Monday, January 3, 2011

The Freshman Class of the 112th Congress

The Freshman Class of the 112th Congress, January 3, 2011

Symbols of the GOP and The Class of 2011

Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, 112th Congress Speaker of the House, John Boehmer, 112th Congress Majority Leader Eric Cantor

Feel good pictures all, are they not?  Then why do we have a nagging feeling that all is not quite right?

We've spent a good part of today watching the news on television, and listening to debates and predictions from journalists and politicians.  One would believe that the agenda for the upcoming 112th Congress is clear, cut and dry.  The Democrats who were in power suffered their worst political defeat in sixty years.   America's "silent majority" found its voice and in a grass roots movement called The (Second) Tea Party, made their wishes known.  It wasn't all demonstrations, rallies, and flag waving.  On November 2, 2010,  they went to the polls in droves, and they sent Washington, and specifically the Obama administration a message that no one could misunderstand. It endorsed reduced government spending, lower taxes, reduction of the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adherence to an originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution.  Fiscal responsibility, that is not too difficult to comprehend. Yet many Democrats are argumentative and belligerent.

Sister One attended the first Tea Party at the Alamo in San Antonio when people like Glenn Beck, Janine Turner, and Ted Nugent inspired the crowd with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm.  Not only were the speeches stirring, but the signs that people carried expressed their feelings clearly, passionately, and in many cases humorously.  The intensity and passion of the Tea Party movement spread throughout the country.  As it did, liberals mocked, comedians joked, and  Nancy Pelosi called the grassroots movement, "AstroTurf."  The fetid, foul mouthed Janeanne Garofalo called the American patriots a sordid name that was soon picked up by others.  One wondered how long the movement would last.

We learned never to underestimate the determination of the American people, nor their love for the Constitution of the United States, our freedom, our sovereignty and our republic.

Recently we've heard liberals curse the Constitution, refer to it as an old document, hard to read and to understand.  We've seen the Obama administration disregard the Constitution.  In just the past day Attorney General, Eric Holder, has stated that he does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms.  Excuse us for asking, but "Who do these people think they are?"  Did they really believe that they could come into power and change our America?  Is this what the "Hope and Change" was all about? We are a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

It is is not ignorance, or lack of education.  It is merely a power grab by left leaning liberals funded and backed by scum like George Soros who hate America and want to destroy it.  These people  will persevere in their evil intent.  It is heartbreaking to see out country, once the greatest and most envied and admired world power, lose the respect of its allies and its enemies.

Which brings us to today, and those photos of smiling Republicans ready to take on the duties of the 112th Congress.  It also brings us to the feelings of uneasiness that the battle we face will be a difficult one, and we must be vigilant, but patient, with those whom we've sent to Washington to represent us.

We understand that on January 6th, when the 112th Congress comes to order, The Constitution of the United States will be read in its entirety.  We applaud those who came to this decision.  We encourage all to read it again.  We also encourage patience and understanding.  There will be times we need to compromise and consider what is best for the country and the American people.  Unless we see the GOP stray from the mandate they've been given, and roll over for Democrats as others who went before them have done, we must give them our trust and our support. Let us give them time to find their way, to learn the ropes, and always make our wishes known and stay in touch with our congressmen.  As Thomas Jefferson said in June of 1798:  " A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to it's true principles."

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At January 4, 2011 at 5:45 AM , Anonymous Steve Bussey said...

Well, I am apprehensive because Obama and Harry Reid are still in place, as well as liberal Republicans such as Olympia Snow and Susan Collins in the Senate. It will be a trying 2 years as we march toward the next elections in 2012 and try to swell the ranks of Conservative Republicans in Congress and unseat Obama. In the meantime, Obama will use executive orders, signing statements and deception.

But we have to keep our eyes on the prize - 2012 - and hold the feet of our own to the fire. I like that the House will open by reading the Constitution and I believe the Democrats are giviing the GOP a campaign gift with their protestations. The Constitution is not simply an antiquated list of suggestions, but a real law with real consequences for violations, such as civil lawsuits and excluding evidence from court. The GOP has the opportunity, finally, to draw Democrats out of the closet concerning their true contempt for the Constitution. I think the House GOP needs to stick with this constitutional theme and pound it home between now and 2012 - really draws the Dems out and hammer them with their own words.

At January 4, 2011 at 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock on, Sister One! Short, sweet and precisely to the point. I know that you will remain vigilant, as we all should. I won't just cross my fingers that the GOP will do the right thing. I will continue to pray. I mourn that my 2 year old will be paying off the free-for-all spending that Obama and his patsy Dems have gotten away with. I pray for the future of our country and our children.

At January 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Blogger said...

Excellent write-up, Sister One! I, too, have a nagging feeling that all is not quite right, but I believe you're on the right track. Our elected representatives owe us, their constituents, their allegiance and they must not waver in their duty to represent the will of the people who put them in power. On the other hand, we owe them our support and our least until we see them start to roll over under Dems' demands. As Steve says, with people like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, etc. still in place, it's going to be an uphill battle.


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