Greetings! Consti here in the secret underground bunker think tank where the staff and I have come up with a tong-n-cheek look at conservative values. They are not necessarily just values a conservative should hold, but more the values every politician who seeks to rule over the American public should be held to. We have borrowed from the biblical tale of Moses and his decent from Mount Sinai to bring onto the children of Israel the moral imperative of their lord to help simplify intellectual digestion for the reader.
(Ed note: Despite your religious beliefs the Ten Commandments are good words to live by for any polite society. So before you try to label me a right-wing, religious nut job just consider that for a moment.)
With great pleasure I give you: The Ten Commandments of Conservatism.
- Thou shalt not tax and spend needlessly – Now before you go off about how the government HAS to collect taxes to support “the greater good” let me remind you that the founding fathers were specific in the powers granted the government to levy and collect taxes. The Revolution was ABOUT TAXATION! That primarily it was to support a standing army to protect our borders. (Which today are as wide open as a Tijuana whore.) Today however we are taxed on everything from income, gas, tobacco, clothes, sugary drinks, to sliced bagels. (Can you say “sin” tax?) On the other side of this coin there are countless examples of government waste on things such as; the effects of cocaine on monkeys, the sexual habits of college co-eds, drunk mice, bridges to nowhere, windows for a closed visitor center, and massive amounts of alcohol for the State Department. I could go on and on not even mentioning the waste in Medicare/Medicaid. Michael Bennet D-Colorado “We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet” and, “in my view we have nothing to show for it.”
- Thou shalt not put anything above the constitution – In the event of a catastrophe FEMA can suspend the constitutional rights of citizens. Additionally congressional rules and recess appointments are constantly used to circumnavigate the constitution for political gain. Laws are constantly enacted that go beyond the powers granted in the constitution and no one calls the government on them. This includes the issue of Sharia law in the U.S. since it’s not in the constitution NO AMERICAN should be tried or held to Sharia law. It’s not a U.S. legal system period!
- Thou shalt not infringe upon the people their constitutional rights – Two good examples are the DOJ dropping the case against the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation. This is a basic constitutional right for all Americans regardless of race. The other example being the right to privacy as infringed upon by the administration’s claims that Americans enjoy no “reasonable expectation of privacy” Another example would be the right to “innocent until proven guilty” when time and time again opponents are tried in the court of opinion.
- Do not take from the people what the people own – Land grabs, property rights, and imminent domain laws are being used in greater number under the Obama administration. Yet these land grabs go mostly unreported in the MSM. The latest being the loss of rights for land owners of beach front property. Additionally the confiscatory policy of the IRS when it comes to taxes. Once found guilty then take the property, but not during an investigation without the ability to appeal the property grab. And don’t take the people’s money for Healthcare under the threat of jail time.
- Thou shalt not betray the peoples trust – Take for example Bill Clinton receiving oral service from Monica Lewinski while Yasser Arafat waits in the rose garden. Or the promise of transparency Obama made that never materialized. Or the Governor who had an affair and was MIA on state business for days. The people vote you in on your word and despite what some have said the people do not deserve tax cheats (yes Geithner I’m looking at you), liars, and snake oil salesmen. Neither does the public deserve a Mosque to be built when over 70% of those with a vested interest do not want one. While Christians are denied to build churches in Saudi Arabia the government is paying for a radical Imam to go there and raise funds for this middle finger to the American public. Cordoba is not just a name if you are conscious of your history. (Look it up.)
- Thou shalt not profit personally from the people – Take for example the blatant misuse of subsidized housing by Charlie Rangel. How about Maxine Waters trying to get a bailout for a bank her husband held stock in? Or the countless stories of political insiders receiving and using information to enrich themselves. Insider trading is a federal crime on Wall Street but in politics it’s par for the course. Just ask Blaggo or the City Manager of Bell California.
- Remember thou art the people’s servant and as such are beholden to the people – The treatment of the American public has been despicable by this administration and countless congressional leaders over the last year. Never before had we heard the American public referred to as terrorists, bigots, racists, stupid, Nazis, KKK, ignorant, teabaggers, and asked who they were going to kill today as one representative asked of his constituent. Students being assaulted by their representatives being shouted at “who do you represent!” They represent the people YOU are supposed to be a civil servant to. Not the other way around. The treatment of town hall attendees last summer and this recess has been outrageous to say the least. You are voted in by the people you denigrate, and you forget that these are the people who can vote your sorry kiesters out. And let’s not forget Obamacare being forced down our throats with the silly “we have to pass it so you know what’s in it” line of BS (Barbara Streisand.)
- Honor thy founder’s values – There is much argument over exactly what those values are. I think all members of congress should be required to read the federalist papers every 3 years as a reminder of the values this country was founded on. I don’t think the argument of the government having to provide for “the pursuit of happiness” flies with the founders values. They were men of individual valor and responsibility. The government cannot had out happiness like food vouchers, and I don’t see anywhere in life that happiness is a guaranteed thing. If it was we would have no need for Prozac.
- Covet not the pursuit of power over the good of the people – Charlie Rangel is stumping for his 20th term in office. Teddy Kennedy was on a first name basis with Ben Franklin! These lifelong politicians are part of the problem of government. Being a politician should not be a career in of itself. If you have no experience outside of politics then you have nothing in common with the people you seek to represent. If you are in congress and simply vote “present” (yes Obama I am looking at you) then you are not doing the people’s business you are only doing your business. Political legacies are not what the founding fathers envisioned for the peoples representatives. Look at what George Washington did as the first president. Did Ben Franklin server his whole life? Part of the fix for government should be term limits on ALL elected representatives. Period.
- Thou shalt make known all thy dealings both private and public – If you are a public servant then there is nothing in your present or past that should be off limits to the public. Look at the current administration and Obama’s birth certificate fiasco. Upon taking office his very first act as President was to seal all his records from public view. This includes his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and his adoption records. If you seek to set yourself above the public you should be beyond reproach in your dealings both public and private. The public has the right to know.
Remember kids: If you can’t set a good example you will have to serve as a bad one.