Sunday, December 18, 2005

Peace on Earth

Merry Christmas to all. This is especially a difficult phrase for me to say this year when I have politics on my mind. This is why I chose to place the Peanuts comic strip of Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the football. Charlie Brown represents We, The People, and Lucy represents Them, the politicians. The football represents the hopes and dreams of all the years. We the People think that our hopes and dreams will be achieved, Them the politicians then take that football away from us. I believe there are differences between liberals and conservatives. I believe there is not a dime's worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats. They are all suckling from the same BIG MONEY tit of lobbyists. There needs to be a change of rules in the legislative branch of the US government. I do not want term limits for Senators and Congressmen. I want the rules they are working under to change so much that people will only want to serve in Congress for a short time. How can this be done you might ask. Well, for one thing all of these Congress critters and their staff could be limited to receiving money only for the periods of time that they are in legislative session. Second, run a tight schedule, and keep a fixed time for legislative sessions. Third, appeal the 1989 ethics rule that prohibits these congress critters from working in an honest job earning an honest wage. Fourth, consider adding congress critters to the House of Representatives to reflect a fairer ratio of population the congress critter. I do not think it is a good news to know that there are more K Street Republicans in Washington DC. I would prefer to see more 'For Rent' and For Sale' signs on K Street. I am not a Scrooge. I love my country, and I support every man, woman, and child who are freely pursuing an honest life and happiness. I want a small government that protects the freedom of its people. I don't want a big government that operates a giant Corporate Welfare operation. My problem with Corporate Welfare operations is not based on the US taxes. My problems with the Corporate Welfare operation are based on the entitlement subsidies for everything under the sun. This is why I think if the Democrats get back in charge things will basically remain the same. Nobody will change the Corporate
Welfare subsides operations. Anyway, I want to close wishing a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.