President Clinton “Taxation By Representation”, No Way!
Last week I watched portions of a speech that President Clinton gave in honor of the 15-year anniversary of the Oklahoma Federal Building bombing.
During his speech he spoke about the Tea Party movement, and in my opinion, he implied that the Tea Party people didn’t know or really understand what they, themselves, were standing for.
He said, that the Tea Party people compared themselves to the Original Boston Tea Party, in 1773, when the Colonists threw bags of Tea into the Boston Harbor, to show that they did not want “taxation without representation”.
Clinton went on to say that the complaint of the Tea Party people was not the same because today (Americans) have duly elected officials who represent the people, so we have “taxation with representation”. He also said if we do not like the laws our elected officials pass we can replace them every two years in the next election.
Well, President Clinton, is right to a point. Our officials in Congress, are elected officials but that’s as far as it goes. They do not nor have not represented the People. In fact they have consistently done what they wanted to do, and have ridiculed, insulted, and called their constituents radicals, domestic terrorists, and now they are pushing the “racist” card.
To explain away their actions of not doing what their constituents have wanted them to do they have claimed that we aren’t smart enough to understand what is going on in our country. Congress claims that they are smarter than we are, and they will do what is best for us (and all the time they exempt themselves from the laws that they are passing in “OUR BEST INTEREST”.
No, President Clinton, this time you are wrong. We do not have “Taxation by Representation” as you say. In order for that to be true Congress would have had to not pass the HealthCare Bill, because the majority of Americans did not want the Bill that was on the table.
I have always enjoyed listening to President Clinton speak, because I have admired his ability to answer any question put to him and respond in detail. He always has an answer, and can adlib an entire speech if he has had to, without any problem. He is a smart man. He has always been able to explain things where the people could understand what he was talking about and more importantly he had the ability to change our minds to his point of view if he needed to. The voters trusted him.
I don’t know what has happened to President Clinton, but he has changed, he no longer speaks the same language as the rest of us.
So, President Clinton spoke in partial truths. Yes, we have elected officials, so in Legalize it IS considered “Taxation by Representation”. He said that “Words have Consequences” and he knows what he is talking about.
How does the old saying go? “Fool me once, Shame on you, Fool me twice, Shame on me.”
Not again, President Clinton, I know what IS means this time around. And in the real world, it IS Not “Taxation by Representation” when Congress IS only representing itself and not the people. ss