Each day in Washington subjects even the most righteous public servants to the pervasive evil that has taken root in our nation’s capitol.
I am convinced that both Senator Thune (R-SD) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) are both more conservative than their voting records. But upon arrival in DC they are besieged with their more senior colleagues, party leadership and lobbyists who represent stakeholders, not constituents. Continually they preach the mantra that they are the only ones who know the key to legislative success, and that is attained by following along their path to more of the same.
The power brokers wield their huge purses and take advantage of their nearby K Street digs to bombard our legislators with their version of success for them, which they define as doing things their way and ensuring re-election.
Both Senator Thune and Congresswoman Noem truly want to change this DC-way of doing business but encounter this daunting task everyday. My prayers are with both everyday.
Some allege that we have sent the wrong people to DC from South Dakota but that is an empty allegation as those same “some” never offer a better alternative. Too many conservatives sit still and complain but truly produce nothing but foul air.
The power can be restored by the people, and only the people, by supporting our good legislators. When a “bad” vote is cast, confront them, but when a “good” vote is cast praise them and keep in mind that they are daily “in the trenches” for us in DC.
Seek good conservative candidates for office and support them. If you have it figured out, run for office yourself. If you want them to stand firm for you, then stand firm for them.
The change required to right this ship of state will not come from the captain, it must come from the crew…..me and you.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media and Co-Producer of Liberty Today, a weekly television program seen on cable systems in most of South Dakota***
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