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Few of those who have gravitated to serve in congress actually have their constituents in mind. Most have their largest campaign contributors in mind. In other words, special interest. Their foremost goal is to keep their job in congress and maybe even venture to a higher level job.
We at the C. A. Morris Institute have an objective to get term limits for congress. It is a top priority. The examples of party politics and special interest control we are seeing at play throughout Washington right now among both Democrats and Republicans make it fully visible and it is enraging voters.
We voters are mostly to blame for the DC swamp. We don’t take elections seriously enough. In 2012 after the Obamacare debacle in congress, Republicans still didn’t take the presidential election seriously enough.
It is correct to say in many cases that all those running are the same. So what is a voter to do when their party only offers up candidates who will be just like the majority of the DC Swamp? VOTE OUT THE INCUMBENT.
We need to especially pay attention to the primary elections. This is where your preferred party will be sent a message. If your congressional representative is from your party, and is just another DC Swamp dweller, vote him or her out in the PRIMARY election. Hopefully it will send the message to the state party officials that we are not going to take their “business as usual” anymore.
By voting out the incumbent, we will send the message to the parties, that we- the voters- will not accept their “career politicians”, their “business as usual”, their party control or their disregard for the constituents.
Both democrats and republicans can use this method to get the political parties’ attention, and ultimately send the message that we – the voters – are draining the swamp. We can remove from office the career senators and career representatives who have wielded power for too long. Remove those who have done the bidding of the party for too long. Remove those who vote to satisfy their special interest campaign contributors rather than their constituents. We don’t have to listen to polls. We don’t have to listen to how big the incumbent’s campaign “war chest” is. We don’t have to listen to the incumbents’ empty promises. We vote out the incumbent, and drain the swamp. We can create term limits with our vote until we have incumbents who will vote for term limits.
We can drain the swamp, and enforce term limits, and we do not have to wait for congress to decide on a constitutional amendment. We show up at the Polling Places for the Primary elections and vote out the incumbent. If your preferred party is not the party of the incumbent, that’s ok, vote against your party’s-backed candidate if he or she a career politician. Also, depending on you state’s election laws, you may want to change your voter registration party affiliation to have the opportunity to have a say in whether an incumbent stays or goes. That is your right. You indeed can and should switch your party affiliation to best serve your needs and objectives. You can switch back and forth with each primary election depending on the candidates.
We all need to stay informed and participate in the primary and general elections (even though it may seem to be a bother), and together we can “drain the swamp”.