Moving beyond liberalism

September 19, 2013 

How does the disease of liberalism get eradicated from our federal government? Through constitutional conservatives contributing, at the grassroots level, seeking careers in education, law, the media, entertainment and governance to counter the liberal indoctrination.

Also, by supporting constitutional conservatives, at the state level, in the primaries and general elections to achieve congressional supermajorities. It will be impossible in liberal states such as Illinois, but nationally, if those who believe in our republic and Constitution come forward and participate in the process, over time we can prevail. Once achieved, we can address the key to constitutional reformation: amending the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the Founding Fathers' intent.

During the time of the Founding Fathers, public service was just that, There were no self-serving career politicians. Public service then was part time; once their civic responsibilities were fulfilled, they'd come back home from their constitutional duties and live under the legislation created.

Originally there was no term limits for the president, President Washington set the precedent of serving two terms. FDR's imperialistic four terms, led to the 22nd Amendment, a two-term, eight-year limit.

Today, we see a "Real Clear Politics" national poll average, of congressional approval, at 15 percent. With war chests, gerrymandered districts and pandering to constituents, unseating incumbents is nearly impossible for challengers. The ballot box isn't creating the turnover the framers intended; we need term limits for the House and Senate.

Russell C. Fette

Collinsville

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