Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard a lot about the congressional “recess” in August, and as a ponderous soul, I started thinking about the term.
Remember “recess” from elementary school? It was a time to get some exercise… to get out all of that pent-up energy that had built up throughout the day from sitting still in class behind a desk listening to teachers tell you what to do, following their directions obediently.
You may ask yourself, “how does that have anything to do with the congressional recess?” I’m glad you asked.
Over the past several months, we’ve had to sit by idly, seemingly powerless, while our “representatives” have obsessively introduced and passed legislation that we disagree with. They started long before our new President stepped into office, Republicans and Democrats alike, approving legislation such as the infamous “Bank Bailout Bill,” acquiring private companies (i.e. GM), and introducing big-government plans such as socializing our healthcare system.
It’s now recess time. Many of our representatives will be holding “town hall” meetings to “touch base” with their constituents (after all, they’re SUPPOSED to be representing us). As the Chattanooga Tea Party, we feel that it is imperative that we make an appearance at these meetings and show up as vocal, concerned citizens who are tired of the way our government has been running over the past year(s). The government has grown far too large (according to the Constitution, not just me) in size, reach, and expense.
Please remember to make the most of this “recess.” It may be the last time that we get to exercise our liberties for a long time.