Posts Tagged ‘Founding Fathers’

Disappointment

February 24, 2010

There’s a lot of talk about Scot Brown being a disappointment. I don’t know how you feel but personally I expected a lot more. Of course I based my thinking on the thought that anyone who drives an old truck must be all good. I suppose I should have been considering the obvious, he’s a Republican from Massachusetts.

I guess he’s better than a Kennedy but here’s the thing. The Founding Fathers envisioned a congress where the average guy would leave his productive job and go “serve” in the congress and then go back home to his productive job. I read where the average salary in America today is $40,000.00. Who can afford to get elected on that kind of money? I will venture to say that we haven’t had an “average guy” in congress for many moons.

The type of jackal that runs for office today is normally backed by many a pocket-book all looking to get fatter, not skinnier. By the time an “average guy” gets in office he owes so many favors that he feels obligated to honor that he will inevitably produce votes like Mr. Brown’s “jobs bill” vote. He should be the poster boy for campaign finance reform.

Here’s a quick overview of my plan for campaign finance reform. Nobody spends more than $100,000.00. NOBODY! Not the Pres, nobody. No donation can exceed $100.00. This means all donations, corporate, personal, organization. The NRA can give you no more than $100.00. The SEIU can give you no more than $100.00. GM, GE, Mobil, McDonald’s, Fred Farkel, the girl up the street, the homeless guy on the corner, all no more than $100.00. If you can’t find 1,000 donations maybe you shouldn’t be running. All monies must be donated, none of your own.

Hey just a quick shot from the hip. Maybe one of you “average guys” out there can draft something up and introduce it. Probably not because congress has become a wealth building endeavor hasn’t it? That’s right, they’re rich when they go in and they’re even wealthier when they come out. Plus they usually have brokered a six figure income consulting some super-corporation after retirement. A retirement funded by the American people. What a scam. Oh well, until next time, screw environmentalists.

A Bill Of Rights

December 22, 2009

“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.” – Thomas Jefferson.

In light of what the gubmint is trying to do to us I would say that no truer words have ever been spoken. We need something between us and our gubmint right now. Just what are they doing at 1:08 AM? Are they behind closed doors stealing freedom? On Glenn Beck today Chris Baker, the guest host, said they are not legislating they are ruling-out of spite.

This health care BS is an obamanation. They think they are making it “unrepealable” and “unamendable” but what they forget, or probably don’t even know, is that would be unConstitutional. I really think it’s about time for some indictments here. They are trying to bind future congress’. Our Founding Fathers revolted over much less than this.

At any rate this is not over. Everyone I hear is calling for e-mails and phone calls to the criminals in congress. Jam them up and be sure to hit their satellite offices as well. I completely agree. Too many people are saying that nobody answers their e-mails and the people don’t listen to their calls. So what. Keep doing it. As long as they keep shoving this down our throats keep shoving your views down their throats. Who works for who anyway?

Presidents

June 15, 2009

Has it occurred to anyone that the Founding Fathers seemed to be the kind of people that you could relate to, speak to, maybe even be friendly with? I wouldn’t even have minded being in business with Franklin or Jefferson. That’s just the kind of people they seemed to be. I realize that history may have been somewhat skewed but they had a long way to go to measure up to the crop of political refuse we have today.

As long as I can remember the President has been some kind of jerk. Always something to hide or something they should’ve admitted up front. I don’t really remember Ike. Clinton and Kennedy were womanizers. Nixon “may” have had knowledge of wrong doing? Johnson, Carter, Ford and both Bush’s were just weak and/or silly. Reagan was hard to read but he seemed somewhat quirky and really started the untouchable attitude that Presidents have taken in the last few decades.

Nixon was also scary and intimidating. You can’t talk to them and you wouldn’t want to if you could because you never know what’s going to happen to you if you say something they don’t want to hear. And now we have chairman zero (Obama). He’s nothing more than a rabble rousing street thug from Chicago. He associates with known terrorists and criminals and he’s attempting to rule by intimidation. I’m afraid to even e-mail him. He makes me nostalgic for Nixon.

Enough

May 15, 2009

I’m a member of the working class. My parents are members of the working class. Their parents are members of the working class. All our friends and relatives are members of the working class. We work. We produce something of value. We do it all day, five, six and seven days a week. Eight, ten, twelve hours a day. Then we send a good portion of that off to DC. What do we get in return.

The conservatives tell us what is good for business is good for us. Then they give big business anything they want as business greases their palms. The liberals tell us that big business is raping us but the government will save us. Then they turn around and cater to any special interest that will slip them a few bucks. They both say they are looking out for our best interest, but nothing they do helps us. Yet we always seem to foot the bill for it.

Who IS looking out for our best interest? Barney Frank? Chris Dodd? Dick Cheney? I think we might be on our own here. When the founding fathers set this thing up we were all supposed sacrifice and take time off from our real job to get elected and go do our civic duty. When it was over we were supposed to return to the private sector and our real jobs. The idea was not that one person would get elected over and over and over. Career politicians were an abomination to them.

When I hear a politician say they have been serving for 20, 30 or 40 years I just have to wonder, serving who? They will tell you the people of the state of such and such but I rather think they have been serving themselves. And serving themselves quite nicely with heaping portions of our tax dollars as well as any booty they could cultivate along the way. That’s how it always seems to come out when they get caught. They come into the system poor and in debt to all the special interest groups who made it all possible. Then they proceed to cultivate their wealth from the American people, never actually producing anything of value. What happened?

Social security and medicare? They don’t care about it. They voted themselves health care and retirement for life, paid for by you and insured by AIG? Is that bailout starting to make sense? We need to take it all back. When they have to make their own fortune we won’t have to work until July to support them. That’s right, at last tally, July fourth is tax independence day too.

How do we solve this problem? I can see an individual going from governor to senator to president. It just makes sense that you would like someone in the presidents chair with a little experience in affairs of state. But to stagnate in one office for thirty years. How is that doing any good? Perhaps it’s time for term limits. The elected don’t seem to have sense enough to grow and move or drop out and go back to the car wash they came from so maybe we need to push them along. I don’t know, what do you think. Feel free to leave me comments.