Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Welcome to the Members of the 112th Session of Congress: You've got your work cut-out for you!!

(1/7/2010  I  have read over what I had written here the other day.  In looking back, I see that perhaps I come across as being completely intolerant of the liberal perspective and opinions on political issues. 
The latter is simply not the case. 

While I do consider myself to be an Independent with Conservative leanings, I am open to hearing and considering other points of view.  I realize that sometimes we just have "agree to disagree." 
That being said, our elected legislative representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives and  the U.S. Senate DO have to find a way to work together towards completing the tasks that they were sent to Washington D.C. to accomplish by the people that they represent.  Agree to disagree just won't cut it in Congress ... neither will strict aherence to party ideaology.  Furthermore, I firmly believe that liberals, conservatives, and everything in between ... Republicans, Independents and Democrats ...
... whatever our elected officials choose to call themselves ... 
they ALL need to be painfully aware that not only are they there to serve and represent the will of the American people, but that their mandate to do the latter comes expressly through the enumerated powers granted to them by United States Constitution and there is no "agree to disagree"
in this matter.  )

Welcome to the members of the 112th session of the Congress of United States of America!

I am anxious to see what this session of Congress will be able to accomplish. Hopefully, the members of this 112th Session of Congress realize that this past election was a mandate from the American people for doing business differently this time around. Specifically, the American people are outraged that  "We the people" were completely ignored and the "Healthcare Reform Act" was passed into law against the will (strong opposition!!) of the American people. Further, the American people want smaller government ... mainly in terms of rampant spending, but also in terms of less government control and involvement in all aspects of our daily lives.

I am still dumbfounded that a bill -- the "Healthcare Reform Act" -- that the American people were so adamantly opposed to found its way into law?! I wonder what our Founding Fathers would say if they were here and had a voice today? I don't think that they could have predicted this outcome in their wildest, wildest dreams ... or rather, I should say: nightmares.  Perhaps, given this recent scenario of gross abuse of power by our elected officials, in 111th Congress, there does need to be an amendment to our U.S. Constitution whereby the American people would be given a vehicle for redress of such a blatant disregard for our Constitution and the will of the American people.

The one thing that the 111th Congress has taught me is that the primary difference between a "liberal" and a "conservative" is that the former have a profound disrespect for the Constitution of the United States of America.  Liberals now openly admit that they feel that our Constitution is an outdated document that should not dictate how our government does business (and I will post quotes to support this here shortly). 

Members of Congress take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America when they are sworn into office and their failure to do so should be grounds for their immediate removal from office. Thus, I find it fitting that the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, has called for a reading of our Constitution in the House Chamber tomorrow. I only hope that the words of our Constitution resonate in the minds and hearts of the members of the 112th session of Congress as they undertake the important tasks that they have at hand this session ... first and foremost being the dismantling of the "Healthcare Reform law".

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Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts. I'll read them and post them soon! God Bless! M