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, November 19, 2009

The GOP Needs New Leadership

It's well past time to clean house in the GOP leadership, both that which is elected, and appointed to the RNC. They have all lost touch with reality inside the beltway. That mentality led to the loss of the "permanent majority" in 2006 and further losses in 2008. It's time to break out the brooms and bring in some new people who haven't lost sight of what the GOP is supposed to stand for. We are NOT democratic lite, we stand for smaller, more efficient government (no that's not redundant idiocy--government CAN be made more efficient if it's run as a business), a stronger more responsible foreign policy (Teddy Roosevelt was right--speak softly and carry a big stick), eliminating those government departments that have become Federal Jobs programs--Education (give the money saved as proportional block grants to the states) for example.

In other words offer this country a genuine alternative to what the socialist now in control of the the Legislative and Executive branches of our government are offering, not just a watered down "Dem-Lite". We are NOT socialists by history, there is a reason why our forefathers came to this country. Was it not to for those who had a choice, but to escape the disasters that Europe, Africa, Asia and Central/South America have become? Or was it merely to turn America into the mirror image of the rest of the world. If the rest of the world despises us so much, why then, do they desire in such huge numbers to come here?

Our elected leaders have come to care more about remaining in office and passing out financial favours to their campaign donors than about what is good for the country. It's well past time to pass an amendment that limits the number of terms in office ANY Representative, Delegate or Senator can hold. It's time to limit the number of days per year that Congress sits in session. Their endless sessions produce huge bills that no one can genuinely comprehend until after they are enacted and the disaster that they are can be fully realized.

The men and women who founded this country never envisioned that we would have a class of professional politicians. Even a quick reading of the Federalist Papers, by James Madison, et al, gives a sense that their intention was that new men and women would come forward every few years to SERVE in Congress, then return home to their businesses and farms, not life-long tenures. Most of the men and women serving in the present Congress have never actually worked outside of politics in their lives.

It's time to sweep them away and bring in new leadership who actually can comprehend what running a business really means. Because running the government has become a means to an end...larger budgets and more people sucking on Uncle Sam's hind tit is not the answer. Throw the bums out.

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