by Rusty Humphries
TRN Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
I’m a student of history- Not just because I like old, dead white guys, but because we know history tends to repeat itself. We study the past to understand the present and to hopefully change the future.
Presently we have “poll-a-ticians” (Def: A politician that acts on the movement of polls not on any core values or convictions) yelling at the top of their lungs for gun control laws to be passed and passed now! We just had the insulting fiscal cliff deal, though I like calling it the “Boehner Betrayal” better. I think it’s far more descriptive. “Deal” may be too strong of a word. It’s really the fiscal cliff con job. And in this con, you and I and every American is the intended “mark.”
This is a bad deal for all of us who actually contribute to this society. It’s not just that the terms are damaging to America (which they are), it’s also the manner in which our “leaders” in Congress rammed this through. After a bunch of back and forth blustering between politicians and after all the tough talk, our representatives- the people who get paid to represent our interests- threw something together at the last minute and rammed a deal down America’s throat in the middle of the night on New Year’s Eve when people were either asleep or too drunk to notice. It’s happened before and it never ends well.
Is this the kind of leadership we should expect from Congress?
Michele Bachmann was dead-on when she said, “Senators only got the legislative text 10 minutes before the 2 a.m. vote began. How many had enough time to print out bill let alone read it?”
When was the last time the “don’t think, just vote” model of government worked out well for America? Has America ever looked back at yesteryear and said, “Thank goodness Congress didn’t waste time discussing that bill”?
Now just watch, the left has found a new tool to ram its foolish and stupid plans down the hatch of all Americans- it’s “the manufactured crisis”. We’ll see more “fiscal cliffs” and “debt ceiling debates” and emergency after government emergency all done for the “no information voter” who cares just enough that if the Government shuts down, their check might come a day or two late or the EBT card won’t give them enough money for a nice pack of smokes.
It happened with Obamacare, and we are only beginning to scratch the surface of realizing the long-term hell we are in for with that monstrosity.
Nancy Pelosi illustrated the excellent leadership examples shown by our Democrat leaders by saying, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” And people still vote for her? Wow! Alcohol must be cheap in her district.
But it’s not just Democrats and Obamacare and the fiscal cliff deal that stink. In 2008, as Hank Paulson was giving money out like a drunken Santa Claus to prop up failed investment firms, he pleaded with Congress to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. After only being available for 19 hours, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 was picked up and the House approved it and the Senate did as well a few days later. $25 billion gone in a day.
But that’s chump change compared to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. That was the stimulus package that cost America a then-claimed $787 billion. Made available shortly before midnight the night before, the House voted on and approved the 1,100 page bill, despite it only being available for 13 hours. We must have some tremendous leaders in Washington- I remember taking the free introductory Evelyn Wood speed reading course when I was 10, and even I can’t come close to reading 1,100 pages in 13 hours!
But it’s not just me who has a problem with it. In 2004, the great Senator Barack Obama complained to MSNBC of President Bush’s willingness to “rush these budgets that are a foot high and nobody has any idea what’s in them and nobody has read them.” What a hypocrite! But then again, at least back then the Senate passed budgets.
Fiscal reform affects everyone. We have two deliberative bodies in government, so why are our representatives trying to sneak one past us again? Do they think we’re all stupid or just that nobody cares anymore?
Mark my words: when liberals are ready to strike hard against gun rights, they will do so with another sneaky “hurry up and vote” move. It works and the Republicans are as effective against it as Superman is to Kryptonite. But thank goodness that leftists, Hollywood Hypocrites, Democrats and their children are protected by men with guns; we sure wouldn’t want the law abiding public to be able to defend themselves like those important people are.
Our founding fathers believed in a republic, not a democracy. A direct democracy is nothing but mob rule. It destroyed ancient Greece, it killed Aristotle and these despots are working to kill America. If we’re going to have a constitutional republic, we must all stand and tell our leaders in Congress to represent our interests, not theirs, and certainly not their big union or big business buddies.
Rusty Humphries is a nationally syndicated radio host heard across the USA on over 300 radio stations and is listed as the 6thlargest radio audience by Talkers Magazine. He is also a regular contributor to TPNN.com