Monday, March 07, 2011


The Radio Patriot—Andrea Shea King—posted about the price of oil, gas and the increased costs headed our way. She wonders out loud: Where’s congress!!! Why aren’t they doing something about Obama’s policies on oil, gas, and drilling?

Then she asks this:

“Where is the balance of power among the three branches of government?”

That’s an easy one. There was a time in America when we had three branches of government, each providing checks and balances on the others. Actually, there used to be four branches, the free press being the fourth and unofficial branch.

So the answer to Andrea's question is this: There is no balance of power because we no longer have checks and balances in Washington DC. None.

The Legislative Branch was bought and paid for years ago. Your interests are no longer their interests. I think that’s rather obvious. Of course there are a few members of congress who genuinely try to do their jobs. But overall, congress couldn’t give a rat’s ass about you, your issues, concerns, complaints or suggestions. I have at least 14 trillion reasons why I believe this to be true.

The Executive Branch simply does what it wants because there’s no legislative branch providing a check to its policies. Besides, who needs congress when you’ve got a stack of blank executive orders just waiting to be signed? And if the president gets tired of signing EOs, he can dish the whole process over to Czars-R-Us.

The Judicial Branch? Good question. But I’m confident that one day we’ll locate our system of justice. You just watch.

The Free Press resigned its position as “watch dogs” for the American people somewhere around Viet Nam. The free press is the ultimate tool when it comes to checks and balances in government—when they get you involved, things begin to happen. From my view, the free press now works for the other three branches, so that means one thing, and one thing only: we are screwed.

Screwed, that is, if we don’t take action immediately. And by “action” I mean something like this: If your member of congress doesn’t know your name within the next few weeks, then there’s a good chance we’re going to fail as a nation. And I’m thinking phone calls, emails and letters aren’t going to get the job done. I think it’s time to stop by the district office, introduce yourself, and voice your concerns in no uncertain terms. If your member isn’t in the office, his/her staff will be. Chat 'em up. They'll just love meeting you.

Phone calls, emails and letters alone will not be effective. It’s time for a face-to-face conversation. Then hit ‘em with all the phone calls, emails and letters you can churn out.

Go to the district office, and go there often.


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