Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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What's Wrong America?

Eric Massa, Democrat representative, NY said “I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district…..I will vote against their opinion if I actually believe it will help them.” This is a statement similar to that made by our Vice President, Joseph Biden, during the Judge Bork confirmation hearings. He stated that he was not elected to do the will of the people, but rather to use his own good judgment. He said his mail and phone calls were running 87% in favor of Judge Bork, but he was going to vote against his confirmation.

Since what we are supposed to have is a representative government (Think maybe that’s why it’s called the house of representatives?), I use the above illustrations to show the contempt that some of our representatives have for their constituents. If they truly have had an epiphany, they should let us in on the wonderful revelation. Barring that, they should either resign or be run out of office. What better examples could you have of malfeasance in office, abuse of power, and self-righteousness, and down right arrogance?

The seeds of revolution are everywhere: disruption of town meetings, tea party gatherings, floods of phone calls and e-mail to elected officials. Average Americans have taken to the streets, not community organizers, but real American citizens. What is the response of those who are against the American people? Intimidation, physical and verbal assaults, and a general belittling of these Americans in the media, as well as face to face, with the elected officials and their thugs. Community organizer is an innocuous term for people who use intimidation and violence to further their cause. They use the tactics of the union organizers of old. They are at least partially responsible for the financial trouble the country is in now. They used their tactics to intimidate banks and other institutions to give below prime mortgages among other things.

What is wrong with us? Are there not a few good men and women who will run for office and not be corrupted? The sheer arrogance of those in office is truly overwhelming.

The present crop of those in power are so arrogant and elitist that they truly believe they know how you should live your life better than you do. Only they know how to make us little sheep happy. They, collectively, have robbed us repeatedly over the years by diverting funds that should have been set aside for the future, and now we have to worry that the programs we count on will even be solvent when we need them. We are partially responsible for their superiority complex because we have treated them like celebrities. They have a better retirement plan than the people they represent. They have a better health plan than the people they represent. They have an income much higher than the majority of the people they represent. They have a package of perks that are the envy of most high-ranking business executives. What does this all amount to? I say it is equivalent to robbery from the people of the United States of America. Americans have entrusted them to do, and counted on them to do, what was right and just for the people they represent. We didn’t vote them into power to consolidate their power and amass wealth at our expense. Did you know that thirty two of our senators voted to give social security benefits to illegal aliens? Did you know that one hundred years ago almost fifty different forms of taxes that we have today didn’t exist?

I know all this sounds very negative, and I am sorry if I have offended some of you good people. The good news is that we don’t have to pay back the money that our government is borrowing and printing. That dubious honor will fall to our children and grandchildren.

Rick Rahn


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