2014-01-29 / Opinion

Say it isn’t so, Mr. President and Mr. Governor


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Politics Should Never be a

Politics Should Never be a Career by Henry Teja Massapequa Park, NY Many of our founding fathers never intended public service or politics should be a steady career. Why? Politics as a career breeds contempt, corruption and power egos which are detrimental to public service. George Washington our first populist elected President had to foresight to only serve two terms, he did not want to serve a second term & refuse a third when offered, because he felt that public service served in longevity would be corruptible. He did not even accept his salary as our President not to put undue stress on a new Republic. He also did not belong to any political party. As Washington, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson also view public service to be limited. Their reasons was to limit influence by one or more persons on governing and control over states’ rights and the rights of individuals. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” -- Thomas Jefferson. John Adams states that’ the separation of bodies of authority, with much work by many individuals should avoid the temptations of one body ruling over all free men of one nation or state’ Thoughts on Government by John Adams December 1776. Today we have career politicians dictating their own ideas and beliefs upon free men and women because they have change many of the governing rules and principles of our founding father and earlier President prior to the 20th century. “In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.” -- John Adams. They hide behind political parties and special interests from both sides yet solve nothing and create more issues and problems than they ever hope to resolve. “What this country needs are more unemployed politicians”--Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995). Washington has also taken away the states’ & individual rights’ under the guise of political legislature in the best interest of the country and its people. What it has actually materialized was legislature for the benefit of special interests and the interests of the politicians not the American people. I only hope the uninformed and misinformed actually wakes up and join the many people who want our Constitution and its liberties restored to their original form that was intended by our Founding Fathers. I leave with this quote from a former Democratic Congressman--- “I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” -- Will Rogers.