Quite different from a democracy, this new government would rely on representatives of the people, who would be chosen by popular vote to come to the capital of the nation and represent their community.
Our Founders decided to base the government on a political structure, which they were familiar with. They decided to have three branches to this government: the Judicial, the Legislative, and the Executive.
The Legislative Branch was based on Parliament with the Senate being the Upper House or House of Lords and the House of Representatives being the Lower House or House of Commons. The Founding Fathers envisioned this to be a citizen-led government. A government populated by citizen farmers, who came to the nation’s capital, served their term,and then went home to their communities, giving another servant a chance to serve their nation. As time went on, these servants would be elected to more than one term, and became enticed by Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups during their time in Washington to the point that they decided that they liked the power and prestige of being in the nation’s capital, better than they did coming home to be with their communities. And, thus, the professional politician was born.
Today, in my home state of Mississippi, we have a chance to end the four-decade term of a professional politician: A Republican, who has crossed the political aisle time and again, to vote alongside his fellow professional politicians on the Democrat side of the before-mentioned aisle.
Thad Cochran has been in the United States Senate for 40 years. He is being challenged by TEA party Conservative Republican, Chris McDaniels, whose impressive performance during the Republican Primary Campaign, forced Cochran into today’s Run-off Election.
Living here in the Northwest Corner of the Magnolia State has provided me a bird’s-eye view of the political fight between Cochran, a member of the “Moderate” GOP Establishment, and the newcomer, McDaniels, who has run the same sort of Grassroots Campaign which won the House of Representatives for the Republicans in 2010.
Of course, Cochran had a seemingly unlimited Campaign Budget, being funded by the GOP Establishment, and the Political Action Committees which support them. The majority of the political ads from Cochran’s Campaign curiously spent more time tearing down McDaniels’ qualifications for the Senate Seat, than they did listing Cochran’s accomplishments.
McDaniels’ modest ads simply put forth the notion that Cochran has been in the Senate way too long, and new, fresh, Conservative ideas are needed.
To say that this was a knockdown drag-out, mud-slinging campaign, would be an understatement.
It started out with a supposed McDaniels supporter sneaking into the Nursing Home where Cochran’s wife lives, in order to take pictures of her. McDaniels’ Campaign stated after it happened that they don’t know the idiot.
Now, up here in my town, one of the official members of Cochran’s Campaign Staff, just got the boot for being caught pulling up and defacing McDaniels Campaign Signs.
Three years after the now-legendary Grassroots Movement known as “The Tea Party”, the Republican Party is in a state of disarray and discontent, to put it mildly. The Republican Establishment, or Vichy Republicans, as I have dubbed them, are desperately clinging to the Washingtonian Status Quo: reaching across the aisle, and going along to get along, known non-politically as “caving in”, while pushing potential Presidential Candidates for 2016 whose platforms are so similar to those of their potential Democrat Opponents as to be virtually indistinguishable.
Oblivious of their past failures (i.e., Dole, McCain, and Romney), while pursuing their milksop Political Philosophy, the Vichy Republicans, or GOPe, as an internet friend has named them, cling to their mission to hold onto their cushy Seats of Power, by playing an old, tired political game.
Make no mistake, they will defend the Washingtonian Status Quo to their last breath, and savage anyone who threatens it, with the help of their allies from “across the aisle”, the Democrats and their minions in the Main Stream media. Look at how they have attacked Former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin, in the past, and now the TEA Party Conservatives in the House and Senate.
They have called their fellow Republicans everything but Children of God.
The greatest U.S. President of our Generation, Ronald Wilson Reagan, once said,
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and other “New Conservatives” seem to be willing to do just that.
If the old guard Vichy Republicans, like Senator Thad Cochran, care more about their Capitol Hill way of life than their country and their constituents, then it is time for them to get out of the way, and allow Sen. Cruz and these new TEA Party Conservatives, like Chris McDaniels, to lead the battle against this corrupt anti-American Administration.
Because, as the old saying goes,
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
Until He Comes,