High Duties And Misdemeanors

Millionaires Club

“With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law, and every time they make a law it’s a joke.” — Will Rogers

“I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.” — Peter Stone

“The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.” — Ambrose Bierce

“There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” — Mark Twain

Understanding the motivational forces behind the insane agenda of today’s “progressives” is not difficult. Take a few years of comic book communism as taught by pointy-headed university academics, top with daily reefer inhalations, mix with a liberal dosage of grievance culture, add a flagon of corruption, and–voila! You’ve got the very model of a modern Marxist Democrat. Such is John Yarmuth of Kentucky.

House Democrat purchased cannabis stocks while supporting legislation to decriminalize marijuana

seinfeld-not-that-theres-anything-wrong-with-that-gif-3Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, who serves as chairman of the House Budget Committee, purchased stocks in Canopy Growth Corporation, Aurora Cannabis, and Tilray on Nov. 5, according to a filing with the Clerk of the House Representatives obtained by Popular Info. Prior to the stock trades, Yarmuth had signed on in September as a co-sponsor to H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which decriminalized cannabis. The legislation passed the House on Dec. 4.

The old dictum that  “everybody’s doing it” doesn’t justify the sin, even though everybody is doing it–at least among the makers of America’s laws. In the U.S. Congress, corruption is the only activity enjoyed equally by Democrats and Republicans. Take San Fran Nan, for example, the Mouth of the House:

Nancy Pelosi Accused Of Corruption After Husband Caught In ‘Insider Trading’ Scheme

The husband of Nancy Pelosi was caught buying up a million dollars in shares of electric car manufacturers just days before the Biden admiration announced that it would replace the federal government’s fleet with all electric vehiclesFour U.S. senators were accused in March of using insider information about the coronavirus pandemic to profit in the stock market…this isn’t the first time the House Speaker has come under scrutiny for investment corruption. Back in 2008 she pulled the same sort of scam with Visa.

The surest ways to get rich in America? Inherit a fortune, marry a millionaire—or get elected to Congress.

Much of the wealth in Congress is concentrated at the top. The top 10 percent of wealthiest lawmakers have three times more wealth than the bottom 90 percent…The group of wealthiest members includes career politicians who boosted their portfolios over decades in Congress and recently elected lawmakers…House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has seen her wealth increase to nearly $115 million from $41 million in 2004…Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saw his net worth increase from $3 million to over $34 million during that time. (Majority of lawmakers in 116th Congress are millionaires)

fenced inIs the fencing now surrounding the Capitol building designed to keep dissident Americans out? Or to keep miscreant politicians in?  After all, shuttering Congress might just cut the nation’s crime rate in half.

The new barrier in front of the Capitol is proving to be more than just an eyesore. According to D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, the fence, which was installed after the deadly riots in the Capitol building on January 6, is preventing D.C. lawmakers from delivering their bills to Congress. (The New Capitol Fence Is Reportedly Stonewalling DC Legislation)

As a  class, Congress critters are generally dishonest, pretentious, and eager to spend everyone’s money but their own. Coincidentally, these are traits shared by a plurality of the nation’s attorneys. Instead of lawyers, maybe we should elect pipe fitters to represent us.  At least there’d be fewer leaks.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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