Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rebellion and Revolution

A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to James Madison, Jan. 30, 1787

Thomas Jefferson understood the changes that sweep the landscape, both political and physical. I thought of this quote today when I was again listening to the talking heads describe how Gov. Sarah Palin should shut up and sit down.

These political insiders always sing the same song, and haven't learned a thing yet. When the Republicans were elected, it was under the impression that they were conservative. Yet once in power, these conservatives became giddy children running amok in a toy store. They spent money, trampled civil rights, created departments with little control and nearly unequaled power in American History. They forgot all about the nature of Conservatives, the whole smaller Government fiscally responsible side of us. They felt that constant appeals to our patriotism would keep them in power indefinately.

In 2006, they were shown the door and a new group took control of congress with the same old song. Fiscal responsibility and an end to secret deals and more open and responsive representation. So far, this new bunch has outdone the old in doing the exact opposite. They've out spent and out demogogued the old guard.

So am I saying the Republicans are better? No I'm saying they're both corrupt and they sing the same song. Once elected, those promises go out the window.

So what is happening now? The Conservatives are rebelling. So what are the Republicans doing? The same as always, claiming moderates are what give us our strength. Pfui.

Houston just elected a Homosexual Mayor, who ran as a fiscal conservative. So much for the Conservatives are all homophobic and racist.

The Conservatives are rebelling against the big government big brotherism of both parties. When will the parties wake up?

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