What we have in Congress these days are a bunch of cowards, too afraid of not getting re-elected to do anything for the real benefit of our country. Let me just give you a few examples of what I’m talking about. Number 1, immigration reform. The Dems are too nice, willing to pretty much let anyone come across our borders for humanitarian reasons. Their well-meaning, yet misguided mantra is saving humanity from the evil of poverty. The obvious flaw to their plan is that not only does it allow good, hard working folk to come into the country, but it also allows those who are bent on evil and law breaking. On the other hand, we have the Republicans who think it’s good for business to hire illegals who become a cheap source of labor. Both parties kowtow to the illegal immigrants in order to gain votes–feeling that once these people are given amnesty, there will be a ready and willing group of voters to keep whomever in power. To give them credit, there are some Republicans who actually believe in the rule of law in America, and are fighting to toughen our immigration enforcement, but there are too few of these voices dangling in the wind. Craven and coward, congress marches on as a bunch of do-nothings, continually showing their contempt for the American people.
The second example is Social Security. In a few years, Social Security is going in the dumper, with far more going out than coming in. Yet when President Bush tried to do something to fix the problem, he found a Congress that was unwilling—again due to re-election concerns—to work with him to try and solve the problem.
The question is, what do we as Americans do about it? My suggestion is to bombard them with letters, e-mails, phone calls or personal visits. Not that they’ll listen. They’ll of course, pretend to. The more I think about it, the more I believe that term limitations would help alleviate that problem. Do I think this bunch of morally bankrupt individuals would do that to themselves? Think about it.
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