Here is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show:
Folks, we are now two days away from Armageddon, or, as I like to call it, Debtorgeddon. At least that is the claim of the caterwauling elites in Washington, DC, including Barack Obama, Harry Reid and John Boehner, leaders of their respective parts of government.
The truth is this: the Federal Government will NEVER begin to reign in spending until we, the people, cut off the purse strings and say “Enough is enough!” What you’ve been hearing for the last two weeks are the arguments of a junkie, hooked on OUR money to advance their ridiculous political agendas.
Most of these so-called leaders are independently wealthy and pursue their government jobs as a “calling” in the sense that they don’t need the money. What they do need, however, is the sense and trappings of power that their positions give them. This is the absolute worst kind of representation that the Founders envisioned.
I don’t begrudge them their wealth or success, but I take great exception to their desire to control the outcome of my life. How can they possibly appreciate the path I have taken and the adversity I’ve overcome to get to where I’m at today. I’ve done it without their tutelage, support and funding. I’ve had to rely on family at times and I have lent support to them in kind, because that’s what families do.
I’ve been unemployed in the past and was eligible for unemployment benefits, but I refused them. I chose to work myself out of the hole and took whatever job I had to that helped me make ends meet. I’ve hauled up and moved to a distant city for better job opportunities. I’ve hauled up and moved to a distant state for the same reason, taking me far away from family, but I’m doing okay. I have friends and family of my own who support me and that gives me a sense of accomplishment.
The same does not hold true for the politicians, pundits and bureaucrats in Washington. They’ve developed a support system of dependence at our expense. It’s time for a change.
If I could refuse to pay for misguided and unnecessary federal programs, I would, expecting nothing in return. I’d gladly pay for supporting my local infrastructure and schools, because those things directly impact my family and community. I would be happy to pay for a strong military, to protect my family and community from outside threats. But I would not provide money to allow a bunch of self-serving politicians to spend it like it was theirs to begin with. Unfortunately, I don’t have a choice in the matter unless I help elect politicians that will protect my ability to make my own choices and reap my own rewards.
Sadly, we’re seeing nothing change in Washington, even after the landslide elections of 2010. The drug is too strong and the pushers are too persuasive. We must take action to rid ourselves of those “pushers” and usher in those with a true “servant’s heart”. Isn’t that what what the Framers designed? They did their best to design a government that had checks and balances. They assumed that the “right” people would champion their ideals and adhere to their principles. In the event they did not, they designed a divided system of governance, hoping that those checks and balances would thwart any attempt at tyranny.
The House of Representatives is the only thing standing between us and a runaway federal government, controlled by Barack Obama and his minions in the Democratic party. The House Republicans MUST hold the line. I don’t care if they’re demonized by their opponents or derided by the media. They must stand for our liberty! I will gladly stand with them in the fires of hate, knowing that doing so just might turn the tide and ensure that my children have a future in liberty! Look at what the Framers risked. It was far more than ridicule. They and their families risked death and destruction. Was the price they paid all for naught?
…and that’s my two-cents worth for the week.
Articles mentioned on today’s show:
Sarah Palin’s Facebook Note: “Congressional Freshman – For Such A Time As This”
The Heritage Foundation’s blog: “Morning Bell: The Obama EPA’s Brave New Future”
You can listen to today’s Roderic Deane Show here.