The Case Against Washington Incumbents

by Colonel Dan


The Cowboy Chronicle

September 2009  

"The last hope of human liberty in this world rests on us" ~ Thomas Jefferson ~

I’ve stated my position on this before but I’m convinced the case against incumbents couldn’t be more compelling than it is today.  We’re seeing indisputable evidence that Lord Acton rang steel when writing, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  It’s time to clean house.  “But Colonel, no politician or political body in America has absolute power.”  Technically that’s true but, have you seen any strong or effective opposition to what these Washington politicians are doing?  I haven’t.  They’re ruling with virtual absolute authority.

From the wild spending and unchecked growth of government under the GOP, to the rubber stamping an inconceivable level of deficit spending through appropriation bills they’ve never read, to the dictatorial interjection of government into all facets of the private sector, to the appointment and confirmation of tax cheats to cabinet posts, to the fear of seriously questioning the existence of a qualifying birth certificate, to fast-tracking cap and trade legislation that has 1600 pages of hidden elements in it designed to extend government control and taxing power over everyone, to bringing the efficiency and control of government into our health care system that will severely impact everyone, to taking costly “fact finding” trips to exotic places on your dollar, to pushing amnesty for illegals and using your tax money to provide them with social benefits, to eyeing tax increases and the destruction of capitalism at every opportunity, as of this writing, I’ve seen no effective opposition that has had any real deterrent effect.  Statists are in control with few roadblocks to stop or slow their progress. 

 Clearly, irresponsible bailouts, billions of which remain unaccounted for with hundreds of millions devoted to insanely inexplicable earmarks, and iron-fisted legislation rushed through before the details can become public, none of which is authorized in our Constitution yet they keep coming with increased speed, frequency and danger.  And what about the millions that are directed to groups manned by relatives of those in Washington or those who can return the favor in some way?  Incumbent seniority brings with it a privilege we the unwashed will never have—their shenanigans are seldom seriously investigated let alone prosecuted.  Nice gig if honor means nothing to you.

They all swore a solemn oath of office, but who among them are living up to that oath by doing something meaningful about all this insanity?  Perhaps a semi-good one here and there but I wouldn’t swear to that.  I think most of what we see in this regard is a placating made-for-TV event, that’s immediately forgotten after the camera lights go off. 

We’ve all heard rants from so-called conservative politicians that the path we’re on will destroy the country and America will never be the same.  I agree.  However, common sense demands that if they honestly believed this, they would be fighting these political moves with everything they’ve got using every means at their disposal.  If this is as they say destroying America , aren’t those responsible for such destruction the domestic enemies they all swore to defend the country against? 

Why aren't Republicans and Blue-Dog Democrats vigorously fighting every instance of this grab for power and control, or filing legal action to stop it—something, anything other than passive Nay votes and bluster on talk shows?  

“But Colonel, my guy is solid, not like those others!”  Check their actions, not their words, under both Republican and Democrat administrations before giving them your vote of confidence.  Even if they are one of the semi-good ones, the job is not a life time appointment and even the good ones often become far too enamored with political power after serving multiple terms.  So let’s thank them kindly for their service and remove that corrupting temptation altogether.

Now to my mind, one of two things is the likely case here; Our members of the Legislative and Judicial branches are either cohorts in and fully supportive of the administration’s takeover of America or they are too gutless, disorganized, or not sufficiently dedicated to the task of taking whatever action is necessary to stop it.  I suppose there is a third alternative however and that is they are just too stupid to realize what’s going on!

Whichever is the case, cohorts in destruction, gutless lemmings or stupid fools, we simply can’t afford such disgraceful representation in Washington .  Therefore it’s far beyond time to clean house in both parties and since policing their own house isn’t going to come from the arrogant souls in Washington it’s up to “We the People.” As Jefferson said, the last hope rests on us. 

Remember, our representative republic depends on an effective system of checks and balances designed to prevent power mongers from running roughshod over the country.  When that system breaks down, government becomes destructive to its ends and as our Founders declared, “…whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”   How do we exercise that right?  Cleaning out the incumbents will abolish the currently corrupt, the spineless and the stupid, institute new government and send a clear warning to those elected:  Sic Semper Tyrannis.


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