Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Put the screws to the Democrats!

  ‘No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.’

  This quote if often attributed to Mark Twain, known for his disdain of all things governmental, but it was actually written in the 1890’s by a New York Democratic politician named Gideon J. Tucker.

  The Trump Administration marks the first time since I started working that I don’t feel like the government is actively conspiring toward making me work more to bring home less. I envision Congress as a coven of evil hucksters hunkering over circular cauldrons of bubbling bad intentions arguing, even fighting, over new and exciting ways to take my money without me being able to fight back. It’s my vision, and I think it’s accurate.

  And true to my vision, the Democrats, along with their lapdog media, have spent the past 3 years diligently and tirelessly stirring up hate and discontent, feverishly working to remove President Trump from office. They’ve been so self-absorbed in their unending smear campaign that they haven’t had the time or the energy to try taking more of my money.

  My “take home” pay under the Trump Administration has increased. The job market in manufacturing grows every day. Manufacturers are scrambling for skilled, diligent, intelligent craftsmen to create high-quality American products. Everybody wins, except those who don’t want to work. These manufacturing businesses aren’t seeing quite the blow back from the $15-hour minimum wage that fast food and retail are experiencing; manufacturing learned long ago the value of paying skilled craftsmen what they’re worth. These low-rent underachievers demanding $15 for flipping burgers at a fast food joint are in for a big surprise: Less hours and less help. You want more money? A better life? Do what I did. Go to school while you’re working a line job in a factory. Then, you can follow the same path as other skilled craftsmen: Work your way up, educate yourself on the job and in the classroom. Then, when you’re making $25 or $30 an hour, it’s because you earned it through hard work and dedication.  Not because you whined and cried about how hard life is when you’re stupid and lazy.

  I digress. Back to Congress.

  I abhor the dirty, political ass-hattery of the Democrats. Yet, I can’t help but think, “As long as they’re after Trump, they’re leaving me alone.”  Hardly fair to our great President, but I think it, nonetheless.

  I don’t believe they should be able to get away with it.

 Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of our Constitution says:
 Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

  I’ve written my Congressman, Mike Crawford, the following letter, requesting he initiate a Congressional investigation into Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Adam Schiff and Congressman Jerrold Nadler for Abuse of Power, Dereliction of Duty, Obstruction of Congress and Misappropriation of Taxpayer Funds. If another congressman forwards legislation for the same, I ask Congressman Crawford to support the call for an investigation.

  Here’s the letter below and here’s a link to the Congressional directory so you can send this, or your own letter, to your Representative.  Copy and paste the text into the Congressman’s email template.

Congressman Crawford,
            As a concerned citizen and constituent, I ask that you carefully consider the following: 
The biased, hateful and purely political impeachment of President Trump constitutes a serious breach of ethics and protocol by the Democratic leadership.  Their toxic hatred toward our President has blinded them to the concepts of innocent until proven guilty, due process and rule of law.
It is my position that the Democratic leadership of the House should be held accountable for their illegal, unethical and immoral actions in the Impeachment Hearings. The Constitution states specifically, in Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2: Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
The adage “two wrongs don’t make a right” doesn’t apply here; this is justice. The President was wrongfully and illegally accused, denied due process, and unilaterally prosecuted by the Democrats.  Now that he is cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate trial, those who perpetuated this sham of an impeachment, this hoax, should be equally prosecuted.
I request that you forward, or support, an investigation into the corrupt behavior of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Adam Schiff and Congressman Jerrold Nadler for:
Abuse of Power: When the Republican minority was denied access to witnesses and the right to call witnesses. Clear abuse of position and power to further a personal vendetta.
Dereliction of Duty: The Congressional oath of office requires the representative to swear to uphold the law and work in the best interests of his or her constituents.  An illegal hearing to further a personal vendetta is not in the best interests of anyone’s constituents.
Obstruction of Congress: When all of Congress was working on this personal vendetta, they weren’t working on anything else.
Misappropriation of Taxpayer Funds: Millions of dollars in time, effort and paperwork spent on a personal vendetta is not a proper use of taxpayer money.
            Thank you for your time and consideration.

            John P. Smith
            Heber Springs, Ark.
            SSgt. USAF (1982-1990)