Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Failure of the GOP Base...NY-23

The local party base is at fault here. This is true both in New York as well as the rest of the country. A very good example are the 52 "Blue Dog" Democrats who were elected in "right leaning" districts. If the local GOP had been effectively doing their jobs, those Congressmen wouldn't have been elected in those districts.

The local GOP organizations around the country have been complacent by allowing RINO's to take control of the local party apparatus as well as the state organizations. We as a party must take a long hard look locally, before we can do anything effective nationally. This is especially true in the Northeast and far west. If the local party organizations are run by RINO's then they will push RINO's to run in local and state elections.

We collectively have failed in not urging those individuals who are conservatives, not religiously, but fiscally, and will actually uphold the basic tenants of our party. Additionally, those Congressmen and Senators who claim the GOP as their party affiliation have forgotten what they are supposed to uphold. We, the base, have not held them accountable for their free spending stupidity. We, the base have allowed them to be captured by the "inside the beltway" mentality of "politics as usual" way of doing things. OUR members of Congress on their own, forgot what the "Contract With America" was about, because we allowed them to. They wandered far from our party's beliefs and tenets. Eight years of free spending under Mr. Bush (#43) is laid at OUR feet, because we didn't hold them accountable for what they wrought.

Now, in order to rebuild this party from the mess WE allowed to grow unchecked, we must look to the local party organizations, and rebuild those with genuine conservatives. If we don't take back control of the local party apparatus from RINO's, we won't be able to regain anything nationally. Let's begin to act locally by electing city councilmen and women, county commissioners, state legislators...THEN think about Congress.

UPDATE: I edited this for clarity as the final paragraph didn't have the meaning I intended.


Anonymous said...

George Washington warned us about taking party over principal. I am totally disgusted with the republicans in NY and will fight along side you to get real Conservatives elected, and not just in NY but around the country

Dandapani said...

We must ACTIVELY assist our RINOs to become extinct. Non-professional politicians such as Hoffman must be sent to Washington to wrest control from the entrenched and given back to the We The People!

Rich V. said...

I agree...thats why I proposed a 28th amendment to the US Constitution. It's very simple. My entry is called:

A Simple Proposal
I hereby propose the following as the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1. No citizen of the United States shall be elected to the House of Representatives to more than four (4) consecutive, two (2) year terms to office.

2. No citizen of the United States shall be elected to the United States Senate for more than two (2) consecutive, six (6) year terms of office.

3. No citizen of the United States shall receive any retirement benefits from serving in either the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate.

4. Congress shall not exempt itself from any laws of the United States of America, in whole or in part.

Comments please...?