Mankind goes about his way, thinking he is so important, and in his small part of the world maybe he is, but how important is he in the grand schemes of things. I have, with a small sense of fear, put these words to print. I am but one of the smallest cogs in the largest wheels known as mankind. I hold no office,and my story is not the least bit important. However, I feel the urge to speak about the things I see and hear nevertheless. I have grown up both under the Democrats and the Republicans. One thing I have noticed is that exactly the same things happen. The same things get done no matter who is in power. I think that the government has forgotten that this, is a government of the people, a Republic which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the government is of the people;and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people In this congress that is impossible. I have no problem if one side disagrees with another. But when the other side uses tactics that does not even allow for discussion of bills that express your ideas. How can you in all honesty be against what you have not heard. To threaten to filibuster to stop the beginning of discussion on a subject you have no idea if the bill is for the good of the people or not. Should be outlawed, the filibuster was to show your adamant feeling about the subject. If there is a filibuster have them stand and speak there mind and give their reasons for their objection, remember, in a filibuster stand straight, no leaning, no bathroom breaks, and the person speaking must speak for at least an hour before they can pass it of to another person who also disagrees with the bill. Just telling the other side that your going to filibusterer should not be a call for the leader of the opposition says oh well they are not going to let it be discussed why bother. Call their bluff let us see that they are against learning what the bill is. We should not let a threat be the deciding factor on the running of the country.This was the purpose of the filibusterer not to threaten with one. Let's see them stand and speak for 24 hours straight, remember if you recess the chair may not recognize you first and your filibuster will be a bust.You know is is strange that the Republicans this time around ran on a job,jobs,jobs platform and yet in the first 200 days they pushed their ideological agenda to infringe on your personal rights, to protect the tax breaks for the special interest groups and the wealthy. The effort to try to shut down medicare, Social Security and the health care bill. Some of the candidates of the Republicans say their first act will be to repeal the Health bill act . That is their right and they will will replace it with... I'm sorry they have not said what they would replace it with so I cannot if their plan is better than we have now or not/Atthe beginning of their control of congress they made statementssaying that the Republicans will do every thing in their power tomake President Obama a one term president. And so political standsthat the republicans truly believed in, were against it, if theDemocrats presented it. And so no bills were passed in the house andthe ones that were sent to them from the senate were sent back guttedwith changes and amendments that they knew that the Democrats wouldnot be able to pass. That the arms support bill. The bill thatfiances the armed services the Republicans had added an amendmentfor the changing of the law for abortion. I must say that reallymatters for the support of our troops...or does it?
It’stime for Republicans to join Democrats to focus on Americans’ toppriority – jobs – while responsibly reducing the deficit,strengthening the middle class, protecting our seniors and growingour economy. In other words do what is right for the people not thecongress. R ember the government is from the people to the leadersnot the other way around.