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Monday, November 8, 2010


     This silly season that is the mid-term elections has come to an end. The people have voted and it appears that the American people have repudiated the liberal policies of the Obama Administration. Moderate democratic congressmen have been voted out of office. Pundits say that this is because of their support of the President's agenda against the stated wishes of their constituents. Ironically, several of the most ardent left leaning Congressmen have been re-elected by their constituents. I don't understand this phenomenon.
     So now what? The Senate will remain under Democratic control. The House of Representatives will be under Republican control. Several governorships and state legislatures will come under Republican control. What part did the Tea Party play in these elections? What does this bode for the future of these United States?
     One of the views put forward by the Tea Party is that our elected representatives who take an oath to support the constitution would actually know what the constitution says and what it means. There have been sitting members who have blatantly disregarded in the name of party loyalty or expediency what the constitution clearly says. Passing laws in the dead of night must also cease immediately. This is so wrong in a nation of laws. Our founding fathers would use much stronger language to condemn such things.
     I hope that henceforth any legislation, at whatever level of government, will be thoroughly read and understood before it is passed. I urge all lawmakers to ensure that any contemplated legislation complies with the relevant constitution, either the  U.S. Constitution or the applicable State Constitution before passage. I urge that all legislation be made public before it is passed to enable voters time to read it, digest it and to contact their elected representatives to express their support or opposition thereto. Finally, I would insist that legislative bodies could not exempt themselves from having to comply with any laws that they pass.
     What does the recent mid-term elections bode for our future? The Chinese have a curse..."May you live in interesting times!" I believe that this so called curse is about to be played out in our beloved nation. May our gracious God continue to bless and protect our nation.
     What do you think? How do you see it playing out?

1 comment:

  1. If only we can remind the people who got voted in that they work for us and need to report to us for meeting - often! Then they need to do what WE want them to do, after all they work for us, not the other way around! I pray that God protects us, even from ourselves.