The Long Version

Retired broadcast journalist. Blogging helps scratch the itch. Recovering exRepublican – Sober and still Conservative.

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Another Case for Term Limits?

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As testimony from individuals and organizations claiming to be harassed by the IRS during their application process for tax exempt status continues on Capital Hill continues Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) made a statement that proves a person CAN be in Washington DC too long.  To the point where political loyalties acquired over time belie common sense and common justice.

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Representative McDermott’s partisan and accusatory remarks do little more than label him a hardcore political hack. One the citizens of Washington would do well to assess closely come time for his reelection.  Representative Paul Ryan then followed McDermott by figuratively stamping the words Political Hack on the forehead of the Congressman from Washington.

Shame on Jim McDermott (D).  Shame on the “Old Guard” mentality of incumbents of both parties.  I was once an opponent of term limits.  My opposition faded long ago due to examples just like this one…

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Written by DCL

June 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Understanding Liberty, Freedom, and Government’s Place

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Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testified before the House Ways and Means committee regarding her group’s treatment by the IRS with an emotional plea to her government to rein in its overreach and at times tearfully explaining the experience she and her husband had personally with IRS representatives.

Mrs. Gerritson eloquently and forcefully expresses her concern of what is being lost in this country and how our elected representatives are chipping away at the liberties the constitution was created to provide and protect.

If her response does not stir something inside the people of this nation, they have lost their understanding of why this country was founded, the principles upon which it was founded, and the uniqueness of this great experiment.