WesternJournalism.com ran this story, with accompanying video, in which Representative Paul Gosar(R-AZ) participates in a panel discussion over the question of adherence to the US Constitution. The Congressman said that we can’t adhere to it, since fifty percent(or more) of the American people don’t wish to live within its confines. This admission by a US Representative, allegedly a conservative from a relatively conservative district, demonstrates the serious trouble we’re in, and also why the Republican party simply cannot be relied upon as the vehicle conservatives would use to restore a healthy respect for the Constitution, and a restoration of our republic. This congressman seems to be one of Boehner’s boot-lickers, undoubtedly sold on the notion that after all, Republicans control only one-half of one-third of the government. My question for a congressman who exhibits this pathetic attitude, and all the surrender-monkeys like him in the Republican party in Washington DC, and elsewhere around the country is simply this: If you will not stand for the constitution, why in Hell do we need you? We don’t need excuses for your inaction. We don’t need more sad stories. We need people who are willing to lead, and to fight if need be. Is Congressman Gosar one upon whom we can rely?
Here’s the video:
Somebody please offer the Congressman a tissue, and a pair of… Look, I realize that I have been rather surly about all of this lately, but the fact of the matter is that somebody in his district needs to get in touch with this moral coward and let him know that while the party’s establishment may be following in the mold he and other squeamish Republicans are wont to do, there are plenty of Americans who are becoming convinced by such displays as his that the Republican party needs to die a sudden death. We all know the realities, but I have a question for Congressman Lie-Down-and-Be-Depressed: If he is not willing to make a stand when he has the opportunity, truly, what sort of fraud must he be? This is the nature of much of the Republican party in Congress. They come home to rally the ‘troops’ but all they’re really doing is to let us vent a little of our frustration in the hope that we will stay in line through yet another election, since they see it all as futile anyway. They all swear an oath to uphold and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and too many of them either join or simply yield to the latter.
I’ve got a proposition for Congressman The Undescended: If you believe you can’t win while adhering to the constitution, then why don’t you have the guts to go home and tell your voters that? Why don’t you have the guts to go home and tell them that in order to restore their sacred constitution, which ought to be your touchstone too, they(and – fat chance – you) may well need to resort to actions rather than words? You see, with this wilting tendency that has overtaken the Republican Impotency in the House, the sad truth is that we don’t even have one-half of one-third of the government. It’s bad enough that the Republican nominee has all the fight of this morning’s oatmeal, that their majority leader in the Senate seems to need a dose of starch in order to stand erect behind a podium and make another display of impotent finger-waggling, and that the Speaker of the House cries ceaselessly about the obstacles and “realities” in Washington, but when rank-and-file members find they cannot serve and uphold their oaths, what they should do is resign their offices, tell their constituents the ugly truth about the state of the Republic, and then lead them into battle, but I don’t mean politics.
What I hope readers will note is that if it is as bad as this Congressman claims, there can be only one course remaining. If that is so, why will this Congressman not say so? The dear ladies in the video are precisely correct, particularly the latter, Stephani Scruggs, so permit me to say a word in her defense, since so few in this emasculated culture will do so with the requisite vigor: When she says we are slaves, she is in all ways correct. When she alleges that our constitutionally guaranteed liberties have been stripped from us, she in no way exaggerates the matter. If anything, to save time, she understated the list by some number, but she did not underestimate the gravity, and to her credit, that much was unmistakable: In order to save liberty, we may be called upon to risk every bit as much as our founders before us. In fact, it seems certain. If the Congressman’s assertion is correct, and it is not out of line with my own analysis of the futility of the tax argument, then our question to him and all those like him must be: “So what are you going to do about it, now that you’ve noticed?”
All the “moderates” who tell me I’m “too extreme” should instead offer my readers a solution that is workable, but does not consist of more pie-in-the-sky, “silver-linings” rhetoric. Tell us, bluntly if you dare: How do we reverse this now that we’ve created the beast? All along the way, the “extreme” conservatives warned that this would be the result of an uninterrupted string of surrenders dressed up as “tactical retreats.” If this Congressman is right, you might defend him on the basis that he’s merely being pragmatic. As I would point out to him, pragmatism of that sort leads to chains, and in fact, it has. We wear them now, you and I, each working, productive American. If this can be turned around with something short of violence, let the Congressman explain the methodology, because what he seems to propose is more of the same: Slinking, slithering retreat from battle, all in order to live to fight another day that never arrives. How does that restore our Constitution? How does that repair our republic? How does that loosen the bonds that increasingly weigh us down and must ultimately crush us? Will any Republican be honest enough to say what may be necessary? If our founders had been men like these, we would still kneel before the crown, irrespective of our current President’s penchant for bowing. If we continue to elect representatives who will offer no more vigorous an opposition than this, it’s clear we still do, though the throne may have changed addresses.