Washington is not broken

Socialism is not the Answer

by: 1 Dragon

There have been numberous articles posted on this site and others about Mr. Obama not being eligible to hold Office. Republicans are either brain dead on this subject or are afraid, while Liberals resort to name calling and use phrases straight out of their playbook. The Mainstream Media are afraid to discuss the subject for fears the FCC will pull the plug on them or fire the reporter. The White House will even send out memos on what questions you can and cannot ask Mr. Obama. Even Fox News won’t touch this issue for fear of the same and they are backed by the Saudis and we know what Mr. Obama did when he visited Saudi Arabia.

Is the government blind as well as judges or have they been bought off? Did they forget about the oath they took to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic? Did they or was it just words to get the job? Is our entire government on the threshold of committing treason?

Well think about the next time you hear someone say that Washington is broken, because I don’t think Washington is broken. Washington is corrupt.

“We’ve Come to Take Our Government Back”

The Heritage Foundation

Last month the Pew Research Center reported that only 22% of Americans trusted the government to do the right thing always or most of the time. And that was the good news for incumbents:

Favorable ratings for both major parties, as well as for Congress, have reached record lows while opposition to congressional incumbents, already approaching an all-time high, continues to climb.

Significantly, a majority of Americans (52%) see the members of Congress themselves as the source of their dissatisfaction. Only 38% attribute their frustration to “a broken political system.”

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Constitution in decline

By Joseph Postell, Special to The Washington Times

It’s time to reform our administrative state. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was right when she said Congress would have to “pass the health care bill so you can find out what’s in it.” That’s because the health care bill, like most major laws passed by Congress over the past hundred years, isn’t really a law. Rather, Obamacare is a series of assignments to bureaucrats in the Department of Health and Human Services. It is emblematic of what scholars call the administrative state, where legislative, executive and judicial powers are delegated to unaccountable experts sequestered in a fourth branch of government.

If we are seeking the most effective means of defending – and restoring – the Constitution, we must pay attention to the rise of the administrative state and the decline of constitutional government in the United States.

The Founders confronted a basic problem: How to vest government with sufficient power to get things done without giving it the instruments to exercise tyrannical control? To protect individual liberty and rights, they established (among others) two basic principles at the center of our constitutional order: representation and the separation of powers. To assure that government operated by consent, they provided that those responsible for making laws would be held accountable through elections. Moreover, legislative, executive and judicial power would be separated so those who made the laws were not in charge of executing and applying them.

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Dems Continue Spending Like Drunken Sailors

The Hill

Congress faces a crush of votes on big-ticket items before the Memorial Day recess, setting up a debate on deficits less than six months before the November elections.

Democratic leaders are looking in the next three weeks to send President Barack Obama a slew of measures that cost more than $200 billion, including a multiyear extension of unemployment benefits, an extension of expiring tax provisions and Medicare doctor payments totaling $180 billion and a $33 billion Afghanistan war supplemental bill.

Because most of those costs won’t be paid for, Republicans plan to use those bills and the Democrats’ budget blueprint to highlight massive deficits ahead of the congressional midterm election. Republicans have recently been pointing to Greece’s dismal fiscal situation as a warning, claiming that the U.S. will be headed for a similar fate unless the deficits are curtailed.

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