"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

America Rising: Is THIS Message Loud Enough Washington?

It's been a while since I last posted, but yesterday's events across the country have given me renewed hope that Americans are still engaged in this epic struggle. In primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Kentucky the incumbents have been sent a clear message - POLITICS IN AMERICA WON'T BE 'AS USUAL'.

These three reaces, on the heals of what has occurred in Virginia (McDonnell), New Jersey (Christie)and Massachusetts (Brown), and following voter rejections of GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan in West Virginia clearly demonstrate that anti-incumbent discontent is high and will continue to sweep the country - transforming Congress in November. The American voters are not happy being "political pawns" for the "elite" in Washington. They are not happy that the "elite" have forgotten their purpose - to represent all of us! Not just the special interest that they hope will bring them their next political victory. Americans are not interested in 'career politicians' living in Washington on our dime, but with their own set of rules. Americans are looking for fairness from their elected officials - fairness for all the people, but also fairness between what they vote for us and what they vote for themselves - all too often very, very different. Americans want conviction and strength of character in their leadership - something sorely lacking in Washington (generally speaking) for decades. Americans want to be truly represented.

So, for all you encumbents out there, hear this message. Take the time to look into the eyes of the person staring back at you in the mirror, and honestly evaluate if that person has voted with conviction. Or have they voted with one finger in the air hoping to determine which way the wind was blowing. Or worse, have they voted strictly because it was in their best intersts, in terms of various forms of kickbacks? If it's not the first, do yourself and America a huge favor and just retire. Don't make us spend the money to fire you! We will, but it would be a lot easier if you just quietly went to the political graveyard. Your choice...

If You Aren't Outraged, You Aren't Paying Attention!

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