Let’s take the profit, and power, out of being a federally elected official !!!

Posted on 22nd March 2013 in Bigreb speaks his mind...



Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are under attack from the very people we elected, and who took an oath, to support and defend them… Once elected they begin rising above the Constitution because of the ability to get re-elected time after time… The longer they are in office the more power they acquire and demand… After a few terms in office they begin feeling they have risen above the guidelines of the very Constitution they swore an oath to support and defend… You can see this in longtime Senators like Fienstein, Boxer, Shumer, McCain and numerous Congress persons like Pelosi… The time is now to bring our government, and elected representatives, back to what our founders intended it to be; a government of “We the People”…

 

“Absolute monarchies are those in which all power is given to or, as is more often the case, taken by, the monarch. Examples of absolute power corrupting are Roman emperors (who declared themselves gods) and Napoleon Bonaparte (who declared himself an emperor). There is a movement afoot as this is being written to “eliminate the 22nd amendment ”which establishes term limits for the president… New York Democratic Congressman José Serrano has reintroduced legislation to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would end term limits for U.S. presidents and pave the way for President Barack Obama to stay in the White House for a third time…

 

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely” arose as part of a quotation by the expansively named and impressively hirsute John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902). The historian and moralist, who was otherwise known simply as Lord Acton, expressed this opinion in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men“ 

 

 

If we, as patriots, do not come together now it may be too late… We must weigh each candidate as to where they stand with Constitutional issues and vote for them accordingly…

 

Candidates for any federal office, and their staff members, should be required to sign an affidavit they support the Constitution and Bill of Rights, in their entirety, and will make no effort to change, modify or replace them unless mandated by the people with a 2/3’s vote…

 

We need to see who are sponsoring and funding candidates’ campaigns… Donations should become a matter of public record within 72 hours of being received by the candidate… No candidate should be allowed to receive any type of financial support from outside the United States, Union PAC’s or businesses who contract with the federal government or management connected with those companies…

 

We need term limits on all federal government elected positions and not just the president… Federal Senators should serve for no more than 1 six year term… Congressmen no more than 2 – 2 year terms… Those elected to serve their country should not expect to find lifelong employment or to build positions of power through longevity in an elected office on a federal level…

 

There was significant debate during the Constitutional Convention about instituting Congressional term limits, but it was not considered a priority because no one could envision career politicians. At that time, the pay was low, and the power of government was minimal, so the only reason someone would go through the trouble was to ultimately serve the nation, and it was thought that few would be willing to do it for long. Today, the government is so powerful, with so many opportunities for influence, financial opportunities, and corruption; it attracts the very worst sorts of people. Example; Michelle Obama’s salary tripled after the first year her husband became a Senator…

 

Senatorial and congressional aids and staff members should be regulated by the same employment restrictions as the elected officials they represent…

There should be NO taxpayer provided retirement or medical packages for any federally elected representative, including the president…

 

Elected representatives will be required to contribute to their own medical insurance, benefits and expenses, just like in the private sector… Elected officials will be entitled to the same vacation and sick time as is provided within the private sector…

 

Transportation, housing and meals will be provided for elected representatives only when on official business… Family members traveling with elected officials, on official business, will be required to pay and cover their own expenses…

 

Elected officials traveling outside the United States, on official business, will use public transportation unless it is a matter of national security… On such occasion family members will not be permitted to accompany the elected official…

 

Transportation for elected officials, going to and from their district offices, will be done on commercial aircraft. Only elected officials travel expenses will be paid out of public funds… Family members accompanying elected official to and from district offices will be expected to pay their own way…

 

District offices, for federally elected officials, will be located in established local facilities; i.e local city halls, Chamber of Commerce buildings, federal buildings etc. No “free standing” district offices will be permitted… Transportation for elected officials, while in their districts, will be provided out of the government motor pool and may only be used on official government business and not for private use…

 

Our elected representatives and those appointed by our elected representatives, need to remember they work for “We the People” and whose powers are controlled by the Constitution of the United States of America… We are a sovereign nation “Under God”…

 

 

Excerpt from The Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

 

Remember… “An ARMED society is a FREE society”… Support our 2nd amendment for the good of our Nation…

 

Your comments are encouraged and appreciated… What do you think? Write to me at bigreb@bigreb.com

 

 

How much of our freedom, and rights, have we already lost?

Posted on 22nd February 2013 in Bigreb speaks his mind...

Go back in this country just a short 50 years and let’s examine how things have changed…

We now have “politically correct” speech… We have “N” words, “B” words, “C” words, the “F” bomb and more… If you are white and speak your mind or disagree with a minority you are a branded as a racist…

 

Back then you could buy one or 10 guns and take them home the same day… You were only considered to be a criminal if you broke the law using one of the guns… Now Obama and Feinstein say you are a criminal because you have them… Gun owners are branded by the liberal media as being “gun nuts” and are in full support of the destruction of our 2nd amendment (the British paid the price in Boston when they attempted to take away the guns from the colonies. (maybe it is time our current elected officials get a dose of the same medicine)…

 

It is no longer “Merry Christmas”; we must say “happy holidays” not to offend someone and Christmas trees are gone they are now holiday trees… Mainstream Americans are no longer allowed to put up manger scenes, in public places, because we just might offend someone… If you believe in Jesus Christ you are made fun of and reminded you cannot push your religion on others but if you condemn Islam and its pedophile founder, the not so honorable prophet Muhammad, you may find yourself under the watchful eye of the Department of Homeland Security or be threatened with having your head cut off by a member of some peaceful Muslim group…

 

The government now tells us what we can eat, drink, what kind of cars we can drive and who we can rent our houses or apartments too! We can no longer correct or punish our children without the scare of a government agency coming in and taking them from us… We now have “politically correct” speech… We have “N” words, “B” words, “C” words, the “F” bomb and more… If you are white and speak your mind or disagree with a minority you are a branded as a racist…

 

God forbid we make a profit… If we do the government says we are bad and should share our wealth with those less fortunate (meaning the ones who do not want to work) and if we choose not too then they will pass more laws taxing us to death (remember a little group who threw the tea overboard in protest to being taxed without representation?)…

 

If we do not want to accept the gay lifestyle or prefer to call them queer’s we could get charged with a hate crime… You are no longer allowed to smoke in public, bars or restaurants… Disagree with our government or exercise your 1st amendment rights and you may end up paying the same price as people at Wounded Knee, Kent State, Waco or Ruby Ridge… Souls murdered by our own government…

 

You can’t holler “fire” from a crowded theatre but the government can scare a senior citizen half to death by threatening to take their social security away, cancel police and fire services if they don’t vote for a tax bill…

 

We now have to deal with Nazi agencies like the I.R.S., Department of Justice, Homeland Security as well as government sponsored groups like the A.C.L.U. who work daily to limit our individual rights… Piss one of these groups off and you may just disappear from society without a trace…

 

Here is the point… Want to know just how much our country has changed in the last 50 years consider this? If today all the things discussed above were not in place… Everything is as it was 50 years ago… We are all fat, dumb and happy, enjoying life and know “it can’t happen here”, right? Tomorrow when our country wakes and finds all these issues in place (it has fact happened here), there would be an instant armed revolution in this country… It has taken years for us to lose all these rights and for the government to gain the power it now has over us so we have not really noticed all the changes…

 

Remember this… If you throw a frog into boiling water he’ll jump out… If you put the same frog into cold water and turn up the heat he will be cooked… We are now all frogs and being cooked… Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are being destroyed by our current president and elected officials… This has been going on now for 50 years…

 

If we, as patriots, do not come together now it may be too late… We must weigh each elected official as to where they stand with Constitutional issues and vote accordingly… We need to see who are sponsoring and funding their campaigns… We need term limits on all federal government elected positions and not just the president… None should be able to serve more than two terms… There should be NO retirement or medical packages for any elected representative, including the president… They should have to pay for their own cars, transportation and meals, unless on official business, and then no wives or children can travel with them…

 

There is no room in our society for Islam or any other “so-called religion” which preaches against our Constitution or Bill of Rights… This would include the Nation of Islam, La Raza, American Nazi Party, KKK, New Black Panther Party, C.A.R.E., the Communist Party and M.E.C.h.A. All anti-American organizations and their supporters should be branded as criminal and their members jailed or be deported, if not citizens, as known enemies of our country… Our borders should be closed and locked down and all known illegal aliens be arrested and deported…

 

Mr. Obama, our American soldiers are “my hero’s” not your terrorist or Muslim friends… You recently signed an “Executive Order” requiring background checks on all American’s wishing to buy guns… You want background checks? A good place to start would be with yours and your political appointments… More crime is committed in these United States by honest politicians than by all the law abiding gun owners combined… The term “honest politician” is in itself an oxymoron! You can’t be honest and a politician at the same time… You and your cronies are all good examples…

 

Obama needs to be impeached over a number of issues not withstanding his end runs around the Constitution, questionable involvement in “Fast and Furious” and the “Benghazi” cover ups… His impeachment should include any elected representative who assisted in these cover ups… All appointed officials who supported Obama in his cover ups and in his quest to destroy our 2nd amendment, should be fired at once… Nothing less will do…

 

Remember… “An ARMED society is a FREE society” and “The family who shoots together stays free”…

 

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