I think we have reached the point where we need to adopt Missouri rules for accountability. Our elected representatives need to know that from this moment forward, they need to work on getting our trust back, and they can do that by following the "show me" rules of behavior. Here is what I mean. They need to show us that they can do what we want them to do, then we will let them do more. We may have treat them like we did our children, letting the demonstrate their responsibility before we would let them do more. Just good parenting, don't you think? Perhaps if our politicians could "show us" some of the following, we might let them stay longer in their capitol sandbox. "Show me:"
- You can lock down the southern border of the United States for the foreseeable future.
- You can enforce the immigration laws that are on the books to include aggressive workplace enforcement, cross checking databases and then agressively prosecuting offenders and deporting illegal immigrants found to be using fraudulent identification. If those using fraudulent identification are ever caught again, they go to prison.
- You can be serious about national security and identify Islamic Radicalism as the main threat to American security.
- You can adhere to the Constitution by exercising oversight of the executive branch and by shedding the executive branch of the extra-Constitutional government currently in place.
- You can gain control of the federal budget by cutting spending.
- You can eliminate the uncertainty affecting our business community by pulling immigration reform, cap and trade and financial reform off the table.
- You can provide oversight of the Federal Reserve and hold cabinet secretaries accountable, such as the Secretaries of the Treasury, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security.
- You can get your grubby paws off the life blood of American free enterprise, the entrepreneur.
- You can repeal this hideous health care reform bill.
- You can ensure fair elections around the country by aggressively prosecuting organizations like ACORN and the unions that suppress, intimidate or subvert voter actions.
- You can insist that individuals prove they are who they say they are before they receive first dollar's worth of public assistance.
- You can insist on positive identification before a person casts a vote for anything, regardless of where and how.
- You can live by the very rules that you impose on all the rest of us.
- You can get your grubby paws off the Bill of Rights, particularly the First and Second Amendments.
If those that we elect cannot show us they can do what we want them to do, then they need to hit the road. This next November, we will provide the first "intervention" for these folks. And if they don't listen then, they will get a chance to explain themselves again in 2012. We will keep up the discipline until such time as we get them to do what we want them to do. Tough love is needed right now. Remember, they work for us, not the other way around.
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