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August 21, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Congress will lead us to our slaughter

Any fear we the people have about governmental surveillance is minuscule and pales in comparison with the actual insidious cancer from within that is slowly killing us, our freedoms and our democracy.

It is a monster eating away our planet. It is putting our women at serious risk. It is preventing our children from achieving their potential. It is restraining our economy by preventing potential future entrepreneurs from entry onto our land. It is literally starving our people as it sustains the machines we humans invented and now consider to be human.

The instrument it uses to take our freedom, our lives and our souls from us is the monster of collective hubris harbored in impassable chambers of law created by the monster itself. The monster that holds us incapacitated in its talons is Congress — fat, comfortably fed, powerful and with health protected by the amoral tenets of the uncontrolled capitalistic greed of money and power.

Our congressional monster creates pain and chaos among citizens by doing nothing to prevent it. Instead, it breathes hot air into meaningless investigations while our democracy disintegrates, our Constitution is spit on, our planet burns, our poor starve, our children go without educations, our infrastructure crumbles and our men and women lose their lives to unjust and meaningless wars.

Fear not the enemy without. Fear the enemy within.

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  1. Wow! Haven't seen this much liberal Koolaid feeder for a long time. Interesting nothing was said regarding the monster Obama administration which is destroying the heart and soul of a once great nation by fostering the political rot which breeds at its core.

  2. I say to everyone that is unhappy with the performance of Congress, whether you sit on the left or the right, if you want to do something that 'could' provide better performance, call for term limits and public financing of campaigns.

    Michael

  3. Kudos John Dombek, excellent insight! While these others rather dump on Obama, you hit the target right on. You also point out this country is made of all its citizens.

    "The monster that holds us incapacitated in its talons is Congress -- fat, comfortably fed, powerful and with health protected by the amoral tenets of the uncontrolled capitalistic greed of money and power."

    I'd add stupid to that paragraph, considering some of the idiotic comments our elected officials made right up to yesterday.

  4. Congress is indeed a pitiful thing to observe. It's a political theatre of the absurd complete with actors making amateurish attempts to disguise faux righteousness as governing.

  5. El_lobo - "It's all Obama's fault! Everything that is wrong in this country is the fault of Obama....If you don't believe that, just ask Future or Bobby Jack or Rusty. That's what they tell us numerous times each & every day. If it was just that simple! If that was really the truth!"

    And before Obama it was Bill Clinton, and before Clinton it was Jimmy Carter, and before him it was LBJ, and before him it was FDR. Whenever a liberal or progressive Democrat enters the White House the right wing freaks out and spews forth all sorts of conspiracy theories. They will freak and completely lose their sh*t when the first woman and a Clinton is elected to the presidency.

    The other day a conservative buddy of mine asked, "why are liberals different than conservatives?" I answered by saying, FEAR. I said liberals rarely allow fear to drive their politics because they aren't looking over their shoulders expecting an invisible enemy to pounce.

  6. Future - "I have yet to understand from Liberal why the President is only responsible if the president is a conservative and not responsible if the president is a Democrat"

    You have the answer but ignore it. One is misinformation which is what you base the bulk of your arguments on, far right wing propaganda. Misinformation motivates and angers you. The other is fear. You fear things that don't exist or might exist or might possibly exist.

    I asked you yesterday how the IRS supressed voting in the last election and you couldn't or wouldn't explain.

  7. Jumpin Jehoshaphat!!!!! "it's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine". Things are difficult today. Let's go back to the six day work week, slavery, discrimination against women, environmental pollution and the Civil War. let's go back to the days when millions of Americans were worked until they died. Women voting. What a ridiculous concept!

    I yearn for those golden days of yesteryear.

  8. "Fear not the enemy without. Fear the enemy within."

    Dombek -- more like fear thesaurus.com

    "...no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent. I say this is the leading principle -- the sheet anchor of American republicanism..." -- Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854

  9. Future - "IRS directly suppressed the conservative vote by targeting formation of those groups preventing them from influence and get out conservative cause and religious voters."

    Just as I suspected, you are clueless with zero evidence supporting Obama gave orders to close 501c "social welfare" programs.

    Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.

    501(c)(4) organizations are generally civic leagues and other corporations operated exclusively for the promotion of "social welfare", such as civics and civics issues, or local associations of employees with membership limited to a designated company or people in a particular municipality or neighborhood, and with net earnings devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.[36] An organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare if it is primarily engaged in promoting the common good and general welfare of the people of the community.

  10. I've seen all sorts of comment about how Obama "won" re-election. All he had to do was point to the Republican't candidate and say "This is the Alternative!!"

    Did Obama win? Or did the Republican'ts lose yet another one.

  11. But John, we DON'T have capitalism anymore. We're about as socialistic as we can get. Tis why our economy can't come back. Our "morals" are gone. Our cultures destroyed by invasion. Our national sovereignty routinely spit on by illegals and Congressional "representatives."