30
Jul
11

Thank you for the NO: Stay Strong

In the midst of all this media hype of the debt apocalypse with it’s Twittering moron followers to thank the people who are trying to bring accountability to Washington by making Washington live within it’s own financial means. This entire debt ceiling debate has been enlightening – both of the political parties and of the uneducated American public.

For nearly the dawn of our country we have had a two party system. In recent times – Republicans versus Democrats. With the election of 2010, we had a shift in the candidates with the movement of the political ideology of the Tea Party. Now, the Tea Party isn’t really a party at all, it is more of an outcry against RINOs/Neo-cons and a desire to return to classical Republicanism. It is this group who was voted into power by demand that Washington downsize. To me this signals that the public is tired of the Washington gravy train and has spoken via votes to stop that train. This political phase shift, especially in the House, has caused the GOP to re-evaluate their platform.

For every election that I can remember people have complained about politicians campaigning whilst riding a magic carpet of promises of which they would not or could not keep when elected. So here we have these “Tea Party” candidates faced with an important vote – to vote to expand Washington or to downsize it. Unlike most groups, this group has chosen to uphold their campaign promise even if it means their demise in the coming election. For that alone, you are my heroes! You have been elected to represent and you are doing just that despite the public outcry for your heads.

But really, the public is all about the gravy train when it comes to their feeding cycle at the Washington trough. It reminds me of war in that many people are eager to go to war so long as it doesn’t affect them. Much of the media and many others (including the President) have whipped up a crazy scenario to drive home fear of the American household – doom and gloom. To me it seems like they are all saying one thing, “Give us more money or you will be unprotected and starve.” It seems to smack in the face of what our government is and what it should be. Our government is not our daddy and certainly not our daddy that gives us allowance. So why is it that we are all sitting around biting our nails that our government will “shut down”? What ever happened to the Power of the People? Or, the People running society and being the muscle of America (hello, Rosie the Riveter)?

While this does not pertain to a physical safety issue I find this quote to be ever so true today. Benjamin Franklin said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Likewise, I think those who are willing to allow our government to give up their duty to maintain a positive fiscal policy deserve neither liberty, safety, or the gift of living in America. America isn’t about jockeying for a handout – corporate or individual – it is about living the American dream that if you put in hard work you will reap the benefits. I am not quite sure that is the case any more.

I hear a lot of crying from people about our AAA rating being ruined if we don’t increase the debt limit. I call horseshit. If you haven’t noticed everything is rising in price – check the commodities and see for yourself. We have a bad addiction to debt and sooner or later we must pay the piper. What then? We print more money to pay it off? Yes, that will be our government’s answer. Inflation will be the real ruin of our credit rating, not us refusing to be more fiscally responsible and to hold our government more responsible.

So in conclusion, thank you to those members of the House for standing strong while your own party badgers you, the mainstream media badgers you, the Democrats badgers you, the President badgers you, and the uneducated Americans badger you. I support you.

Thanks to the following Representatives for voting NO on S. 627.
Justin Amash (Mich.)
Michele Bachmann (Minn.)
Chip Cravaack (Minn.)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.)
Tom Graves (Ga.)
Tim Huelskamp (Kans.)
Steve King (Iowa)
Tim Johnson (Ill.)
Tom McClintock (Calif.)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Connie Mack (Fla.)
Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Tim Scott (S.C.)
Paul Broun (Ga.)
Tom Latham (Iowa)
Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Trey Gowdy (S.C.)
Steve Southerland (Fla.)
Joe Walsh (Ill.)
Joe Wilson (S.C.)

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