Imagine This

A War is being waged, not just any War but a Civil War, bot just any Civil War but a Political Civil War. A Civil War between political factions, within the same country. A country that is divided along political lines. Two opposing “armies” readying for battle. Two countries within a single country, like parasites, so I shall call them parasites. Each trying to remake(reconstruct)the host nation in the image of the parasite. For simplicity I will call one parasite RNC and the other parasite DNC. Each parasite has its own president or dictator. Each parasite has its own mascot. The mascot for the parasite RNC is an elephant(pachyderm). The mascot for the parasite DNC is a donkey(jack ass). Each parasite has a notional color. RNC is Red. DNC is Blue. Each parasite has a National Flag which also serves as its Battle Flag. RNC has a Red Flag. DNC has a Blue Flag. For simplicity for the Remainder of this post, unless special circumstances arise, I will refer to them as Red Forces and Blue Forces.

For many years the Red and Blue Forces have been locked in a struggle, political struggle, for total and absolute control for the Republic known as the United States of America. In years past the Red and Blue Forces took to the field in July preceding the November elections. That was then this is now. These days the political “season” never ends. The elected members of Congress spend more time campaigning and fund-raising than they do in governing this Republic. They simply have found it easier and more beneficial for and to them to Govern less and Rule more. The map of this republic during the election season represents the political parties. It does not represent the Freedoms and Liberties that the Continental Army fought so hard for. The political battles of the past and those of the present have caused this Republic to become a nation of “Untied” States. Sadly, this Republic is no longer United in Cause or Vision. The common bonds that held this Republic together are becoming strained, and in some cases non-existent. Much like a rubber band stretched to the point of breaking, at some point it will snap if the tension remains high.

History does repeat itself and each time it does it becomes increasingly expensive. Take a look back in history and see the root cause of almost all “Civil Wars”. You will find Politics and political factions have caused almost all civil wars. The rest was caused by Despotic Tyrannical Governments.

Now, back to the Political Civil War. Picture this in your mind. The Red and Blue Forces are preparing to meet each other again.
The president/dictator(Chair) of RNC has placed the Red Forces on full alert. The Generals are putting on their uniforms and alerting all subordinate units. Big Business is activated. The Special Interest Groups are activated. Donors are contacted as funding for the battle will be needed.
The president/dictator(Chair)of DNC has placed the Blue Forces on full alert. The Generals are putting on their uniforms and alerting all subordinate units. The main stream media outlets are activated. The colleges and universities are activated. They may have a hard time activating the ones who are in their safe-spaces. Special Interest groups are activated. Rioters disguised as protesters are activated. Donors are contacted as funding for the battle will be needed.

Now you are really going to work hard to even visualize this part, a true stretch of the imagination. Picture this.
General Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, standing there in his uniform. Rallying the Red Forces in the House. He is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
General Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, standing there in his uniform. Rallying the Red Forces in the Senate. He is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
General Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, standing there in her uniform. Rallying the Blue Forces in the House. She is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
General Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, standing there in his uniform. Rallying the Blue Forces in the Senate. He is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
(Almost fell out of my chair typing that part, what with laughing so hard.)
Each of their Lieutenants doing their part to rally all of the subordinate and supporting units.

That is damned hard to imagine ain’t it? Would you really follow those clowns anywhere or for any reason. Look at the members of Congress. Would you really be foolish enough to let them lead you anywhere? Hell, I would not even follow them down a hallway. I mean really, just look at them.(ROTFLMFAO)

This is the scene that plays out everyday in “The Swamp”(Washington D.C.). The Red Forces fighting for total and absolute control of everything in and about this Republic. The Blue Forces doing the same thing. Both the Red and Blue forces have the same goal in mind, they only argue about which path to take.

When all the seats in Congress are filled, there are a total of 535 combatants. They never suffer, the only time they become a casualty is when they either lose an election or get caught with their hand(s) in the “cookie jar”. By far the greatest number of casualties in this Political Civil War come from the citizens of the Republic, most often those in the middle-class. The political parties may from time to time suffer a minor setback, but they rebound. The Republic however, may not rebound from all the set backs caused by this continuing Political Civil War.

Each passing day proves my ancestors were correct.

DEO VINDICE

Fake Right, Go Left and Run Out the Clock

The describes the entire “playbook” of the Establish Republicans, three plays that have worked time and again. During the primaries and election they fake a move to the right. After they get elected they go left. While holding office they run out the clock. And presto before you know it the cycle starts again.

Way back when the republicans, in the House and the Senate wanted to repeal Obamacare as it was such a disaster. They were the minority Party and a democrat was in the White House. Now they want to replace Obamacare. Now they are the Majority Party and a republican is in the White House. What happened to Repeal? Now the plan is to Repeal and Replace. Yea, like the republican plan won’t be a disaster. It is apparent that neither party believes that the citizens are capable of making their own decisions when it comes to healthcare or much of anything else. Neither party, democrat or republican, represents one thing about this Republic. They instead represent themselves, their party, their donors and the special interest groups.

The first time the establishment republicans in the House tried, half-heartedly, at their repeal and replace they were unsure they would have enough votes to go forward, so it was pulled from the table. Now the House has narrowly passed a bill on the way to the Senate. A bill in the House that some or most whether they voted for or against never even bothered to read. That kind of sounds like the same thing the Democrats did when they passed Obamacare, remember “You have to pass it to find out what is in it”. Most of them never bothered to read it they just voted to pass it, no democrat opposition and no republican support. This time no democrat support and only a few republicans in opposition. It would seem that some republicans now think that Obamacare is the best thing since sliced bread. It is all about the political party machine and nothing about this Republic. Power and Control. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

The Senate republican leadership said that the House bill is dead on arrival. The republican leadership in the Senate will most likely will have the “best minds” available working on the Senate’s solution to Obamacare. The Senate will of course take their time to “get it right”. Apparently the Senate had no confidence in the House bill. It is entirely possible that the House did get it all wrong. They had to get something going, even if it was as bad or worse than Obamacare. Acting a little desperate. They would just use the excuse, this was just the beginning, we can always “tweak it” later. The democrats often say, “we did not go far enough”. The republicans often say, “this was just the first step, “we can tweak it later”. Actually both are saying the same thing, just using different words. Both mean that there is more they can do or should do.

The House, all 435 seats and 1/3 of the Senate are up for re-election next November. If something positive doesn’t happen and soon the voters will remember that they were shafted again. But maybe this is the plan. Do nothing as always. Maybe the republicans are willing to lose the House or The Senate, perhaps both, just to keep things as they are. No matter what the politicians remain in power. The Majority Leader will simply become the Minority Leader. If the House and/or the Senate falls into the hands of the democrats, or if the republicans keep the House and/or the Senate, Obamacare will be with us until something worse comes along. Single payer healthcare is just over the horizon. But then that was the plan all along. It will surely arrive, just as soon as one party finally goes far enough, or when the other party finishes tweaking. The only delay is that the parties haven’t yet decided who wants the credit if it works or the blame if it does not work.

What is needed and has been needed for far too long is a serious third-party, not some fringe party. I had thought the TEA Party was the answer. It was one heck of a “grass-roots” effort, I admire what they stood for and for what they tried to accomplish. It was too bad the Politicians hi-jacked the movement, it could have really been something.

We have had enough politicians.

DEO VINDICE

In name only my backside

I’m thinking over the course of the next few weeks and months the republicans in Congress are going to reveal something or possibly many things about themselves to the Peoples of this Republic. Now that the “fix” for Obamacare has been pulled of the table, and the spending bill continues the government pretty much as it was, still funding the things that the so-called republican conservatives promised they would fight. By the way still no Wall.

Concerning Obamacare, now I understand that some republican congress critters all of a sudden love it. They have been referred to as “moderate republicans”, last I heard it was 18 of them. They do not want to change a thing. This has led to the term RINO’s(Republican In Name Only)being bandied about. I have no idea when or where the term RINO’s came about, and I really do not care. I had even referred to some republicans as being a RINO. I no longer do that. I began to referring to them as CINO’s(Conservatives In Name Only). I will no longer do that either. Quite frankly there is not other name to attach to them other than republican.

Since I am of the opinion that the republican party is the party of “big government and big business”, has been since the days of the federalist party and still is today. I would like to say that I do not believe that there is any such thing as a moderate republican. It is impossible. Being a “moderate republican” would be the same as a woman being almost pregnant. You are either a republican or you are not, one can only be pregnant or not. I mean after all what would a moderate republican stand for, a moderate government in size and power?

Let me get back to this Obamacare thing for just a minute. The democrats passed Obamacare without a single republican supporting it. So you must have been opposed to it right? None of you claimed that their was one good part or thing about it. If you were opposed to it, it would make good sense that you get rid of it now. You claimed then if you had control of the House you could get rid of it. You got control of the house. You did not manage to get rid of it. Them you said that if you got control of the Senate you could get rid of it. You got control of the Senate. You did not manage to get rid of it. Then you said if only you had control of the White House you could get rid of it. Your party now has control of the House, the Senate and the White House. You still can’t seem to get rid of it. You just did not get the president you wanted or expected. I might also mention that each and every spending bill including the latest one fully funds Obamacare. Come on admit it, you love the damn thing don’t you?

I think the American voters have been had, yet again. No, I know that we have been had. You have no intention of getting rid of Obamacare, never had never will. The democrats did for you what you would not do for you. Obamacare gave the federal government even more control over the American people and their lives. You are not going to give back that power. You will never repeal Obamacare. If you do replace it, it will with a republican plan, it will still be a government plan that controls people’s lives. You will win, we will lose.

Now let’s get to Planned Parenthood for just a moment. You were appalled when the videos were released of baby parts being sold. Where is your anger now? You funded them again. You’ve funded them every time. Explain that to me. You really weren’t appalled were you?

If the government was about to be shut down because the money was running out, where did you come up with the over 1 Trillion Dollars in your spending bill? You did not borrow it did you? You always wait for the very last minute and then come up with a bill that runs at least one thousand pages and piles of money. Was it just more smoke and mirrors? Political drama.

Since the new spending bill will take the government through the end of September you are pretty much finished for the year. You can now start planning your summer vacation. Lord knows you need one, what with being overworked and all. By the way do stop by and tell us of all the wonderful things you have accomplished. You will come back just in time to do a panic spending bill again. More political drama. I mean after you must not let the government shutdown. What would we do?

Now let me get back to your big government for just a minute. Both parties are all about the growth of government. The democrats are at least honest about it, where you deceive the voters at every turn. We, the voters that have been supporting you for so long have just been slapped in the face, again. It would seem that the republican party is the party of watch what we do, do not worry about what we say, when it comes to government. You are like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The campaigning republican is not the same one that gets sworn into office.

Now let’s talk about your so-called principles for a bit. Some of you would not support President Trump during his campaign, you said doing so against your principles. It would seem that building up debts and running deficits as far as the eye can see is not against your principles. It would also seem that funding Planned Parenthood, an organization you claim to despise, does not go against your principles. It would further seem that stopping or even controlling illegal entry into this Republic would go against your principles. It would seem that the only thing that does go against your principles is losing an election. I don’t know but I have a suspicion that the very same ones who would not support President Trump then are the same ones who are fighting so hard against him now.

You are not Conservatives or Constitutional Conservatives, no matter your claims or the claims of the talking heads. You are republicans, plain and simple. I still would rather be in the company of Skunk than a republican politician. Go ahead prove me wrong.

I might add that the only reason that the conservatives even hang out in you party is that we don’t have any where to else to go. Not yet anyway.

On a personal note. Still looking for a political home. A couple looked “promising”. But that is what you have been doing for years. Promising and never delivering. Probably going to opt to be politically homeless.

DEO VINDICE

Excuse me, your roots are showing

I’m just shocked, shocked I say. Imagine that, out of the Blue comes a spending bill today that fully funds the government through September. Many in America should be seeing Red today, I know I am. No wall no nothing. Leviathan stays in place just as it was and growing, and just as it will be, always growing.

What has happened is further proof that the political interests reign supreme. You in Congress care not about this Republic or its survival. What you do care about is the continued existence and survival of your parties. You will obviously to do what ever is necessary to insure the survival and existence of your parties even if it brings about the total and absolute destruction of this Republic.

Let me remind you of your roots. The Republican Party of today descended from the Free Soil Party, which descended from the Whig Party which descended from the Federalist Party. Quite a history you have. You, the republicans, claim to be the party of Lincoln and of Regan. That may be true but you leave out so much. You throw the name Lincoln around for the benefit of ending slavery. You throw the name of Regan around claiming that he was the most Conservative president in recent history. Even with this you leave out so much. I will get into your “poster children” in later posts. This post is about your party, the one I belong to at this moment, but I am looking for a new political home, short of finding one I may settle for becoming and being politically homeless.

So let’s begin. You are now and always have been the party of “big government” all the way back to Hamilton, Adams and so many more. It was your political ancestors who forced the Alien and Sedition Acts on this Republic. A period of time when speaking out against government or government policies could land a man in prison, force him to pay a fine or both. A time when legal immigration was to say the least, difficult. The year 1798. It was also your political ancestors who gave us what would become the Federal Reserve. The Income Tax, along with the IRS. Shall I continue, or do you wish me to stop? To bad, I shall continue. You have always been and always be the party of Big Business and the interests of big business. You engage in the practice of imposing tariffs that protect big business.

The republican party was never the party of Conservatives, most of you do not know what Conservatism is. Most of those that do know what Conservatism is run from it as if it were the Devil himself. This goes for the talking heads as well. Conservatives believe in a small federal government with strictly limited powers. Conservatives believe that the infinite powers belong to and are retained by the States respectively or to the People. That makes the federal government subservient to the States and the People.

Here are just two of the reasons, many reasons, the republican party can never lay claim to being the party of Conservatism. The EPA was established under a Republican administration. DHS was established during a republican administration. You will use any reason or excuse to grow government. Doesn’t sound like the strictly limited federal government Thomas Jefferson wanted.

Now you send a spending bill to President Trump that funds the government through September. Is funding for Planned Parenthood included? Is funding for the Refugees included? Is funding for Obamacare included? Is funding for the Wall included?

I am sure that this was a bi-partisan effort. The political parties won and America loses again. Did each party get a little something out of this? Just how many pages was this?

It was Lincoln and the big government republicans that laid waste to the South for 4 long years. You were satisfied with that. It was the republicans that sent to South into ruination with reconstruction. Apparently you republicans are not satisfied yet.

You big government republicans politicians along with your big government democrat allies will lay waste to the entirety of this Republic. When you finish that task, you then will send this Republic in to ruination with some sort of reconstruction. Will you then be satisfied? Probably not.

Each day that passes only proves my ancestors correct.

DEO VINDICE

The Politician and the Mooch

Two of the greatest threats to Liberty and Freedom are the politicians and the moochers. The politician and the political system uses wealth redistribution to create a welfare state. The welfare state provides for the moocher what he or she could not or would not provide for themselves. The government politician believes that each and every problem in society(even if government created the problem to start with)can be fixed with another tax-payer funded(welfare)program, or two or three. The moocher spends his or her entire life looking in other people’s wallets, wanting what others have but unwilling to work for it.

The politician is wedded to the moocher. The moocher is wedded to the politician. It is a marriage made in Hell and will always be so. There is now way that one is willing to divorce the other. I would even say that you could not separate the politician from the moocher or the moocher from the politician with a crow bar. It is a relationship of dependency, want and need. The moocher wants that which they are not entitled to and most certainly did not earn. The politician needs votes.

Like many others, I will not voluntarily lift a finger to help those who will not help themselves. If you do not work you do not eat. I will offer a hand-up to those who at least try to better themselves. I will not give a hand-out to anyone, no how no way. I also believe that as far as entitlements go, a person is entitled to exactly what they have earned, no more or less. If a person feels that they deserve better or are entitled to better or more, they had best be willing to work for it. Welfare is not an entitlement.

The moochers know that I would not freely hand over my property to them. This is where they need the government. If they want what is mine they must rely on the government to take it, even by force. The moochers depend on a government that would use force to take from another to give to them. We have reached tax season, which should be officially titled “Open season on the producers of this Republic”.

On a personal note. Just putting the finishing touches on my taxes for last year. Forms are filled out(checked and double checked), W-2’s attached, 1099-R attached, envelope addressed only one more thing to do before mailing it on Monday. And that one more thing is to write out a check, a substantial check to send to the government. Another “pound of flesh”.

So let me discuss the politicians and the moochers.

First, let me address the politicians for just a minute or two, possibly more. You have caused all of this. You have created a Tax Code that will at some point eventually kill off the middle class, bleed us dry so to speak. The tax code you created is exactly what will sooner or later bite you in the ass. You write tax laws that protect the wealthy. You do this because you need their money for your campaigns, either for election or re-election. If you take their money by taxation or even seriously move in that direction, you will get no more donations. At this moment you only pay lip service with talk like, “the rich need to pay their fair share”. So what you do is you buy the support and the votes of the wealthy by not “making them pay their fair share”. You can’t really tax the moochers. Why? Glad you asked. You wrote and write tax codes that created them. You get to give them other people’s money in order to “buy” their votes and loyalty. There is simply not enough wealthy voters to elect you if the moochers turn on you. You are wed to the wealthy because of money, while being wed to the moochers because of votes. You truly are an unfaithful lot.

When it comes to “paying one’s fair share” you politicians have yet to ever say what the fair share is or might be. There must be reason you never attach a number to the fair share thing. There is another thing that deserves mention. Not only are you the ones who decide how much money to spend or give away you have also took it upon yourselves to be the decider of who pays taxes and how much.

Here is what you politicians do not understand. The only vote you do not have to buy is the vote of the true middle class. Our vote is not for sale. Our vote is earned. How do you earn our vote? Again, glad you asked. How about something as simple as governing by the Constitution. That is all I ask. Your job came with an instruction manual, you probably should have read and applied it.

You, the politicians, might want to start getting busy with that little task. The middle class is ever shrinking, we are no longer young. We will at some point leave the work force. There will come a time when income will no longer exist for you to tax the crap out of. You will at some point need another source of revenue. The wealthy will not stand for you taxing the crap out of them. Your only other choice will to yank the government teat out of the mouths of the moochers. They will never stand for that. You will soon be between a rock and a hard spot. As for the political practice of Borrow and Spend sooner or later no one will loan you money to spend. If you can’t tax and you can’t borrow how will government exist?

Just because you pull the government teat from the mouths of the moochers does not mean that their appetite for “free” money is or will be satisfied. They will still demand more and more. You created them and you will have to live with your creation. They will look for it. It will do them not good to look in my direction, for you will have already taken all I have and given all I had to them. As they say you can not get blood from a turnip. They will look to you. You will at that point have two choices. First give them your property. Second is to become Robin Hood, take from the rich and give to the poor. Pretty much going to suck to be you.

Now to the moochers. These are the one’s who need the protection of government, they will never seek protection from government. More than that they stand in the way of those who seek to limit government. How? Glad you asked. They vote to keep their protected status. By being protected and provided for by government, they rely on government to devise a plan for others to provide for them what they either can not or will not provide for themselves. The plan government uses is the Tax Codes. They receive money from government that they have never earned. There was a time when a tax refund check was a refund of the money the government took from the wage earned that was a bit too much. Those times are long gone. Now the moochers receive more than they ever paid in, thousands of more dollars. They spend the money like it was water. Making purchases they would not otherwise make, again regardless of cost, because it actually cost them nothing. Money spends pretty easy when it is the money of other people. Money spends hard when it is your money.

They receive income, tax-free income, courtesy of the government. It is not a loan it is a hand-out, never will it be required to be paid back. They receive subsidies to feed their family, tax-free of course. It is sad when a moocher eats better than the middle class, the true middle class. It is even worse when a moocher can provide for his or her family better than a true middle class American can.

They feel entitled to the property of others. They exist solely because of the endeavors of others. They exist because government, through the Tax Codes take by force from others and give to them. They are the freeloaders of society, they demand a free lunch. There is no free lunch, someone somewhere must foot the bill. They demand their needs and wants be serviced no matter the cost. They make these demands because it costs them nothing. They would scream bloody murder if they had to pay the cost. But they do not have to worry about that, government is the way and the means. They are protected by the “bloody bayonet” of government. The very same “bloody bayonet” that has pinned States Rights, Conservatism, the Middle-Class and Christianity to the ground.

To be fair about the whole moocher thing, there are two types in the moocher class.
First are those in the Moocher class by choice, courtesy of government. These know what they are. They have remained on government assistance for generations, and will remain so for generations to come. They have never contributed a single dime to the Welfare of the Republic. They only take and demand more.
Second are those in the Moocher class because of the government. These do not even realize they are moochers. How? Glad you asked. A political smoke screen, what we used to call “smoke and mirrors”. These are the ones who actually work, some even earn what would be called middle class wages. These actually think that they are contributing to the welfare of the Republic. How? Again glad you asked. The tax code is written in such a way that it appears that they actually pay taxes, after all their pay stub shows payroll taxes were deducted. This is where the smoke and mirrors come in to play. The truth is revealed when it come time to file taxes. They get back every dime they paid in and additionally get thousands and in some cases many more thousands than they ever paid in, depending on how many children they have managed to download. This is what ticks me off even more about “those people” is that after they get their “tax refund” they march their happy asses down to the Food Stamp office to get their additional “benefit”. Their next stop will be the WIC office for even more “benefits”. Always taking as much as they can, after all they are “entitled” says the government.

No matter the circumstance of your arrival in the moocher class, both have at least two things in common. First, neither will vote for anyone who will give them less. That is because you will only demand more. Second, the only effort you will exert is the effort to remain a moocher. You have no desire to enter the true middle class. You wouldn’t dare.

Since I have not heard of a single person returning their Tax “refund” back to the government, I assume none of you did. So you spend that money, have good time, buy lots of stuff and please do enjoy yourselves. Do one thing for me if you do not mind, make sure some of the stuff you buy has payments attached, like a new car. You can not afford a new car and the payments associated with it. This is going to cause you to have to sell some of your other property. Perhaps to a Pawn Shop. It does my heart good to see a big flat screen TV, game console and the like in a pawn shop. Oh, do not worry I will pass it by no matter the cost. Why you ask? I already paid for it once. I’ll be damned if I will buy it again.

Oh, another thing. Just because you happen to “qualify” for all or some of the welfare programs does not mean you have to go get it. But go ahead and take all you can. The more you take the sooner it will run out. Enjoy it while you can and all you can, after all it has cost you nothing, yet.

You the politicians and moochers have pretty much run this Republic into the ground. It can still be saved. There is time, there is always time until there is no more time. But, then again I believe that neither the politicians or the moochers give a damn. You will both run out the clock. Stupidity and Greed.

Ain’t gonna take it no more no more

When the 115th Congress gets back to “work” tomorrow it will not be “business as usual”. The status quo is no more and not just because Donald J. Trump is president. The election of President Trump should have been your “wake-up call”. 94% of you in this Congress were in the last Congress. 100% of you are accountable to the tax payers, when the tax payers finally start holding you accountable will be another great event.

I have heard little if anything from you in regards to your plan for America under a new administration, a republican administration. I have heard much from some of you both republican and democrat on your plans to oppose a president Trump administration. You offer nothing better, you apparently will settle for the role of an obstructionist.

At least the President has a vision for America and what he thinks is good for America, sadly it appears that you do not. It appears that you place you and your party before your country. Perhaps the worst insult to the citizenry is the fact that you make excuses.

Let me remind you of this. Obamacare was forced down the throats of America. Total support from the democrats, and total opposition by the republicans. Thing is nobody even bothered to read the damn bill that became law. The former Speaker even said you have to pass it to find what is in it.

The republican leadership, at that time, said they could do nothing as the minority party, an excuse. The next election cycle gave control of the House of Representatives to the republicans and still nothing. The republican leadership, at that time said they could do little if anything without control of the Senate. You gained control of the Senate, retained control of the House and still nothing, another excuse. The republican leadership, at that time said they cold do more if they had the White House. Okay now you have control of the Senate, the House and the White House. It is now time to sh*t or get off the pot. Do not fail us. Now you have no excuse.

You claim to have no power when you are in the minority. The democrats seem to have all the power in the world when they are the minority. Could it be that you are actually one party?

I have a sneaking feeling that the laws you write do not always apply to you. I suspect that if Obamacare applied equally to you, there might have been more opposition. I also suspect if anyone bothered to read it, it would have had even more opposition. The same goes for Social Security and Medicare, you do participate in those mandatory programs, right?

Therefore and just to keep everything on the up and up it is probably time to amend the Constitution. This is only necessary because you apparently have neither morals, scruples, honor or integrity.

The Amendment should be entitled; Amendment 28-Legislation Clarified.
1. No legislation shall be forwarded to the President without first being read in its entirety by each member voting on such Legislation.
2. Each member will attest to having read the legislation in its entirety by placing his or her signature on the signature page.
3. Each member will attach a statement clarifying his or her support or opposition to the legislation.
4. Amendments or additions to the proposed Legislation shall face the same rules as the original Legislation.
5. Congress shall propose no Legislation that exempts any member of the Government, Elected or Appointed.
6. Congress shall not propose any Legislation that rewards or protects any one group or classification of citizens.
7. If the proposed legislation requires federal funds it must be clear in the legislation, amendment or additions exactly where the money came from and how it is to be funded.
8. No legislation will be submitted if is to be funded with borrowed money.
9. No Legislation will be submitted that is funded by future savings.
10. There will be no subsidized private programs or industries.
11. There shall be no further Legislation, Regulations or Rules at the Federal level that encroach on or abridge the Rights entitled to the States and the Citizens.
12. All haste will be made to repeal all Laws, Regulations and Rules at the Federal level currently in force that are Reserved to the States and the Citizens.

Now we come to a serious matter that does require the attention of the congress critters. While the previous administrations have embarked on a path of nation building, with your support America has been neglected. Much national treasure has been wasted in nations that have made little if any progress America has made no progress. Much treasure has been wasted at the U.N. with almost nothing to show for it. Few if any are better off for the wasted effort and this Republic is worse off. Some of America’s finest have been wasted or maimed in the name of politics, only to be injured again by neglect. This last presidential election from the primaries up to the general election was the people speaking out and someone finally was willing to listen.

Some have said this past election was about the forgotten, the forgotten men and women. While I agree with that, it also made a statement. The statement was “We ain’t gonna take it no more no more. We ain’t gonna be forgotten no more. We ain’t gonna take the insults and injuries no more. No more, damn it.

I would like to remind the congress critters that America is made up of 50 States and 1 District. This is especially important when it comes to funding the infrastructure projects. Do not repeat the failures of the past. There is more to America than the North East, the Upper Mid-West and the West Coast. You would do well to remember the South and the Heart Land.

As a matter of fact it would probably be all the better if the federal government stayed out of the infrastructure projects altogether and let the localities and states along with private enterprise handle it. The reason I say that is this; Why should I in Florida be forced to pay for improvements in another state?(more on this in a later post)

God Bless President Donald J. Trump our 45th President, the First Lady and the First Family. God Bless this Republic.

Lastly I would like to say this. God Bless Dixie and God Bless the Heart Land. The South and the Heart Land may be just what saved this Republic.(more on this in a later post, as well)

So how much will President Trump and his administration actually be able to accomplish?

Part if not most of that question will be answered before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The new Congress will be sworn on January the 3rd at noon. This will be the Congress that the new president has to contend with. The Senate will be the one confirming nominations to cabinet level posts, or not. The Congress as a whole will be sending legislation forth to become law, or not.

So let’s begin this post with the events of January the Third. The new Congress will be sworn in at Noon. Soon thereafter the new Congress members will attend parties, banquets, pose for photo opportunities and begin shaking hands. They will shake the hands of many, including the group known as the “D.C. Powerbrokers”. The MSM will be on the scene interviewing the new members of Congress. They will certainly enjoy the “attention” that will be bestowed on them.

Now let’s talk about January the Fourth. Aside from beginning the process of moving into their new offices and picking staff to “help” them along in performing their new jobs there will be much happening. Telephone calls and other forms of communications will begin pouring in. They will be contacted by donors, lobbyists and party hacks. Donors will be reminding them of the fact that they have only “arrived” because of their generous “donations”. They lobbyists will be calling to arrange “deals”, tit for tat. Party hacks will be reminding them of the party “agenda”. All while this is going on they will recall the “feeling” they experienced the previous day. The “high” they experienced on January the Third will be one they want repeated for eternity.

And so it begins. January the Fourth begins the new “political campaign season” for the Congress. They will put on their suits and take to the field once more, the democrats in blue and the republicans in red. Though they were just sworn one day prior, they will begin their re-election campaign. They will start calling potential donors as well as those who had supported them in the past. Their days from January the Fourth and onward will be filled with thoughts and actions of and towards a successful re-election bid.

Quick question. Why is it that a Congress critter needs such a large staff? The answer is that they spend so little time doing the job they were sent there to do they have others do it in their stead. Sort of like “farming-out” or “out-sourcing” the job they said they would do. You were sent to govern not out-source your job. If you did not want to do the job you never should have asked for it.

So the real questions are these. Will Congress do what is right for this Republic? Or will Congress keep doing what is right for themselves, their donors, the special interest groups or the lobbyists? Is getting re-elected more important than the continued success of the Republic and Her citizens?

Donald J. Trump will be the President Donald J. Trump because of his vision. A vision of “Making America Great Again”. He did not run on a campaign to make the political establishment great again. He stood the political establishment and all its baggage on its head.

Will the Senate place America first at the confirmation hearings? Or will they place party politics first? I think we will see a lot of votes along party lines. But that is nothing new, now is it?

To answer the opening question and the title. Much of what gets accomplished or does not get accomplished will revolve around what Congress does or does not do. And most importantly what or who Congress represents.