The 536 People Responsible For All of U.S. Woes

Get out and Vote

 
 

I am told there are only 90 seats out of 435 House seats in jeopardy.  Only 70% of those can possibly be given over to a new ass to sit in it. In the Senate of 37 seats eligible for eviction this year only 12 are in play and of that only half are expected to fall.  In the end 75% of the seats we could have evacuated and replaced with patriots will stay in the hands of incumbent career politicians.  That is YOUR fault and that means the state of our country right now is your fault and will remain so as long as you do not understand the following concept!

It is not too late- On Tuesday – you can still go out and make a difference- You can unseat an incumbent that no one thought was in play.  It’s up to you!

536 by Charley Reese

Politicians are collectively the one national group of people in the United States who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if politicians are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all The Politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I do not propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I do not have Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.


You and I do not write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I do not set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I do not control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

100 Senators, 435 Congressmen, 1 President — 536 human beings out of the 310 million, are directly, legally, morally, individually and collectively responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded the Supreme Court because they are appointed by the President and confirmed by politicians.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 536 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault and that they are wonderful. They cooperate in this common deception regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the president for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.

Who is the Speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can override his veto with a two-thirds vote.


It seems inconceivable that a nation of 310 million citizens can not replace 536 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 536 people. When you fully grasp the simple truth that 536 people exercise the power and control of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what The Politicians want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because The Politicians want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because The Politicians want it in the red.
If the Armed Forces are in IRAQ, it’s because The Politicians want them in IRAQ.
If they do not receive Social Security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because The Politicians want it that way.
If they do not receive Private Health Care Insurance but are on an elite Government plan not available to the people, it’s because The Politicians want it that way.



There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 536 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom The Politicians hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice The Politicians can reject; to regulators, to whom The Politicians give the power to regulate and from whom The Politicians can take this power.

Above all, do not let The Politicians con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 536 people and they alone, are responsible.
The Politicians and they alone, have the power.
The Politicians and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of The Politicians out of office and clean up their mess!


Congress and the president are our employees.  We tend to forget that.  They work FOR us.  At least they are supposed to.  We have allowed our elected officials to claim far too much authority that was not theirs to begin with.  The Founding Fathers intended for the people to hold the power, not Congress.

“Let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”
~ Patrick Henry

It is the law, written within our Constitution that binds the hands of our elected leaders from making use of the free rein they truly desire.  It is no wonder that so many in Congress are downplaying the importance of the Constitution these days.  Some have even tried to bypass the law just to get their favorite ‘bill’ passed.  Our Founders truly believed that the greatest danger to our political system was apathy by the people, thereby, giving politicians too much authority.

We need to ask ourselves, “Where is our responsibility?”  We are the 310 million who elect these 536 individuals to uphold and defend the Constitution.  It is their primary task; they are sworn to do so.  Why don’t we hold them accountable?  Are we so uninformed and uneducated that we can just overlook it all?  Do we just sit back and say, “Well that’s the way it is and there isn’t anything we can do to about it?” Shame on us if we do.

We are going to hear a lot of campaign rhetoric in the coming months leading up to the elections in November, and the blame game will be everywhere.  So, it is important for us all to know who it is that we are voting for.  Take the time to find out where your favorite candidate stands on each of the issues that you feel are important.  Don’t just vote  – vote smart!


We are the 310 million people and we should be aware of our own rights and responsibilities.  We should know what the Constitution states and the fundamental principles upon which we built this country. While trust is good, it is a real threat to our political system when we place such trust in our elected officials that we do not feel the need to constantly watch them or to question them.

Quoting Cleon Skousen from his book, The 5000 Year Leap, written in 1981, “Every unconstitutional action has been “justified” because it was for “good cause”. Every illegal transfer of power from one department to another has been excused as “necessary”. The whole explosion of bureaucratic power in Washington has been the result of “trusting” benign political leaders, most of whom really did have good intentions.”

Ultimately, any failure in Washington is our own fault.  We need to stop being complacent and distracted.  It’s our country and our government.  We need to be more involved and demand truth and transparency from our elected officials.

We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow those who pervert the Constitution.”Abraham Lincoln

“But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.”~Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789


Taylor Marsh is full of crap

BettyJean Kling

 I get these alerts from the Huff Post- I always want to know what everyone from both wings of the same vulture are saying. You just can’t believe the straight up lies they have the nerve to report.

 Today I got the biggest shock of my life! It’s one thing to embellish a little but this was the mother of all lies. Taylor Marsh is full of shit! Is anyone on earth going to buy her assertion that the Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally on 8/28 only had 87,000 people in attendance compared to Restoring Sanity Rally 215,000? And she uses a CBS report which is the only report reporting under 400,000 some ranging up to 700,000.

From What Jon Stewart Missed
Taylor Marsh
Political analyst and veteran national politics writer.
Posted: October 31, 2010 07:18 AM

“An estimated 215,000 people attended a rally organized by Comedy Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.

The company AirPhotosLive.com based the attendance at the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on aerial pictures it took over the rally, which took place on the Mall in Washington. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 10 percent.

CBS News also commissioned AirPhotosLive.com to do a crowd estimate of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in August. That rally was estimated to have attracted 87,000 people. Amid criticism from conservatives that the estimate was low, CBS News detailed the methodology behind it here.”

In America, we are all allowed to gather in DC and have a rally and I am proud that both sides had a chance to do that and cleaned up after themselves. What I am not proud of is that the left feels that everyone else is their enemies! What I am not proud of is that the left demeans half of the country over the actions of a single person but is politically correct about real enemies who are non citizens to our detriment! For example, signs abounded in the crown about one idiot who stomped on a woman’s shoulder – or head! Shame on that coward man by why label every conservative? Meanwhile we are under attack from radical Muslims and are told god forbid to be vigilant!

Who are these liberals who consider American Citizens their enemies and are willing to go to the wall for those who are out to kill that which is truly American? And as for Taylor Marsh – she is just a Democrat lemming – not a political analyst as she touts and as for being a national political writer add to that title Democrat bought and paid for.

When will we again have some real honest reporting of the facts instead of spin – from either side? Perhaps we need yet another Rally called Restoring Honesty? Nahhhhh who could we possibly get to host it? Half the country wants to pray for change and the other half wants to laugh it off. 

WTF?

I can only hope those in the Tea Party will do more than get down on their knees with Glenn Beck and get out to the polls and send all 435  and 100 Incumbents home within the next 6 years and get this country back in the hands of the owners!

It is disapointing that 90% of incumbents are still going back to Washington this year- Americans have not done thier jobs!

Obama waiving penalties for use of child soldiers

By truejusticegal,

This could be the most repugnant thing yet and if Hillary does not resign over this she will have lost all credibility with me. She must show ethics and decency over this outrage and refuse to allow this. In my opinion to allow children to work for radical Muslim armies is beyond reprehensible. And under the radar before the midterm elections but let it be know and let us see if the Democrats still vote for a team that would allow the Human rights of these children to be abused.

See AP story today on this below:

Because it’s “For the Childrun”

No kidding. Obama admin says the use of Child Soldiers in conflict is in the “national interest of the United States”

AP) –  In a move criticized by human rights organizations, the Obama administration has decided to exempt Yemen and three other countries that use child soldiers from U.S. penalties under the 2008 Child Soldiers Prevention Act.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama said he had determined that “it is in the national interest of the United States” to waive application of the law to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen. He instructed Clinton to submit the decision to the Congress with a written justification for the move.

Obama’s memo, released by the White House on Monday, did not include the justification. Administration officials have said, however, that cutting off military aid to those four countries as required by the law would do more harm than good. And they have said that continuing close cooperation with them can be a more effective way of changing their practices.

Jo Becker, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch, said Obama had supported the legislation when he was in the Senate.”This is a ground breaking law,” she said. “This is the first year it has taken effect and he’s undercutting it.”

The law was signed by President George W. Bush shortly before he left office but did not take effect until this year.

HERE IS THE AP ARTICLE RELEASED TODAY:

US waiving penalties for use of child soldiers

(AP) – 17 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move criticized by human rights organizations, the Obama administration has decided to exempt Yemen and three other countries that use child soldiers from U.S. penalties under the 2008 Child Soldiers Prevention Act.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama said he had determined that “it is in the national interest of the United States” to waive application of the law to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen. He instructed Clinton to submit the decision to the Congress with a written justification for the move.

Obama’s memo, released by the White House on Monday, did not include the justification. Administration officials have said, however, that cutting off military aid to those four countries as required by the law would do more harm than good. And they have said that continuing close cooperation with them can be a more effective way of changing their practices.

Jo Becker, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch, said Obama had supported the legislation when he was in the Senate.

“This is a ground breaking law,” she said. “This is the first year it has taken effect and he’s undercutting it.”

The law was signed by President George W. Bush shortly before he left office but did not take effect until this year.

Becker said the U.S. has legitimate national interests in the countries given the waiver, but that the administration could have made use of a provision in the law that permits targeted cuts in military assistance, while continuing aid aimed at professionalizing armies.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the countries who received the waiver deserve more time to correct their practices.

“In each of these countries we are working with the governments to stop the recruitment of child soldiers or demobilize those who may already be in the ranks,” Crowley said. “These countries have put the right policies in place but are struggling to effectively implement them. These waivers allow the United States to continue to conduct valuable training programs.”

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

NOW gets it now: or are they trying to win women back for the party?

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

The gossip website Gawker on Thursday posted an anonymous account of a man who said he had had a one-night stand with O’Donnell three years ago on Halloween. Gawker reportedly paid the man in the “low four figures” for the account and pictures of O’Donnell dressed up like a ladybug.

The site has been widely criticized by media outlets for posting the item and was denounced Thursday by the National Organization for Women.

“NOW repudiates Gawker’s decision to run this piece,” the organization said in a statement. “It operates as public sexual harassment. And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O’Donnell but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/44365.html#ixzz13m4JlzvM

Well I hate to be blunt but I must. It took one hell of a lot for NOW to finally step up to the plate for a conservative woman and the woman they stepped up for is Christine O’Donnell of all Conservatives. Holy Cow! But not so fast ladies, you are a day late and a dollar short. I’ll not thank you for doing exactly what you should have been doing for the last three years beginning with the attacks on Hillary and culminating with Christine. Simply put – I don’t trust you anymore!

Politico obviously is ready to accept NOW at their word but is less   apt to trust  other Democratic shills as the author points to O’Donnell’s opponent as the source for this latest moral attack on yet another female candidate.

“Even the National Organization for Women gets it, but Christine’s opponent disturbingly does not,” Sachtleben wrote. “Classless Coons goons have proven yet again to have no sense of common decency or common sense with their desperate attacks to get another rubber stamp for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda. Such attacks are truly shameful, but they will not distract us from making our case to Delaware voters — and keeping the focus on Chris Coons’s record of higher taxes, increased spending and, as he has done again here, breaking his promises to the voters.”

This disgusting trashing didn’t work on Niki and it won’t work on Christine- I only hope it’s not to late to backfire on her detractors. I am so proud of women this year who had stood up for other women and said Enough is enough! They are mad as hell and not going to take this anymore!

If NOW is sincere- I will forgive but that remains to be seen- I will be watching and so will all of us at The Majority United, we look forward to being on the same side- empowering women to stand shoulder to shoulder on those issues on which we can agree.

UPDATE- I KNEW IT- NO SOONER I HIT THE PUBLISH BUTTON I GOT THIS!
I told you they were only trying to win women back for their damned party!
They have learned batter tricks well- treat em bad throw a crumb- hit em again. 
 

NOW Calls for Nationwide MARCH Nov. 2!

MARCH to the polls, and vote as if women’s lives depend on it — because they do! Prove the pundits and our opponents wrong: Vote on Nov. 2, and bring along at least one other activist, friend or family member.

You’ve heard the buzz that women voters have given up and Democrats stand to lose this mid-term election. That will be the headlines only if we sit out this election. Pick an action, and prove them wrong:

  • Call or email every feminist you know to urge them to vote
  • Volunteer to distribute door-hangers about feminist or progressive candidates
  • Offer to phone bank for a get-out-the-vote effort. If there are no competitive races in your area or state, find a candidate you admire and volunteer to phone for them
  • Volunteer to pick up voters and take them to polling places
  • Organize a car pool for your feminist friends to make sure they vote — go to lunch or dinner afterward, and celebrate the women who fought for our right to vote

We must defend our champions in the statehouses and halls of Congress and support new feminist candidates if we ever hope to gain equal rights for women and guarantee women’s safety, economic justice and autonomy. Our opponents cannot stand the prospect of a world where women are fully equal, and we cannot stay silent as long as that world remains only a dream.

This Election Day IS a March for Women’s Lives. We cannot be silent while women are beaten, raped and murdered, while women’s futures are limited or denied by repressive and cruel fiscal and social policies meant to benefit the privileged.

NOW/PAC has endorsed strong candidates – candidates who will protect women’s rights and work to achieve equality and justice.
BACKGROUND:

Conservatives, corporate interests and Tea Party types are raising money and mobilizing like crazy. Scores of right-wing candidates with more extreme views than ever before are on the ballots. Their efforts are funded by the super-rich and big business. Decades worth of progress made by feminists on many fronts will suffer severe setbacks if ultra-conservative candidates running in this election gain power.

Republican and Tea Party candidates will continue to promote policies that favor their backers — the richest 20 percent of Americans who own 85 percent of the wealth in the U.S. and receive nearly half of all income annually. If elected, these candidates will set about undoing policies and programs that advance equality.

The already wide gap between rich and poor will increase. The social safety net — programs like Medicaid, Social Security and Medicare — will be further weakened. Critical progress on important legislative priorities will be lost, including pay equity initiatives, welfare reform and fully funding the Violence Against Women Act, among many others. Educate yourself about the issues and find the candidates who will support women’s rights.

SEND  NOW THIS MESSAGE, WE WON’T  TAKE MORE OF THE SAME

WE ARE NOT AS STUPID AS NOW AND THE DEMS THINK  WE ARE!

Rand Paul Stomper, Rapists, and Wife Beaters: It’s Her Fault

She made me do it!

How many times have we heard that?

We’ve all seen video of Rand Paul supporter, Tim Profitt, stomping on a woman’s head for expressing her right to free speech.

Now he says she should apologize for making him stomp on her head.

This is right in line with a man who insists the Yale Women’s Center brought the “no means yes” rape threats on themselves: “The sole purpose behind this building is to give hatemongering academic feminists a base to spread their propaganda and recruit new members… (the frat) most likely did it because feminazis always go out of their way to harm men… it might explain the motivation behind their actions.”

Oddly, these are not uncommon sentiments.

Rapists share a similar viewpoint: She dressed provocatively! She made me rape her.

The attitude echoes among wife batterers: She didn’t have dinner ready! She bought the wrong brand of beer! She made me beat her.

They all share the narcissistic quality of distorting themselves into an image of perfection, while projecting their own failings onto others. In their book, women constantly make men do terrible things to them.

In a world where men are given greater privilege, less-evolved men simply expect to have greater license. It’s natural, to be expected. Women must obey their husbands or be disciplined (beaten). Men have more right to women’s bodies than women do themselves. Uppity women who want change can expect torment for their efforts. And sometimes, when you’re bigger and stronger, and you can stomp on a woman’s head, might just makes right.

Georgia Platts

Why are radical left-wing women silent on the most important issues?

By Autora

Why are radical left-wing women silent on the most important issues but make a big deal out of PC wording?

I feel compelled to weigh in here.

Just as the GOP is in sore need of a cleansing, so is the Dirty DNC. I find it ironic that the party which claims to be “progressive” is actually so stuck on the status quo — keep the entrenched incumbent Harry Reid in office, don’t change.  Reid is up to his eyeballs in union kickbacks and corrupt DNC machinery. He needs to go.  A poll this week showed that a large majority of union members are fed up with their union dues lining the pockets of corrupt union leaders and their DNC bosses. Union leaders are political hacks who are owned by the DNC. How is that working on behalf of union workers?

And why is it that ONLY pro-abortion women need apply to the DNC for a seat in Congress DESPITE the fact that the head of the DNC, Tim Kaine, is a pro-life white male? What’s up with that? So let me understand this: Knee-jerk far left radicals like Joyless Behar would ONLY accept women in Congress who agree with them? That’s not feminism. That ‘s not Democracy. That’s dictatorship. I am pro-choice but I want to see more women in Congress instead of the PATHETIC 17% we currently have. So I am willing to set aside the so-called “social issue” of abortion and look at the larger picture sometimes. I am not stuck on a One-Note-Samba definition of women’s rights as ONLY abortion rights.  Roe V. Wade will not be overturned. But financial freedom is extremely important for women. We will not achieve it collectively if the economy is in a shambles and we are in ever-sinking debt.  So I am rooting for Angle. And I am NOT cheering the Ranting Rude Joyless Behars of the world who call Sharron Angle “a bitch” (how sexist is that?) on national television.  I swear — the worst “enemies” (to use an Obama term pitting one American against another) of women are intolerant dictatorial women who only accept women who march in lockstep with them. I do not have to agree with a person on every single point in order to support him or her. And I find it amazing that the party which seems more tolerant of divergent viewpoints is now the GOP. That’s how PC dictatorial the DNC has become. I don’t believe they are Democratic. I honestly believe they are true Socialists and Marxists in their current state of mind. What happened to reasonable moderates, the Centrist Democrats? Adult (key word) life is always a negotiation, a compromise and the majority of Americans define themselves as Middle of the Road so why can’t the majority be represented as they would in A True Democracy?  

There’s one more point I want to raise: Shariah Law. I am willing to vote for a pro-life conservative or liberal if he or she would deliver a Ban on Shariah Law in the United States. That is why I support Tom Tancredo in Colorado even though he’s a bit nutty. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHY LEFTY WOMEN ARE COWERING AND SILENT ABOUT THE WORST MSOGYNY ON THE PLANET. They have not uttered a peep about  Honor Killings, FGM, mutilations, marital rape, pedophilia and the oppressively heavy burqua covering scars from domestic violence — Sanctioned by Shariah Law.  Muslims who aren’t a problem AREN’T AN ISSUE. What concerns me is this outrageously self-destructive streak in lefty women who do NOT stand up to Radical Extremist Muslims who promote the worst abuse of women on planet Earth.  Instead they are PC about them? This is just plain nuts. I want Shariah Law Banned in the USA and I don’t care who is sponsoring it. Just look at the countries where they have allowed it. Horrendous crimes like Honor Killings have risen in those places and now Andrea Merkel finally had to admit recently that assimilation failed and they are saddled with CRIME FROM Muslims who don’t want to assimilate but want to takeover their host country with SHARIAH LAW. No way here. No way.

My Son Wants to Be Snow White for Halloween

“One day early last fall, I returned from work and discovered my son in a dress. And not just any dress. A Snow White dress. I can’t say it was a complete shock. Luke had been telling my wife and me for more than a week that he wanted to be Snow White for Halloween. Whenever Melanie or I gently suggested an alternate costume, he would calmly respond, “No, I think I have to be Snow White. I dropped my bag and made what I hoped was a suitable fuss over the costume. My face still taut with manufactured glee.

I read about this man’s conundrum in salon.com several weeks ago. It reminded me of an episode from Roseanne when DJ wanted to be a witch for Halloween. His dad tried every which way to dissuade him and explain that girls are witches and boys are warlocks. But DJ wanted to be a witch.

Both of these dads felt threatened and worried that their sons might end up with bruises or black eyes for their choice of costume. But the dads’ discomfort went beyond fear of bodily harm. Both were emotionally twisted into knots. Snow White’s dad wondered if his discomfort was due to seeing “the dress as a threat to my legacy, an insult to generations of men who fought wars and presided over propane grills?” 

But as a progressive dad, he wondered why he was so troubled. 

Why? It’s called “gender ranking.” 

We value males and male things over females and female things. Boys are seen as devaluing themselves when they take on feminine accessories or behaviour. That’s why many women think back happily on a time when they were tomboys, but most men weren’t – or won’t admit they were – sissies.  

If we valued males and females the same, a Snow White costume wouldn’t be a problem. 

Actually, valuing males over females wouldn’t be a huge problem if it were just about guys in dresses. But devaluing the feminine leads to all sorts of problems that I will go into greater depth later: Women don’t expect as much for themselves, including pay. In societies and subcultures where masculine is valued over feminine we find high rates of rape, wife battering, gay bashing, daughters-for-sale, and female infanticide.  STDs are more widely spread. Women’s sexuality becomes repressed. Even the feminine value of compassion is diminished in the face of masculine go-it-alone “personal responsibility.” The list goes on. 

Dressing up like Snow White may seem petty, but ranking males over females is not trivial, at all. 

Georgia Platts 

Quotes are edited for length. See original text at salon.com.  

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