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The Leaderneversawus Rex

How did I find myself before the newest incarnation of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) ?

I was first elected to the House of Representatives in a rare Democratic win in the Republican landslide of 2012. If you remember that election, the only states that remained with a Democratic delegation were New York and Massachusetts. There was no place lonelier in than being a member, of what was soon to become, the third party in the United States. We fight a good fight, but since we’re never recognized on the floor, by Speaker Bachmann, our fight has always been through the media. Now there are less of those opportunities.

Michelle Bachmann left the Republican Party in 2013, to become the first Congressional member of the Tea Party. It wasn’t long that others followed. By 2016 the Congress was Republicans 250, Tea 165, Democrats 20. I was one of the twenty. The Senate was moving in the same direction. In 2020 The Tea Party was in the majority. I was apparent that I was a Dinosaur. In fact other members of Congress started to refer to the Democrats and the Leaderneversawus.

Then came the subversives list, when this was first proposed my few colleagues and I did what he could to expose it, by a few of us were sanctioned by the house majority. There is no slander in Congress. Article I, Section 6, Clause 1, of the U.S. Constitution states in part,

“for any Speech or Debate in either House, [senators and representatives] shall not be questioned in any other place.”

The purpose of the clause is to prevent the arrest and prosecution of unpopular legislators based on their political views. But in this case the leaders of the house, who had already silenced the opposition were using it to start a witch hunt for those that they didn’t like.

The strange, or maybe, not so strange, thing was the names that appeared upon this list. Some of the most predominant writers, musicians and artists of our time. Ironically, they were all Gay, and the rest were Jewish or Islamic. Author, Philip Roth, although well into his eighties appeared, ostensibly because of a bok that he wrote in 2004, “The Plot Against America.” Roth in an interview before being sent to prison for Contempt of Congress, stated how odd that he is being punished for warning us of what we could be in store for.

Tomorrow, I testify. Do I take the fifth? HUAC has named as Un-American such groups as the NAACP, The UFT and the ACLU. Strangely as I look over the list I see the NHL. I wonder what their thinking was on that one. The NHL, and eventually MLB and the NBA will probably go out of business as an effect of the closed gate policy.

The United States has become a fortress. The most recent rulings of the Robert’s Court, upheld two Arizona laws. The first mandates that all citizens over the age of twelve, must carry a firearm. The second allowing a locked fifteen foot, electrified gated fence to extend the entire state border with Mexico. Governor Jan Brewer, not realizing that New Mexico was part of the United States, built the fence across that border too.

Texas and Louisiana soon adopted closed gate laws of their own. The harshest one is currently pending before the California voters. In California, the voters will be voting on a proposition that combines a Stand Your Ground Law with the closed gate policy. Groups such as “American’s for a new Revolution” have been intimidating voters throughout the state. This combined with California’s voter ID law, which insists that those born outside of the state have three forms of California ID in order to get a voter ID, almost guarantees that the proposition will pass.

Before his arrest, former President Obama, had moved to Southern California, and was disheartened to hear that they suspected that his birth certificate was fraudulent and he wasn’t allowed to vote.

So why am I here. I’m not controversial. Although I’d like to be. In my eight years in Congress, I’ve been recognized to speak once. That time the speaker thought that I was raising my hand to use the men’s room.

Before the Government closed it down, I used to occasionally get on the op-ed page of the New York Times. I think that the last time was objecting to President Katherine Harris selling the naming rights to Washington buildings. Every day I leave my home, walk past the Exxon Mobil White House, past the Ford Motor’s Lincoln Memorial to the Halliburton Capital Building.

By the time that this letter appears in Canadian Newspapers (No American paper would dare carry it), I’ll be in prison. The last four Congressmen who failed to name names were carted off directly from the committee, they’re hands cuffed and legs shackled. It’s kind of silly, we’re all fat old men, who couldn’t get away if we tried.

This is probably the last time that you’ll hear from me. I won’t appear in any history book, I’m just an ineffective Representative. President’s Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and Obama have been erased from the history books. What chance do I have? Lyndon Johnson, is only noted for his saving of America, by stopping the thread of Communism, when he embraced the domino theory. Few people even remember that Theodore Roosevelt was on the original Mt. Rushmore. The youth of today think that it was always Nixon.

I digress, someday I hope that an archaeologist will uncover the National Achieves, buried under the Enron Dick Chaney building, and discover the Constitution, and realize that a one time we had some pretty good ideas.

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countfroggy
Jul. 29th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Epic! Apocalyptic fiction (I hope).
It reminds me of Sinclair Lewis's 'It can't Happen Here' and Heinlein's unwritten novel (although he talked about it many times) about the rise of Nehemiah Scudder.
jellomarx
Jul. 29th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
How've you been? It's been a long time. How's Jeter?
countfroggy
Jul. 29th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I do read, but don't post often (my client's restrictions - a government agency).
Both our Jeter (dog) and his namesake seem to be doing fine.
Are you planning a run for office? If I was local to you, you would get my vote.
jellomarx
Jul. 29th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
No, I live my life in the cheap seats, Where I can yell and not do anything constructive.
foolsguinea
Jul. 29th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Maybe what we need is to really push books "Persepolis" so people get familiar with the idea of religious "traditionalists" with broad majorities also sometimes being cheating lying murderers.
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