Republicans who stood on the floor of the House declaring great cause for policies that gave power back to the people should put their legislation where their mouths are.
They campaigned at great length declaring their policy just and righteous, and forebode dark times should the opposition Party win back power, and destroy many recent gains.
Will they stand tall…or slink off in disgrace, deserting the American people?
BlueCollar made the case Wednesday for passing much needed legislation in the days remaining to Republicans while control was still theirs until this coming January. They have less than 2 months to show if they serve the people, or their own selfish interest.
Echoes of Thomas Paine, Dec 23, 1776, should resonate through Congress halls…
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
These ARE the times that try men’s souls…
…are the GOP ‘summer Republicans & sunshine patriots’…or made of sterner stuff?
Is their talk cheap…or are Republicans willing ‘to put a proper price upon its goods’…?
Paraphrasing from the words of the immortal ‘Tin Cup’ Roy McAvoy…
…House Republicans can define the moment, or let the moment define them.