world steam cleaning for carpets, wet/dry vacs and other related tools and products. He started his company in 1971 with $400 and a dream. Over the next twenty-five years it became of course a multi-million dollar family owned and operated business.
During those early years of his company, known as Parise & Sons Inc. and most widely recognized under the trade name Thermax, Carl, a WWII Combat Veteran, saw and understood the weaknesses and strengths of not only his local government in Washoe County, but at State and Federal levels as well. After an unsuccessful bid for local office, Carl Parise founded what was called "Registered Voters of Washoe County Inc." noting that were it merely an association or public organization, it could easily be infiltrated by usurpers and saboteurs. His organization grew and soon, with the help of area voters who contributed not only money but time and expertise, Registered Voters of Washoe County Inc. brought about REAL changes in Reno, including getting a crooked judge removed from the bench and saving the county in excess of $300,000 per year.
Soon Carl found himself in strategic planning for the development of "Registered Voters of America Inc." His plan was to duplicate the success in Washoe County across America on a localized basis as well as developing a team to take on the so-called "leaders" in Washington.
In a meeting in San Diego sometime in the late 70's, with a retired Navy Admiral and another similar figure, my grandfather was told that his ideas and strategies were indeed good ones, but they were too late in the offering. Carl recalled the Admiral as saying, "If you were ten years earlier, perhaps your plan would work. But it's too late in the game." The Admiral and the other individual at the meeting both expressed that they were looking to retire outside the U.S. because in their view, America was on a course for certain economic disaster. Remember, this was in the late 70's. A decade later my grandfather would tell me that though he had not wanted to believe the opinions of these men, he had sought them out for their input, possibly their support. But their warnings had left him to more closely focus on his business and less on trying to help fix America.
The 1980's, 90's and America's entry into the new millennium have witnessed a mass exodus of American companies to foreign shores. Singer Sewing Machines, a name synonymous with America like baseball or apple pie, made here for over a century, now long since made in Mexico. Levi Strauss Jeans, made in America since the 1870's, now made in Mexico and Guatamala. These are just two examples of how our once great nation has lost her greatness, her strength. It seems we went from a nation that exported goods to the rest of the world, to a nation that exported all of its jobs as well. This fiasco continues today. Go ahead, call customer service for your "local" cable company, phone service, utility or any number of similar providers. See how often you end up speaking with someone in the Phillipines or India. While Americans lose nearly a half million jobs per month and such profuse bleeding has gone on for quite some time, the big companies so well represented by Washington lawmakers, companies willing to squeeze the American consumer ever tighter in as many new ways as possible it seems, ship all available jobs to the people of foreign countries as we all watch America die, business by small business, family by decimated family, home by foreclosed home. Today my late grandfather's home state of Nevada leads the country in home foreclosures with over half of the states homes in peril.
State by State America is dying and where is "President" Obama? He's in Paris dining with the queen, er, um, I mean the First Lady. He's in Arabia kissing the hands of foreign heads of state. He's in Russia sharing a bottle of vodka and a pack of American smokes with Putin. He's in Venezuela kissing the ear and perhaps the butt cheeks of a rogue dictator named Chavez.
As evidenced by the actions of a certain North Carolina Governor recently, it is safe to assume that at the state level, most of our leaders are often "away from the helm" or "asleep at the switch" in this writer's opinion. State by bleeding state, with Mother Washington leading the way, our government has refused to act with fiscal responsibility on an unimaginable number of levels. Instead of representing the interests of their constituents (that's you and me, folks) our so-called leaders at state, federal and even local levels have been clearly purchased and today represent only the wealthy elite. We have been here before.
Today the time has come once more for REAL AMERICAN PATRIOTS to interpose themselves between The People and the oppressive regime in Washington that oppresses them, with the help of all too many state and local governments. Some of these "New American Patriots" might come from current legislative bodies, but as was the case in 1774, it is very likely that the "NeoPatriots" as they might be called, will come from the rubble of broken American businesses and angry, everyday Americans who have finally said "Enough is Enough!"
The Southern National Congress (www.SouthernNationalCongress.org) is a quasi-legislative endeavor involving over 100 "NeoPatriots" from fourteen Southern states. This group of dedicated and courageous men and women are forging a new path to freedom and restored AMERICAN liberty for the People of The South. Following in the successful footsteps of the Patriots of 1774, this group is providing a forum for the voices of THE PEOPLE to be heard in a way clearly unavailable in Washington. DC isn't listening to WE THE PEOPLE. It is indeed, time for real change, change of historic proportions.
Left unchecked, the regime in Washington will soon complete the very ends that Thomas Jefferson once warned about in 1802...
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
How much longer will the American People sit on our hands watching quietly while our unborn grandchildren are raped of their livelihoods even before they begin their lives?
Where are the George Washingtons, Ben Franklins, Thomas Jeffersons, James Madisons and Thomas Paines of today? Do we still have a Jefferson Davis, a Judah P. Benjamin, a George Trenholm?
Are there men and women in our midst every day, who given the right circumstances (or wrong ones depending upon the angle) who will do more than simply complain that "this ain't right"?
I ask you American.... Are we Patriots or Pansies?