Gauthier for U.S. Senate 2014
We’ve all talked about it time and time again. Every election, we have the same conversation. The limited choice of candidates. Regardless of party affiliation, the candidates tossed in front of us are usually professional politicians, come from old money or are buddies with someone who is more often than not lawyers, bankers, questionable “business” men/women or something related. We talk about it all the time…….’we need to take back our government’. But when it comes time to step into the booth and cast our ballot, what do we do…..pick the same ole crap. Folks, I don’t think I’m telling you anything you don’t already know. If you pick a candidate strictly because of their party affiliation, or because of the way they stand on a single issue, we as collective citizens have already lost. The party’s are bought and paid for by corporations, super wealthy, PAC’s, and financial institutions looking out for their own best interests (aka Lobby’s). Therefore, the candidate associated with that party (and it does not matter which one), to appease their financial backers, will say anything to us to get elected, but in the end only serve their master. Isn’t about time we got back to the form of government that the founding fathers had intended? When the common working person was elected to represent the common working citizens. We need to put the government back in the hands of ‘We the people’…….think independent and vote independent. Don’t fall for the gimmicks and the games they have been playing on us for the last fifty years. Don’t fall for the ‘conservative’, ‘liberal’, ‘right-wing’, ‘left-wing’ trap. All they are trying to do is distract us from what’s really going on……they are pitting us against each other like it’s some kind of football game. George Washington knew what damage a party system would do to this country when he said in his farewell address…“It (parties) serves to distract the public councils, and enfeebles the public administration…..agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one.....against another.... .it (parties) opens the door to foreign influence and corruption….. thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.”
A brief definition of a Senators job reads as follows: Senators are assigned to serve on committees, in which they review bills, or proposed laws. There are 20 committees, 68 subcommittees and four joint committees. Each committee focuses on a different topic, including budget, health, education, foreign relations, transportation and homeland security. Once a bill is passed in committee, all senators are responsible for voting on it. The Senate also has the power to impeach the president . I believe one simple, crucial element of this description is missing……and that is Senators, work for AND represent the people of the state that elected them. This is a pretty straight forward concept that seems to elude our elected federal officials. I maybe mistaken, but they seem to be working for the best interests of the people that are dumping money into their campaign chests.
“We have the best government that money can buy.” Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)