Someone at work asked me yesterday whether the march on Washington DC will matter to the politicians. I told her that I honestly doubt it because most of the politicians in Washington are so arrogant and so corrupt that they really don’t pay attention to America any more. But the march did make a difference to people like you and me, regular, ordinary, folks who did not realize that there truly are so many Americans who agree with us. Knowing this will empower us as Americans to more effectively stand up against the evils being pushed upon us, including the constant attempts to take away our freedom in favor of bigger government and more power and money for the bureaucrats. It will empower us to find candidates whose values agree with ours or to run ourselves (though the $4,300 “filing fee” for someone to run for US Senate is a bit prohibitive for the common person to run, don’t you think?), so that we have people who actually represent us, our values and our beliefs in Washington.

This is why I have such a problem with both parties. The parties push their agendas on those who represent us. They no longer represent us. Our “representatives” represent themselves, their parties, and their own personal power. I never have and never will blindly support one party. However, I do believe that one or both major parties can transform itself to being one that listens to We the People. Unfortunately, there is no evidence at the present to believe it possible. All the evidence we have is to the contrary, that most everyone in Washington is corrupt.

Look no further than the Cass Sunstein confirmation vote from late last week. Sunstein believes animals should be able to sue you! Can you imagine the outrageous lawsuits and outrageous sums of money that would be collected by lawyers for this “service”? Sunstein wrote:

I will suggest that animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives, to prevent violations of current law.

Yet look who voted for his confirmation. Most of the Democrats show no conscience, following their party and the President (had a Republican been in the White House I would have expected the same outcome) and six Republicans vote for Sunstein’s confirmation. That is the same Republican Party that so many conservatives still defend as the voice of conservatism. I suppose you could say that, considering Snowe, Voinovich, Lugar, and Collins voting to confirm are not all that surprising. But what shocks me is that Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch also supported Sunstein. How can Utah continue to elect these buffoons? How were they bribed to place this vote? Or in Washington-speak, what earmark were they promised for Utah-especially Bennett who is up for reelection in 2010?

Anyone that in good conscience voted to confirm Cass Sunstein should be voted out, especially the supposedly conservative Republicans Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett who are clearly nothing but a couple of snakes who represent themselves and their continued reelections, not their constituents. Utah, if you want to be taken seriously, you cannot continue to elect such idiots.

We the People, including Utah, must show Washington that we will no longer stand for this behavior. 2010 must be a referendum for the people. Or all that we claim to stand for, all that we claim to fight for will be for naught.

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