By Keith D. Rodebush, Contributor to US Daily Review.
Just a cursory review of government over the last 100 years tells us that straying from its Constitutional limits has given the federal government almost unlimited power which they leverage into personal power and prosperity.
Legislators who were average businessmen or poor lawyers end up being millionaires with sweetheart real estate and stock deals that enrich them beyond their wildest dreams. We the People are so gullible that we ignore this new found wealth, consider it the status quo and continue to re-elect these crooks over and over again.
This current administration is nothing more than a bank job emptying the American vault while we watch in horror, powerless to stop it. There are no ‘good guys’ to run in and save us. The recent T.E.A. party movement has given many hope that we may be at a turning point where the federal government can be reigned in and returned to its Constitutional boundaries. This seems naive at best recently.
Just look at the latest Rasmussen GOP primary poll. The two runaway leaders, Romney and Perry are both crony capitalists. Romney has never been a staunch opponent of big government. He just wants to run it his way. He has no core principles as shown by his abortion stances. How can you flip flop on saving a childs life? Now with the health care debate he pretends he doesn’t think government should mandate coverage, unless of course it’s at a state level. What gives a state the right to mandate health coverage? Perry is a big time crony capitalist. His whole Gardisil fiasco that has dogged him lately was all about his chief of staff being a big lobbyist for Merck. Perry jokes that he only got a $5,000 donation from Merck and gets offended if he’s accused of being bought for $5K. Notice he isn’t riled at being accused of being bribed; only of being cheap. Of course we all know his former chief of staff Mike Toomey got plenty to lobby for Merck and Toomey runs Perry’s super PAC. Perry is unabashedly pro-business and that’s fine. What is wrong though is that the government has such power over business in the first place. That is why we have corruption.
If government didn’t have all of the regulations and taxes to play god with, businesses would not lobby them. If we are ever to regain our Liberty and truly change this corrupt government, we have to get them out of the business of regulating business. Constitutionally, government is supposed to prevent states from putting up barriers to business with other states such as tariffs and import/export taxes. That’s it. Otherwise the federal government should be providing our national defense and protecting the individual Liberty of all citizens from tyranny whether local, state or federal. Of the 535 members of Congress, the President and the 9 Supreme Court Justices; I doubt that there are 5 that truly understand this and no I can’t name them. (I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt)
Our only hope to save this nation is to remove all career politicians and replace them with true Constitutional Conservatives. This will take 10 years minimum (due to staggered Senate elections) We started in 2010 but some of those have already strayed, i.e. debt ceiling ‘deal’. We must replace them again. One strike and you’re out. Failure to do this is to trade one tyrant for another. While a career Republican may rejuvenate our economy, it will only be temporary, for they will also engage in crony capitalism, socialist programs and corruption through regulation. We will be right back here in the very near future.
Please take your vote in the upcoming primary very seriously. Only Constitutional Conservatives need apply. Thinking that a career politician will save us from career politicians is the ultimate in futility. Letting the media tell us who ‘can win’ is suicide by talking head. Who can win is who we vote for, period. Vote wisely my friends; or kiss your chains and hide your face from your children lest they see the shame of your failure to protect their Life, Liberty and Property.
Keith D. Rodebush is a Christian, a businessman, a writer and an armchair scholar. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Arkansas. Keith is currently working on a novel and periodically writes at his blog “Ignarus Semino Dominatus”