The Republican Party in no way addresses the concerns of those who would prefer a conservative agenda. There is little to no representation whatsoever. In fact, the Republican Party is more interested in going along to get along and crushing their constituents than it is interested in following a conservative agenda. Most are progressive liberals in their opinions and goals. Regardless of their district’s wishes, most do as they please, often going the complete opposite of the letters, petition and calls they receive.
We are entering a phase of history repeating itself. We are experiencing taxation without representation.
Unlike our early days fighting the British, we have no excuse of having our leaders “across the Atlantic”–unless you count the bottomless chasm of the Beltway, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to bridge that egotistical “us vs. them” mentality.
So if our representatives cannot or will not hear us, what should we do about it? Unfortunately in the last election many Conservative voters boycotted and stayed home and this is wrong on the basest level. Voting is a privilege. Many people have died to give us this opportunity and duty. Everyone has a duty to vote, even when you have to hold your nose and vote for the lesser of the two evils. When free people boycott the vote, it plays directly into the opposition’s hands and they learn that if they do not trot out the right candidate, no on will be interested in even showing up at the polls. A poor showing at the polls and the winner can expound correctly about how the opposition did not even try to change or oppose the status quo. They can label any past or future efforts as apathy and no one is taken seriously.
Mitch McConnell, The Chamber of Commerce, The Better Business Bureau and most recently, Mitt Romney have all declared war on the Tea Party.
This is especially strange considering war has been declared on a “party” that doesn’t exist in any other form than a popular consensus of everyday people, regular citizens who voted to elect a candidate to represent them in Washington.
And yet the same candidates chosen by the people for their representation have now declared war against its’ own constituency–isn’t that biting the hand that feeds you? Why yes, it is. Is it civil war? So it seems. It is most definitely lives up to the expression that “a house divided against itself that cannot stand”.
And now the elected elite have become annoyed that there is so much pressure from the grassroots to do the job they were sent to do. They want to be left to their own self-serving devices without hearing a peep out of their districts.
What happened the last time Americans were faced with taxation without representation? Well, we all know what happened.
Nate Silver has predicted that the GOP will win the Senate in 2014. He has had a very good track record on election predictions. If this should be the case, the general public should ride the GOP like a fine racehorse. Not a day should go by without a call, email, letter or fax from John Q. Public. If they are distasteful about being called to account now, we have a duty as United States Citizens to make them absolutely sick of us.
Why should they be any better than the average citizen who is accountable for his or her job responsibilities?
Vote in 2014 and get involved in your country! If we do not, we will have no country left to defend.