I can understand Lieberman. I don’t like him but I understand him. The other two Democrats that voted against the resolution, Sen. Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Pryor (D-AR) are Democrats in name only. Even if McCain would have voted no on the resolution, it still would have passed. There is no greater insult than to lose a battle by defections. Somehow I believe that if Nelson and Pryor would have voted for the resolution, two other Democrats would have voted nay. It’s just a gut feeling that I have. Somehow, something isn’t right in Washington. The body of the Senate seems to be sick with a cancer of the soul, taking orders not from their constituents, but by some other group or groups of people that want to perpetuate this carnage in Iraq.
When 70% of Americans polled flat out tell pollsters that they want US troops out of Iraq, it doesn’t seem to register with the Democrats. The Republicans have a long history of disregarding polls, as most of the people being polled don’t make it a point to vote. The R4epublican Party faithful that dutifully go to the polls and staunchly stand behind the GOP gives Republicans a free hand to do just about anything they want to do. Not so for the Democrats. The Democrats have a hard time getting out the vote. Sadly, people that back middle-class ideals don’t make it a point to go to the polls. A few do, but one way that the Democrats have used to capture their attention is to make an emotional plea to voters sensibilities and to get them aroused enough to get themselves down to the polls and vote.
The Democrats seem to have forgotten this. They were adamant about their stand on this war during the last mid-term election that voted in the 110th Congress. The practically promised that they would be that check that was absent for the first half of Bush’s term. Then, we had no checks and balances. It seemed to be full steam ahead for any lame-brained scheme that Bush could come up with. The American people were sick and tired of that way of governance and they said so at the polls.. So why have the Democrats failed so miserably in trying to get their agenda through Congress? The President hasn’t even threatened to use his veto power because he hasn’t had to. The Democrats shoot themselves in the foot over and over again. They dropped a rider on a spending bill and promised not to cut funding for the war in order to reach this “compromise”. Well, it didn’t work. Not only has the administration gotten another 100 Billion to send more troops over, but now it has free reign to keep them there as long as it wishes. Another strike out for the Mudville Dems, with no Casey Jones on deck.
The truth as I see it is that this is all a shell game to make the American public believe we have a viable two-party system. The fact is that we have been extremely lucky until now with having just a two-party system. With only two parties in the fray, the odds of someone or something being able to influence those two parties is high. If there were three or four viable political parties with clout, it would almost be impossible to control them all. I sincerely believe that the time has come to put an end to this two party travesty. In reality, neither the Democrats, nor the Republicans represent my views on what I believe to be important. Take these for example; I believe in Universal Health Care for All Americans. I believe in paper ballots. I believe that unless attacked the President must go through Congress in order to launch an attack on any nation. I believe in fusion tickets for elections. I believe in a flat tax and the elimination of all of these needles tax codes. I believe in cutting the military budget by 50%, we would still have twice the budget of any nation on Earth. I believe in stem cell research. These are but a few things I would like to see. Not the Democrats nor the Republicans have those beliefs.
I know that many [people believe as I do. The Federal Reserve System should also be investigated, as many people I respect claim that they actually control this nation. It stands to reason. Why give a private corporation the power to print money for the nation? It just doesn’t make sense. There are too many things that don’t make sense in this country. I could sit here and write all day about them. What we need is a Constitutional Convention. The power of the executive branch has exceeded what our founding fathers laid out for it. The whole system of checks and balances has become distorted and needs to be put right. The Democrats and Republicans have a vested interest in keeping the status quo. I am adding a write your congressman section to this article demanding that Congress vote on establishing a forth b5r4anch of government; A new Constitutional Convention. We haven’t had one in over 220 years.