The newly elected members of the House of Representatives will be arriving in Washington for their first big decisions — leadership elections and hiring of staff. Here is some unsolicited advice for these idealistic newcomers as they hit Jenkins Hill.
A couple of days ago, I sent this letter to the Family Heritage Alliance. Since the actions of FHA with which I take great exception were public, I am now making this letter public.
According to many pundits, the resuls of the November 4th elections, where Republicans gained at least seven seats in the US Senate and several more in the House of Representatives, represents a sea change in American politics. But will this change in politics represent a change in American public policy?
It appears that the first order of business will be for the GOP to decide how best to use their new mandate. Will they pursue a path of compromise as articulated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, or will they embrace the attitude expressed by Senator Ted Cruz, who pronounced an end to the era of Obama before a crowd of cheering constituents? What's more, if the GOP does decide to strike a conciliatory tone, is there much common ground to be found?
You KNOW this is true! (Can you say "Hypocrisy"? I knew you could)
Guard against those whose messages make us curious, seduce with their fascination, and captivate with their sincerity. Make no mistake about the nature of all those that seek to rule over you. To quote George Washington, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence -- it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Do those that seek to rule over you, intrigue you? Then you will be wise to understand that ruling by intrigue is a high skill of government that seeks only your submission, not your liberty!
The American people spoke last Tuesday, and I am happy with what they had to say. But I am also happy that we have, once again, proof that America is still a free country. That when the American people are not happy, they can vote for change. This is a great thing. But best is when we use this precious gift of freedom to learn and to grow.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964