Forget the argument about ‘seniority’ and the perks brought to your state by a Senator or Congressional representative: we now know that’s a ruse to keep the gig going. And that is NOT what representation is about. “Club Fed”, led by the celebrity clown in chief, has had a game going on for thirty years where this ‘threat’ is used to quash any opposition. Pledges of not using ‘litmus tests’ are part of the game.
Well then, game on. Its time to call your bluff.
Litmus Test. A test in which a single factor (as an attitude, event, or fact) is decisive.
The silver lining in all of this assault on America is that we now know who these politicians are (h/t Papoose), the kinds of questions to ask that expose their anti-American viewpoint, and the focus of the questions to ask.
I submit that we have learned the focus of all of our questions now is the constitution…and it will be this way for the next twenty years to assure we have rid ourselves of the anti-Americans and their sentiment permanently, and that our children are being educated in the arts of constitutional governance, which include a great deal of personal responsibility.
The Constitutional Litmus Tests
The oath of office for public servants notwithstanding, nearly all of our Congressman and Senators are either ignorant of or deliberately in defiance of the Constitution for the United States. The usual question about what the oath of office means to the office holder is critical. Remember how Nancy Pelosi responded to a reporter’s question regarding the constitutionality of any health care legislation.
The Constitutionalist Test
Otherwise known as a national security provision of the U.S. Constitution , what is the representative’s definition of ‘natural born citizen’ as contained in Article II, Section I, Clause 5? Any response other than ” born in the U.S. of two citizen parents, 14 years residency, and 35 years of age” is unacceptable. If they pass that hurdle, what are their plans to investigate Mr. Obama?
In my view, this is the seminal constitutional question right now, and cuts through all the others by not allowing any answer to be ‘lip service’.
How many will dare to ask, or answer that question? And if they avoid the question, why? Keep pressing.
This covers how well they have read their job description, specifically Article I of the Constitution, Sections 8 and 9. Section 8 lists the enumerated powers, and Section 9 the powers forbidden to congress.
Here you can have a hey! day…if they know the powers and can recite them, ask them why they have abrogated their powers to the Executive Branch. Ask them to justify their votes for all of the bills based on those enumerated powers. Specifically what aspect of the Commerce Clause, for example, allows the takeover of the auto, finance, and health industries? And how does the representative justify these actions within the context Article IV, Clause 4, which guarantees to each state a republican form of government?
Finally, just for fun, why don’t you ask them what their position is on whether the 16th Amendment was legally ratified? 😛
The Politicians v Statesmen Test
These are questions that are sure to stump even the most talented of deceivers…essentially they will show themselves, writing their own script for their future.
For those who have refused to align themselves with the people, and the people’s directives contained within the Constitution, this will be an excruciating part of their interview. The following statements about the difference between a politician and statesman can be worked into specific questions testing and illuminating the the extent to which the Constitution guides a representative’s actions.
- Statesman loves the Constitution.
- A Politician hates the Constitution.
- A Statesman enforces the Constitution.
- A Politician violates the Constitution.
- A Statesman uses truth to keep power in the hands of the people.
- A Politician uses lies to gain power over the people.
- A Statesman‘s primary concern is to secure freedom for future generations.
- A Politician’s primary concern is to get elected or re-elected.
and six more:
- Statesman will not play politics with the people’s money.
- A Politician will buy votes with tax money.
- A Statesman knows the people must control government.
- A Politician believes that government should control people.
- A Statesman knows the people must limit government’s power to tax.
- A Politician believes government should have unlimited power to tax.
- A Statesman gives his allegiance to the people and country.
- A Politician gives his allegiance to government.
- A Statesman will demand a balanced budget.
- A Politician will spend money stolen from future generations(deficit spending).
- A Statesman will cause peace.
- A Politician will cause wars.
What part of the Constitution does the new Arizona law violate? Note that the politician’s only response is that it is ‘racist’. What part of the word ‘illegal’ do they not understand? And, why have they allowed the Executive to not enforce existing law?
How do you feel about the federal government’s lawsuit against Arizona, Senator/Congressman? And how will you protect this state against federal encroachment or other similar lawsuits against initiatives of its citizens?
Who created the Constitution?
Recalling how the definition of the word ‘federal’ has changed over a span of 100 years, it would be interesting to know what definition, if any, a purported representative understands this term to mean. Does the representative believe in a small, limited government, or a supreme national government? And what is the proof of this viewpoint?
The Primaries Approaching
Time to create that checklist of questions, and to choose carefully. Remember, part of the silver lining in the assault on our senses is our growth in awareness…knowing also there is no time to avoid and evade key questions.