Flying pigs

Politics is taking some interesting turns. The House majority leader lost a primary election sending the Republican Party into a tizzy. But even stranger is what Chris Matthews of MSNBC said while discussing the upset, “This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop. They have a message, they’re as American as any liberal is, and they’re really angry about the failure of the system.”

It was bound to happen. With all of the failures and corruption of this administration and Congress’ unwillingness to do anything about it, all but the most partisan and/or ignorant have to come to the conclusion that something is wrong in Washington.

In addition, to recognizing the legitimacy of the Tea Party movement, Matthews also recognized the sad state that our government is in and the need for reform. If more people from both parties would recognize that, we might just be on the road to recovery. The party leadership in both parties has been playing their membership for fools and taking liberties with our liberty that was only possible by pitting us against each other; demonizing party affiliation rather than encouraging thoughtful discussion.

They take our freedom under the guise of solving our problems, most of which they caused, always grabbing more power and money for themselves. Not until we take back responsibility for our own welfare can we resume our rightful place as the owners of this country.

The founders never intended that government have this kind of power over the people. That is what the Constitution is all about. We need to demand that government follow the letter of the Constitution and not make up new meanings to match whatever it is they want to control next.

Paul Rinker


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