“What the bleep is going on?”
From time to time, on my radio show, people send me stuff to write about. One of the most common questions is why doesn't the Congress do what it's supposed to do? A few topics that are suggested to look into are: voter fraud, which seems to have been swept under the rug; impeaching the president and this one, which really surprised me...re-instituting the draft. I don't know about all the people in the US of A, but from what my mail says, there's a heck of a lot of them that are just absolutely fed up with the way the country is moving. The downward spiral we're on can only have one ending, and that would be with America becoming a second, or third-rate, power. Remember the movie "Network" and the scene where Peter Finch tells his audience to go to the window and tell the world that "you're mad as hell and you're not going to take it anymore"? That's about where we are now, folks.
Let's look at these suggested topics and see what we can discover. Voter fraud is always a hot topic when the numbers seem to be skewed way out of proportion, which they were in the 2012 presidential election. But, why hasn't anything been done, you may ask? Here then, for your consideration, is a legal reason behind the inactivity in this area. Way back in 1982 the Republican National Committee sued the Democratic National Committee over voter fraud. The judge eventually decided that the RNC could NOT sue the DNC about voter fraud. The case was brought up on appeal in 2012, and denied. That, in a nutshell, is why voter fraud goes on and Republicans cannot do anything about it. This is simplification of the case, but that's it.
Impeachment...now there's a topic we can sink our teeth in, right? Maybe not. There's an awful lot of paperwork involved, much political posturing and postulating and in the end, what have you got? The documents covering impeachment of a president may cite "high crimes and misdemeanors" as the reason for the impeachment, but what exactly does that phrase mean? To the best of my, or anyone's, knowledge, it has never been defined exactly. That's not to say that it cannot be done because it's been done twice before. So, once the House of Representatives decides to go ahead with impeachment they send the paperwork to the Senate and, as things stand now, that's where it will die a quick death.
With the recent suggestion of a draw-down of our military, it would seem to be counter-productive to be talking about reinstituting the draft, huh? My personal opinion is that we need a larger military and a smaller government, and judging by the mail I get, a lot of people agree. If the question were put into a national referendum, what do you think the majority would say? Since I'm a conservative and people writing me are, probably, like-minded, my views are understandably in the minority because of the results of the last election. Still, the American people do not deserve to be treated like sheep even though they act that way. Strong voices should be heard because we need to survive as a nation. The rest of the world looks to us for guidance and lately we've screwed up.