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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Shots Across the Bow

The results of last night's election sends a message to Congress and the White House. It was not the defeat of the sitting President and his Democratic coalition, but it does signal the people want change, and not the change that Obama and Congress has been about.

The first thing that I noticed was that there are a few races that were disappointing (to me) because I felt that the public bought the spin and voted out of fear. I would be more fearful of allowing the status quo to remain. There has been so much dangerous legislation passed by the Democrats in Congress. With the House control moving to a Republican majority, it will only mean that we (the People) will have an opportunity, but only if the newly elected representatives will live up to their promises and stick by the Constitution.

There was a noticeable sway back toward the incumbents in several races, which as I saw it, was instigated by lies leaked into the mainstream media for general public consumption. One local ad said that Art Robinson, the independent challenger to an otherwise uncontested Congressional seat long occupied by Democrat, Peter DeFazio, was supported by "big bucks" from Wall Street. Another claimed that DeFazio voted against bailouts for the banks and Wall Street. The former ad neglected to mention the fact that the financing received from "Corporate backers" were for R&D projects by Dr. Robinson, a professor and scientist, who relies on that type of funding for his work, not for his election campaign. The latter ad fails to mention the fact that DeFazio voted for the health care bill and also the food safety bill, both of which are not only unconstitutional laws, but will cost all working Americans plenty over the next few years.

The failure of measures in California and Oregon to pass Marijuana legislation only shows the ignorance of the general public and they will still be paying to incarcerate pot smokers, and billions in the law enforcement costs to keep marijuana a controlled substance. The fact that hemp has so many uses including food and fuel makes me wonder if our government is really serious about energy independence.

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