May 08, 2006

The Republican Congress hates you!

The Republican Congress doesn't want you involved in their business. They want to tax your ass, rape your pocket book, and keep you from raising your voice. Don't believe me? I'll let one of the greatest congressmen in office, Republican Ron Paul (TX-14), tell you himself:
I am disappointed, but not surprised, to see that Congress is failing to go after the root cause of corruption. Instead, we are considering placing further burdens on the people's exercise of their free speech rights. H.R. 4975 will not deter corrupt lobbyists, staffers, or members. What H.R. 4975 will do is discourage ordinary Americans from participating in the policy process. Among the ways H.R. 4975 silences ordinary Americans is by requiring grassroots citizens' action organizations to divulge their membership lists so Congress can scrutinize the organizations' relationships with members of Congress. The result of this will be to make many Americans reluctant to support or join these organizations. Making it more difficult for average Americans to have their voices heard is an odd response to concerns that Congress is more responsive to special interests than to the American public.

The principals in the recent scandals where not deterred by existing laws and congressional ethics rules. Why would a future Jack Abramoff be deterred by HH.R. 4975? H.R. 4975 is not just ineffective to the extent that it burdens the ability of average citizens to support and join grassroots organizations to more effectively participate in the policy process, H.R. 4975 violates the spirit, if not the letter, of the First Amendment. I therefore urge my colleagues to reject this bill and instead work to reduce corruption in Washington by reducing the size and power of the Federal Government.

That's what a good Republican sounds like... no fuck that, that's what a real American sounds like. We use these labels to make politics easier for the average dumb-ass but at the end of the day we need to do what is best for each other, no matter what political party you're in.


At 5/08/2006 11:59 PM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

What amazing graphics you have. What perfect graphics you have. Hope you are well.

At 5/09/2006 1:40 AM, Blogger chico-towner said...

LOL... we'll the elephant is not the most Kosher image i've ever used but thanks! Your blog is growing so much, congrats on that! I'm still doing what I can to help the cause, spread the truth, and feed the children. Stay blessed Kat.


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