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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Congress And Power

For years our Congress has given up it's authority to Presidents, either because they have been lazy, or honestly believed that it was something the president could handle better, or because the president simply grabbed that power. Whatever the reason Congress has over the last fifty or sixty years, has, largely become irrelevant. This must change for this country to regain it's stature and meaning. 

How they go about the next two years will tell us if they are serious about doing so. They must put an end to many of the unapproved Czars, that are taking that power, by the president of this country simply declaring that they have it. 

They also need to retake control of the FCC, and all the other alphabet agency's in this country. When these agency's start deciding they have the power to control the people, and businesses of this country, that the Congress specifically denied them, the country is disintegrating into a dictatorship.

We must hold our representatives feet to the fire. We can not let them get away with just pushing the problems on down the road in the hopes that someone else will come along and fix the problem. We have two years of Barack Obama left, at the very least. If he can convince enough people that he has change, he has the chance to be reelected.

The path that we are now on is one is leading to our destruction. Our loss of freedom, our loss of standard of living, are all deliberate. Not accidental, deliberate. We have a president in the oval office that is deliberately and with malice aforethought cutting off our supplies of energy, destroying our ability to provide food, shelter, and health to our families. 

Everyday we find something new that they have done, such as the canceling of a mining permit in West VA. that will cost jobs in that state, as well as reducing the availability of coal for coal fired generating plants. They are imposing new regulations on those plants which will cause the closure of many plants, and further hardship on the people of this country, in increased cost of heating, and cooling our homes, as well as increased costs for businesses.

 This will cause more businesses to layoff workers, and raise prices on products. The cascading effect of these policies is driving the people of this country further and further into debt. How much has the cost of gasoline risen since Obama took office? Do you hear about it on the news, the way you did with the previous administration? Why not? Is it any less difficult than it was before? 

There is only one way to get us back on the right track, and that is for Congress to retake responsibility for the country, in the way it is supposed to be, and do their job. The link to an article by George Will is listed below and I think it is very good in laying out how Congress has failed.

 It is up to us to make sure they get back on the right tract. It is our responsibility to make sure they understand the way we want them to go. If we don't two years is all we really have left, because if we can't turn this country in a different direction, after two years we will have little chance of getting that opportunity again.

George F. Will - A Congress that reasserts its power

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