There is one thing we can count on in this country and that is continuous poll-taking. It’s an industry that a number of persons, apparently, make a living doing. I don’t quite understand how they arrive at poll-numbers but apparently some are quite scientific, using more specific methods at arriving at numbers they publish, than in years past.
The latest today is that the approval rating of congressional members is down to 21 percent. Simple arithmetic points up the fact, seventy-nine percent of the American people disapprove of the actions of the elected 500-plus sitting in the seats of power in Washington.
This prompts me to reiterate a quote from Abraham Lincoln on Feburary 12th,1865, about 150 years ago: “The people are the rightful masters of both congresses and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
I believe most Americans believe in the basic Principles our founding fathers set forth in the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. If this is true, then it stands to reason this 79 percent who disapprove of the actions of Congress, think those in Congress have parted ways with those Principles.
This indicates that the consensus of opinion of the majority, think they are rulers, making rules and laws contrary to the Constitution, which is a document of laws which this nation was built upon. They were elected to follow and took an oath to uphold. Can a 79 percent of a majority of 300 million be wrong and 500-plus be Right? I don’t think so.
That which is Right and Wrong does not emanate from numbers, but from a Principle of Universal Law. Principles incorporated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Obviously the 500-plus elected Congressmen have parted company with those Principles as outlined in the two great documents, which made this country great and the envy of the world at one time. And the people are cognizant of this and much upheaval, anger and resentment are reflected in the polls with the seventy-nine percent disapproval.
An indicator this country is headed in the wrong direction, away from a country of individual Freedom and private property ownership. Away from the Free-enterprising capitalistic system this country was built upon. And what is this new direction? A socialistic, totalitarian one world government.
The Sovereignty of the people is challenged, and Freedom itself is at stake. If they have strayed so far from the Principles upon which this country was founded, the antithesis of those Principles is socialism. What else could it be? It’s either Freedom or bondage. Nothing in between.
The news today which stated congressional approval rating was down to twenty-one percent, was staggering and enlightening. It’s bad news that is the state of affairs coming out of Washington, but good news the people are waking up to the fact we are in crisis. A severe crisis like none before in this country.
If we have any doubts about elected congressmen and their direction, we only have to remind ourselves of the town-hall meetings this summer, when they arrogantly ignored hearing what the people had to say, retreated back to their offices and continued on their way in the same direction, after some uncomplimentary name calling of their constituents who elected them. They thumbed their noses. With an attitude they don’t care what the people think. They don’t care if the people disapprove. They have assumed a stance of power over the people, with an attitude that it does not matter nor do they care what their constituents think.
What I’m wondering is, who are the 21 percent who approve of their actions and behavior?
LET FREEDOM RING