It’s Time To Flush The Toilet

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Is it fair to compare Congress to a toilet? If there is one institution that embodies the corruption that permeates Washington D.C., it is the United States Congress. Dominated by extremely selfish career politicians that are primarily interested in raising enough money to win the next election, Congress has become a cesspool of filth, fraud and malfeasance. The American people are absolutely sick of this, and that is why approval ratings for Congress are consistently much lower than for any other political institution. In fact, at this moment Congress has an average approval rating of just 18.3 percent according to Real Clear Politics. Donald Trump captured the imagination of tens of millions of American voters when he pledged to “drain the swamp” during the last election, but I say that it is time to “flush the toilet” because the only way that we will ever be able to turn the federal government in a positive direction is by clearing out as many of these Congress critters as possible.

 

Getting Donald Trump into the White House was the biggest political miracle in American history, but now his agenda is almost completely stalled and it is Congress that is to blame.

For example, Trump repeatedly pledged that he was going to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border to combat illegal immigration, but at this point funding for that wall is being completely blocked.

What is the problem?

Congress.

Trump also pledged that Obamacare would be repealed very rapidly once he became president, but that obviously has not happened.

What is the problem?

Congress.

In fact, it is looking quite doubtful that a bill to repeal Obamacare will ever get through the U.S. Senate…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is tempering expectations that the Senate will pass an overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system, promising his colleagues a vote but not success.

McConnell in his public comments and private conversations about the ObamaCare repeal and replace bill is painting a more sober picture than Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who in March guaranteed passage through the House.

McConnell is stopping well short of any grand pronouncement.

Trump also promised all of us that our taxes would be going way down, but even though the Republicans control both houses of Congress this also seems to be going nowhere fast. The following comes from the Wall Street Journal

The GOP’s dreams have collided with interest-group lobbying and the tax system’s reality. Politicians all profess to hate the tax code, but they don’t agree on exactly what they hate. Voters gripe about complexity but are wary of losing cherished breaks that are woven into the economy.

“Eventually you run out of ways to pay for your promises,” said Alan Cole, an economist at the Tax Foundation, which favors a simpler code with lower rates. “There aren’t any free obvious sources of money where you can just do the thing and nobody gets mad.”

I could bring up a whole bunch of other issues such as the national debt, trade with China, unconstitutional government surveillance, etc. but I think that you get the point.

Trump’s presidency is going to be mostly wasted if we do not get him some help. And I am not just talking about clearing out more Democrats. Right now the Republicans control the Senate and the House, but the problem is that most of them are “establishment Republicans”. Career politicians from both parties have sold their souls to the special interests and big donors that fund their campaigns, and this is why such a dramatic political revolution is necessary.

Sadly, most Americans don’t realize just how deep the corruption goes in Washington these days. To illustrate this, I would like to share just a few quotes from “The Confessions of Congressman X”. It claims to have been written by an anonymous Democratic member of the House of Representatives, and the following quotes very much ring true to those of us that understand how things in D.C. really work in our day and age…

-“Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them.”

-“My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything.”

-“Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works.”

-“It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification.”

-“Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don’t know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it’ll cost.”

-“We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It’s about getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election.”

And it isn’t just political corruption that is the problem. When you start peeling back the onion, you find some of the most disturbing things imaginable in political circles. For example, just consider what police just uncovered in New York City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hiring! There’s a vacancy in his administration for a computer programmer analyst, in the Department of Design and Construction. That’s because Jacob Schwartz, 29, a DNC staffer and former analyst, has been arrested and charged with being in possession of “kiddie porn” involving children as young as 6 months old.

Schwartz is also the president of the Manhattan Young Democrats and the downstate region vice president of the New York State Young Democrats. In other words, he was a “made” Democrat, part of the inner circle of budding influential NYC politicians, who was even friends with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robbie Mook.

Schwartz was caught with 3,000 child pornography images and 89 videos on his laptop after he downloaded them from the Internet. He surrendered his laptop to police, signed a release granting them permission to do a search of his hard drive, and was subsequently arrested. He has since posted $7,500 bail.

Of course stories such as this are just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more out there, but we aren’t really supposed to talk about those things.

So what can be done?

Well, we can sit back and keep on complaining as our country deteriorates right in front of our eyes, or we can do something about it.

On Memorial Day back in 1982, President Ronald Reagan delivered a stirring address at Arlington National Cemetery. The following is an excerpt from that address

I have no illusions about what little I can add now to the silent testimony of those who gave their lives willingly for their country. Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.

Yet, we must try to honor them—not for their sakes alone, but for our own. And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.

Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we—in a less final, less heroic way—be willing to give of ourselves.

There is no war for us to fight, but let there be no doubt that we are in the midst of a great battle for the soul of our nation.

If this generation of Americans does not stand up and defend liberty and freedom, the forces that seek to destroy our country will win by default.

For years, many of us have been trying to persuade our leaders to do the right things, but by now it has become exceedingly clear that they simply are not listening.

So if we want the direction of our country to change, we have got to vote them out and replace them with others that will listen to the will of the people.

I am under no illusion that this will be easy. The special interests and the big donors have a tremendous amount of money, and the mainstream media is very closely allied with the establishment.

But the election of Donald Trump showed us that anything is possible, and I choose to believe that it is possible for us to take our government back.

We just have to be willing to try.

 
  • oUCH

    What we seem to need, is a Convention of the States to impose a Constitutional Amendment limiting the terms of Senators and Congress people to no more than 2 senate terms ( 6 years each ) and 3 congressional terms ( 2 years each ). Any one serving when it is passed that has already exceeded those new terms limits may finish out their current term. Force a clean sweep.. a reset.. ending career politicians. That is how you Drain the Swamp.

  • mleblanc138

    My Utah Representative, Jason Chaffetz is resigning. Meanwhile in the Senate, Orrin Hatch is 82 years old and could possibly be voted out by someone like Jon Huntsman.

    • Jim Davis

      How much crack are they smoking in Utah to keep re-electing old Orrin? Almost as much as they smoke in AZ to keep re-electing the traitorous psychopath McInsane.

      • abc

        There’s a word of mouth the voting is rigged in AZ.

  • watchmannonthewall

    Maybe we should just go back to doing things like the Constitution said with regard to Congress: Allow the state governors to send the two Senate Congressional members he/she selects to Washington to represent the state. It would seem a governor would send people who would attempt to advance his/her agenda, right?

    This would eliminate Senators individual needs to raise money for and then run for office. It would also increase the Senator’s awareness of the probability they will one day be living under the laws they pass. Many states have limitations on how long their state’s government allows persons to remain in specific offices. We don’t need more term limits but can use what is already written.

    If a state’s population didn’t like the way their Senators voted, they could hold their Governor responsible by voting the other party into the governorship within their own state. This would be a way of linking state issues to the federal government.

    Perhaps the Founding Fathers had more wisdom than we commonly give them credit for having. Sort of like how we may have thought our own fathers weren’t too bright when we were 15, but learned by the time we hit 30 they knew a whole lot more than we did, right? Maybe we need to ask the right questions and learn from history, like they did!

  • greanfinisher

    One is never going to clean house in Congress as long as the two major political parties maintain their ironclad grip on power. By the way, the current 18.3% average congressional approval rating is the best that the body managed to achieve in years.

  • DJohn1

    How to drain the swamp that is Congress?
    End the money trail to the big boys. I speak of the big industries that are the real masters of the Congressional vote.
    99% of our Congress have law degrees. They are the speakers for the corporations that now control most of our daily lives.
    As such, they have a code of ethics within the legal community. Such as confidentiality to the clients they represent. In this case big pharmacy, big sugar, big oil, etc. In return for which they get money.
    It comes in many forms of repayment for their representation.
    Obamacare is a prime example of this. Many never even read the law they were voting on. Why bother if your master has all ready given you instructions as to how to vote on it? Big insurance would be my guess as to the master as they profited the most from it passing.
    The sad fact is that they are over paid for what they do. They have it made. They meaning your congressional representatives have the best health plan and the best payroll retirement plan in the history of the country.
    I can only suggest the rest of us are dumber than a box of rocks in their opinions.
    I cannot begin to see anyone of this group of whores not accepting a call from the powerful industries they represent. Because that is what they are. They are prostituting themselves for enormous amounts of money and the rich and the powerful are getting their money’s worth.
    The real problem is they have way too many people they are obligated to serve.
    Ironically, Trump is one of them. His job is to straighten out the mess that is Washington D.C. because the whole house of cards is ready to collapse and all these powerful people stand to lose everything when–not if it collapses.
    His job basically is going to be to convince these powerful people behind the lawyers of Congress to make small changes that hurt them all in the short run and profit them all in the long run.
    Such as lowering the corporate tax rate. Such as redesigning the EPA and the IRS along industrial lines to make them more efficient and less bureau oriented. One theme comes from the computer industry — Keep It Simple Stupid!
    Right now the complex rules and regulations are choking the country.
    It has been many years since a small business was welcome in this country. Yet that is the way to innovation and growth.
    The IRS keeps it from happening.
    With an enormous law so complex no one understands it completely we are in the hands of bureaucrats. Same can be said for other agencies of government.
    The real problem here is getting these powerful people to back Trump in re-designing the government along far more efficient lines.
    Some do not want to change and they certainly do not see where this leads to their own destruction some where down the road. Probably sooner rather than later.
    Trump has a history of bringing down a financial empire. Then rebuilding the entire thing from virtually scratch. He cheated legally a great number of people in the process of doing so. We have bankruptcy laws and he knows them by heart.
    In one respect Trump does not know the rules of government.
    But we need someone like Trump if we are going to get out of the financial mess we are currently in. Because this Trillion dollar government is coming down from its own financially bankrupt weight.
    There is a reason why his staff consists of some of the most wealthy people of this country. Anyone with any sense at all must realize they are scared, very scared, to take direct control away from their puppets.
    The question becomes whether or not it is too late. The question becomes two groups of powerful and wealthy people struggling to figure out who is going to be in charge.
    Donald Trump for all his faults is probably their best chance of reversing things.

  • Richard Broberg

    Perhaps the military could flush the toilet.

    • greanfinisher

      The problem with a military coup is that it would likely flush all of our liberties and freedoms down the toilet as well.

      • davidnrobyn

        Wow. You know things are bad when people start proposing a military coup as a solution to America’s problems. In the ’80s I noticed that we had become a de facto third-world country in our ethics and morals, and predicted that we would become one in our politics and every other way at some point, it was just a matter of time. Welcome to the third world, America.

  • carson

    replacing people OF the flesh nature of sin with others of the same walk will just be new boss same as the old boss.

    And most born again believers don’t run for office nor are led too..there’s other and more important work to do since whatever God leads His own to be doing/serving the Lord is what’s important.

    but but the world is perishing and it’s systems of gov are all…running into the budding beast system.
    Yep, just as God said it’d be.
    So who will be saved snatched out from the coming judgements and wrath of God for sin and unbelief because all that is written will be fulfilled, see luke 21 with luke 21:22.

  • davidnrobyn

    For years now I’ve been saying that US Senator or Congressman is the ultimate gig, ranking right up there with rock star, professional athlete or movie star. Notice that almost nobody who goes to DC ever wants to leave voluntarily, even those who have lucrative and enjoyable options in their LAP (Life After Politics). How to change that? I have no idea, but something along the lines of making the job a painful, onerous duty would help a lot.

  • Gay Veteran

    “…mandatory biblical qualifications for civil leaders….”

    want a theocracy? move to Saudi Arabia