Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), the man who is (or maybe, was) a close personal friend of Barack and Michelle Obama, says 2013 may go down as “one of the worst for the republic,” and “the least productive.” He singled out Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) for using “raw political power” to change Senate rules and allow the “nuclear option.” Thank God 2014 is here! Believe it or not, America, we still have the chance to stop the Senatorial tolerance (perhaps “embrace”) of Obama’s tyranny.
He argued Reid was trampling minority rights.
“In a republic, if majorities can change laws or rules however they please, you’re on the road to life with no rules and no laws,” he said.
Senator Jim Inhofe has often lamented the lack of discipline, or may corruption, behind the common bypassing of the authorization and appropriation process for spending bills. Coburn does the same:
“If Congress wants to get serious, and be taken seriously, it can start by doing its job,” he said. “It can debate and pass individual appropriations bills — a task that Congress has not completed in eight years.”
Keyword in the above: “individual.”
In both the executive branch and Congress, Americans witnessed an unwinding of the country’s founding principles and of their government’s most basic responsibilities. The rule of law gave way to the rule of rulers. And the rule of reality—in which politicians are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts, as Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan liked to say—gave way to some politicians’ belief that they were entitled to both their own opinions and their own facts. It’s no wonder the institutions of government barely function. Source: Senator Tom Coburn writing for the Wall Street Journal
We need strong voices to pull no punches, to name names and talk and talk and talk about abusing the authorization and appropriations process.
As to our individual liberties:
James Madison, the acknowledged father of the Constitution, explained in Federalist Paper No. 45: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce… The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.”
Our founder’s constitutional vision of limited federal government has been consigned to the dustbin of history.
Americans have several options. We can like sheep submit to those who have contempt for liberty and our Constitution. We can resist, fight and risk bloodshed and death in an attempt to force America’s tyrants to respect our liberties and Constitution. A superior alternative is to find a way to peaceably separate into states whose citizens respect liberty and the Constitution. My personal preference is a restoration of the constitutional values of limited government that made us a great nation. Source: Walter E. Williams
Think about the “lives,” “liberties” and “properties” of the people of Arizona who simply want lawful immigration laws to be followed, to keep them and their property safe and secure. When Governor Jan Brewer and the state legislature wrote and passed a law mirroring federal law to do just that, Obama and Holder sued their state, stole their liberty, and cost them millions to fight back. Our government is lawless and rotten with corruption.
If 2013 is one of our worst, there is no time like early 2014, before the elections, to begin a turn-around. We don’t have time to wait for November elections. We need “we the people” to get behind the constitutionalists in Congress with our support. We need prayer and encouragement for the Democrats who know in their hearts that their wallets via their congressional seats are not as important as our country.
We need talkers. We need stories told. We need explanations of how Washington WILL work better IF, and only IF, Congress is operating lawfully. We want to hear from Congress when Congress is not lawful. That should keep them busy. When legislators stand up with “we the people,” and point a finger and name names, they will have our unbridled attention, admiration and support. Now is the time. We need to hear it all emitted from Capitol Hill, over and over and over. We must pound it home, because the truth is on our side. Just tell the truth. Tell the truth.
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