FIRING THE U.S. SENATE
Friday, June 09, 2006
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell
With one third of the U.S. Senate up for reelection in 2006, voters could make a dramatic statement by turning every incumbent out of office; by firing the whole crowd. After all, they have earned it.
Never has one group done so much been so willing to declare amnesty for 13 million illegal immigrants, to spend the taxpayer’s money on pet projects and special interest projects, worked so hard to make gun ownership illegal and to ensure that homosexuals can marry. Voters are fed up with corrupt government officials that do not represent their values and vote any way a special interest pays them to vote. And this is but a partial list of their sins.
One organization that has declared that in this Fall’s election the ONLY issue is immigration is senate-housecleaning.org run by Alex Wallenwein, an economist turned lawyer who regularly writes about gold, the euro-dollar exchange and international economics. The site carries direct links to an online "immigration report card" for each individual Senator trying to get re-elected in the 2006 Congressional races. Wallenwein explains, “This site has a very simple and easy-to-do ‘call to action’: If your Senator doesn't have an 'A' on his immigration voting record, don't vote for him! Just vote for the other guy - or do nothing.”
Wallenwein goes on to say, "It doesn't even matter who 'the other guy' is, he says. "If you never really force any of them to listen, none of them ever will, no matter if they're from your gang, or from the other gang.” “Everybody knows that writing letters to your Congressman or Senator is a joke,” he says. “If you want to make politicians listen to you, make it very clear to them that, unless they do exactly what you put them there for, they will be removed." Voters should take a look at this website at: http://www.senate-housecleaning.org/
Voters constantly hear of some senators pet projects like Senator Ted Steven’s “bridge to nowhere,” or Senator Trent Lott’s “train to nowhere.” These projects and projects like them are not proposed for the ‘public good,’ an economic and philosophical term. Rather, they are proposed for their personal ‘reelection good,’ a politically practical term. Voters should not allow them or any of the thousands of other taxpayer-funded projects to get off the ground. Do not allow them to get away with it! We are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more.
And then there are the senators who never meet a piece of gun control legislation that they did not like. They are also usually the same senators who never meet a tax increase that they did not like either. You know, the Schumer-Kennedy-Kerry crowd, but this group is not limited to these three; it includes many other liberal senators too. The only firearm they every liked was the one during an election campaign in hunting garb to show that they are really not all that ultra-liberal; of course they really are. And the “hunting trip” for them occurs every six years (when senators are up for reelection) or when running for president, whichever comes first.
But not all senators are clowns or miscreants; some have done and continue to do a good job. Senators Sam Brownback, Rick Santorum, and John Cronyn are a few. However, many others both Republican and Democrat need to start looking for other jobs. County dogcatcher would be a start.
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.