WHY WE NEED A NEW CONGRESS
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell
Federal officials and the U.S. military take an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and the laws of this great land. But that promise to fidelity seems to have been forgotten or ignored by many in the federal government today, particularly in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government. And in the U.S. Congress, that is why so many Democrats and Republicans will be leaving office in 2006 and 2008; they forgot their oath to the Constitution and for whom they work - the People.
The goal is boot them all out of office, except for Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, and elect 3rd party candidates who will actually follow the Constitution, reduce the size of the federal government by two thirds, repeal unconstitutional laws and the bureaucracies established by them, balance the budget and pass a budget amendment, eliminate deficit spending and the national debt, back all U.S. currency by gold, eliminate pork-barrel spending entirely, enact term limits, and stop imperial wars. Now that is a political agenda!
Why do we need to keep Rep. Ron Paul in Congress? Why, because he continues to fight for our freedom, liberty, and the Constitution. This libertarian is serious about protecting our borders from hordes of illegal aliens trying to invade our country. He champions fiscal restraint, lower and no taxes, balancing the budget and he is against starting imperial, foreign wars based on lies. Peace is the way to prosper and to move forward. Unlike most other members of the U.S. Congress who never met a pork-barrel project that they didn’t like, Ron Paul constantly advocates for conservative fiscal politics.
Yes, people are expected to work, rather than to live generation after generation on the public dole; welfare in all of its various 29 different manifestations. A year after Katrina did anyone really expect poor people in New Orleans to be back on their own feet? Of course not, they forgot how to work generations ago. They do not know how to work.
Most of them have been receiving various forms of welfare all of their lives, just like their parents did. They don’t know how to work because they never did. Why work when the government sends you a check every month? And not just one check but subsidized housing where taxpayers pay about 90% and the inhabitant about 10%, free bus tickets, free meals for their kids at school and the list goes on and on.
Teaching people not to work has been the biggest failure of well-intended poverty programs like the New Deal, the New Frontier, the War on Poverty, and the Great Society. The First New Deal introduced the concept of class conflict that was a keystone element of Marxist-Leninism, or communism as we better know it. Today, we still see this class conflict in its more exacerbated form play out in politics everyday. They want to tax the rich and give to the poor. Better yet, tax everyone and give it to the poor, tax, tax, tax.
The operative concept being that the poor do not have to work for anything; they just receive the largesse of taxation on those who do work - so why bother work. We allowed this nightmare to be created and expanded and now we need to stop it in its tracks; to end it immediately and force people to work or to starve. For those that are truly in need, physically disabled and not just lazy, churches and grange movement-type organizations can help them; communities helping communities, people helping people. We need to help the truly needy, but not the lazy and never should one cent of taxation ever be used to help the poor or anyone else, including welfare for farms and corporations. These are not proper functions of our limited government, are unconstitutional and are illegal. Members of congress forgot all of this long ago and now they all need to start looking for new jobs because their type representation is no longer needed or wanted by their employers - the American People.
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell. As president of the Mount Vernon Institute, Dr. Corbell provides research and consulting services into contemporary issues involving the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, international affairs, human rights, the economy, terrorism, intelligence, homeland security, including counter-terrorism, and government responsibility and accountability. At Georgetown University, he taught courses as they relate to technology, intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism and space issues. One course called Intelligence and American Foreign Policy, examined unclassified, open-source documents and the steps in the intelligence cycle up to and including preparation of the National Intelligence Estimate. As an organizational management consultant and a radio broadcaster with WALE Radio 990, he produced and hosted a live, radio talk show broadcast over New England and New York called Tomorrow, Today. Earlier, Noel Gibeson Corbell was a career U.S. Marine Corps force recon and infantry officer. In that regard he served in operational positions worldwide in jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans. Later, he was a strategic planner at Headquarters Marine Corps and for the Secretary of the Navy. His commentaries have appeared in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, the Army Times, the Air Force Times, and on the Free Market News Network, as well as in The National Interest.