How to Become a Congressman in One Easy Lesson
Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States provides for a Congress of elected officials made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congress has the responsibility of organizing the executive and judicial branches, raising revenue, declaring war, and making the laws necessary to execute these powers. Use these steps to prepare yourself to run for Congress.
1. Meet the minimum criteria.
2. Decide which political party supports your views and become affiliated with them so that your name may be put forward to be placed on the ballot.
3. Hone skills important for public office, such as leadership, decision-making and public speaking.
4. File necessary papers for candidacy.
5. Form a campaign committee.
6. Make yourself known to the public through advertising and personal appearances.
7. Schedule and attend fundraising events.
Those are the suggestions I found on line, a *how to* if you will, and I have to tell you, that’s not a bad list, except for the fact that it doesn’t mention the millions of dollars it takes to make it all happen.
That’s seven suggestions for the Lady and/or Gentleman that wants to run for a seat in the United States Congress, well, I believe there should be a #8 in there too.
8. NEVER LIE. Always adhere to total honesty. If you tell the truth, if you speak the truth in ALL you do, there is no need to delete email accounts or hide contributions and it’s a lot easier to remember the TRUTH than it is to manage a LIE.
That number 8 could be a pesky challenge for at least 99.9% of all those IN office and for those seeking office.
I have heard it said that the most honest man on earth could get elected to Congress and in no time at all he would be feeding at the trough will all the others that sold their integrity, their pride and their very souls to the Devil.
I have heard it said that there is no way to NOT succumb to the money that is needed to write, sponsor, introduce and hopefully, get a bill through the Congress and read into law.
I have heard it said that you must bow to the *big money* and their wishes if you expect to have more than one term in Congress.
I recently saw, 1st hand, the fear of the POWER that is wielded by the hands of the Speaker of the House and what WILL happen to those that won’t do his bidding and it caused me lose all respect for what I had hoped to be one of the few, if not the most honest Congressmen in D.C.
Congress Critters will tell you, “Oh but Brother I agree with you on each and every point but you know, we have to work within the system…’ or some such nonsense.
Who made it a rule that you have to placate the other members of Congress? Who said you can’t color outside the lines? If you’re in Congress and doing the bidding of the people that elected you to the position, then YOU are working correctly within the very system you were elected to.
That #2 above, ‘Decide which political party supports your views and become affiliated with them so that your name may be put forward to be placed on the ballot.’ gives me a lot to deal with right off the bat.
I don’t have ANY use for the Democrats OR the Republicans, the TEA Party is a toothless tiger for the most part and the American Conservative Party is of the opinion that I am too much of a hard-ass, politically incorrect person for their little do-nothing party.
When I started writing this post I seriously considered listing the reasons I would want to run for Congress and listing a platform from which to run, but the further I got into this post and with all of the negatives about running for a seat in Congress the more I realized; with my temper, with my very non-PC way of telling things like they really are and with the total honesty I would try to bring to the Halls of Congress, I would be like the proverbial snowball in HELL.
On that I close by saying; hold their feet to the fire, support TERM LIMITS and don’t take NO for an answer. If a Congress Critter says NO to term limits then show them the door, term limits via the election booth!