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DeMint’s “Citizen Leadership” on Term Limits

DeMint’s “Citizen Leadership” on Term Limits

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Written by Bill Wilson   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:33

 

If the year of the “Tea Party” and the summer of the “Town Hall” are to bring lasting change to the American political system, then the elected representatives of both parties need to heed the fundamental message that was sent.That message? “Enough is enough.”Unfortunately, the vast majority of Washington politicians are refusing to listen — which is nothing new, sadly. This is just one of many reasons why U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (one of the few elected leaders who is listening to the voice of the people) couldn’t have picked a better time to seize upon the necessity and importance of term limits for the U.S. Congress.

Fifteen years ago, Republicans were swept into power pledging to bring fundamental change to Washington — including term limits. Of course, along with most of the promises contained in the “Contract with America,” term limits were abandoned very soon after the election.

Does that sound familiar? It should.

This year, we’re seeing a whole new batch of un-kept political promises from President Barack Obama – like a “middle class tax cut” that has been drowned beneath a rising tide of bureaucratic red ink. For all his inspiring talk of “changing Washington,” Obama has shown absolutely no interest whatsoever when it comes to taking on Washington’s entrenched network of special interests and career politicians.

And more than anything else, this entrenched network is the problem.

In fact, if the American political experience has taught us anything over the past two decades, it’s that we don’t need any more politicians promising us change – we need to change the politicians. And change them regularly, as Senator DeMint has proposed.

After all, each year the ruling class in America gets a little bit further out of touch with the people they claim to represent. For example, look no further than the visceral reaction of many elected officials to the recent public outpouring of support for limited government principles. Not only do we have another epidemic of tone deafness in our nation’s capital, but many of the lobbyist-led, special interest-fed “leaders” in Congress have adopted a strategy of denigrating their constituents – branding them as “brown shirts” or using other pejorative terms to paint them (and their limited government beliefs) as un-American.

More importantly, the wishes of the “not-so-Silent Majority” are nowhere to be found as several decidedly un-American bills sail through the halls of the U.S. Congress. For example, after the August recess, lawmakers briefly killed a so-called “public option” to President Barack Obama’s health care bill – only to bring this anti-free market provision back to life once the bill had cleared a critical Senate Committee vote.

Also, many politicians – including U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – are now cozying up to supporters of a “Cap and Trade” tax hike that even Obama’s own Treasury Department admits will result in a huge annual increase in the average American family’s energy bill. On top of all this, soaring deficits and a skyrocketing national debt are saddling current and future generations of Americans with a tab they’ll never be able to repay.

Our right to protest these grievances is also coming under attack, as the Federal Communication Commission is now home to several Obama appointees who have publicly advocated in favor of the suppression of free speech on talk radio and the Internet.

Clearly, we’ve got to take these generic notions of “change” a step further if we are to set this nation’s steps back on a path to prosperity and personal freedom.

In consistently standing up for free markets and individual liberty – and against bailouts, socialized medicine and censorship – Jimterm-limits capital DeMint has earned a reputation as one of the few principled, fiscally-responsible lawmakers in Washington. But Senator DeMint knows that these principled stands will only take good government so far – there also must be a mechanism in place that prevents politicians from becoming part of Washington’s self-serving ruling class.

By proposing that House members limit themselves to three terms (6 years) and Senators to two terms (12 years), DeMint is creating this mechanism – and taking the fight directly to an age-old system of political spoils that continues to resist both parties’ promises of “change.”

Term limits exist already for the President, most governors and fifteen state legislatures. It’s time we bring them to the U.S. Congress, and in so doing strike a blow for “change that taxpayers can believe in.”

William Wilson is president of Americans for Limited Government.

Americans for Limited Government

[Perhaps the ‘mechanism’ that would best prevent politicians’ entrenchment would be public hangings. ~getdclu]

From Jim DeMint’s podcast, Freedomcast for October 22, 2009, on his upcoming amendment…

Opponents of term limits say that the nation needs wise and seasoned leaders to lead the nation through crises and find consensus on difficult issues.

Well, that’s exactly what we’ve got now… How do you think it’s working out for us?

It wasn’t the “people” who gave us a 12-trillion dollar debt, trillion-dollar deficits, 100-trillion-dollar long term shortfall in Social Security and Medicare, the Wall Street and auto bailouts, and the health care takeover.

It was those wise and seasoned leaders, who enjoy lives of privilege almost wholly immune from the consequences of their policy failures.

NOTE to all Conservative Writers:

Walter Williams’ article of Veterans’ Day discusses how Constitutional contempt is increasingly evident in D.C., and is a dangerous trend for any liberty-loving American.  Conservative principals serve best when conservative principles are used.

Pat Robertson has an apropos article 11/12 regarding Islamofascism and how America is no longer a melting pot… We are fast becoming an un-nation – undone from within and this trend needs to end now.  Other than an eye for an eye violent actions, what are the steps you’d suggest? 

Feel you have a different spin on the current political discourse?  Do you have what it takes to guest author at my blog at http://GetdClu.wordpress.com?  Shoot me an email there and I’ll read your article.  Thank you.

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November 12, 2009 Posted by | (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Govt Oppression, Politics, Real Purpose of Govt., Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty?

The Minnesota Free Market Institute hosted an event at Bethel University in St. Paul on Wednesday evening.  Keynote speaker Lord Christopher Monckton, former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, warned Americans to stop Obama from signing a ‘global climate treaty’ at the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December that will ultimately surrender U.S. sovereignty to a World Government under the guise of helping the environment. (Hat tip sakerfa)

[Lord Monckton] has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate to which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in-favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming.

Click here to Lord Monckton’s entire 95-minute speech in which he utterly destroys the so-called ’science’ behind global warming. 

Click here to read a draft copy of the treaty.

Click here to sign a petition opposing cap-and-trade.

 

The more we learn of Obama, the more we collectively hit our heads against the proverbial wall with disgust.  He is SO the socialist-globalist and puppet of the likes of George Soros and the internationalists who wish to establish a World Government Dictatorship under the auspices of the United Nations.

If this international climate change treaty passes, Americans will have no choice but to pay a global climate tax that will be paid directly to the United Nations, at first the tax will be introduced to the public gradually such as a barely noticeable tax at the gas pump, which will later be increased once it has been officially established.”

“The Bilderberg Group has discussed this new global tax this year among many other things like creating a fast-but-painful depression to better establish a New World Order. The IMF, a United Nations entity has already declared itself the global central bank that will set regulations and issue a global currency to the nations. People like George Soros, IMF and the World Bank are betting against the dollar and with the help of the Federal Reserve will topple the dominance of the U.S. dollar in the world market to destroy the U.S. economy and force the global dictatorship on the western hemisphere.” (www.dprogram.net)

“The New World Order is emerging with talks of a new global currency, a global climate tax, a global police force with access to a worldwide database of DNA, biometric and fingerprint records, an international gun-control treaty, an international criminal court treaty, the internet moving towards world government it’s crystal clear what is about to happen in this country.”

Article VI, 2nd paragraph:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

A Treaty would have to be made (and ratified) “under the authority of the United States”, and NO president has the authority to simply sign away our sovereignty.  NO Senate can do that either, and in any case it takes “2/3 of the Senators present” to ratify a treaty [Article II, Section 2], a political impossibility even under this Democrat-dominated Senate.  And can anyone imagine the Supreme Court allowing a treaty to strip IT of its judicial powers?  Hardly.  Yet, the Constitution is a stumbling block for socialists bent on increasing federal power and their stranglehold on our lives.

Patriots, heed these warnings and spread the word:
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN & WOMEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY!

Jerome Corsi: America Will Be Sold To World Government

Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty, Claims British Lord 

What is the New World Order?

Russian Scholar Says US Will Collapse By 2010 – Re-Colonization of America Before 2011

 

Sources:
http://dprogram.net/2009/10/17/video-obama-will-surrender-america-to-world-government/
http://www.globalclimatescam.com/?p=572
http://noworldsystem.com/

 

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October 18, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Govt Oppression, NWO, Politics, propaganda, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Other Awards Obama Deserves to Win

Having a family and all that goes with it (read that laundry!!!) I rarely get to blog on Saturdays.  I just browsed the newsflash and saw this little ditty on American Thinker.  Enjoy.  And send your patriotic friends!

October 10, 2009

Other Awards Obama Deserves to Win

David Hass
After 11 days in office, President Barack Hussein Obama was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. This is obviously now a meaningless prize. So, what other meaningful prizes does President Obama deserve to win?

The Cy Young Award for throwing the first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game that almost reached home plate. The Tour de France for riding his mountain bike around Martha’s Vineyard without a helmet.

The Nobel Prize for Fiction (shared with William Ayers) for inventing a compelling character named Barack Obama in Dreams From My Father who bears no resemblance to the man the world has come to know.

The Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Obama’s hysterical performance on the creepy David Letterman’s show.

The Goldman Environmental Prize for producing more carbon dioxide with Air Force One than any other President in their first 10 months in office. We now know that carbon dioxide helps the earth, contrary to the supporters of the hoax of man-made global warming. The trees thank you President Obama!

The BET Humanitarian Award for intervening in the racial profiling of the Cambridge, MA, Police Department. Oh, wait, there was no racial profiling by the police, no matter, give the President the award anyway. It will inspire him to do more in the future.

The 2016 Olympics Gold Medal for the new event, The Foot In Mouth Competition.

The Nobel Prize for Economics for destroying an economy faster than any other leader in recent history.

People Magazine’s Worst Dressed Celebrity for the homey outfit President Obama wore at the All-Star Game.

The Bill Clinton “Is is” Big Lie Award for saying that illegal immigrants would not be covered under Obamacare, and then painting Joe Wilson out to be a liar when he shouted “You lie.”

The Benito Mussolini Create a False Crisis Award for: 1) rushing the $787 billion Porkulus bill through Congress even though most of the spending wouldn’t occur until the second year; 2) rushing through the bailouts and illegal bankruptcy proceedings for Chrysler and GM; 3) trying to get the Cap and Trade bill through Congress in 3 weeks without public debate; 4) trying to reform America’s health care system in three weeks without public debate. Never let a crisis go to waste, even if you have to manufacture a crisis.

The Nobel Peace Prize for … uh, he actually won this one. Oops.

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October 10, 2009 Posted by | Culture, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Politics, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1.7M and Top 20 Memorable Signs From the 9/12 D.C. Tea Party

The MSM aside, the computer program used by the Indiana State University to count the number of bodies in a picture gave an accurate figure of 1.7 million people attending the 9-12 march on the mall in D.C. last month.  That’s a bigger number of people gathered for any political event EVER there.  And as subsequent pictures showed, there was very little trash left by these caring folks to be picked up by the local sanitary department the next day.  Very nice, indeed.

Here’s the top 20 list of best signage.

Top 20 Memorable Signs From the 9/12 D.C. Tea Party
by  Human Events
10/01/2009

1. Give Me Liberty Not Debt

2. Terrorists Won’t Destroy America, Congress Will!

3. Obamacare Makes Me Sick

4. Basic Math: Debt + Bailouts = Fiscal Child Abuse

5. Protect the Rights of the Smallest Minority: The Individual

6. You Cannot Help the Poor by Destroying the Rich

7. No ACORN, No Czars No Cap and Trade, Nobama

8. Madam Speaker, Kiss Our Astroturf

9.$11 trillion and Climbing
Now that’s a Lot of Change

10. I’m Not Your ATM

11. Joe Wilson Was Right

12. Government Healthcare is
the Disease, Not the Cure

13. Chains You Can Believe In

14. Read the Bills or
Get off the Hill

15. No Child Left a Dime

16. Go Green — Recycle Congress.

17. It’s Time to Clean the House
And the Senate

18. Silence is Consent
Can You Hear Us Now?

19. King George Didn’t Listen Either!

20. The American Dream R.I.P.
My personal favs are numbers 4, 5 and 16.  Long live the Constitution!

Liberty or Death - Don't Tread On Me

 

 

 

 

 

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October 1, 2009 Posted by | Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Family, MSM Disinterest, Politics, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment