Remember those old western images of hanging horse thieves? Maybe we should return to public square gallows, at least that kept thievery the shameful dark-of-night act it is.
As the horse thief said before they hung him: "I'll never do that again."
Lawmakers apparently think they have no boundaries when it comes to stealing Taxpayers' money. The bigger question is, why the heck aren't they ousted from Our Congress when they are caught doing that? Are we all on planet earth here?
Lawmakers Shuffled Millions to Relatives' Causes
16 members of Congress engaging in practice
(Newser) â€“ A Washington PostÂ investigation finds that 16 members of Congress have sent tax dollars, sometimes in the millions, to companies or other organizations with links to their family trees. Through direct funding or earmarking, these lawmakers have boosted the budgets of Pentagon programs, environmental groups, schools, and other places where their spouses, children, or parents have been employed, sat on the board, or worked as lobbyists. In interviews, the lawmakers insist the actions were meant to assist organizations that, in turn, help residents of their districts. Indeed, congressional committees have found that such practices are fine as long as the money doesn't directly or solely benefit the lawmakers' relatives.
If that article doesn't raise your "I'm mad as heck and I'm not going to take it anymore" meter, what does? There are things The People of America can do:
We can demand government thievesÂ be held to the laws of our land and to the standards of integrity they owe to The People that elected and pay them. Stealing is stealing. Stealing from Taxpayers and in this economy is the most despicable sort of stealing. Hold their darned feet to the fire.
We can raise our voices in outraged numbers, calling and writing lawmakers to express that outrage. We've seen that be successful across America, Catholics standing together for our Constitutional Freedom Of Religion being just one current example. It works.Â This is an election year and there is no better time nor more necessity than this election year to get our results.
We can vote. Voting IS what actually brings the changes about. Americans made momentus headway in 2010's election changes. All we need this year is to show up and vote again, to bring those beginning changes to full force going forward. If we fail to do that this year, that momentum will be lost, momentum that we cannot afford to lose now.
We can talk to everyone we meet. We can spread word of mouth that encourages and motivates others to get out and vote. We can plant seeds of contemplative truths to nurture. We can inform those who don't have the time or inclination to know what's really happening, compared to the cleansed blurps they see on TV or the propagandized endocrinations their children bring home from school.
We can support our good local and state candidates to ensure we're building a solid foundation in the future. Our power comes from the bottom up. Choose your local and state candidates with as much care and forethought as you give to the highest seat in the land, because they will be our next choice of leaders.
There's a lot we CAN do. Let us DO it.
Commit to vote this November. In the meantime, make your voices heard. Each voice and each vote countsÂ this year like it never has before, else we set ourselves up for more of the same ... which is exactly how we got to where we find ourselves now.