Am I the only one who feels like we are living in 18th Century France? Our republic has so deteriorated over the past several decades that we now have an elite ruling class living high on the hog on our dime. They are the new royalty and we are the new serfs begging for a bone.
Our masters in DC have been grabbing more and more power for themselves and that pace has only accelerated in the past 6 months. It has brought us nothing but corruption and arrogance; from both Republicans and Democrats alike.
In their arrogance and greed, our elected representatives have decided that they can have their way with us. What they have failed to realize is that Americans, who by and large are a “live and let live” kind of people, have finally had enough of the lies, distortions and deceit that emanate from the hallowed halls of government like the putrid stench of a rotting corpse.
We no longer trust those whom we have entrusted with our and our children’s futures. And for good reason.
Those of us who just want some straightforward answers to questions concerning our healthcare, taxes and spending, are being called “un-American” and “mobsters.” The Speaker of The House of Representatives has inferred that we who exercise our God-given right of free speech and disagree with The Great and Powerful Oz are also Nazis. And they wonder why Americans are angry; why we shout them down. We, the great unwashed, are simply tired of pompous career politicians looking down their noses at us in scorn.
Our elected members of Congress earn roughly 3 times what the average American earns and that doesn’t include the finest health insurance in the world (paid for by us) and the safest and best retirement plan in the country (also paid for by us.) The current salary (2009) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year. They get an automatic cost of living allowance each and every year unless Congress votes against it (like that’s ever going to happen) and only have to serve 5 years to be eligible for a pension. They also are eligible to receive up to 80% of their congressional salary (Source: usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/congresspay.htm). And that doesn’t even include the many perqs that go along with being “on the inside.” Free meals in the finest restaurants, free travel, free tickets to sporting and entertainment venues; inside information on investments and the chance to get rich by using their influence and position to create laws that benefit them or their campaign contributors.
Is there any doubt as to why these blackguards are so willing to sell their souls?
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander in Chief of The Imperial Japanese Fleet during World War II, and the architect and executor of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, warned after the attack, “We have awakened a sleeping giant.”
President Obama and his band of merry socialists should learn from history. If the Tea Party protests and scores of townhall meeting protests are any indication, the sleeping giants have been re-awakened. After decades of being asleep at the wheel, Americans have finally found their voice. And it’s getting louder.
What our Dear Leader and his sycophants have failed to realize is that the American people do not take intimidation real well. It’s not in our DNA. There is no one more fierce than an American who has had his nose bloodied. Just ask the Taliban.
From Nero to Napoleon; from Hitler to Mao, the trashcans of the past contain all the failures of despotism. History is rife with tyrants.
There’s always room for one more.