- Posted August 16, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Time for WE Americans to TAKE BACK OUR CONGRESS
I am first and foremost an American. I tend to vote Republican and I label myself as a Republican, but I vote for the individual. My great grandfather was a staunch Roosevelt Democrat and voted for a Republican once in his 101 year life and that was for me in the Republican primaries for delegate to State Republican Convention. I was a volunteer intern for a Democratic Representative in the summer of 1989. My city is heavily Democratic. I have personally known former Mayors who were Conservative Democrats and agreed with the National Party almost zero.
What we need as Americans is not a Republican or Democratic Majority in Congress, but a New Congress. Our framers envisioned a fluid Congress with members staying there a max of 2 or 3 terms then returning to private life. For members of the Senate, they expected members of the Senate to be appointed by the State Governor to represent the states.
I have listed members of Congress who have served 15 or more consecutive terms in Congress. In your occupation, how many people in management have been there for greater than 10 years and have had the same title/position the entire time? It the future this will be updated to show those that have served 5 or more terms consecutively.
Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican it does not matter to me, only that you are an American and put the US and our citizens first. It is time for “We the people” to take back our government. Thomas Jefferson and the other radical patriots said every generation will have to go through a Revolution. As Americans our second Revolution was the Civil War, and it was bloody. It did keep the Union together and as an afterthought, Lincoln freed the slaves.
The Revolution of my generation is Political. Look at your Congressman and how long they have been a member. If you have good wisdom and knowledgeable of what is happening in the US as a whole and in your District, then you should consider becoming a candidate for Congress.
Read on and if you are in agreement with this agenda, then we all need to work together.
According to the US Constitution in the preamble:
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
But according to our radical Declaration of Independence:
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
This in Jefferson’s mind and the other signers of the Declaration gave them the power of using a military force for their political separation. Then again according to the US Constitution, Article III, Section 3:
“Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”
So Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, believed in generational revolution, the author of the Constitution, James Madison, believed in constant and continuous Government.
This is our Political Revolution.
Each of the planks are listed below. Read them and if you agree with what is stated, send me a message through here or to firstname.lastname@example.org whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, it does not matter. Neither party is working for us. The planks are listed below, and as soon as they are up, I will change this page. The political parties have an animal to represent them. We are not a political party in our outright, but a collection of individual looking for the best for America. Our symbol will be a Train Engine to symbolize we are Conservative Progressives rolling with might to make everyday better for everyone.
Alternative Energy/Recycling (Trash)
Social Security (Retirement)
War on Drugs
We will work together to make your dream a reality and put you in Congress. The member listed here will have over 30 years in Congress. How many people do you know that put in 30 years at one job only and do not retire? It is time for us as the American public to give them a retirement.
28 Terms, Consecutive
John Dingell, MI
23 Terms, Consecutive
John Conyers Jr., MI
21 Terms, Consecutive
David Obey, WI
20 Terms, Consecutive
Charles B. Rangel, NY
C. W. “Bill” Young, FL Jan. 3, 1971
19 Terms, Consecutive
Fortney “Pete” Stark, CA
Don Young, AK Mar. 6, 1973
John P. Murtha, PA Feb. 5, 1974
18 Terms, Consecutive
George Miller, CA
James L. Oberstar, MN Jan. 3, 1975
Henry Waxman, CA Jan. 3, 1975
Edward J. Markey, MA Nov. 2, 1976
17 Terms, Consecutive
Norman Dicks, WA
Dale Kildee, MI Jan. 3, 1977
Nick Rahall, WV Jan. 3, 1977
Ike Skelton, MO Jan. 3, 1977
16 Terms, Consecutive
Jerry Lewis, CA
James Sensenbrenner Jr., WI Jan. 3, 1979
Thomas Petri, WI Apr. 3, 1979
15 Terms, Consecutive
David Dreier, CA
Barney Frank, MA Jan. 3, 1981
Ralph Hall, TX Jan. 3, 1981
Harold Rogers, KY Jan. 3, 1981
Christopher Smith, NJ Jan. 3, 1981
Frank Wolf, VA Jan. 3, 1981
Steny Hoyer, MD May 19, 1981