"When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then, indeed, their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution."
Politicians in Washington are making careers in politics. Once elected, they run as Incumbents that get reelected to Congress over and over again. Many have been in Congress for over 40 years and some over 50 years!!
Only 12% of the Senate and 25% of the House have less than 10 years in politics.
That means that unless WE do something to change things, these people will be in office for decades to come.
If not me...who? If not now...when?
We must end the cycle.
Join us to get rid of the Incumbents by a:
VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE
We have become a Nation run by elite career politicians that make laws and decisions based on what is best for them, their parties and their special interest groups, NOT for what is best for the country and their constituents.
Americans have tried to voice our displeasure by calling, writing and emailing our representatives. However, our calls go to voicemail, our letters go unanswered and our emails get an automated response.
The reason is that the politicians know we have jobs, families and lives and if they just wait us out, we will get frustrated and give up. They realize that once they get into office, they are there for as long as they want, since the reelection rate for incumbents is over 80% (See "Congress" page on this site). Many of these incumbents have never had a real job and don't have a clue as to what it's like to struggle to pay your bills from month to month.
If you talk to the people that voted for President Obama, you will find that a majority of them voted for him not because he was a better qualified candidate, an African American or because they wanted a liberal democrat in the White House, they voted for him because of what he said he represented, Change. Change from business as usual politics in Washington. He was an outsider that was going to shake up DC.
The Democrats are claiming victory over the Republicans, but did they win or did the Republicans lose? It is hard to tell when there are only two parties in our political system. The Democrats and Republicans are so busy fighting against each other for power that they forgot long ago why they are there and who they are representing. There are no winners or losers in politics, because it is the same people every year just in different roles. The real losers are the Americans.
Regardless of your views on our new President, what he ultimately highlights is that Americans are fed up with the current system and are desperate for change in ANY form. The Tea Party coalition was a great way to vent frustration, but it did not fix anything. We propose to fix the problem by capitalizing on the "Change" momentum generated by the election of President Obama and further riding the wave of the frustrated populace represented by the Tea Party movement.
We propose we clean house in Washington DC. How, you may ask? By using the most powerful weapon democracy gives us - the vote. Starting in 2010 let's VOTE OUT THE INCUMBENTS!
In a single election and doing nothing more than our civic duty, we can change Washington forever. Let us make the vote mean something again. Let us use its power to take our country back.
Let us stand up as a nation and let the Silent Majority be heard loud and clear. "We're mad as hell and we aren't going to take this anymore!"