By Dave Hodges – BarbWire guest contributor
It is not a news flash that Congress is corrupt. Their 9% approval rating is symbolic of how this criminal enterprise body is perceived by the American people. Can you actually believe that Representative John Boehner admits that bribery of members of Congress is standard operational procedure? Further, Boehner admits that this is a long-standing practice.
When the House minority leader was questioned about taking bribes from tobacco lobbyists in June of 1995 in exchange for taxpayer subsidies, and then redistributing them to other congressional members on the House floor, Boehner said, “They [the lobbyists] asked me to give out a half dozen checks, quickly, before we got to the end of the month — and I complied. And I did it on the House floor, which I regret, and should not have done. It’s not a violation of the House rules, but it’s a practice that’s gone on here for a long time that we’re trying to stop and I know that I’ll never do it again.
Corruption in any form should be an automatic disqualifier to hold political office. Please don’t tell me that I am being idealistic. If we are willing to accept criminality at any level, then we get the government that we deserve.
Boehner’s revelation goes hand in hand in hand with Nancy Pelosi’s admission to 60 Minutes that Congressional insider training is standard operational practice for her fellow members of Congress.
I lost faith in the sanctity of the electoral process some time ago. However, we could still vote out every member of Congress. After all, voter fraud courtesy of the electronic voting machines, can only shift an election by a maximum of 5%. Also for states that have a recall provision in their State Constitution could be recalling all elected officials. This action may not reverse the course of history, but it would sure feel good to send some of these thugs packing!
Dave Hodges is the Editor and Host of The Common Sense Show.
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