Will Edwinson

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S’POSIN’ THERE IS SOME HANKY-PANKY GOING ON IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?

Will Edwinson PhotoGreetings, fellow blog followers:

There is an old song that was written back in 1929 by Andy Razaf and Paul Denniker, titled S’posin’ that has been recorded by several recording artists over the ensuing years, including Bing Crosby, Perry Como,  and Frank Sinatra. The title is slang for the word supposing.  If you will indulge me, I would like to do a little “s’posin” of my own here.  And,  please,  if there are any politically correct buffs reading this post, don’t read into my use of the word s’posin’ as any kind of racial slur.   S’posin’ is a term common to small town rural America. I grew up in a small rural town in  Idaho during the 1940s and s’posin’ was a common term used by almost everybody.

Now, having said that, Let’s suppose there is some hanky-panky going on behind closed doors in the U.S. House of Representatives concerning the new speaker position.  Let’s suppose, also, there is a bit more than what meets the eye (or ear)about John Boehner’s sudden decision to resign his Speakership position.

John Boehner IIIThe notion has been bandied about that Mr. Boehner might be an alcoholic.  I don’t have any way of knowing if these allegations are true, but after seeing some of his photos lately, it wouldn’t be hard for me to believe he might possibly be an alcoholic.  Alcoholism is known to cause liver damage among other things.  Now s’posin’ he recently learned something about his health condition that he is not disclosing, such as a serious liver condition or some other debilitating disease brought on by alcohol, and the prognosis for recovery is  dim.

Now supposing still further, that Mr. Boehner and the establishment Republicans want to ensure that true conservative leadership does not take root in the House of Representatives.  They contrive  a plan to elect a so-called “insider” successor of their choosing to replace him.  A back room deal (something Speaker Boehner is noted for) is put together whereby he would announce his resignation early enough to allow him and his supporters to position their pre-chosen candidate as the new Speaker.    S’posin’  that man is House Majority Kevil McCarthy IILeader  Congressman Kevin McCarthy.  Would you suppose there would be any change in the House leadership-style—or  not? Makes me wonder, how about you?

Now this brings up another question. I happened to read a recent piece by Andrew Rosenthal, a New York Times editor ( I rarely read that liberal Progressive rag) that was lamenting the possibility of Trey Gowdy becoming the new House Majority leader in the event that McCarthy actually becomes speaker.

In that piece, Mr. Rosenthal also  made note of the fact that that Kevin McCarthy as Majority leader may be open for “compromise” with Democrats on key issues.  The only compromise Democrats are interested in, as I see it, is “cave in.” By compromise, does he infer that Congressman McCarthy might cave in to all the Democrat demands the same as Boehner did?  So what he’s really saying about McCarthy, in my opinion, is that much to his delight, he would probably lead the House the same way Boehner did.

But this may now be a moot point.  As I’m writing this, I learn that Congressman McCarthy  pulled his name as a potential candidate for House Speaker.  So we’ll have to see how all this plays out in the coming days—or weeks, maybe.

It appeared to me, also, that this Times editor was doing his best to paint Congressman Gowdy as a right wing conspiracy nut. He was lamenting the fact that Gowdy was responsible for the ongoing Benghazi investigation, and inferred that it was a witch hunt. He intimated that Gowdy’s only motive was to foul up Hillary’s presidential campaign.

Do you suppose Rosenthal is so naïve as to believe a disproven and discredited trumped up story about an amateur video being responsible for triggering the Benghazi attack? Mr. Rosenthal leaves no doubt in my mind that he is in the tank with Hillary’s election team.  So much for unbiased journalism. Hmmm, do you s’pose this liberal bias might be part of the reason why the Times’ revenues have been in decline?  I recently read where they are firing more editors in order to cut operating costs.

Obamacare has now been proven to be very unpopular with a vast majority of American citizens, yet  Rosenthal seemed upset that Gowdy was part of Darrell Issa’s team trying to thwart Obamacare by repealing it.  He then went on to ridicule  Congressman Dowdy for sponsoring what he (Rosenthal) called a bizarre bill that would allow the House of Representatives to sue the president if the House did not like the way that president was enforcing the law.  Well, duh!!! It appears of late, under Boehner’s leadership, that the House is Constitutionally illiterate about taking it’s assigned Constitutional duties seriously.  Dowdy’s purpose for such a law (even though redundant) might have been meant to remind House members of those duties.

Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution:  The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States should be removed from office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”  (High crimes and misdemeanors includes not enforcing laws that are currently on the books. Emphasis on the word conviction us mine.)Impeachment proceedings are initiated by the House of Representatives, and trial and conviction take place in the Senate with the Supreme Court Chief Justice presiding (Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6 of the U. S. Constitution).

We The PeopleIn conclusion, this latest development with McCarthy withdrawing from the Speakership race,  may give Mr. Rosenthal real reason to get his shorts bunched up, since Mr. Gowdy may now be a contender for the Speakership.  It’s time we stopped the Progressives’ juggernaut toward a socialist monarchy and return to the  first principles of the Constitution intended by the Founding Fathers. It would also do well for Mr. Rosenthal, to take Hillsdale College’s Constitution course, since he obviously hasn’t studied that iconic document in depth.

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The United States is a highly divided nation. What if there were a 21st century-style revolution and civil war.  This is the storyline of my new novel entitled, SHADOW REVOLUTION 

Titus Coppard and the revolutionists have had it with over-regulation and government encroachment into their private lives. An exodus  to 18 Western states by these like-minded people ensues, and they secede from the United States to form the new “Free States of North America.” A civil war develops when the old United States declares war on the new Free States.  The United States is taken by surprise and is reduced to a pre-1900 life-style when the Free States unleash their secret weapon(not a conventional war weapon).

 

            MIGHT THIS STORY PORTEND AMERICA’S FUTURE?

The novel is available for purchase in print version at amazon.com and barnes&noble.com, and is also available for all five e-reader devices.

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