Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss is retiring and a number of political hopefuls are vying for that seat of power, in the upcoming primary.
I never cease to be amazed as candidates come across presenting representation, as overseers of a political sandbox, in their campaign rhetoric. They get right down to moaning, groaning, begging, promising, and mud-slinging. In the upcoming campaign, one Republican candidate, David Perdue, has upgraded the sandbox to portrayal of opponents crying in a playpen.
David Perdue appears to be a newcomer to national politics, however, here in Georgia we had a previous Perdue as Governor before current governor Nathan Deal.
Listening to some of his political ads, aside from portrayal of opponents as “cry-babies,” his main objective seems to be a pitch to change term limits in Washington. One of the most far-fetched, absurd ideas I have heard yet coming from a political newcomer.
All those old-timers in Congress are firmly entrenched in their seats of power, not going to listen to a newcomer, if elected, coming to town, as if on a turnip truck, with a notion he’s going to influence them to vote against themselves, by reducing their time in power. Is this a total mis-reading of the role of the 535 Congressman, who wield power, transforming America?
There are so many grave and serious problems facing America, that need to be addressed, campaigning to limit their power in Congress, is so far-fetched it’s ludicrous to say the least.
Where is the candidate who says I want to serve in Congress for one dollar a year, to return this nation back to the Principles upon which it was originally designed, by working to change high taxes, crime, entitlement programs, education programs, support of a strong military, protection of abused children, the drug problem, and a return to the free-enterprise capitalistic system. Where is the candidate who campaigns to fulfill the role of political government, which specifically, its role is to protect this nation from foreign and domestic enemies?
Even if one, in their wildest imagination, could go to Congress and change term limits, what does that have to do with all the problems this nation faces, currently? How would that be any kind of solution to the problems we face on a fast track towards the totalitarianism of Socialism?
Surely, there must be someone among us, who comprehends the conditions and problems this nation faces, to recognize one’s ambition is to go to Washington, to change term limits, is ignorance of the reality of the problems we face today. The very idea, that suggesting the priority solution to our problems lies in changing term limits, defies rationale. Indicative of a sandbox mentality, building sand castles, while this great country sinks into the depths of the bondage of Socialism.
We are past the notion of some, who keep saying conditions are comparable to “Fiddling while Rome burns,” were into building sand castles, while this nation collapses into the absymal mediocrity of Socialism, both Fascist and Communistic brands, while a candidate campaigns to be one of the 535, writing the script, pulling the curtain, and in charge of the direction we’re going, to change “term limits.”
Obviously, there’s an absence of recognition, we’re in the latter stages of “the inverted pyramid.” Earlier in our history, the symbolism of the pyramid revealed the broad bottom represented the power of the people, to sustain a government of the people by the people and for the people. The small tip at the top represented political government, as being quite limited in power. Today we are living in an era of the inverted pyramid, teetering on its upside-down position, where the broad base at the top represents the position and power of political, and the tiny bottom tip represents the people. Now teetering, before collapsing.
How can anyone, by any stretch of the imagination, think changing term limits, can change the course of events, and the teetering pyramid? In my opinion, an insult to intelligence.
From C.S. Lewis, British novelist, comes these words of wisdom: “What assurance have we that our masters will or can keep the promise which induced us to sell ourselves? Let us not be deceived by phrases about man taking charge of his own destiny. All that can really happen is that some men will take charge of the destiny of others. They will be simply men, none perfect, some greedy, cruel and dishonest. The more completely we are planned the more powerful they will be. Have we discovered some new reason why this time power should not corrupt as it has done before?” Source from “Willing Slaves of the Welfare State,” first published 1958.
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