The ’06 congressional elections sent a message, but next to no-one understood it. The Democrats took the message to mean Americans were dying to have Democrats back in power. They believed it was a referendum on the Iraq war and the Bush presidency. They believed this because they can’t see past Bush. Everything the Democratic party has done since January 2001 has been to damage Bush and the Republican party to pave the way for a return to Democratic power and the natural state of American politics.
The Republicans apparently don’t want to understand the message either. I see no rush to secure the border or to slash the size of government.
The game in Washington has for a long time been about partisan power. Good men and women have gone to Washington D.C., and been educated on how the system works. They then play the game to build their own political power in an effort to secure a piece of the pie for their constituents. If they don’t play the game they get pushed to the margins, and might find themselves with a “more appropriate” well funded primary opponent.
So if they want to get along they have to go along. This will not do. No longer do we have the luxury of pursuing a partisan agenda. We can’t keep spending without regard to the future. We can’t allow uncontrolled immigration. We can no longer allow ourselves to be divided.
An American agenda must now be pursued. This must be done not for political gain, but for the survival of our country. Everywhere you look you see an irresponsible government pandering to enough people to sustain power. The money and lifestyle make it easy for government officials to justify our current state. Especially if they can convince themselves they are helping people.
Our elected officials fall all over themselves to see who can promise the most. The problem is this is a capitalist democratic republic. Capitalism, freedom, and individual effort made this country great, not the government taking care of us.
We the people must accept the responsibility for our government. Agendas are being perused, but not American agendas. All around this country people must get involved in the political process. We must change it to pursue the interests of the people of this great nation, not just the interests of people with a lot of money to give to government officials.
Where are the Washingtons, the Jeffersons, or the Franklins?????? Our elected officials are very sensitive to being called unpatriotic. What is patriotism? Is patriotism, promising free health care, but undermining the basic tenants of our great nation? Is patriotism, suggesting we allow the free market to set the minimum wage, but ignoring the enormous infusion of illegal labor to the market? Is patriotism, quietly handing American sovereignty over to foreigners, but refusing to acknowledge the progress or allow public debate?
I don’t pretend to have all the answers to all the problems. What I want to do is go to Washington as Indiana’s 3rd district congressman, and find like-minded people to form a coalition willing to act outside the 2 party system in America’s best interest. Ideally there will be enough votes in this coalition to be a swing vote.
The coalition will then take the movement nationwide in 2010. Working to elect like-minded people all across the land. The biggest targets in 2010 will be the holdouts who want to continue the partisan system that has been gamed to our detriment.
Is any of this possible. I believe it is. We must however, refuse to believe it is not possible. Those entrenched in the status quo will do anything to hold on.
The question is will the patriots do anything?
Put America First.