I cast my first vote in 1972. I was four months into my nineteenth year, and pulled those levers with pride. Unlike republican Rome, America doesn’t have a formal coming of age ceremony in which teenagers leave adolescence, don a toga, and are recognized as men worthy of self-government. When I voted for Richard Nixon, I felt the rush of being a citizen, of one burdened yet privileged to partake in the civil society and having a say in local, state, and national affairs.
Since then, I never missed a congressional election . . . until 2016. While I voted for Donald Trump, I left the circles blank for congressman and senator. It was a tough decision, but yesterday’s budget deal confirmed my reasoning. Hugh Hewitt said the President could build the border wall; Rush said no, there was specific language that prevented construction. If press reports are accurate, the democrats got everything they wanted, including increased funding for Planned Parenthood, NEA, PBS . . . everything.
Avoiding a so-called shutdown means the Washington DC gravy train and plunder of our nation continues without pause. Obamacare is untouched, and congress remains untouched by Obamacare. Recall the wailing a few years ago from the GOP that congressmen and their staffers couldn’t bear the burden imposed on much of the rest of the nation.
For years we were told to just keep the Congress for the GOP and once we delivered the Presidency to a Republican, THEN things would get done. Phht.
So, what to do? Continue to believe elections alone can restore free government? Isn’t it time to recognize the charade of elections? For whom does congress work? It certainly isn’t the people and the general welfare of the nation. The GOP isn’t interested in outing the treason and high crimes of Obama and his sycophants.
I am no longer a Charlie Brown Republican, one who believes a shred of the campaign promises from his GOP congressman and senators or their leadership.
Article V baby, before the Patriot v. Antifa riots transition to wider violence. We are the many; our oppressors are the few. Now, it is our turn. Be proactive. Be a Re-Founder. Join Convention of States. Sign our COS Petition.
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