Skip to comments.Movement to Fire Every current Congress Member
Posted on 12/30/2009 11:09:56 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson
I havent written here in a year. Ive been busy with life, Im getting ready for retirement and want to cruise in a boat for a few years. So, Ive spent time with my family, my wife and weve been working on our plans.
But recently Ive been more and more upset at the lack of caring on the part of many, if not all of the the members of Congress. Both the House and the Senate.
The partisan politics of these two political bodies have come recently under fire by both sides and when this past summer Tea Parties were called for, and yelling and screaming at Town Hall meetings became the norm, Congress went on the defensive, hiding in their offices.
Now, the biggest, worst possible Health Care bill has been passed. 64% of Americans DO NOT WANT THIS.
What this means, quite simply is that a majority of American do not want the Government to take over the control of the health system in the United States. Yes, we all understand that medical expenses are high. Yes, we understand that sometimes insurance companies can, and do drop people for no reason, or disallow people with preexisting conditions (Hello, insurance is to INSURE against something and its a BET).
Why on Earth do we want the Government to FORCE us to BET on something? Working at a government facility I can tell you they wont even ALLOW you to go look and see what the latest lotto numbers were. Funny, the LOTTO is a government run system isnt it? Why wont the GOVERNMENT let me look up a lotto number and yet they want to FORCE me to purchase a lotto ticket against being ill????
But, I digress.
Among the chief issues here is the fact that I, as an individual simply want to be LEFT the HELL alone. I work, I pay taxes (MORE than I SHOULD have to). I care for my family. I help the neighbors when they need it. I donate to charities.
Why should Congress IGNORE me? Im a voting citizen in this country (of course a lot of ILLEGAL aliens are also voters now too .but again, I digress).
It is TIME for Congress to come to the realization that they are NOT Royalty.
Congress members are NOT Kings, Queens, Princes or Princesses even though they perhaps believe they are.
They are not BETTER than me.
They are JUST LIKE ME. They put on their pants the same way I do, and they too, eat, sleep and excrete.
They WORK for ME. I do NOT work for them. I am not here to pay their bills, or to make sure that they have credit, or to be taxed into oblivion.
As of now, I REFUSE to let them continue in the direction they are headed.
I am calling for the removal of each and every member of Congress, both the House, and the Senate, by the legal means we have left.
They MUST learn a lesson. They are there only because we allow them. It is time to DISALLOW this current group of Congress people.
Fire them ALL.
In the next election - I urge you to VOTE against all of the current, sitting persons. Anyone who is running, and is new, regardless of their party affiliation is fair game to vote FOR.
Remove every sitting Congress person, HOUSE and SENATE - good or bad, right or left.
Send a message to Congress that they work for us, not the other way around.
Congress, you're fired.
there is probably a solid 10% to 15% republicans in the house and senate you do NOT want to remove...
after that, I give you that premise....
Even the ones who voted against healthcare and bailouts? Wow, way to throw an infantile tantrum.
“The partisan politics of these two political bodies have come recently under fire by both sides”
Uh,....... it’s only partisan when you don’t agree with a liberal.
It is time for "We, the People" to rediscover the ideas of America's Founders--people who were wise and passionate about liberty!
It was the Founders' genius in devising and structuring a constitutional form of self-government that made America prosperous and a beacon for liberty in the world.
As Benjamin responded upon exiting Constitution Hall, the Framers of our "system of government" left us, "A Republic, if you can keep it."
Although others of his day, including John Quincy Adams, referred to it as a "democratic Republic," none ever called it a "democracy," as to form. As a matter of fact, the Founders explained in their writings how they rejected a purely democratic form of government, in favor of self-government by "the People" themselves, through free and frequent elections of representatives who would be accountable to them.
The Founders' written Constitution, structuring "self-government" for a free people, set up a representative form of government for a reason. According to Jefferson, it was intended to "lace them up straitly within the enumerated powers. . . ," or to "bind them down by the chains of the Constitution."
What we need today is a revival of the Founders' ideas of liberty. We do not need, as Ferrarro puts it, "fundamental reform of our system of government." We need a rediscovery of the ideas underlying our form of government and a return by "We, the People" to demanding that the people we elect to positions of power in Washington are limited by the "enumerated powers" and the "chains of the Constitution."
The constitutional mechanisms are in place, left there by the Framers, but "We, the People's" ignorance of its provisions, and failure to hold our representatives accountable is the problem which needs attention. For instance, no Constitutional amendment by the method prescribed in Article V of the Constitution has been enacted to expand the taxing and spending powers under the so-called "General Welfare" Clause. If the people today understood what the founding generations understood, they would rise up and bring their representatives home, replacing them with individuals who would adhere to the Constitution's strict limits on power.
What we need is not a reform of our "system of government," but a revolutionary revival of the ideas of liberty already incorporated into our documents of freedom--the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
So-called "conservatives" who love liberty and can do so should use web sites and whatever means they have at hand to spark the minds and hearts of citizens by educating them in those ideas. See
I’m with you. Even the so-called “good ones” have, for the most part, been there far longer than they should be. Career politicians are bad for any government. While we’re at it, congressional staffs need to be cut to no more than 5, maybe 3. If something they’re doing needs more than that, they shouldn’t be doing it. And, those staffs are tied to the representative, not the office.
I agree. If we the people don’t send a message quickly that the elected officials are not a “ruling class” unto themselves, then their actions in office will only become more and more like those of a ruling class. Time to throw all the bums out and do a better job of electing those that will listen to their constituients under fear of being tossed out.
Many conservatives live in districts with right-thinking representatives and Senators (personally, I have Michael McCaul, Cornyn and Hutchinson ... not thrilled with Hutchinson on the cloture vote, but the other two are fine).
Having conservatives target conservatives is a recipe for losing the few districts we hold right now (and possibly getting a bigger Democrat majority). Target Democrats and RINOS ... the ones responsible for the bill. Targeting the good guys is a lousy idea.
Throwing all of Congress out is greatly overreaching, but I understand your feelings about it. There are a handful of decent, conservative politicians that I don’t want removed from Congress.
Wow, this is the SECOND letter posted with a similar message to Congress here this morning...I sense a pattern...
I’d keep Michelle Bahcmann and Mike Pence.
You are right. Can’t fire them all. Mike Pence is one of the good guys. We need more like him.
Not a single congressman would stand up and question obama’s
legitimacy, I say fire the whole bunch
and while your at it shoot yourself in the foot and cut off your nose to spite your face....
I’m going to tell you all something....
First of all you have to have the BALLS to stand up and try to fire them all.
Secondly, I understand we can’t probably do it because there are too many out there that can’t really SEE the problem (The problem being that many of these people are ENTRENCHED in Congress and have been forever). They see themselves as “American Royalty”.
Thirdly, everyone seems to think, “It’s all those other Congress critters out there, MINE IS FINE.”
Well, the fact is, yours ISN’T FINE. I don’t have Conservatives here. Used to have Joel Hefley and while he was “doing a good job” even to me, today, I’d fire the man in a heart beat. He too had a ‘big head’ and felt that it was beneath him to have discussions with his constituents.
Until Congress, in particular Senators realize they are here to do ONE THING, protect the RIGHTS of the PEOPLE, FIRST and FOREMOST it’s time to remove them all.
Let them re-run some other time and by all MEANS put them back in office, after the lesson-learned session is over.
If the People of this Country do NOT have the fortitude to stand up and defend their own individual liberties here and NOW with the LEGAL means to do so - and no this is not a ‘tantrum’ at ALL - then at some point you WILL be forced to stand up and FIGHT for those rights or give up like a sheep.
One way or the other, you still have a choice. If you chose to ignore the problem, you are simply exacerbating the problem.
Arguing that my thinking is illogical only shows that you certainly haven’t either read what I said, or you simply disagree there’s a problem.
And Jim DeMint.
And Jim DeMint, Jon Kyle, Orrin Hatch, James Inhofe
No doubt, quite a few others. You simply don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. Furthermore, you must reward your friends and punish your enemies. If you punish everyone, you'll never have any friends.
But we do need to focus on making sure rock-ribbed conservatives are nominated by the Republicans and then supporting their election. It's critical to show up at party meetings in droves and outvote the RINOs at every step in the process!!!
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Your "fire them all" strategy is stupid.
You're going to tell us all something?
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