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