by Oscar Y. Harward, ©2017

(Mar. 28, 2017) — It was June, 2014 at the Virginia State Convention when conservatives ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor from his US House GOP leadership position.  There was a message delivered; however, most Capitol Hill leaders failed to catch on and continued to ignore it.

At that time, and even today, moderate GOP Washington leaders continue to reject ‘We the People’ on critical issues including stopping illegal immigration, repealing ObamaCare, stopping the out-of-control deficit spending, and other items.

Social Security recipients continue with near $0 inflationary incomes for seniors while Capitol Hill legislators collect inflated incomes.

Republican Party Senators and Representatives make campaign promises to get their votes, then forget their promises after the elections.

“We the People” are becoming angry at those on Capitol Hill who are ignoring or forgetting promises as committed.

Capitol Hill Republican leaders are operating on the American Health Care Act just as Democrat leaders did in 2009 on ObamaCare, as they fail to provide details on the AHCA legislation before the votes are cast.

After faithful campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare, an overwhelming majority of Capitol Hill Republican legislators continue to follow Capitol Hill GOP leaders who refuse to permit a vote on a cleaner and better AHCA legislation plan as offered by conservatives.

Capitol Hill GOP leaders continue to reject “We the People’s” ideas while supporting their own personal political agendas.

Would Rep. Paul Ryan set up President Trump on the American Health Care Act?  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1) says the proposed legislation is a lie.  “I think the President’s being set up for failure,” added Gohmert, “and I know people are anxious just to get this bill passed.”

Gohmert told TheBlaze, “I would love it if Democrats recognized that Obamacare was a problem and it caused them the loss of a majority and it caused them losses in statehouses all over the place. I would love for them to recognize that so we could repeal it in a bipartisan manner.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-4) says, “Our job is to … do what we told the American people we were going to do when they gave us the privilege to serve, and this bill doesn’t do that. This bill doesn’t repeal Obamacare, and that fundamentally is why we’re opposed to it. And unless it changes I do not see the votes there to pass this legislation.”

Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) of the Heritage Foundation says, “As a broad spectrum of conservative policy experts have been explaining for weeks, the House health care bill was a perfect marriage of bad policy, bad process and bad politics. Since the day it was introduced, this was presented as a false choice of this bill or nothing, and that strategy was proven very wrong.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are conservatives, among others, who are offering alternate health care plans.

Sen. Ted Cruz offers new legislation to repeal ObamaCare and pass a ‘TRUE’ conservative version of the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ for “We the People.”

Another idea is to merge the Veterans Administration health care into the Medicare health care system.  This would provide immediate, professional, and local services to our deserving veterans.

Republicans must consider electing new, fresh and honorable conservatives and their ideas representing “We the People” and America in 2018.  The 2018 primary elections may be the year when Republicans clamp down on candidates who make promises, only to return to Washington and “continue as usual.”

It is imperative for Capitol Hill Republicans to become resolute in repealing ObamaCare and starting over with a new health care plan; perhaps replace our health care system similar to the former Medicare and Medicaid systems in protecting our citizens.

Capitol Hill majority leaders must invite conservatives in showing respect to “We the People” who symbolize the conduit of the Republican Party.

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  1. Could it be that We the People have failed to supervise Congress and that is why Congress appears to follow its own selfish agendas with zero accountability?

    For example, many among We the People on Main Street USA have complained for years that Congress needs to enact term limits on itself to end the filthy days of the “career pollutician”. Instead, why don’t We the People simply refuse to re-elect any pollutician that already has 12 years total time in government?

    All talk and no shock, me thinks.

    How about We the People get together and delay sending in our tax dollars UNTIL AFTER Congress amends the U. S. Constitution to require a balanced annual federal budget? We the People hold the gold, and those who hold the gold rule. That’s the Golden Rule, but We the Sheeple generally laugh at such one-time QUID PRO QUO tax dollar submission, don’t we?

    We the People are supposed to be the original “shadow government” supervising millions of minions called “U.S. Government”, but we are usually far too comfortable performing as government-dependent subjects instead of vigorous self-reliant Citizens, aren’t we?

    Instead of Mike Zullo and Sheriff Joe going to a Congress of Criminals to see if Congress and DOJ will now ACT on Obama’s fake IDs, what will happen if they and Carl Gallups et al simply present their facts to We the People on Main Street USA to form a national “Arrest Obama” street-movement because “Black Lies Matter”? Will We the People accept these indelible ID-felony facts or actively fight the facts and live the lie instead?

    Will We the People within 340 illegal sanctuary cities perform as MINUTEMEN, or MICE, and now attend city hearings in record numbers to end all sanctuary cities and recall any defiant mayor?

    Will We the People perform as local MINUTEMEN, or MICE, and help police peacefully interrupt and disperse koran-worshippers whenever they illegally prey on our established public ways?

    Where’s Congress, you say?

    I say, WHERE’S WE THE PEOPLE?! Are YOU a local Minuteman or minutemouse?