Sunday, September 19, 2010

Washington DC - The Belly of the Beast

The land that is today Washington DC was chosen as a compromise site by our Founding Fathers as our national capital because it was about the half way point for all 13 colonies along the east coast. The city was laid out by a Frenchman, Pierre L'Enfant to become what it is today. The first President to live in an unfinished White House was our second President John Adams. The White House was rebuilt after being burned by the British in the War of 1812 and remodeled many times since then. The Capitol Building was primarily built in stages during the 1800's. Ironically, what is Washington today was a swamp and marsh land along the Potomac River that had to be drained to be livable. Given the corruption in Washington DC, it is a swamp once again full of people feeding at the trough.

The United States has one President, 535 other elected representatives and 9 Supreme Court Justices that comprise the federal government all living like royalty in the United States. In fact, those in power, are completely removed from the American people behind secure locked doors, both for security reasons and to avoid having to deal with those of us who are paying all the bills. Many of our elected representatives have been in office for decades far removed from their home states, or WE THE PEOPLE. Supreme Court Justices, who often ignore the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, are in office for life never subject to the approval of the American people. What is wrong with this picture??

The opulence in Washington DC in marble, crystal chandeliers, and gilded gold is reminiscent of Versailles, the palace in France that housed French Kings and their court of minions. In fact, in addition to several million federal employees that attend to our elected representatives as their minions, there are millions of others feeding at the trough, living off federal largess, doled out by corrupt politicians that will do anything to stay in power. Does anyone really believe that a Senator or Congressman that will pull every dirty trick conceivable to remain in office does it for the $174,000 a year they are officially paid. Forgetaboutit!!

In addition to free travel, each of our illustrious elected representatives receives about $1.5 million a year, presumably tax free, they can use any way they want. And then, there is all that campaign money that can be used to pay their friends and family members, not to mention ways they figure out how to enrich themselves. The icing on the cake for those in office a number of terms is a huge pension plan that pays them big money until they die. This is a really sweet deal.

WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say ENOUGH!! First we need citizens politicians, not professional politicians, guaranteed by TERM LIMITS to help deal with the corruption. 12 years is enough. Two six year terms for US Senate and six two year terms for the House of Representatives is ENOUGH to insure that these characters will eventually have to live under the laws they enact. We have seen with Socialist President Obama that we need elected representatives with real life business experience who have worked in the real world; not just academic egg heads and professional politicians who have no clue what it takes to make payroll. We fought a revolution to get rid of kings and princes and here we are again. It has to stop!!

And then, we must take back many of the powers that have been usurped by the federal government in the last 100 years on this road to Socialism. The federal government is too big, too bloated and much too powerful related to controlling every aspect of our lives. President Obama's Socialist Schemes are just the extreme culmination of this process. All of this was made possible, when Socialist President Wilson added the confiscatory income tax to the US Constitution, which was never intended by the Founding Fathers, who fought a revolution to end taxation without representation.

We need to lower income taxes for all to starve the beast. We can't give our elected representatives more than necessary to fund essential federal services because they have proven that they cannot be trusted with our money. Our elected representatives have also proven that no matter how much money we give them, they cannot live within our means. There are many federal departments, agencies, commissions, programs, etc. that must all be eliminated in favor of states rights and power to the people to end the deficit spending that will lead to the economic collapse of the United States.

To get it done, we must add a Balanced Budget amendment, that is pretty iron clad, to the Constitution to stop these crooks from continuing the deficit spending that is bankrupting our country. Clearly, we must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing citizen politicians and Conservatives, who support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real energy independence and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. This is the winning platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in America.

Most important, we must sweep these Socialists out of office by electing Conservatives that support the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by the left wing media, Socialists Obama, Reid, Pelosi, former Presidents, Congresses, or the Courts. The federal government is out of control. As such, we have to take back our country in 2010 and 2012. We can do it. We must do it to preserve our freedoms, our nation and way of life and for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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