Part Two: The Problem With Politicians
The problem with elected officials is that they're more concerned with being reelected than with acting in the nation's best interests. Sure, we have a couple of good ones here in Louisiana like Senator David Vitter and Congressmen Steve Scalise, Jeff Landry, John Fleming & Co. Unfortunately, they represent a tiny, almost irrelevant minority of the legislative bodies which they represent.
Someone needs to be elected House Speaker and ideally have another person elected President (I know, we'll be speaking Chinese before that'll ever happen) who will eliminate these federal bureaucracies knowing full-well that doing so will effectively end their political careers once their terms have expired.
I think I have enough of a disdain for politics and liberal Republican elites in the RNC and in Washington in general to justify running for Congress for no reason other than to do that which everyone else is either unwilling or too afraid to do.
I have no desire to become a politician of any sort - including a Congressman; although I do have much respect for Louisiana's delegation minus Richmond. It occurred to me some time ago that the very fact that serving as an elected official at the federal level is probably the least appealing job I can conceive of is exactly what makes me uniquely qualified to offer the voters of Louisiana the opportunity to elect a representative who would be embarassed to admit his job title due to his extraordinarily low opinion of that particular legislative body.
At least if there were bills filed and scheduled for debate proposing the elimination of all of the aforementioned bureaucracies effective nearly immediately upon passage (we'll give them six months or so to close up shop and sell off all furniture, equipment and anything else of value that can be sold to help repay the national debt).
Speaker Boehner and virtually all other top Republican leadership throughout the majority of my lifetime (with a handful of exceptions of genuinely good Congressmen from Louisisana) are too big of cowards to ever even threaten to take on the task of cutting millions of useless government jobs. The thought of being labeled as heartless and thrown out of office by the very people feeding at the public trough supported by working-class taxpayers is too devastating a consequence for them to even consider doing what everyone with an IQ that exceeds their waist size knows must be done to save the country and the value of its currency, not to mention Americans' wealth, investments and savings.
To put it in other words, people like Speaker Boehner and most everyone at the RNC believes their own jobs are more important than saving the greatest nation in the recorded history of the planet. If that's not gradiose narcissism to the enth degree, I know not what is. Sure, they're not bad people, but losing an election is a small price to pay for saving a country of more than 300,000,000 people, and doing what's necessary to ensure that it remains the "land of opportunity".
It appears it may be too late to salvage the whole "land of the free" thing, but who knows? Maybe if the 18-trillion ton parasite that is the federal bureaucracy were slayed by a brace group of legislative warriors, an copy of the United States Consitution complete with its original wording might turn up someday in someone's basement and could be restored as the document defining that which government cannot do.
However, the wording of the Second Amendment to the Constitution may need to be tweaked from "… the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed", to read something more to the effect of "the dutiful obligation of the people to keep and bear arms, and use them against anyone and everyone who in any way threatens the legal governing authority of this document as originally worded, shall not be infringed, and shall be encouraged with explicit permission granted by law to the citizenry to use force if necessary to defend against any and all legitimate threats to the legal authority of this document."
Anyway, if anyone reading this has an opinion about whether or not you would support a candidate who ran for federal office (most likely either the House or Senate) who would go to Washington for the sole purpose of performing a massive liposuction and gastric bypass on the United States government (then de-worming it), with the understanding that the candidate's actions while in Congress would virtually assure his or her inability to win reelection, please do share it in the comments.
I have absolutely no desire to become a part of a government that I despise and would mutilate (figuratively speaking, of course) if given the opportunity. I would be ashamed to admit my profession when meeting new people if I worked in government. If I ever were to find myself in the unenviable position of having as colleagues the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the criminal (eff) Chuch Shumer, I would be about as miserable and depressed as a result of my misfortune that the only thing that would motivate me to get out of bed in the morning is knowing that I would say and do things at work that would virtually guarantee my termination upon my initial performance review (i.e. reelection) followin my hiring (being elected).
If I ever ran for public office it would not be because I want to be a Congressman or Senator. If I ever ran for office it would be because I DO NOT wish to be associated with the likes of Reid, Pelosi, Shumer, Durbin, Boxer, Romney, Obama and the hundreds of other sleazeballs who make the laws we the people must abide by (and from which they often exempt themselves…. See N. Pelosi's $36 million fortune acquired largely via insider trading, racketeering, pay-for-play and money laundering). Therefore, I would relish the opportunity of playing the role of the villain, taking aim at slashing somewhere between half-to-two-thirds of the entire federal government with financing being cut off immediately upon passage, not phased out over a couple of decades so that the legislation to eliminate these parasitic bureaucracies never actually takes effect and is either repealed or sunsets before any actual cuts and closings occur.
That is why I am growing increasingly convinced that my combination of "radical" ideas involving governmental reform and the elimination of more than half the government literally overnight; my absolute indifference to the opinions of others regarding myself, my character, my actions and my work; my enjoyment of being villainized by the real wolves in sheep's cloting and my attitude/ego that would best be described as something akin to that of a gamecock (a rooster that will never back down from a fight when challenged - even if it costs him his life) makes me uniquely qualified to serve in Congress, the Senate or the Presidency of the United States.
The reality is that there is so little hope remaining for the nation's survival that literally, the only conceivable path leading to America's return to greatness is for the people to elect fearless leaders who don't want the jobs they're campaigning for and are only doing so in order to destroy all but 1/4 or so of the government whose legislative chambers they seek to temporarily commandeer for just long enough to sever the parasitic majority of the federal oganizational body, and do so in such a way that it would take decades if not cenuries to rebuild.
If no one else besides David Vitter, Jim DeMint, John Fleming and Jeff Landry are willing to take "drastic" measures such as these for fear of the consequences associated with doing so, I may just have to move to a state that isn't already well represented and get elected to do the job myself --- a job I reiterate that is among the very last I'd ever choose to perform under any set of circumstances in which the country was not on life support with the nation's very survival at stake.