Russ J. Alan
Election criteria for new conservative legislators
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By Russ J. Alan
December 5, 2009

In the 2010 congressional elections, conservatives will most certainly win back the majority position in the House and the Senate. Between now and next November, we conservatives must carefully choose, nominate, support and elect those conservative candidates who meet specific criteria.

Forget what you are thinking. I'm not talking about having "family values" or that they are "pro-life," for gun rights, et cetera, all of which are certainly important; rather, what I am suggesting is really much more simple.

The ideal member of the coming conservative Congressional majority will

  • Sponsor only bills which call for the ending of government programs, or propose deregulation and/or decrease taxation.

  • Vote in favor of all bills which call for the end of any government program (regardless of how seemingly beneficial), propose government deregulation and/or decrease taxation.

  • Vote against all newly proposed government programs, regulatory or increased taxation legislation (regardless of how seemingly beneficial the proposed government program, regulation or increased taxation).

  • Vote against the confirmation and appointment of liberal and leftist Supreme Court Justices

  • Not be influenced by opinions of the mainstream liberal news media.

  • Not be affected by the certain unpopularity among the Democrat minority.

  • Not seek the approval of the Democrat minority.

  • Completely eliminate the word "bi-partisan" from his/her vocabulary.

What we Conservatives want for this country is simple — smaller government — that's all folks — the smaller the better. To reach this goal for our government, we must start by standing against all new government regulation, regardless of how seemingly beneficial, including such champion causes as Tort Reform, which is another form of regulation of the private sector. Yes, the lawyers have made a mockery of our judicial system and have all but destroyed the medical and pharmaceutical industries in this country with outrageous and unreasonable personal injury lawsuits. The change we wish to achieve through Tort Reform can be reached slowly and eventually by reforming the judicial system, by the appointment of conservative Supreme Court Justices and Attorneys General.

All Regulations, taxation, licensing, zoning and any and all other barriers which block a citizen's rights to of the pursuit of happiness must be systematically dismantled. During the process of stripping away the regulatory power of the federal government, we must defeat all new regulatory legislation, even to the extent that we defeat new regulatory legislation which seems beneficial and/or consistent with traditional conservative values.

I realize that stripping away laws would naturally and eventually result in the lightening of criminal laws which protect citizens from each other, but at the same time, this process would increase citizens' rights to protect themselves, their families and their properties.

Senators McCain and Graham, your replacements will be conservative leaders who are not interested in being friends with the mainstream liberal news media, nor gaining the approval of or popularity among the Democrat minority. The American people will never ever hear from their lips the word "bi-partisan." Our new conservative leaders will never even utter the term in the shower — the word will be completely removed from their vocabulary.

As I wrote in my November 28th article Merry Chinesemas and a Crappy New Year which made reference to my September 19th article Why Obama Must Have a Second Term the conservatives' certain recapture of the majority position in Congress will be a defensive position only. President Obama will be in "lame duck" status. The Democrat minority will then begin sponsoring bills which the Republican majority will not pass, but bills passed by the then Republican majority to end job killing legislation will most definitely be vetoed by the president, at least until 2012, when we get a shot at putting Sarah Palin, Dick Chaney, Newt Gingrich or Joe the Plumber in the White House to take the blame for the economic effects of the Obama administration.

If Obama gets re-elected for another term and we still have a country here in North America in the year 2016, Obama will have been blamed for the coming economic tsunami throughout the then previous four years (if he is not impeached), conservatives will play the offensive position in Congress, and we will own the White House.

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