Since I jumped on the Article V Convention of States Project bandwagon, I can’t help but see EVERYTHING in DC (and my state of Ohio) through that lens. Every time one of our politicians thinks they’re smarter than the Framers, and we let them get away with skirting around or stomping on the Constitution we need to stomp back.
The anti-Article V’ers remind me of the “Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil” mantra (remember the three monkeys?), so afraid that things will get worse if we “tamper” with the USC. The Libs and Progressives have been screwing around with and tampering with Constitution for a hundred years and the rest of us – the Duh Kids – hear, see and speak nothing. Well, how’s THAT workin’ for ya?? (I’m channeling Sarah Palin. Boy, did the Repubs screw that up, sending her packing back to Alaska!) My mother had one of those little statues with the three monkeys and since I didn’t understand the significance of the saying I put it in a rummage sale (forgive me, Mom!).
When are the Legislators in Ohio going to stand up for us and demand a Convention of the States? In my ignorance I thought you people were going to stand in the gap between me and the federal juggernaut. How about it? Nan Baker, Terry Boose, Ron Young, Ron Amstutz, Marlene Anielski, Mike Dovilla, Kent Smith, Janine Boyd, Bill Patmon, John Barnes, etc., etc., etc. (My disappointment in the way John Kasich has abused his privilege in serving as governor is a topic for another time.)
Are you guys so comfortable in Columbus, too many miles away from Washington DC to stand up for Ohio’s sovereignty? Have you lost your tongues since you ran for office and can no longer speak for us? Or is the money coming in from DC looking too good to Hear or See or Speak?
This reminds of the time when my husband was in the Army and while we were stationed at Ft. Ord, CA, I took flight school training. (My dad and brother were already pilots so why not me?) Well, the book-learning part was tough but as soon as I passed the written test I decided that was good enough. I’d done the hard part, I didn’t need to prove anything else to myself so I never actually learned to fly.
It occurred to me just the other day that being a Representative, a legislator, a councilman, a judge, etc., is not much different than being a policeman. Your job is to confront the bad guys and protect me while you serve your term. I know there’s a police academy where an officer learns the job, and it takes a lot to get through the training. Is there such a thing for you, our government leaders? Is there a class for you BEFORE you run for office? There’s got to be a book somewhere that explains the job, the dangers you’re going to face when you stand up and do the right thing, yes?
Lastly, you John Birch Society people, those of you who claim you’ve read Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments,” you’re full of it. I’ve read it twice now and nothing you claim about the book can be substantiated… unless, of course, you make the edits yourself. (And, I’ve seen that trick already when I read what Stang of Oathkeepers wrote.) When you can’t make your points without “edits” you’ve lost me.