Imagine voting for a United States Representative that you had a direct role in nominating.
Imagine voting for a Representative that owes nothing to special interest groups.
Imagine voting for a Representative who has stated exactly how he or she will vote once in office, and has signed a binding contract to remove them self from office if they violate that contract.
Imagine voting for a Representative that will actually represent you, and not be pressured to vote according to the whims of the leadership of a political party.
Imagine voting for a Representative whose campaign is funded by a ordinary Americans, $100.00 at a time.
Some things just can't be improved. DownsizeDC.org has provided the following letter to be sent to US Representatives about the 1900 page Health Care Bill:
Dear Representative ...
I object to the 1,900-page House healthcare bill precisely because it's 1,900 pages long. That's too much complexity.
I object because the word "regulation" appears in this bill 181 times, "tax" is there 214 times, and "fees" is used 103 times. I hate these words and I won't feel too good about you either if you inflict them on me.
On August 10, 2009, Speaker Pelosi co-authored an opinion piece with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in USA Today. The title of their piece is "'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate." You can read it here:
It is hard to know where to start in trying to counter the mis-information in this piece. I guess the first sentence is as good as any:
"Americans have been waiting for nearly a century for quality, affordable health care."
A standoff of Constitutional significance is brewing between the federales and the states of Montana and Tennessee. Montana and Tennessee have had the temerity to read, understand, and believe in the Constitution when it states that:
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. (ninth Amendment)"
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (tenth Amendment)"
Section 2 of the 14th amendment to our Constitution states:
"Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, ..."
It further states that such representation can be reduced in proportion to the number of "male inhabitants of such State, being twenty one years of age, ..." whose right to vote is in any way abridged.
I would like to thank Joann and BJ and the other organizers of this Tea Party. I am honored to speak to patriots.
In 1968 I was a Republican. I was an active republican, attending the state convention as a Reagan delegate, because Reagan spoke of following the Constitution and the Rule of Law.
At the time I thought that the Republican party was working for the same principles that I believe in:
individual liberty and responsibility
protection of my rights
a free market economy
a smaller central government constrained by the Constitution
and The Rule of Law
I attended a presentation by GOOOH.com (Get Out Of Our House) founder Tim Cox today in Clear Lake. Tim is a very unlikely revolutionist - but I think (hope?) that that is exactly what he is.
Consider this - 90% of us think Congress is doing a very poor job representing us, but 95% (or higher) of US Representatives are reelected each cycle. Tim has thought a lot about this and has identified 4 problems with our current (very broken) system:
We purchased a Chevy Suburban in 1999. Actually, a pretty good car, although we have replaced the transmission twice. We had the extended 100,000 mile warranty, so the replacements were on GM, not us. The next one, which seems very likely, will be on us. The Suburban is the best road car we have ever owned, and we have taken comfortable trips literally from coast to coast in it with as many as 7 passengers.
I just received an e-mail from the Texas GOP. Here is the essence of it:
June 11, 2009 Dear Bob, YRUR Video Contest Ask a Texan why they are Republican and you might hear one of a hundred different answers. People from across the Lone Star State identify with the Grand Old Party for a number of different reasons... They are fiscally conservative They are 2nd Amendment supporters They are social conservatives They believe in limited government Because you are the most important asset of the Republican Party of Texas, we want to hear from you now.
... you are not paying attention!