I just got an email from someone I very much respect, and while I understand the sentiment of the message, I very much disagree with it. In part it says,
"In November of 2010 the entire House of Representatives will stand for re-election; all 435 of them. One third of the Senate, a total of 33 of them, will also stand for re-election. Vote every incumbent out. And I mean every one of them. No matter their Party affiliation. ... Two years later, in 2012, vote the next third of the incumbents in the Senate out. We can do the same thing in 2014 ...I am also suggesting term limits ..."
You can check back through my previous two plus years of posts to see how rarely I've ever cursed, do that, in order to get a gauge how emphatic I am being in the following message to the Term Limit and 'Vote them Out' 'Reboot Congress' movements... with one slight qualifier, that many of those who favor these actions, I deeply care for and respect, in person and online.
Ahem - warning blue language below...
Ok, here we go....
Take fucking responsibility for your own god damned civil and moral responsibility as Free men and women, as citizens of America, to know who your candidates are, what their positions and records are, and then VOTE! Learn for yourself whether a candidate is worth a god damn or not! If he is, strengthen him! If Not, WORK to vote him the hell out!
THE ONLY THING THAT VOTING OUT EVERYONE WILL ACCOMPLISH, WITH NO DIRECTING INTELLIGENCE OF CHOICE ON YOUR PART, IS WHAT ANY ACTION WITHOUT INTELLIGENCE BEHIND IT CAN ACCOMPLISH! FUCKING STUPIDITY AND MAYHEM!!!
Do you know who will benefit? Do you know who will be in power when all the 'don't know jack shit' new politico's come to town?
THOSE WHO WERE THERE BEFORE THOSE YOU REPLACED CAME TO TOWN, AND WHO WILL BE THERE WHEN THE NEW FACES LEAVE - THE FUCKING GOD DAMN BUREAUCRATS, INTERNS AND AIDES WHO KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM AND REGULATIONS WORK!!! VOTING THEM ALL OUT WILL MEAN PUTTING THE UNELECTED AND UNSEEN PEOPLE IN TOTAL CONTROL AND POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TERM LIMITS?! TAKE MY PREVIOUS RANT AND AMP IT UP BY TEN POWERS OF TEN!!!!!!!!!!
IF YOU WANT TO BE AN AMERICAN, TAKE THE GOD DAMN TIME AND ENERGY IT TAKES TO GOOGLE UP THE RECORDS OF YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, AND ACT ACCORDINGLY!!!
EMPHASIS ON ACT!!!
Here's an idea - INSTEAD OF WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL, READ THE CONSTITUTION! LEARN WHAT IT MEANS!!! LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!
TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS WHO KNOW EVEN LESS THAN YOU DO! SPEAK UP AT HOME, AT CHURCH, AT BAR-B-Q'S AND GET TOGETHER'S!!!
DO SOMETHING TO SAVE YOUR NATION!!!
STOP TAKING THE GOD DAMN COWARDS WAY OUT, OF TRYING TO PASS LEGISLATION THAT WHAT WILL SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR UNWILLINGNESS TO THINK AND ACT ON YOUR OWN!!!
HOW IN THE GOD DAMNED HELL DO YOU THINK WE GOT IN THIS SITUATION IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!
YOU FUCKING DEBASED POSTERITY BUNCH OF GOD DAMNED SELF WILLED MORONS!
Ok, done. Sorry. Unfair in the extreme, I know, but... a man's got to rant what a man's got to rant.