Dear GOP Leaders and Candidates:
Due to the unconscionable arrogance and failures of the Democrats upon controlling the White House and both houses of Congress, control given to them by the incredible failures of the GOP when it held a similar position, it appears the GOP may once again regain control of the House and the Senate in November. All the polling data and the mounting anger of the American people at being ignored by their government may well sweep you back into power in the legislature.
But understand this:
This is not a remarriage between you and the conservative and moderate base of this nation. It is only a trial courtship. You betrayed our trust completely over the years leading up to your ouster in 2006 from control of Congress, and we have not forgotten. But you have forgotten. To prove you’ve forgotten, we need only point to the still too large number of RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) that are still being offered to us as the answer to our problems as a nation.
We are not stupid. We see these RINO’s as nothing more than progressives with an “R” behind their name. We may hold our noses and vote for them as the lesser of two evils, but even the lesser of two evils is still by definition evil.
We are not interested in a different vision of government control from the Democrats’ version. We want the original vision of government as set forth by our Founders.
We are not interested in the past policies of the GOP. We are demanding a new direction. We are demanding a return to a smaller government which knows and obeys its limits under the Constitution.
We do not want to hear how you’ll fix the Democrat health care plan by improving it. We don’t want to hear how you’ll pass legislation to fix it. We want it abolished. Health care is neither a right guaranteed by the Constitution, nor is it within the purview of Article I, Section 8. In case you’ve forgotten what the Constitution says, we’re providing you a link. We suggest you read it and learn about your limits.
We aren’t interested in how you’ll spend our tax money to promote jobs and growth. Again, that is not one of your enumerated powers. In fact, we want you to simply get out of the way. Our economy is like a thoroughbred race horse with a 300-pound jockey on her back, a jockey going through the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant and supersizing the order yet again. Cut the taxes and let the people decide who wins and loses in the open market place.
In fact, there is absolutely no reason for the federal tax code to be in excess of 60,000 pages. End the practice of social and economic engineering through the tax code. Pass a fair or flat tax and be done with it. This alone will eliminate several government agencies and trim the size of government. The IRS has been used long enough as a terror weapon against the sovereign people of these United States. We’ve had enough.
End the practice of providing military defense to the rest of the world at our expense. We’re broke. Close down our foreign bases and bring the troops home where they can actually do their job of defending our borders.
Yes, those pesky borders. We aren’t interested in “comprehensive immigration reform.” The law is clear. You either entered this country legally or you did not. If you did not, you have no place in our society which supposedly respects the rule of law. Close the borders and defend them from invasion. Penalize any business found to be hiring illegal immigrants. Deport all those found within these United States that are here illegally. And this includes their “anchor babies.” These children have committed no wrong, but for them to remain in the country requires that we reward the wrong of their parents. Let them go home with their parents. If they wish to return to the United States, when they are capable of supporting themselves, they can be readmitted at that time. We are broke. We can’t afford any more non-producers and people working off the books, using government services to which they provide no contribution in kind from taxes paid. We’re broke.
End the practice of trying to buy friendship around the world through foreign aid. Again, you guessed it, we’re broke. Besides, buying friends has not worked out very well for us anyway. If a true humanitarian crisis arises, then by all means, we can respond, but there is no reason to be supporting corrupt foreign heads of state with the hard earned treasure of Americans.
End the practice of buying votes for yourselves with our treasure. If the people of a state want something, they can pay for it with state revenues. And if you’ll stop sucking up all of our money in federal taxes, we will be able to enact programs locally, where they can be run and overseen locally, not from your Washington ivory tower.
For your first term, if you want a second term, we suggest you focus all of your energies on ending all federal government programs which do not fall under your purview under the Constitution. If you cannot get legislation past President Obama to end a program, you do control the power of the purse in the House of Representatives under Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution. Defund all programs that are not properly constituted. We’re broke. Stop mortgaging our kids’ futures for current wants.
Not even the US government is too big to fail, and it is indeed on a path to complete and total financial destruction if radical changes are not made and made quickly.
And if you really want to earn our trust, audit the Federal Reserve and give us a full, transparent accounting of what is going on behind those closed doors for about 100 years. There are rumors that trillions of dollars have simply gone into a black hole there. We want to know if these rumors are true, and if so, we want those responsible held accountable, not just by calling them out, but by sending any and all individuals involved to prison for very long terms and confiscating their personal wealth, the same way we treat the other cheats of this world, like Bernie Madoff.
On the subject of trust, we also want you to look into and explain how a person can go into Congress for a few terms at a job worth about $140,000 a year and retire as a millionaire, with a full pension of their congressional salary. End the retirement benefits. Your service is a privilege. You should not be rewarded with a life time of income for this service. Let a person serve a couple of terms and then return home. There will be no need for term limits if we simply do not continue to reward longevity in Congress. Any past member of Congress found to have enriched themselves and/or family and friends from the public treasury should be tried and all their wealth forfeited as partial recompense for their misdeeds.
You are being given a chance to redeem yourselves.
The urge to say “pox on both your houses” and form a new, third party in this nation is very strong.
Your survival as a party is on the line.
This may be your last chance.
We suggest you don’t squander it.
WE THE PEOPLE