What does the Republican Victory Actually Mean?
By Michael Peroutka – BarbWire guest contributor
According to many pundits, the results of the November 4th elections, where Republicans gained at least seven seats in the U.S. Senate and several more in the House of Representatives, represents a sea change in American politics.
But will this change in politics represent a change in American public policy?
In my view, here is how we will know.
Will Congress take action to stop the murder of the unborn in America?
Will funding for Planned Parenthood be eliminated?
Will Obamacare be repealed? Will the new Republican-controlled Congress respond to the clearly expressed will of the people and the clear wording of the Constitution which does not allow the national government to be involved in health care regulation or in health care financing?
Will the Department of Education, which also is not authorized in Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution, be defunded by this Republican-controlled Congress?
Will the Federal Reserve be eliminated? Will it even be audited?
When Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe becomes, as expected, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, a committee that has the ability to hold up, change, or scrap any climate change legislation, will Senator Inhofe, who has described climate change as a “hoax”, follow through on his promises?
Will the Congress recall the American military from the unconstitutional and immoral, wasteful wars for empire?
Will the national government now do its duty under Article Four and Section Four of the Constitution and defend the borders of America?
Will this Congress respect the God-given, constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms?
Will the holy institution of marriage be defended?
These are some ways that we will know if real change has taken place. If these things do not occur, then, despite all the hoopla and headlines about a tidal wave of change, we haven’t even had a change of the tide.
Michael Peroutka is a Constitutional commentator, former nationally syndicated talk-show host, and founder of the Institute on the Constitution. Combined with his constitutional forefather style of writing, what makes him unique from every other columnist is that he includes a VIDEO for every commentary he posts, blending the new age of video with the traditional written commentary.
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