Google Charlie Reese, so you know his credentials and credibility. Then read his final article after 49 years of honest, factual journalism. Let it sink in.
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, four hundred and thirty five congressmen, one President and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of over 300 million Americans. These 545 elected or appointed persons are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one damn thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Paul Ryan. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of over 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Can we vote them all out? Will we have the power and fortitude to vote them all out?
Politically, masses of people, all of us, have to unite, organize and work hard as a powerful unit to elect true representatives of us, the sane, compassionate, peace craving Human Beings of these United States of America and the rest of the World. This is our mission.
It used to be, the rest of the worlds citizens outside of the United States would look to us to be the 'Beacon of Sanity, the Embodiment of Prosperity!' for all of Humanity,... yet now, we are enveloped in a quagmire of Political Insanity!
Despite our current 'National Embarrassment' the people of the World still look to us as a symbol of hope. Most are sure we'll pull through this current absurdity hopefully, without collapsing the world economy or carelessly throwing us all into another World War. We Americans know we'll pull through this. We'll be alright. This might even turn out to be our chance to lead and show the world's citizens what we all need to do to get the whole of Humanity back on course. Could you imagine if we Human Beings were able to clear out all the Bullshit and get back to living the way we were supposed to live? Together as Human Beings, on this beautiful planet, happy? Could you imagine?
Is it possible for a new political party to gain the hearts and minds of most people? If we did gain mass support, would we be able to organize to elect a new type of politician? Human Politicians who truly represent the desires of the people? If you believe the American electoral process isn't entirely corrupted then Yes, it should be possible, If you believe the American electoral process is corrupted, how do we fix it? Simple,... We vote them all out and start fresh with new, true representatives of us!
In the 2010 midterm elections, out of a registered electorate of 235,809,266 only 90,682,968 Americans turned out to vote. This means we only need 50 million people to effect serious, actual change! 50 Million Americans who support the efforts of The Human Political Party.
Most political pundits don't believe a third party will ever have the power or mass support to make a legitimate threat to the two ruling parties. The Tea Party, for everything they lacked, proved that an organized mass can make an impact on our legislative process.
Aren't we, regular, normal American Human Beings of this country, smart enough and strong enough to organize to force change to benefit our overall shared social condition? Shouldn't we at least try? Isn't it time we ousted the 545?
The Human Political Party