TIME TO REINSTALL CONGRESS
28 April 2006
To borrow a term from computing, it is time
to reinstall the U.S. Congress.
Over time, a computer operating system such
as Windows becomes corrupted by installing and uninstalling
other computer programs, adding and removing hardware, attacks
by viruses and other malware, and assorted other hazards
associated with using a computer. Eventually the system becomes
corrupted so badly that the computer must be purged of its
contents, and the operating system and other programs must be
replaced with a fresh, uncorrupted copy.
Failure to periodically purge-and-replace
leads to a broken, nonfunctional system.
The computer analogy ought to remind you of
our U.S. Congress, which has become so badly corrupted that the
Constitutional requirement to serve the people of these United
States has been replaced by allegiance to destructive special
interests and foreign laws. The producers, the property owners,
the mainstream citizens are now just cash cows in Congressional
eyes, a resource to be exploited through taxation and voting to
keep Congressional elected representatives in power and provide
money to fund a multitude of expensive and often socially and
politically destructive special-interest projects.
Many of those programs and projects, and
the bureaucracy that oversees the programs and projects, are
based upon legislation that is immoral, unconstitutional,
destructive of American culture, and in some cases downright
unsanitary in application.
A few examples are in order. Let’s begin
with the Civil Rights movement.
Civil Rights legislation was created to
correct certain racial injustices remaining from America’s early
history. Congress passed civil rights laws in a rush of
emotional frenzy, without the slow deliberation that such a
large change in our national culture required. As a result, the
seeds of Political Correctness were sown. In their emotional
frenzy, Congress went far beyond what was required to correct
racial injustice and elected to punish White People for the
misdeeds of their ancestors. New laws enabled predatory lawyers
who tore holes in society’s fabric by finding every possible way
to sue someone, and to collect enormous personal fees, over
trivialities based on race. Unwise action by a frenzied
Congress damaged American culture in many ways, including
declining respect for our legal system. But at least Civil
Rights was all-American, even if it promoted a minority of the
population at the expense of the majority.
Then there was the Environmental Movement.
Again, in a frenzy of emotion and fuzzy thinking, Congress
crafted laws, and President Nixon signed the laws, that used
‘the environment’ as an excuse for authorizing federal and state
governments to trample property rights of citizens in the name
of ‘saving’ plants and animals. Environmental laws were enacted
in collusion with, and in response to, international laws and
treaties that claimed to protect ‘the environment’ and wildlife,
but that actually were a backdoor attack on American citizens’
Constitutional protections concerning the right to own and use
private property. Policies of the United Nations, an
organization that is not a government and that has a strong
track record of corruption, were incorporated into the
foundation of U.S. environmental law.
The Environmental Movement was the recent
beginning of Congress massively ignoring what is in the best
interest of the productive majority of the American
people. Congress created environmental and wildlife laws
pandering to the wishes of a minority of ’Green’ citizens,
mainly nonproductive urbanites with no knowledge of how the
environment actually works, at the expense of America’s
producers in agriculture, mining, manufacturing and other
professions vital to our U.S. economy and culture. In its
ongoing windfall to the legal profession, Congress subsidized
lawsuits by environmental groups against producers and property
owners so that taxpayers were forced to pay for the legal
assaults of a radical minority working to run farmers and
ranchers off their land to restore ‘Wilderness’ across North
America as demanded by United Nations would-be World
Government. Congress began to weave foreign laws and policies
into U.S. law as a means of circumventing Constitutional
restrictions on government powers.
Now we have the swarm of Illegal Aliens
(NOT illegal IMMIGRANTS) breaking into these United States with
the full assistance, cooperation and blessing of Congress, in
direct violation of Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S.
Constitution that charges Congress with the
responsibility to”. . . execute the Laws of the Union, suppress
insurrections and repel Invasions . . .” and in direct violation
of State and U.S. laws and immigration policies.
Congress now openly and willingly violates
the trust of the citizens who elected Congressional officials.
Congress welcomes and aids an invading army of Illegal Aliens
who now feel strong enough and numerous enough to demand their
U.S. Constitutional (?) and voting ‘rights’, to demand welfare
and other public benefits, to demand amnesty and automatic dual
U.S./foreign citizenship, and to march like a conquering army
through our streets waving the flags of Mexico and other nations
that think the Re-Conquest of America must be a done
deal. Illegal Aliens (NOT Immigrants) now get free food stamps,
free housing assistance, free education, and free medical care,
and there is a push in Congress to reward the Illegal Aliens
with lifetime Social Security retirement checks when they return
home after working here ILLEGALLY a minimum of ten years. Free
Trade agreements with Third World nations open our Golden Door
to additional invading millions of people and effectively erase
our national borders as demanded by United Nations would-be
World Government in defiance of and in opposition to what is in
the best interest of the citizens of these United States.
Congress has abandoned its American
citizens and voting constituents in favor of bestowing our
national wealth upon people who are not citizens and not
voters. The change from representing the folks back home to
representing the rest of the world’s population at the expense
of the folks back home is now close to completion. These United
States may well be the first nation in world history to collapse
because the governing class gave away our national wealth to
people who don’t even call our nation home.
One of the reasons for the Fall of Rome was
cultural spoilage caused by mass immigration. Foreigners were
imported ‘to do the work that Romans will not do.’ Eventually
there were enough foreigners that they were able to impose their
own customs and culture upon the Roman Empire.
The customs and culture of Rome were severely eroded by
the swarming foreigners, which helped to bring the Roman Empire
to collapse and ruin. Immigrants created their own subcultures
and internal semi-nations within Rome, the way that Latino and
other Legal Immigrants and Illegal Aliens do today. The
foreigners owed no allegiance to Rome and felt no patriotic
responsibility to serve the Roman Empire. They were there only
for the money and the handouts. If the imported foreign workers
ever staged mass demonstrations, they probably marched through
Rome’s streets while waving flags of their home countries.
Congress has deteriorated from creating
Civil Rights legislation for U.S. citizens, to Immigrant Rights
legislation welcoming and richly rewarding an invading army of
foreigners who are not citizens and have no intention of ever
becoming U.S. citizens. Congress, the Supreme Court, the
government bureaucracy and others, have gone from respecting and
being guided by the U.S. Constitution, to assimilating and
implementing unconstitutional laws imported from foreign nations
and from the United Nations would-be Ruler of the World.
Returning to the computer analogy, the
Congressional operating system is broken, the programming is
corrupted, and the data files are not reliable.
The need for Congressional Reinstallation
is urgent and obvious.
I do not condone the corruption and the
drift toward Socialism by Congressional officials, but I do
understand why this happens.
Washington DC is a corrosive atmosphere in
which to work, and government is a daily corrupting influence.
I could not remain unaffected within that atmosphere. Elected
officials do not remain unaffected, either. Elected officials
may be elected on their promise to reform the system, but even
most officials with bedrock convictions and rock-solid morality
are slowly worn down. Its like trying to play football on a
field of glue. Vinegar Joe’s famous caution, “Illegitimi
non-Carborundum” (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down“),
cannot forever withstand the army of lobbyists and self/special
interest groups that fester around seats of government.
Like everyone else, some officials corrupt
quickly and some slowly, but all eventually may compromise their
moral compass or lose direction entirely.
Preservation of political career and
campaign contributions become more important to a politician
than protection and preservation of America.
Preservation of existence and operating
budget become more important to government bureaucracies than
protection and preservation of America.
Patriotism, common sense and practicality
always are in short supply.
The need for Reinstallation is urgent and
obvious. The solution is simple.
It is largely a matter of who We-The-People
elect to Congress and how often the spoilage is composted and
replaced with fresh material.
The first five years in office are likely
to be the least corrupted. The first ten years begin to show
signs of moral and Constitutional fraying around the edges.
The downhill slide begins in earnest at fifteen years and
accelerates thereafter. That means a Senator, serving a term of
six years, is most likely to be fresh in outlook and responsive
to what the folks back home want and need, for no more than two
terms in office. A Representative, serving a term of two years,
will likely do a good job for five to six terms. Anyone who
remains in office longer than that should be regarded as a
growing liability and carefully considered for replacement at
the next election. Voting records tell the story of continuing
fitness to serve.
There are some good elected officials who
ought to remain in office for many years. But most elected
officials and bureaucrats, like diapers, need to be changed