A Little Pelosi in All of Them
Nancy Pelosi gave those who still believe in the rule of law a real wake up call recently with her response to the simple question, "Where in the Constitution does the Federal government get the authority to force individual Americans to purchase health insurance?" "That's not a serious question." Pelosi shot back.
Not a serious question? How more blatant could a federal official be in telling us that they will not recognize the rule of law or any restraints on their power? Her answer is the very essence of lawless government. But in a sense Pelosi was just saying openly what many of them practice behind closed doors. In the recent best seller "End the Fed", Congressman Ron Paul wrote that the weakest arguments (in the sense of changing anyone's mind in Congress) for any issue are moral arguments and constitutional arguments.
You may think we can fix the problem by simply voting out Pelosi, or in our case Senator Blanche Lincoln. While Lincoln is a deplorable tool of corporate interests and no one from any side of the political spectrum can trust a single word she says, simply replacing her with another person who secretly practices what Pelosi states openly will not solve our problem. Our problem specifically being a huge federal government that has run amuck, and is now the biggest threat to our continued liberty and prosperity rather than their protector.
The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are Gilbert Baker, Curtis Coleman, Kim Hendren, Buddy Rogers, Fred Ramey, Tom Cox, and Conrad Reynolds. Each of them was sent a survey by the Benton County Tea Party. Thirty percent of the state-wide vote in the Republican primary will come from Benton County. The candidates wanted that vote. What they did not want to do was answer the survey questions. The reaction of some of them was visceral in their opposition. Only political neophyte Fred Ramey actually returned the survey on time to the lady who was supposed to get them. Coleman sent his in too, but only on the condition that his answers would never be revealed. How is that for a profile in courage?
The sad truth is that each of these men is posing as a champion of liberty and the rule of law. They are all telling voters that they will go to DC and stand up for your rights. But despite the image they project, the reality is that they are afraid to even fill out a survey to let you know where they stand on fundamental issues. Half of the questions on that 44 question survey related to what it means to uphold ones oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. Like Pelosi, those are not the kind of questions they appear willing to answer.
You may be wondering what sort of questions would unnerve these guys so much that they would refuse voters the courtesy of answering them. Click on "Saturday" below and I will post the first half of the quiz, the one that they seemed most unwilling to complete. That is the part of the quiz that deals with the issue of what it means to uphold ones oath to defend the Constitution of the United States....