Guest Post by Richard Nord

We (as humans) need checks and balances. The inherent problem with government, especially when it becomes a bureaucracy, is it lacks this resulting in a system that grows and grows with nothing to hold it accountable to its end user, the public it is supposed to serve.The bigger the bureaucracy, the worse it becomes.

Large private organizations face the same problem; however the big difference is in the system of accountability. Within a private organization, performance in any particular position is measured in producing a desired outcome. Bad performance and your position and/or job can be in jeopardy.

Motivation; we all need it to accomplish anything. What motivates us? Duty, obligation, food, shelter, money to afford food, shelter, clothes and education for us and our family – love? Take away the accountability and it affects our motivation. No longer is it based on merit. Instead, it becomes how to game the system; who you know, exploitation, cronyism, corruption, deceit.

Accountability keeps us honest, productive and rewarded. We are more in control of ourselves and our destiny.

What is the opposite called?

Socialism, or the next step, communism. SexeDate.

And all of it is nothing less than totalitarianism. The few consolidate their power having convinced you that they need to make decisions for you, when they only want to control you and maintain their power. What’s next? A very bad situation for everyone, except them!

Guest Post by Richard Nord

Richard Nord has been a supporter of the Convention of States for so many years that he can’t remember which came first — hearing of COS or reading Mark Levin’s book “The Liberty Amendments”

Once he heard, however, he was hooked. He knew that this was the ultimate solution to wrestle power away from Washington, D.C.

Starting around 2005, Richard became increasingly disillusioned with politicians of both parties, especially the Republicans in D.C. who don’t follow through with what got them elected.

Richard and his wife live in Vermilion, Ohio and grew up nearby; Richard grew up in Oberlin. 

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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