By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

That's Not What You Are Paid For!

Instead of addressing the issues, Congress has decided to take a break, and campaign instead of legislate. I could say that it is good there are not selling out more of America, but that would be over-simplifying the facts.

We elect representation in government to protect our rights, and somewhere that has become twisted into them feeling they are our leaders. We are their bosses, and they tell us they are NOT going to do their jobs until after we vote? That makes my choices narrowed down quite a bit.

Since I am speaking of Congress, it is important to stress the arrogance displayed here. Congress passes a hugely unconstitutional health care bill, yet exempts themselves from it. The vote raises for themselves at tax payer expense, take pensions and benefits with them after leaving office, and we all pay for it.

This is not about Democrats and Republicans, it is about restoring the republic to the people, by following the Constitutional reservations and limits of power given to the federal government. It is also about integrity and honesty, which is severely lacking in all areas of Washington politics.

Experience in politics is not a prerequisite to being a good representative of the people, in fact it seems it hinders it. Experienced politicians know exactly how to maneuver the lobbyists and media spin to their personal advantage regardless of the detrimental effects to the very people they represent. Perhaps there is a real simple way to discourage career-minded representatives. Make the job less glamorous and profitable.

After serving a term, return to the job or business you were in prior to your term. Take away the federal salaries and benefits and make the State and the citizens of that State pay for the expenses of their own representatives. I'm sure if California taxpayers were responsible for Nancy Pelosi's salary and transportation expenses, she may be flying coach instead of private jet.

Time for common sense to replace what we have in Washington now. Time to stop listening to the lies and replace the liars. It's not about party politics, it's about doing what is right for all Americans.

I pledge that my votes will be for the candidates who serve the highest good, the best interests of the people, regardless of their party affiliation or independence to party politics. I further pledge that I will not reelect an incumbent, choosing instead to vote for someone new, inexperienced, but highly ethical and motivated.

One election will not change over 100 years of progressive destruction to the Constitutional federal republic, but it is a start. And when America wakes up the day after elections to discover a majority of incumbents (and crooks) will NOT be taking office, it will send a clear message to the rest of those politicians who have expiring terms coming up in the next round.

The Tea Party is not a party, we are a movement!

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