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Do American citizens need the power to recall elected officials?

April 3, 2009

       Every day the need for WE THE PEOPLE, US voters, to be able to remove corrupt, inept, incompetent, and ideological extremists from elected office becomes more apparent.  That’s true for politicians…right and left.  My apologies to good public servants — Yes, there are many.
       Let’s look at the evidence.  Alphabetically – Governor Blogajevich, President Bush, Senator Dodd, Representative Frank, President Obama, Senator Martinez, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Stephens, and on and on.  These characters vary from being political thieves and gross incompetents to individuals who believe our Constitution is only fit for toilet paper.
       Before you chuckle and dismiss the possibility, consider this proposal.  Every 1st Tuesday in November all members of the House of Representatives, Senate, and the President would be subject to a confidence vote.  It would be a simple process.  Each voter would check __ I Approve  __ I Don’t Approve of all officials who represent them.   This would not impact the normal constitutional election cycle.  All Representatives would continue to stand for re-election every two years, Senators in their six year rotations, the President each four.
       If an official received a NO CONFIDENCE vote of 60% or more he would be immediately removed from office.  Each state would replace the removed official (Rep. or Sen.) through a means of their choosing.  Eg. – Governor appoints replacement, special election, etc.  In the case of the President receiving a NO CONFIDENCE vote,  the Vice President would assume the office until the following November at which time an interim election would be held to determine a new President for the remainder (if any) of the term.   The 60% provides protection to officials and the electorate against temporary shifts in political sentiment and minority ideologies that vote in-mass that could skew results. 
       What are the Pros and Cons of such a Constitutional Amendment?  (That’s for the people, not politicians.) 
       Pros?  First, longer term office holders won’t be able to ignore the will of their constituents with impunity.  Second, inept, corrupt, and ideological zealot officials can be quickly removed from office before they can do continuous serious damage to the country.   For example, the current administration is trying to “Import votes” and take steps to stay in perpetual power.  This is is designed to deny many constitutional freedoms to segments of the citizenry.  Third, it makes all politicians more responsive to the people they represent, not to vicious scum groups like “Move on” or “Swift Boat.”  Lastly, it would make the office of Vice President far more important for the potential of that person becoming President would increase.
      Cons?
      It costs some money, some will say.  All one has to look at is the Bush/Obama bailouts and budgets to realize spending for an annual “election” is chump change compared to having an incompetent or a communist in office.  There is the inconvenience of having to (sigh) vote every year.  If you can’t see the disaster not voting causes, look at what’s been in the White House for the last 4 year’s and socialist zealot that is in there now.
      The states could adopt a similar procedure, hold the vote concurrent with the federal event, and keep governors and other state office holders responsible to the voters.  That lets We The People get rid of a Doggo like Blogo.
      If you don’t think the politicians FEAR We The People having this capability, try contacting your senators, etc. and asking them for information on what is required to initiate the change.  Or (joke of jokes) contact the White House.  Those folks think the Constitution is something rolled on a paste-board cylinder that hangs on the bathroom wall.  Senator Mel Martinez’s office has said they’d get something to me regarding initiating an amendment 7 times, dating back to the illegal immigration amnesty fiasco.  I haven’t seen anything, yet.
       There may be a better way.  Fine lets find it!  But, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Independent, this is something We The People need for it’s evident most politicians forget who put them in office the day after the election.  All you Tea Party people, isn’t this a way to make the true change this country needs?   Lets get the grass roots of America to demand the RIGHT OF RECALL.   I’d like to hear from those who agree and what can be done to get this started.

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December 10 – Senators and House members who voted for the bailout, RESIGN!

December 11, 2008

Wow, look how much the $700 billion bailout helped.  NOT!!  For once, this is not an issue for right or left, it’s for all of us.

Its been 2 months since Paulson, Bernenke, Bush, Dodd, Frank, Martinez, Baener, Pelosi, etc., etc., etc. told us the world would end tomorrow as the sky crashed down on us, IF welfare wasn’t IMMEDIATELY extended to Wall Street.  We HAD to free up credit right away!  When asked, “How’s this gonna work?” we were told, “Trust me.”  We now have a third great lie to go with “the check is in the mail” and well, you know the other one.

Most Americans could smell the manure pile and screamed about its passage.  Initially it was turned down by the House, but the Senate (we can see the quality required to join this group, ask the Illinois governor) made the legislation even worse and forced it through because that filth is only voted out of office every 6 years.  The Headless Horseman (Bush) celebrated “prosperity in our time,” for you younger readers a play on Chamberlain’s quote, and gave the money to his Wall Street buddies so they could continue to have their lavish retreats, buy Chinese banks, provide big bonuses for executives of the failed organizations, etc., etc., etc.  This is what happens when our Leaders!? are corrupt or stupid enough to not require safeguards for the use of OUR MONEY!!!!!

To add insult to injury the mental giants pushing for approval of this, do a “Chicken Little” and cry that if they don’t get the $700 billion LIFE will end.  Panic will ensue.  Ahhh, panic?  What’s the best way to promote a world wide economic panic?  Why have the President and Secretary of the Treasury of the largest economic power in the world to scream “Financial Death Cometh.”  Calling this stupid is an insult to stupid people.

How do our august politicians try to defuse the continuing anger focused on them?  Why they find a whipping boy, the auto industry.  Lets look at that. Our Washington incompetents want detailed industry redeployment plans in 3 weeks, the appointment of a auto “czar,” guarantees of repayment in 4 months if the idiots in DC aren’t happy withwhatever graft they can get, and so on.  This is the filth in Washington trying to distract the people by getting everyone to focus on the “EVIL AUTO INDUSTRY.”  Mind you this is for 15 billion.  Daaaa, dat’s 2% of the 700 billion bequeathed to the New York power brokers with NO STRINGS.  I’d much rather see Detroit helped than the Wall Street scum suckers.

I apologize to those honest and ethical Senators and House members who voted against the bailout.  This rant isn’t intended for you.  You can find a list of those who voted against and for the bailout at this blog site   www.SandySays1.wordpress.com   in the October 8th post.  (go down a ways on the site)  Write, call, or email your congressional delegation immediately.  Thank those who voted against the Wall Street Welfare act.

Here is a draft for you to consider sending to the idiots, corrupts, and incompetents who voted for this rape of the American taxpayer.

“Senator/Representative _________,

As events have subsequently proven, your vote for the bailout legislation has contributed to the economic disaster destroying the financial welfare of the average American.  THE CREDIT LOOSENING PROMISED HAS NOT OCCURRED.  The funds have been used by financial institutions to buy other banks, provide unjustified bonus money to executives, for lavish retreats, and similar flagrant abuses.  Devaluation of the dollars buying power and other mega ramifications loom on the horizon.

I request you IMMEDIATELY do the following.
1)  Demand that all undistributed funds be frozen immediately.
2)  Demand that Paulson resign or be removed from office.
3)  Demand detailed accounting of the distributed funds and demand the return of all money not DIRECTLY used for the purpose of loosening credit.

Failing to do this, I request that you IMMEDIATELY RESIGN.  It is obvious that by failing to see adequate safeguards were included in the legislation you failed in your duty to the people you represent.”

Here’s a note for MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and (yes) FOX.

I request you make a broadcasted apology to the American people for failing in your journalistic duty.  By ignoring to fully inform the US citizenry of the complete lack of safeguards and protections that should have been in the Bailout bill, your coverage and in some cases implicit support has contributed to the economic panic and disgraceful misuse of taxpayer funds.  The American people deserve this apology for your despicable lack of journalistic performance.”

They won’t do a damn thing, BUT they’ll know we aren’t as dumb as they think their viewers are.

Lastly, to the man who certainly is NOT a Conservative, not a Liberal (I won’t insult the left by calling him one) and is in fact, nothing!

“Bush,

Give us some satisfaction.  RESIGN!!!!”