Thursday, August 13, 2015


If I were Trey Gowdy and actually concerned with the future of the Republic, here's the statement I'd make:

Ladies and gentlemen of the press:

I'm about to lose my job as the chairman of the House Select Investivative Committee on Benghazi. I'm about to lose my office in the Capitol Building and get relegated to Melvin's office in the basement. I'm about to be ridiculed on ABC, CBS, NBC and the pages of Politico.

I can predict this with absolute certainty because I'm about to reveal the dirty, ugly secret of Washington: if you disturb the status quo, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, you will be crushed.

The elites in DC -- I call them the Beltway One Percenters -- don't give a flying monkey poop what the people think. Representative government has become corporatist government. And that goes for Democrats and Republicans alike.

Ever wonder why Hillary Clinton's long history of felonious malfeasance (an easy prosecution, I can assure you) hasn't led to criminal charges?

Easy answer: Democrats and Republicans alike are protecting her, because public sector unions, corporate cronies, and other rentseekers carry far more influence than do the people.

Term limits be damned: my suggestion is even simpler. A full term in the House should be three months; and nine months in the Senate. It would cut down on the election cycles, on the fundraising, and -- most importantly -- recidivism. The Internet has empowered voters with more information than the Framers could ever imagine. Faster election cycles for our representatives, I'm now convinced, would tilt the balance of power back to the people.

Plus, it would distract members of Congress from legislating on all but the most urgent of matters. It would get them out of our undershorts, like legislating on our toilet paper and lightbulbs.

Every member of Congress needs to be looking over their shoulder for the voter, every day. And the special interests would be hard-pressed to get priority over the interests of the electorate.

That's why a Senator like Ted Cruz is so popular. He dares to speak truth to the Beltway Elite.

So think about it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Sincerely, Trey Gowdy, soon to be writing to you from the House Basement.


Anonymous said...

Sadly, I think Gowdy was co-opted in record time by Boehner and his boys. He's all bark and no bite. He can only do what Boehnerdict Arnold allows.

John the River said...

As Obama proved, it's not just the despicable people we send to Washington it's the voters who send them there.

Strip the vote away from anyone getting more than 50% of their income from the State, fools should not be voting on their own raises.

Dumb Plumber said...

Um, er, 3 months and 9 months! They could barely find the bathroom and backrooms by then. I agree with everything else. So many things are wrong and sideways with our government. Shaming would be a good way to corral liars, cheaters and backstabbing weasels, but Congress has no shame. Then like a snake, Party candidates shed their skins every two or six years to get the votes (ie: McConnell and Boehner).

Like Shakespeare said: "Kill all the lawyers". But we should start with the politicians first.