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    Politicians By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2008



      By Charlie Reese


      Politicians are the only people in the world who create

      problems and then campaign against them.


      Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the

      Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?


      Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are

      against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high



      You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. 


      You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to

      vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives



      You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.


      You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.


      You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal

      Reserve Bank does.


      One hundred senators, 435 Congressmen, one President, and

      nine Supreme Court justices! 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.


      I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because

      that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.


      I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a Senator, a Congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.


      Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.


      What separates a politician from a normal human being is an

      excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget.   He cannot force the Congress to accept it.


      The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.  Who is the speaker of the House?  She or He is the leader of the majority party. The speaker and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.


      It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.


      If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.


      If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.


      If the Marines are in  IRAQ , it's because they want them in   IRAQ .


      If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems.


      Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats,  whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy,'

      'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.


      Those 545 people, and no one else; and they alone, are responsible.


      They, and they alone, have the power.


      They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.


      We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!


      Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel  Newspaper.



      PS – While I find the above presentation interesting and noteworthy, I wish to add the following concept;


      While Congress has the legislative power to remedy all situations, they cannot always be trusted. When Congress cannot be trusted, we have instituted the judiciary to hold Congress in check. However, when the Judiciary fails to hold Congress in check, we must have a forum over the Judiciary. This is where the doctrine of J.A.I.L. must uniquely fill its ultimate authority as the final word. Without J.A.I.L. the Judiciary will fail. Without a Judiciary the government will fail. So the logic is quite clear, We the People must have J.A.I.L. or all else fails!


      -Ron Branson



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