First let me define who are the people? People vote to elect Congresspersons. Voters are supposed to be 18 years old and US citizens. Our founders believed as I do that they should be 21 like I was when I first voted. Today Congress must feel that it should be 26 as they defined this as the age parents are responsible to care for them. This must still be the age our Senate feels to be the age of adult responsibility as they failed to overturn and repeal “Obamacare” that established this idiotic age requirement.
How dumb Americans have become to allow Congress to let an 18 year old child vote, but require a parent to be responsible for them until they are 26. I have shared this before but allow me to include my own path to adulthood to support my feeling voters should be 21. I graduated High School at 16. I enlisted, with my parents consent, in the US Naval Reserve when I reached the ripe old age of 17. Was I an adult, no, no, no. I just thought I was. My request for active duty was accepted long before I was 18. I can assure you after completion of “Boot Camp”, I was an adult in every facet of respect, responsibility and love of my country. I was still a boy when I got married at 18, became a father at 19 and I was an adult by then. I still had to wait until I was 22 to vote for a President.
Today we have children who usually graduate at 18 and are shipped off to college by parents who seem to feel they have done their job. They enter a college or university to be educated by professors who are not mainstream Americans. Ninety percent of the people who take over the minds of the children are left of center extremist who feel our forefathers were senseless when they created our Republic form of government. Most of these parents are good people but have no idea or concern that over the next four years their children are being brainwashed. Some, but not very many, of these children understand they are being manipulated and can get an education by ignoring the mind games.
Little by little we have created a society that has allowed Congress to establish an “Elite Society” of Americans. They make laws that force the people to obey them and exempt themselves from having to comply, even after they leave office. Watching our Justice Department ignore lawless actions like we observed by the Clinton’s and other “Elite” class individuals is sickening. There were enough lawless actions by government employees over the last eight years to fill an entire prison. Supreme Court Justices can vote contrary to the Constitutional laws and never be even questioned. Congress is the only body that can impeach but they really don’t feel that “Elite Americans have to obey the laws. How many of you even know what Congress is elected to do? To help you, if you even care, the following might give you a brief idea.
The Congress meets in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 resentatives and 100 Senators. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members in addition to its 435 voting members. These members can, however, sit on congressional committees and introduce legislation. These members represent Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms representing the people of a single constituency, known as a “district”. Congressional districts are apportioned to states by population using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one congressional representative. Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators. Currently, there are 100 senators representing the 50 states. Each senator is elected at-large in their state for a six-year term, with terms staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for election.
To be eligible for election, a candidate must be aged at least 25 (House) or 30 (Senate), have been a citizen of the United States for seven (House) or nine (Senate) years, and be an inhabitant of the electing state when elected.
The Congress was created by the Constitution of the United States and first met in 1789, replacing in its legislative function the Congress of the Confederation. Although not constitutionally mandated, in practice since the 19th century, Congress members are typically affiliated to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party and only rarely to a third party or as independents.
Hopefully this will refresh everyone’s civics knowledge. My thanks to Wikipedia for the material.
The Progressive-Liberal wingnuts have successfully lowered the voting age, placed enough radical Jurists on the Supreme Court to ignore the Constitution and infiltrated every College and University that exists. Their desire for Socialism could be fulfilled by emigrating to Europe that would make everyone here happier.
Congress has vacated their responsibilities by creating the “Elite” status that “MUST” be eliminated. As they are the only ones with the power to erase the super status they have created the people must do their job. A seat in Congress is filled by the people voting for someone. In most cases today anyone could be better than the featherbedding array of “Elites” we have now serving.
Congress is leaderless folks. Any group of Americans that care would not take a month’s vacation when the people are suffering. The Republicans that voted to keep Obamacare just because they hate Trump should be charged with treason. The Democrats that saddled the people with this Socialist monstrosity called Obamacare should be in prison too.
Until the people demand term-limits on Congress this debacle will just get worse. People like Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer and Ryan could not lead or manage a hamburger business. My apology to those who know how to manage a hamburger business but most voters today would freak out if I had said IBM, Texaco or other Fortune 500 businesses.
A few years ago the IRS took over a combination bar and house of ill repute in Nevada which was legal. It only took the government a few months to let the place go bankrupt. Had Congress been responsible, they would have moved it to Washington, legalized it and built a new building to house it. As its services would be free to Congresspersons it would have then gone bankrupt.
The biggest enemy of the people today is the 535 “Elite” Congresspersons. They will continue to bankrupt the USA and work halftime until the voters throw them out. Why not start next year when 435 in the House are up for re-election. It will take longer to flush the Senate toilet as only a third are up for re-election next year.
What are your thoughts? I will publish them unedited if you take the time to read this. C Brewer 8/26/17