5% of America approves of Congress. That means 95% of Americans disapprove of Congress. This writer posits that 5% approval essentially amounts to the friends and family members of elected officials, Government employees and Military personnel under orders to support the government. (Funny if not so sad) This writer trusts all agree that 95% disapproval requires that the majority of the rank and file members of both the alleged Republican and alleged Democrat Party disapprove of Congress. Despite this, our Provdaesque Major Media insists on running with the spin that it’s the alleged Republican Party that is in trouble?
Enough. This rank and file American writer sees this Obamacare Government Shutdown for the "Wizard of Oz - Never mind the man behind the curtain" spectacle that it was. This spectacle was intended to divide, conquer, distract and confuse WE THE PEOPLE. This rank and file American writer will Speak Truth to Power at President Barrack Obama and Congress while at the same time informing his fellow rank and file Americans of the true nature of the activities of the "man behind the curtain" that this Wizard of Oz spectacle was intended to distract them from.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain
Though you would-be aristocrats think little of Rank and File Americans, WE THE PEOPLE are able to see through your deceptions. Congress just may not hear about it because many fear the retaliation and blow back of Speaking Truth to Power. What a shameful lot you Congressfolks are for making individual Americans choose between their unalienable Right to the Pursuit of Happiness and holding you folks accountable.
What planet do you people who constitute America's present Ruling Class live on? Have you never heard of this wonderful communication device called the internet? Do you not know that Major Media no longer has a monopoly on the flow of information to we rank and file Americans? Do you not know the aristocracies of Old World Europe were torn down by the ease of communication caused by the relatively primitive printing press? All over the internet, Rank and File Americans are shouting, "The emperor has no clothes".
Now able to compare notes, We rank and file Americans have came to the conclusion that our elected officials seem to be managing and manipulating us like livestock instead of representing in the fashion the Founders envisioned. You know, that Natural Law, Unalienable Rights, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Rule of Law thingy that you folks find so lame and constraining.
There is a rank and file American saying"
"Fool me one, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!"
CONGRESSIONAL INSIDER TRADING
Let us begin with Congressional Insider Trading!
Let it be known that we rank and file Americans who comprise WE THE PEOPLE have not forgot about Congressional Insider Trading. Congress got caught and exposed by 60 minutes! (Hats off to 60 Minutes!)Congress passed some lame, half-hearted legislation making it illegal for Congressfolks to engage in Insider Trading (which was/is already illegal for the rest of rank and file America) President Barrack Obama signed it into law. And then Congress gutted and repealed that reform while America wasn't paying attention! And President Barrack Obama signed that to. What is your malfunction?
Congressional Insider Trading allows Congressfolks to...
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Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.
And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.
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If nothing else, Obamacare has separated the sheep from the goats (Republicans from the RINOS) and revealed who the self-serving wolves are in the Republican Party. It couldn't be more clear that many of the Republicans in D.C are as implicit in passing and PROTECTING this unwanted, unconstitutional, poorly planned, and too expensive entitlement as the Liberals. I am no longer buying their insincere attempts and deceptive show of support of the Conservative principles outlined in the Republican platform. I am no longer buying their contrived deals that they regretfully make at the end of every battle. They are either the biggest losers or it is intentional! The Kentucky Kickback is the last slap in the face that I need to come to my senses and get off of this merry-go-round.
This wasn't an easy conclusion for me to come to and admit. I lived for 16 years in the most Conservative area in Maryland, and I was blessed with Republican representation at almost every level. Most of them have stood valiantly and firmly on Republican/Conservative principles. I know that my Republican friends, especially those running for office, will say that I am wrong and that I am hurting the Party. I guess they need a few more slaps in the face or maybe they are even RINOs in training. The Republicans in D.C. have once again caved to the demands of the Progressive Liberals. If the RINOS want to blame the TEA Party for the shutdown, I want to blame establishment Republicans for their embarrassing but predictable surrender where they gave away everything and then some. Ted Cruz is not the "laughing stock." The RINOs are a joke who while the world watched they once again sold out the best interest of the people for personal financial gain or political career-building capital.
The Liberals (politicians and media) are probably quite pleased with themselves for creating, encouraging, and nurturing the rift between the RINOs and the Tea Party. That is just what Liberals do. I am not nearly as offended by them as I am by those in my own Party who denounce, degrade, and distance themselves from the Tea Party. Instead they should look up and see the cavalry coming! The Tea Party are the soldiers in this political fight who will volunteer to go to the front lines for them if they are not willing or able to go! The Tea Party would have their backs! They are stiff-arming their greatest defense! Why would they do that for any other reason than self-interest? They are just as smug and just as elitist as the Left.
I am more determined than ever after this last cowardly and costly surrender to vote for principles over party. I will promote principles over party. I will campaign for principles over Party. I will debate issues not Party lines. If and when the RINOs decide to really put up a fight for the principles in their own platform...I will run to the front lines and I will get their back. Until then....I would not be against a third party. There. I said it.
As I sit here and try to think of a great topic to write about I can’t help but feel frustrated and uninspired. I constantly find myself so angry about our country’s current state that I can never focus on just one topic. I feel as if I am being pulled so thin by a faceless group of elitists who only care about their own power and stature. It has gotten to the point where I don’t even want to watch the news or go on web pages like Drudge Report. It just seems like everything sucks! I am so tired of feeling this way. I use my writing as an outlet to express my passion, but lately my frustration level has well exceeded my passion. I am to the point where I am so disgusted by our elected officials that I could just scream.
There is such a feeling of resentment brewing inside of me that I have gotten to the point where I loathe Democrats and their socialistic agendas. They have never worked. I have completely lost faith in the Republican Party to fight for limited government and sound fiscal policy. The Republicans have had a few superstars come to the plate - such as Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz - but that had to be immediately shut down by biased journalism. OK so the media is Obama’s puppet and we have all known that for quite some time now. No brand new information there. But what gets me are senior Republican officials siding with Democrats on extremely important issues such as Obama-care because Ted Cruz did not get permission to speak freely from the kids who have been playing the game a lot longer. Then there is the filibuster from Rand Paul over drone strikes on American citizens. He had every right to express his concerns and to inform the American people what their government is doing to us. But that’s not how John McCain saw it. Senator McCain stooped to where I thought only liberal progressives treaded and that is childish name calling. How dare Rand Paul speak without permission from the Republican branch of the “I Love Big Government” fan club.
I am writing in response to two things: The Herald Mail, Oct 6
Op-ed, entitled "Republicans have sold their souls to the TEA Party", written by Rodney A. Guessford (http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor---oct/article_a8b1f28a-2d39-11e3-aff7-001a4bcf6878.html#user-comment-area); and to an email that I received from a respected, elected local Republican. The first is just a hysterical Liberal and I will address his rant, and the second was a call for a concerted response from local Republicans against Senator Cardin's email where he blames the Republican Party for the government shutdown.
The Republican platform is no longer solid ground to stand on. It is a shifting, weakened structure providing no security for those who wish to defend its ideals.
Mr. Guessford begins by confessing that he was a registered Republican until Ford pardoned Nixon. Well I guess we can thank him for the disaster named Jimmy Carter. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have been a registered Republican since Reagan's 2nd election. Yes, you can also thank me for Jimmy Carter. I was a kid; what did I know? I do appreciate his statement that the Republican Party is no longer Republican. I agree. I agree in the sense that the Republican platform used to mean something. It used to be that you could read down the list of Republican platform issues and by the time you got to the end you knew if you were a Republican or not. Not so anymore. The Republican platform is no longer solid ground to stand on. It is a shifting, weakened structure providing no security for those who wish to defend its ideals. Those who try to defend it are ostracized by many (not all) of the establishment Rs. They will turn on you, join the Ds against you, and try to demean you, marginalize you, and ruin you if they can.
THE TEA PARTY WAS A GIFT TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
Mr. Guessford, the TEA Party was a gift to the Republican Party. They would not have the majority in the House without them. The TEA Party are the true Republicans who stand firmly on the Conservative principles that define the Republican platform. You either do not understand the TEA Party or you are deliberately lying about them. The TP wants fair, clean elections where we know that those who are voting are who they say they are and that they legally have a right to vote. This means cleaning up the voter rolls and requiring a free easy-to-obtain photo ID. If that scares you sir I would suggest that you never try to cash a check because they will ask for your ID to make sure that you are who you say you are and that you are not trying to obtain money that does not belong to you. The TP has an "all of the above" approach to energy. The more that we depend on our own resources and not those of our enemies the more secure we will be. If that scares you sir take a trip down memory lane to the Oil Crisis in the 70s and those same enemies have become alot more sophisticated in their hatred toward us. The TP does not take a stand on abortion or any social issue, although as individuals many are against abortion at any time for any reason. However, no TP person wants to see starving children (hysteria are hyperbole). They also do not want to see generations of families dependent on government handouts. The TP wants to create jobs so that these individuals can support themselves and climb out of the safety net called Food Stamps and Welfare. Does that idea scare you? Why?
WHY WOULD THEY REJECT THE VERY MOVEMENT THAT RESCUED THEM IN THE 2009 ELECTION? I CAN ONLY SPECULATE, BUT MY BET IS PROGRESSIVISM.
From what I have observed studying nationally and locally-grown Republicans, the reasons for stiff-arming the TEA Party are varied. Many fear losing control of the message. For some it's all about power. Some fear being personally attacked because the Liberals carry out ruthless attacks that no one but the very brave can withstand. I think that many Rs would rather defend their standing, their celebrity, their salaries, or perceived power rather than the Republican principles that they were elected to defend. Of course there are those that never had principles and only want to be politicians in the limelight. I think for the most part they have been infected with Progressivism, which is typically a part of the Democratic/Socialist political philosophy, but there are also Republicans who try to stand stand with one foot in Progressivism and the other on the Republican platform. It doesn't work. It becomes messy, and it's embarrassing to watch. If establishment Rs had embraced the TEA Party they would have regained control of the Senate and the presidency. They did not, so they only have the House, which the TEA Party gave to them on the proverbial silver platter.
THE TEA PARTY ARE THE REAGAN REPUBLICANS!
Mr. Guessfor, the TEA Party are the Reagan Republicans in principle (actually it also consists of registered Democrats, Libertarians, and Independants). They are the ones who bravely defend the Republican Platform and its Conservative principles. Locally, we are blessed with a Republican delegation that stands courageously against a one-party state government that is taxing and regulating us out of business and oppressing our rural counties. Our county commissioners are all Republicans. A few stand firmly on Conservative principles. Some not so much.
As I said to the the local elected Republican concerned about Senator Cardin's email: For sure he is spouting the divisive rhetoric of this administration. They follow Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" religiously. This claim that Republicans change the rules, etc...is quite rich considering the questionable actions that were needed in order to pass this bad law against the will of the people. But the uninformed, including the Republicans, gobble this stuff up. It is like water off of a duck's back to me. He is a Progressive Liberal acting like a Progressive Liberal. No shocker here. What does bother me are the Republicans who do not stand up to them or support those that do. I have been a loyal Republican most of my adult life, but I feel completely alienated by my party. Cardin is being true to his Party. I understand that, but who will be true to ours and fight for our principles? Or does it even matter anymore?