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This is what happens when an uninformed and uninvolved electorate votes for irresponsible representatives and senators who are more concerned about political games then they are concerned about performing their constitutional functions. Congress is responsible to hold hearings and then pass budgets for the federal government. Congress has completely ignored this responsibility over the last ten to twelve years and allowed our national debt to climb to $22.3 trillion dollars and growing. This puts the United States in the same position as many third world countries where the national debt exceeds the Gross National Product of the country.
When our debt reaches a certain level our law states that the United States cannot borrow any more money until the limit is raised by congress. We have again reached that level. It is estimated that the inherent crisis this causes will be able to be avoided until late summer or early fall. Of course, that time will pass quickly. Congress will be out of session, as is their typical pattern, for much of that time. Currently, the leadership of congress is either not aware of the impending crisis, does not care, is afraid to address a real issue, or is just more concerned with hurling insults and playing political games. Congress has not addressed this matter and it is safe to assume that the reason it has not addressed the matter is because of all the reasons listed above.
What will happen Is shortly before the crisis reaches a drop-dead date, the irresponsible leadership will blame the other party for the crisis. At the last minute some sort of massive bill will be brought before the congress with all sorts of irrelevant matters hidden in the bill and a vote will take place. The overwhelming majority of the representatives and senators will not have read the bill, will not know what is in the bill, probably will not even care what is in the bill, but will pontificate on how responsible their party is and how irresponsible the other party is and then vote along party lines. The loser will again be the American public.
The truth is that the American public will be the ultimate loser, but the hard truth is that the American public will get exactly what it deserves. Our country was designed and still to some degree operates on the basis that the people are sovereign. This means that the people are ultimately responsible for what occurs within the respective chambers of congress. We are responsible for the people we send to represent us. The overwhelming majority of Americans have no idea what the core beliefs of the individuals for whom they are voting are. This is why an individual like Mitt Romney can be elected in a conservative state of Utah. Romney said he was a conservative, that he believed in limited government, and that he believed in fiscal responsibility and was subsequently elected to the senate.
Romney’s record proves that what he said and what he placed on bumper stickers and thirty second ads was a total fabrication of his core beliefs. Romney has supported big government and big spending throughout his political career. This is typical of many situations in both the house and the senate. Romney and many like him will vote to raise the debt ceiling and continue to spend money we do not have. They will continue to vote to give our borrowed money to other countries, to support giveaway programs for non-citizens, and to continue to support the Marxist doctrine of giving borrowed money for entitlements they will refer to as rights.
We, the American public, will once again chastise these people as irresponsible and call for term limits, but when the next election comes, we will vote these same irresponsible people into the same position. All the ills of our nation, our out of control debt, our Marxist polices that have destroyed the family through our socialist welfare and safety net policies and mentality, our accepting and encouraging the murder of the unborn child, our encouragement of illegal immigration and then rewarding this unlawful act, our acceptance of and rewarding immorality, and all the other social and political ills encouraged and rewarded, are totally and only because of we the American people. We have become an uninformed, uninvolved, and foolish electorate who rationalize our irresponsible actions by chastising the very individuals we elected.
Nothing will change unless and until a tireless minority understands that we must accept and understand that we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We must then understand that only we can change the situation by becoming determined to change the course of our nation and become warriors setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of our fellow citizens.
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