The temperature is rising out here on the Prairies in the heartland of America.
It’s not global warming that’s the culprit and the thermometer is still registering
in the subzero range. So what am I referring to?
It’s the fire that’s been lit under the people out here-and that includes me (and
probably you!) It’s the flame that’s being fanned by the lawmakers in Washington led by the President in the White House. It’s a group of professional politicians who somehow got the idea that they are the “chosen” ones-chosen because of their superior intellect and great learning to run this country. They must do what needs to be done because the “people” don’t really understand what’s good for them. In the words of their fearless leader-”you (members of Congress) must be willing to go home to angry voters.”
Well, like all employers, it’s time for us to conduct our year end review of job performance. I suggest we begin by sending a copy of the job description which they swore under oath to follow (that would be the Constitution of the United States of America.) Just in case there is some confusion as to who the sender might be, I would highlight the first line of the preamble, “WE THE PEOPLE”
It was we who wrote the job description and it is our responsibility to hold them
It may be helpful to translate some of the simpler language into a dialect they can understand-just for clarification-and send as an attachment.
WE THE PEOPLE have not hired you to enlist your professional abilities to run this country. WE THE PEOPLE have elected you to REPRESENT us so that our voices may beheard and our will be done in Washington. This is not for the furtherance of your career, but for the express purpose of securing and protecting the rights outlined in the Constitution which directly affect us as individuals in our hometowns as we live, worship and make an honest living.
Just to make sure they don’t come to the evaluation unprepared let’s send out a final memo:
You are a REPRESENTATIVE of the people of North Dakota (or substitute any other state here)-bound by oath and your honor to listen to us, to hear us well and consider our wishes when making policy and voting on legislation. And remember-whether or not you have a job next November is determined SOLELY BY THE NUMBER OF VOTES YOU RECEIVE ON ELECTION DAY. You can’t depend on the promises of the majority leader or even the President for job security-that’s our call. If we’re not satisfied, your term will expire-no pink slips required.
NEVER has there been so much at stake on the National Scene:
1. The renewed threat of terrorism on American Soil
2. The Nationalization of Big business and Health Care
3. Broad expansion of abortion rights and a diminution of conscience protection
4. High unemployment, record foreclosures and economic uncertainty
These are only a few of the challenges we face in 2010.
But at the same time:
NEVER have I experienced such a surge of energy and resolve by the American people-a resolve not to take back Washington or to take back America-most of the folks I talk to do not believe we have lost on either front. They are resolved in 2010 to be Americans-a free people who are willing to pay the price for the precious commodity bought with the sweat and blood of those who have gone before and continue to live and die for this country. We need to link arms and join together with others who share these beliefs.
Watching the mini-series John Adams recently, I was struck with the theme of unity expressed throughout the first episode as the events that led up to the Declaration of Independence played themselves out. There may have been differences of opinion among the colonists, but ultimately they understood the need to join together and unite around the beliefs they shared in common. We as Republicans-moderate, conservative, libertarian-even those liberty lovers who haven’t been allied to a party-must present a united front as we work for a better representation in Washington.
The effects of this renewed commitment to life and liberty in America are already beginning to show. There are solid citizens who are stepping forth to announce their candidacy for the positions held by others who may not pass their job evaluations with flying colors.
As an example, I talked to Sue Lowdon from Nevada. She believes she can do a better job as the US Senator from Nevada than the man on the payroll today. Others seem to feel the same way because she is ahead in the polls and successfully raising the funds necessary to accomplish her goal!
I suggest you think about your involvement in this process as you read the paper or your favorite on-line daily report. Join those who are stepping out in their willingness to serve the cause of liberty-to do their part as citizen politicians. Volunteer as a precinct committee person or work on a campaign.
Now of course, we’re Republicans and as Republicans we believe our beliefs and values best represent the founding principles of this country. If you need a short refresher course on what Republicans believe, click on the link below.
It’s time for a referendum on Washington-let’s get to work!