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Posted on 01/06/2015 11:16:23 AM PST by Jacquerie
Todays reelection of John Boehner proves there is but one party, the Uniparty.
Political parties represent the common interests of their members, and to this end the two wings of the Uniparty have far more in common than differences. Their rhetoric often contrasts, but their mutual interests are on display. Witness the fifth year of Obamacare, out of control spending, executive and judicial tyranny. Both wings despise the Tea Party more than each other.
The framers constitution wisely divided power and provided checks that reached across the branches. Congress can deny appropriations, congress can override presidential vetoes, the senate can refuse consent to presidential nominees, high political appointees and president can be impeached, and so forth. Unfortunately, these important checks have dissolved into practical uselessness. Gone are the contesting institutional interests between the branches which the framers relied upon to prevent tyranny. They are one.
The common interests of the Uniparty are avarice and ambition, money and power. All else, even at the cost of the destruction of our economy, civil institutions, cities . . . everything else plays a minor role if any in their deliberations.
This is precisely the form of tyranny warned of by James Madison, in which all power resides in the hands of a backslapping few.
Freeepers have variously called for a real opposition party. Well, one exists. It is right in front of us. Its members have interests distinct from Washington, DC. They have sovereign powers, generally those which they did not grant to the government they created in 1788. They are fully capable of policing their environment, dealing with labor unions, taking care of their poor, etc. without the heavy hand of a distant, detached, and hostile Rome like city-state.
There is nothing radical in returning the states to the senate. To do so means reversing the tyranny and restoration of republican freedom. There is no substitute.
Convention of States bump!
Beginning to think this is the only way left to go, outside of armed rebellion.
Those who voted against Boehner are the only conservatives in Congress. All others have signed on to the Boehner/McConnell Congressional Caucus under the direction of Harry Reid.
Yes! Yes! Yes ad infinitum!
You nailed it.
Today showed more than ever there is no faithful representation in Washington DC.
Congress is for sale to the highest bidder and today showed it has sold itself. Many of those reps voted for one reason only, for position of themselves and not of principle.
Their thinking was in order of priority, what is good for themselves and what is good for ‘important’ constituents. Principle was not even considered.
The surviving true and faithful representation lies with state legislatures and the power they have to unite and assert Article V.
Short vanity, but well thought out and thought provoking.
Convention of states = more laws the judiciary can legislate away, the executive can ignore, and legislative can pork barrel into obscurity.
I suspect both measures will go together. This Washington government will not permit such a Convention or will not permit such a convention’s results to be enacted. The arrival at the point where such a convention is required is also the point where the Constitution itself has been retired, superseded or otherwise nullified and such Convention being a provision of the Constitution will be nullified right along with the parent document.
Yes, and those conservatives are political dead meat. When the lights dim, they will be taken out back to visit the same fate as Michele Bachmann.
The reality is and has been for several yearss that there is no Oppossition Party, less so here than in Venezuela.
Well, at least we know who butters whose bread.
I’ve recently been writing letters to newspaper editors. They pretty much demand <300 words. It focuses the mind.
OR . . . the FREE REPUBLIC PARTY