Don’t Push That Red Button!

4 Mar

Do Not Push That Red Button!

This is the pledge that all members of Congress take upon entering Congress.

It is their oath of office…

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

However,  As of the November 6th 2012 election, 256 members of Congress…all Republicans… have signed the Americans for Tax Reform “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, in which they promise to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business.”

The founder of Americans for Tax Reform is:

Grover Glenn Norquist, who has been famously noted for the following widely quoted statement:

 “I’m not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”

So, 256 Republican Congressmen, prior to taking their oath of office to one of the highest public positions that our federal government has to offer have already taken an oath to another individual and organization whose mantra and main goal is to eliminate the very government (by starving it of funds)  that they are supposed to preserve, support and defend against all enemies.

Is this not treason in perhaps its most blatant form since the self declared Confederate States seceded from the Union in 1861? But wouldn’t you know that the Congress defined Treason in the Constitution as the aiding and abetting of a foreign enemy…

Grover Norquist is however, an American citizen who  has described himself as a “boring white bread Methodist who  is also a member of the Republican party. Although he holds no political office, his organization, ATR, states that it “opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle.” but As a nonprofit organization, Americans for Tax Reform is not required to disclose the identity of its contributors. According to CBS News, “a significant portion appears to come from wealthy individuals, foundations and corporate interests.” (probably not you)

And yet not a day seems to go by without my reading about how President Obama is a traitorous president because he at one time or another has shaken hands with, or stood next to, or been in the same room with, or attended the same church as or had a roommates’ brother’s cousin on his father’s side who spoke out against our great country… but here are 256 Republicans who have actually signed a pledge promising to adhere to an organization’s beliefs that are in direct opposition to the government that they are elected to serve, which is run by an individual who is for all intents and purposes the reincarnation of a modern day Jefferson Davis!

And it’s no secret…

This is why our government does not work.. Fully 48% of our elected Congressmen serve under a different god and his name is Grover…and he has told them not to work for U.S.

5 Responses to “Don’t Push That Red Button!”

  1. samsorbo March 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    You are terribly mistaken, because you confuse words for your convenience. The elected are sworn to serve the constitution and the people, NOT the government. That’s the difference that stands between Liberals and Conservatives. Liberals love government and believe all their problems can be solved by the government. Conservatives stand for individual freedom and self-reliance. Remember, the bigger the government, the smaller the person – meaning less freedom. It’s that simple.

  2. Tyler Roberts March 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I think that to believe in one party or the other is the mistake we citizens are making. Its really just an illusion that there is a difference, all intended to make you feel as if you have had a say in things when the reality is that you dont. In looking back over the last 20 to 25 years, its clear to see there is no difference,regardless of who is in charge. If a person looks at results and not all the political blather and bluster, there are two things that stand out. We are a nation that is constantly at war. Our presidents are and have been warmongers dressed in sheeps clothing. The second thing is that no matter who is in office we get more debt. Debt that we are unable to pay and are now relying on the Fed to print the money needed to pay our bills.

    Anyone who knows history knows that the printing of money to pay a nations bills is the beginning of the end. The list of examples is too numerous to mention. The bottom line – it matters not what party you identify yourself with. Either way you get war and debt and eventually, some form of collapse. Its simple history.

    • Jae March 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

      I agree with Tyler, both parties are a joke. Neither of them have the best interests of the country in mind—not Bush, not Obama. They (Republicans and Democrats) all want us to be slaves to their government while they get rich off of our labors. You might as well start calling them Republicrats or Democans. Same same. And as for Republicans swearing to oppose all tax increases, well, that hasn’t happened either. Nobody would even know who Grover Norquist was if it wasn’t for the ilk of MSNBC anchors who had to dig up something to make Republicans look as spooky as Democrats.

      Also agree with Sam, Congress isn’t there to serve the government, they are there to serve us. And they’re supposed to uphold the Constitution, not the administration (be it an R or a D). They should have opposed Bush’s stupid wars, they should oppose Obama’s stupid wars, but what they care more about is lining their pockets.

  3. Barbara Backer-Gray March 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Well said! It’s beyond absurd how much Congress is steered by special interest groups like the NRA and individuals like Grover Norquist. There seems to be no sense anymore that one represents the constituents when elected to Congress. I think that money in politics is the biggest culprit, though. Congressmen and women have elections every two years, and those elections cost tons of money. In order to run and stay in Congress, they constantly have to kowtow to those holding the purse strings. That’s why Congress is worse than the Senate when it comes to special interests, and why a president can do more in his second term, at least those things that he can do independently of Congress.

    A small reply to the repliers above:

    if you know your history, as you claim to do, you would know that not all presidents increase the debt. Clinton had a surplus after Reagan increased the debt several times over, and G.W. Bush went from Clinton’s surplus to the staggering debt we have to deal with now. In fact, of all the post-WWII presidents, the Republicans have always increased the debt the most. Probably because they were also more hawkish. Clinton didn’t start any wars. America was involved–after a while–in the war in former Yugoslavia, but as part of the Nato efforts to stabilize the region.

    So there is a difference, although I agree it’s sometimes small. But that’s what you get with a two-party system in a country this big. They all have to court the middle voters. But to say that there is basically no difference between Obama and Bush, or Obama and Romney, that’s playing a bit loose and fast with the facts.


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