At one time, a Congressman (or Senator) was watched carefully by the voting public, and held accountable. The Founder’s held that certain powers were given by the States and Individuals to the Federal government and itemized in the 21 enumerated powers in the Constitution.
My how things have changed.
But it was not always so. What if, I ask, that a simple country hill folk in the backwoods of Tennessee were more aware of how a government should be run, how to follow the Constitution, than the vast majority in Congress and Senate today?
To illustrate and answer the question, a certain Congressman named Davy Crockett once heard that there were victims of a terrible fire in Georgetown. And he voted to spend $20,000.00 of public money to help the victims of the fire.
When the legislative session was over, Crockett made a trip back home to do some campaigning for his re-election. In his travels he encountered one of his constituents, a man by the name of Horatio Bunce. Mr. Bunce bluntly informed Crockett, “I voted for you the last time. I shall not vote for you again.”
The point of this true story of Davy Crockett’s lesson from Mr. Bunce was that the tax money from the public is not his to give away but rather must be spent according to the limits of the U. S. Constitution. How sad that many of our U. S. Representatives and Senators do not understand or do not care about the rules, but make their own. The have no ethics whatever. No base of knowledge of the nation’s founding and laws. And these errant delegates will be the end of us by spending the public largess ans they foolishly follow their emotions, pleas from political hacks, etc.
And vote the way Davy Crockett’s constituency would.