What’s REALLY Important In Washington… July 29, 2009Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
…and it AIN’T the will of the people!
Have you noticed that politicians in Washington bust their butts trying to get themselves elected by the voters? Of course you have. They rush around speechifying, promising everybody the moon with frosting on it, and generally act like the misfit sophomore trying to find a clique that will have them. Then, after they woo, court, invite, and beg every possible vote and perhaps find themselves elected, they wind up in Washington ignoring everything their constituents want. Doesn’t matter what it is, the politicians then bust their butts in the other direction trying to avoid everything to do with the folks back home and what THEY want.
How sad for this once-free country that elected officials hold the founding principles and the will of the electorate in such low regard. It makes one wish that no person could be returned to office more than once. Accountability and term limits are absolutely unheard of today in politics, but they are among the only solutions to this quandary. What a pity that elected officials are so often scumsucking bottom-feeders. If they aren’t that way when we elect them, they sure turn out that way as soon as they hang up their coats and hats and settle in. It doesn’t take long in Washington to turn otherwise-honest representatives into slimy mucksuckers like their sleazy superiors.
I don’t generally lump people into groups they aren’t already admitting to, like religious affiliation or ethnicity. But so many politicians are LAWYERS these days that it sure makes me wonder just what the attraction is for the bad lawyers to force their way into elected office. Is it because they can’t get any honest work? The field must be pretty crowded these days. Everybody seems to have some idea that if a person wants to go into politics, they have to be lawyers first. So, it must be the siren song of power. They are so obsessed with it that they will claw their way into politics to manipulate, steal, manufacture, and purchase votes to get themselves re-elected repeatedly, and keep pushing upward toward that office they believe holds all the power.
Time was, back around the founding of this nation, that the office of President was such a lowly position that people had to be begged to stand for it. Then, once they were in, they could hardly wait to get out of it and back home again, and it was a simple job compared to what confronts any successful candidate nowadays. Elected representatives worked for one term, then got on their horses and rode back home to their farms, glad to put the stench of Washington behind them. They paid their own expenses and their salaries while in office were so low that most times, it was a serious paycut. Most of them hurried to return to their farms before they were put out of business.
The more I see of what’s going on in Washington these days, the less respect I have for either political party. The current crop of elected officials contains so many crooks and sidewinders that HARDLY ONE PIECE OF CONSTRUCTIVE LEGISLATION HAS PASSED THROUGH GOVERNMENT IN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. Think about that. Today’s crop of status-seeking suckups is nauseating in its craven stampede for privelege and attention. Every piece of legislation passed is stuffed like a Christmas goose with setasides, special projects, entitlements, and still more and more pork.
The “Blue Dog Democrats” in Congress are all set to cave in to the demands of the leftist side of their party to force a vote before the recess on the vile, excrable, destructive, evil “health care” bill the leftists want to get voted on before the August recess. The Democrats KNOW that if the representatives go home before a vote, the electorate will DEMAND they vote against the bill, no matter what the party affiliation. This can mean only one thing: THE WISHES OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS ARE NOT IMPORTANT TO THE REPRESENTATIVES IN WASHINGTON.
Folks, this is such a bad situation that I can’t even find the words to properly describe it. We are in such deep doodoo that it is going to take a sovereign move of God to set this country back on the right track and keep it there. Without it, we stand to lose everything achieved by the founders and patriots who have gone before us; every valiant Doughboy, GI, Swabbie, Gyrene, Flyboy, and Coastie who shed blood for America’s freedom in the last five wars; all the dedicated, heroic, and BLESSED active-duty personnel now serving will have sacrificed in vain.
What are our options? (Note: Wishful thinking follows…)
1. THROW THE BUMS OUT! Term limits/hiring freezes on everybody.
2. PAY FREEZES in all levels of government.
3. STRICT THIRD-PARTY AUDITS in all departments and levels of public office.
4. FORCE EQUAL ACCOUNTABILITY UNDER THE LAW, WITH PROSECUTION FOR ALL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, regardless of the position OR POWER of the perpetrator.
5. Find HONEST Judges. This is why LAWYERS are such crooks. They want to be judges so they can “make policy” from the bench. Terrifying.
Folks, check the background of all your candidates. If they are lawyers, DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM, no matter how good they SEEM.
To any lawyers who might accidentally read this post: If any of this makes you angry, it’s probably because you are part of the problem. If you seek office and want people to trust you enough to vote for you, clean up your act. Confess, do time, pay fines, if necessary, and PROVE to the voters that you are decent and honest and willing to be held to account for your behavior.
The last thing we need in Washington is MORE DAMNED CROOKS.