Monday, March 1, 2010

545 People

i believe this journalist makes a very valid point.  lately, i've been leaning more towards the notion of firing Congress.

it seems that regardless of so called "partisanship", the overwhelming majority of Congress simply doesn't care about obeying its Constitutional boundaries.  it continues to steal from this and future American generations at insane orders of magnitude, while continuing to do so through the use of a deceptive, fraudulent, and illegal monetary system.

however, due to the horrid plurality voting system as well as overly restrictive ballot access legislation (created by the political duopoly which enjoys its power), it appears nearly impossible to break this stranglehold.

i was very happy to hear The Who play "We Won't Get Fooled Again" at the Super Bowl halftime show this year!  however, it seems that the American people continue to get fooled again... and again, etc.  it seems that many Americans continue to fall for the deceptive "liberal vs. conservative" trap, while the powers that be continue to erode and/or usurp various unalienable individual rights.  typically, each new Congress never addresses bad legislation from the previous!

i've looked a bit into the non-partisan GOOOH strategy, which focuses solely on replacing the entire House of Representatives with common Americans from each district of the 50 States who are not seeking political careers.  from what i've discovered thus far, the strategy has potential and is worth a look.

regardless of which strategies might have potential to minimize our country's various problems, as this author says, it is ultimately up to We the People to manage our own employees.

in liberty,


bernard baruch carman
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By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world  who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever  wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if  all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have  inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget.  The president does.

You and I don't have the  Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of  Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress  does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You  and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve  Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one  president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human  beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally,  and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague  this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve  Board because that problem was created by the  Congress.  In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty  to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central  bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.  They have no legal authority.  They have no  ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one  cotton-picking  thing.  I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.  The  politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what  the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility  to determine  how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy  convincing you that what they did is not their fault.   They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What  separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall?  No normal  human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating  deficits.  The president can only propose a budget.   He cannot force the Congress to accept  it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the  land, gives sole responsibility to the House of  Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.  Who is the speaker of the House?   Nancy Pelosi.  She is  the leader of the majority party.  She and  fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want.  If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if  they agree  to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can  not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of  incompetence and irresponsibility.  I can't think of a  single domestic problem  that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.  When you fully  grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal  government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to  exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it  unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in  the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in  IRAQ ,  it's because they want them in IRAQ

If they do not  receive social security  but are on an elite retirement plan not available  to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems..

Do not let these 545 people shift  the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can  abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to  regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can  take this power.  Above all, do not let them con you into  the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the  economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing  what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they  alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the  people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the  gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of  them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper, and has been a journalist for 49 years.  

What you do with this article now that you have read it, is up to you.

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