Just My Opinion
is Joe Average?
you and I. He’s
the voice of the average American.
may not agree with everything, or anything
he has to say, but he gives you a
point of view that should make you think.
People who don’t think are easier to control.
is what the government has come to desire.
They want to tell you what you can do, when
and where you can do it. If
unchecked, the government will ultimately remove all your freedoms so
can “take care” of you.
Jefferson said, “When
the people fear their
government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people,
is as true today, as it was 230 years ago.
US Government no longer fears the people.
Why should they?
Most don’t care about politics unless it’s an
election year, and even then they get all their information from 10
sound bites. The
people no longer think
for themselves, and so are extremely easy to control.
long past time the government feared the people
again. The people
need to educate
themselves about what their government is doing.
People need to educate themselves about their
I was in school, it was required to learn about the
three branches of government, but who pays attention to that, except to
the test? Politics
is boring! That is
exactly what the government is
counting on. They
are counting on the
fact that no one will be willing to look at the Bills being written, so
safe in giving themselves a pay raise whenever they feel like it!
used to take time and effort to contact a Senator, or
we can send them
email. Every Bill
before Congress is on
the web (and links can be found on this website) and can be searched by
number. We have
access to every part of
our government, but who bothers?
a sad fact that in order to become American Citizens,
those who pass the written test, know more about this country than the
American who was born here.
- Did you know that America isn’t a Democracy? In a Democracy, every
citizen votes on every
issue and law. America
Representative Republic. We
to represent our point of view in the government.
- Did you know that the Speaker of The House is
third in line,
after the Vice President, to run the country.
That means that at this time, should
something happen to both the
President and Vice President, Nancy Pelosi would become President.
- Did you know the primary job of the Vice
from replacing the President due to vacancy, death, or incapacity, is
to cast a
vote in the Senate, in case of a tie.
- Did you know that originally, the loser of the
election, became the Vice President?
wasn’t until 1804 that the 12th amendment to the
provided for separate ballots for President and Vice President.
you know that a convicted felon
can be elected to Congress? Convicted
felons can run but they may be refused admittance to the House or
their character or conduct is found by a vote of the assembled to be
of a representative or Senator. This
happened several times in the past, mostly when convicted criminals win
you know the one man never to
be elected Vice President, or President before assuming the office, was
Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, there was no elected vice-president to
him, as Spiro Agnew had also resigned on unrelated bribery issues.
as House Republican Leader- the highest ranking Republican remaining in
Government at the time, was appointed by Congress to finish Agnew's
you answered no to any of these questions, maybe it’s
time to take an active interest in politics.
After all, what you don’t know can hurt you.
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How do you find a specific Bill before Congress on the Web? What about
email addresses for Senators and Representitives? This is one resource
for just that.