A New Year's Revolution

Well, it’s a new year and a new day for pedantic political posturing from pontificating politicians. Sorry for the addition of the ancillary alliteration.


But seriously, folks, let’s start the new year off right with a new year’s revolution. Let’s do something outrageous, something absolutely harebrained. Something so crazy and foreign to our American way of life that everyone will be utterly stunned into silence. Even those pedantic, posturing, pontificating . . . especially them.

Now just what would qualify for such a list of sparkling and explosive adjectival aberrations? What kind of ‘revolution’ should we take on this coming year of possible bureaucratic banishments?

Sorry again.

Perhaps we could demand that Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, and all the rest of those Washingtonites making laws affecting our lives and livelihoods under the same laws they pass for us. Or say, make them suffer for their governing decisions. How about if we told the Speaker of the House and the leader of the Senate that if that bill they put up for a vote costs the us money, then the difference will be paid out of their paycheck?

No, really. What if we said, Hey Harry, Nancy, John – if that bill doesn’t do exactly what you say it will do just as you promise it will, then you just might have to cancel that Vail, Colorado ski trip with the Kardashians. Hey you Beltway people, that budget proposal go over what you thought? No problem, just make the check out to The American People care of John and Jane Q. Citizen, and send it to Denny’s, Wal-Mart, that little shop where Mrs. Jensen works, or the so and so plant where Mike is working a double shift. Hey Barack, those numbers on the cost of ObamaCare total out more than you expected. Fine, no worries. We citizens accept cash, money orders, and all major credit cards. To show there are no hard feelings, we’ll even let you make payments. Now let’s see, on a 48-month installment plan, what would be the monthly payment on 400 billion dollars . . . uh, with administration fees and interest, uh . . . carry the one . . .

Not likely.

How ’bout this? We go all out. We throw caution to the wind and say, no holds barred. From now on, in this, the year of 2014, Ano Domini, from now on we’re going to run the country just like the Founding Documents say to run it. We’re going to look at the Constitution and where it says we can, we will. Where it doesn’t say we can, we won’t. How’s that?

I have a sneaking suspicion that our ever caring and always compassionate politicians will opt to go with the tried and true system of “. . . doing the People’s business, making our country better, more fair and equitable for decent hard-working Americans.”

Who needs to be governed by the Constitution? Why, if we had been following those old, antiquated and outdated documents that our Founders left us, just think of all we would have missed out on that $17,000,000,000,000 in debt has given us.

Come on people, wake up. Isn’t that what life’s all about? Depending on Washington’s competent decisions for our lives and livelihood?

What more could we ask for?


About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at http://www.joekeck.com/

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