My fellow Georgians: I wish to take this opportunity to make an important political announcement. After careful consideration for about ten seconds, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for senator in the 2014 general elections. I hope those of you (one guy actually) who have encouraged me to enter the race will not be overly disappointed.
I am sure that if a man with the accomplishments of Saxby Chambliss finds the job too frustrating to continue, I would have no chance of accomplishing anything in the office. In announcing his retirement, Chambliss said, “this is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress....” He got that right!
Under the conditions in Washington, I do not see how anyone with an interest in serving “we the people” could consider seeking any political office there. It is clear that any efforts at serious governing will be a total failure. So, why are people lining up to run? Some of them may actually think they can do some good. But I suspect that many others see an opportunity to use public office for personal gain. I will find it very difficult to find any candidate that I can support for this important office.
Can you imagine me in Washington? It would be an easy job for me. All I would need to know is the location of the “No” button. I would automatically vote “No” on virtually every measure to come out of Congress in the next 10 years!
Now many of you would agree that I should not run if I have such a negative opinion about government. While I would clearly be an obstructionist, I feel that I would be doing the best for our citizens. We need people willing to oppose more taxes, more spending and more government. We have far too much of all three already.
Another problem I have with government is my strong disapproval of both political parties. To me, the leadership of both parties is out for all the power they can seize. I would never be able to get along with any of them.
That means that if I were to do something so foolish as to seek political office, I would have to run as a third-party or independent candidate. And in Georgia, it is virtually impossible to get on the ballot as a third party or independent candidate. In the rare cases that someone gains a place on the ballot, they will have exhausted their political and monetary assets just on ballot access, and would have nothing left for an effective campaign. Even if I were so stupid as to make a political effort, my age and health would prohibit me from conducting a serious campaign.
So I will sit back and watch to see who enters the race. I will study their positions and promises and hopefully someone will announce who has at least a chance of serving the will of the people. If he or she appears, I will offer my support.
But don’t get your hopes up. I strongly suspect that we will get more of the same.
Frank Gillispie is founder of The Madison County Journal. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. His website can be accessed at http://www.frankgillispie.com/gillispieonline.
Good maybe a few more of those useless hacks will leave and make room for someone who will defend our Constitution and Freedoms . Paul Broun is my choice .
Signs Of Time For a Change .
02/07/13 at 04:19 PM
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
We The Peoples Declaration Of Independence. Are we their yet ?
I think so . So how to we go about altering or abolishing this form of Government without violence unless that is the only way ? 2nd Amendment maybe ?