Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Joy Ride

Here we are one week from an election that some of us have been looking forward to since 2006 when the Democratic Party won control of congress. With all the talk about a Republican landslide I don't feel like happy days are hear again and it's time to party.

President Obama uses the analogy of the car in the ditch all the time, so I thought I would join in on some of the fun.

…and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The republic is in a whole lot of trouble. Two more years of playing party politics may put the brakes on but the steering wheel is still controlled by President Obama and still headed for the cliff only a little slower with possibly a few detours.

Remember drivers ed, the instructor had a brake pedal but no steering wheel.

Big government spread the wealth entitlement type people will put up with tapping the brakes once in a while but try and turn that steering wheel at the same time and they accuse you of trying to cause an extreme accident.

Some in the Republican Party are happy with being that driver education instructor in the passenger seat tapping the brakes once and a while but not caring about what direction they are heading. Two years from now if the Republican Party is only tapping the brakes they will be thrown out of the car while it is moving, by me and millions of others riding in the back seat.

George Washington in his farewell address:
Warns against the party system. "It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration....agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....against another....it opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another."

We The People need to support our constitution above party politics. If you don’t like our current rule book for running our federal government (the U.S. Constitution) please feel free to add or remove amendments as necessary by playing by the rules (Article V). Ignoring our constitution and hoping it goes away will only create more divisions among We The People.

I have a feeling when Obama gives the keys to the car back to the American people in two years the car will be out of gas, almost damaged beyond repair and a credit card in the glove box over the limit.

The joy ride is fun until you run out of other people’s money.

When the joy ride is over the real work of repaying and repairing can begin.



Jan n Jer said...

Good old George Washington hit the nail right on the head! This whole campain retoric is such a big turn off and Its so hard to get down to the meat n bones of what the candidates stand for. Its all about their party! So disgusting!

Hugh Reynolds Sr said...

Freedom Writer, as always your comments are right on! If only more We The People had your vision and understanding just maybe we could take back our country and stop a for sure major pileup of every one with no hope of recovery because we can't afford Obama Care.

DM said...

You are correct we “need to support our constitution above party politics.” Overlooked in this discussion is what drives elections. The motivator for elections is money. Parties have so distorted the electoral process we have corrupt politicians in both parties. This corruption leads to the constant ignoring of our Constitution. These disgusting politicians would sell their own mother if it would benefit them politically. Honest ethical men and women see no need to debase their reputations with the political mudslinging and the boatloads of money needed to fund a campaign. Name a political race that the politicians discuss the issues instead of throwing male bovine organic phosphate at each other? Alas, the citizenry takes greater pride in their political affiliations than in recognizing partisanship leads to stagnation. Washington's discourse is correct, but the cancer of parties may have already proved fatal to the Republic.