Think about this for a minute: Everyone has an agenda!!!
Do I think people go to Washington to help make the World (or even the U.S.) a better place, or to represent their constituents? Even if they were naïve enough to believe this when they were elected, they certainly don’t think that way now. What do you believe?
After reading this piece today I thought it lent more clarity to what I would like to see happen (or my agenda.) Being a lifelong Republican, probably Right of my own very conservative parents, I have come to realize rather recently that the parties themselves are one HUGE problem. They help keep us divided, confused, agitated, and looking for somewhere to turn for answers and solutions. There is NO ONE there. People go to Washington to stay in Washington. Essentially, people seek power for the sake of power. No individual in Washington gets anything done so the dance-of-persuasion is done. You vote my way for this, and I’ll give you that (or support your vote), etc. “Coalitions” are created and “things get done.” Or, more appropriately, things get broken. Who is selling out (to) who(m) on these compromises? If you think about it, would anyone get re-elected for voting against everything or for always being on the “wrong” side of the winning vote? They should, if they do it to support their constituents.
Left and Right don’t mean much these days and I don’t care either. What we need is for the “common folks” to elect a new Congress of NON-affiliated members. Let them caucus together and support a common agenda that WE help put together. My agenda starts with Replace the Congress and Senate permanently.
- Term Limits (figure this out together, but 3 terms is more than enough IMHO)
- Restore the Constitution by removing ALL legislation that usurps power from the people and the States
- Protect us and the Constitution from all enemies, Foreign and Domestic
- Seal the borders. Anyone can leave, no one gets in without permission
- English is our National Language
- Throw out the Illegal Aliens
- NO PORK
The answer may lie in breaking the Party system like breaking a “bad” union, or unionizing a “bad” corporation. No one can seek power in this system or it goes back to the way it was. The idea is to form a Constitutional coalition and decide the common ground for taking back the government in the form it was intended, as a Republic governed by it’s citizens, not slaves ruled by the Progressive elite. I’m sure that I am seen as Naïve since I like to simplify things and try my best to spell it out in black and white, but I’d like to think I’m naïve like Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin. People don’t see past there own agenda. Great. Announce your REAL agenda and see if people share your ideals or at least some of them. Find the common ground and lets fix things. If you are a true Progressive…I’m sorry, but move to Cuba. Enjoy the fruits of “labor” and results of Progressive values. Come back and let us know how we can get there so we can collectively ridicule those ideas and we’ll find out who is truly naïve.