The tyranny of political correctness is perhaps one of the biggest contributing factors to the lack of real progress for anything being done in Washington with regards to touchy issues. Not only are politicians afraid to use language that would actually describe our current situation, but by doing so they deprive low information voters (a Limbaugh term, I know) of the knowledge of just how bad things are. That same political correctness is what prevents the American people from calling our their government for what they really are – frauds.
Just recently, it has been reported that Congress, both democrats and republicans, have been working on getting themselves exempted from the rules of Obamacare. Not just members of Congress themselves, but also high ranking officials, as well as Congressional assistants. While these actions seem to prove that not only were opponents of the bill right from the beginning, that Obamacare is a train wreck, and that even democrat politicians who voted for it now agree; these actions should leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth.
When the government exempts itself from a law that most Americans still hate (and that number is growing), it says to the American people, “There are different laws for you than there are for us.” These actions show that politicians are not looking out for you, your tax dollar, or the economy. Their main objective is keeping themselves safe, regardless of whether it is morally right, or best for the country. The politicians serving in Washington DC today are not statesmen.
Economist Thomas Sowell once said, “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems – of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.” It is time to recognize this and throw crummy politicians our of office, and especially out of powerful positions – Speaker of the House, for instance.
While John Boehner has been trying to exempt himself from Obamacare, he still signed a budget that provided funding for it. The way to destroy Obamacare is simple – Congress has the power to defund it. John Boehner, however, is a spineless wimp, who is not concerned with doing that. He is the classic example of a Washington establishment politician, looking out for his own re-election, making sure his friends get what they want, screwing the country to get what he wants. Who could blame him. The Speaker’s salary is $223,500 a year.
I’m not into class warfare, but I feel like there is something truly wrong when a Congressman makes $174,000 a year, but the median income is $52,000, meanwhile there are completely different sets of rules for government and private citizens. What is illegal for one is perfectly fine for the other. Take for instance, pollution. While democrats have been screaming about the negative effects of an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, recently the city of Milwaukee dumped 2.1 billion gallons of untreated sewage into Lake Michigan. That is more than the BP oil spill! One thing, pollution, would be illegal for a citizen to do (yes, you can get a ticket for urinating in a lake), but its perfectly fine for the government to do. Double standard?
I really wish people would take the time to read and understand the Constitution. The Constitution was set in place for be rules for the government, not rules for the people. The Bill of Rights said to the government, “These are things you can’t touch!”. The Constitition laid out the jobs for various parts of government and said, “This is you job! Do it!”. But every year government ignores the rules we have for them, and what do we do about it? While the Congressional approval rating is at 10%, America re-elects 90% of Congress.
Politcal correctness and the insider rules for DC have crippled the voice of the American people. “Never attack your own party.” What is that garbage? No matter the party, if a politician does something wrong, we need to call them out for it. And if we need to replace them, we shouldn’t be afraid to do so. If that means removing John Boehner from office, so be it. And yes – if that means removing Paul Ryan from office, so be it. I hate to break it to you Wisconsinites, but Paul Ryan is a big government, big tax, big spending fraud. Look at his voting record – it tells a very different story than his rhetoric.
The Republican party does not stand in the way of government tyranny. Either the party must drastically change or we are left with a de facto one party system. The American people have two options – vote for more government, or vote for more government. I for one, will vote to change the Republican party, eliminating RINOs who raise taxes and grow their own power, and replacing them with people who actually share the values I have as a voter; smaller government, more liberty, less spending, lower taxes. And if my options are limited to either more government or more government, then I’ll either sit out or…. (wait for it…) go third party.